What's New

  • Check out our new lobby exhibit highlighting the City's role in the 1919 Seattle General Strike.
  • We've launched a crowdsourcing project for transcribing early City records. Read original documents and help us make them more accessible! Learn more at our Volunteering page.
  • A new Digital Document Library is available on Prohibition in Seattle.
  • The Winter 2018 edition of our Archives Gazette is now available, with news about SMA programs and projects, highlights from the collection, and more.
  • Our latest Find of the Month features a 1981 memo debating the wisdom of allowing rock concerts at Seattle Center.


Seattle Public Library report, 1940
Document 5756, Published Document Collection

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).