What's New

  • In honor of the centennial of the Lake Washington Ship Canal, we have posted a set of small exhibits highlighting the construction of the canal and development along its shores.
  • The Summer 2017 edition of our Archives Gazette is now available, with news about SMA programs and projects, highlights from the collection, and more.
  • Check out our guide to legislative research.
  • Our latest Find of the Month concerns a request for unofficial segregation at Mt. Baker Beach in 1938.


Magnano & Vittucci business card, circa 1903
Found in folder "Business Cards," Ephemera Collection (Record Series 9900-01)

How do I find a photograph of my house?

There are several resources you can use to locate a photograph of your house. The best place to start is the Puget Sound Regional Branch of the State Archives (phone: 425-564-3940).