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COUNTY RECORDS AT THE ARCHIVES

Government records are essential for increasing government transparency and protecting the rights of citizens. King County Archives holds historically relevant records created by King County government employees, offices, and agencies. Records range from County Council meeting minutes, County Executive orders, photographs, reports, maps, and project files.

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COLLECTION HIGHLIGHTS

 

NEWS AND EVENTS

 
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NEW ASSISTANT ARCHIVISTS

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RACIAL RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS PROJECT

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NEW BUILDING NOW OPEN

Researching the History of Seattle and King County Buildings

check out this reference guide to learn more about building history in King County.


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FEATURED EXHIBITS

 
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KING COUNTY EARTHWORKS

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BRIDGES OF KING COUNTY

Group of smiling people marching in Gay Pride Parade
 

RESPONDING TO AIDS

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AT HOME IN KING COUNTY

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IMAGES FROM PUBLIC HEALTH

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LAKE WASHINGTON SHIP CANAL


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