King County Archives
NOTICE OF SERVICE CHANGE BEGINNING JUNE 1, 2016
Starting June 1, the Archives will be closed to the public on Wednesdays. No phone, in-person, or email reference services will be provided while the Archives is closed to the public.
The Archives' public service hours will be Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Inquiries received on Wednesdays will receive a response within two business days.
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Cedar Hills and The Mole: 1960s cutting-edge waste management
Frequently Requested Records
August 1991-present Recorder’s Office copy request form (PDF format)
1853- July 31, 1991 Archives copy request form (PDF format)
1855-1989 Order online: Washington State Digital Archives
Historical house photographs
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...to foster appreciation and understanding of King County's ongoing history
...and to support civic engagement and transparency in King County government.