What's New

  • This year the City of Seattle turns 150! Visit this page to see what we're planning for the City's sesquicentennial celebration.
  • Check out our lobby exhibit featuring selected images from the upcoming book Seattle at 150.
  • The Fall 2019 edition of our Archives Gazette is now available, with news about SMA programs and projects, highlights from the collection, and more.
  • Seattle Channel's CityStream features SMA in History of Homelessness in Seattle.
  • 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.
  • Our latest Find of the Month features one citizen's concern about Santa's pipe.