Curriculum and Instruction:
Textbook selection, committee reports and other administrative records. It includes a small collection of historical school textbooks, including those published by the Seattle Public school district.
For more information on Establishing a School Archives
You can look at WAYBACK to see earlier versions of our website materials and social media links.
Further Collection Description
Research studies, analysis, case studies, school histories, district annual reports and directories can be searched through our library database or browse by report titles.
School Reports and District Score Cards web page.
The district has an extensive photo collection dating from the 1890's - to the present including class photos, athletic, club photos, building and grounds, music programs, special events, and school field trips. A few of the photos have been digitized and can be found on our flicker site Seattle Schools' Digital Photos.
An index of photos by school name or topic follows:
A - D Adams - Duamish Bend
E - K Eckstein - King/Harrison
L - Q Lafayette - Queen Anne
R - Z Rainier Beach - Youngstown
Student life is documented in the archives through school yearbooks, newspapers, journals, scrapbooks, audio tapes, art and artifacts.
We have a complete collection of Broadway, Lincoln and Queen Anne High School yearbooks
Current High Schools
||2003, 2004, 2009
||1980, 1986, 1999, 2010
||1980, 1984, 1988, 2004, 2008
||1972, 1991, 2000
||1970, 2010, 2012
||1995, 2011, 2014, 2015
||1999, 2000, 2002
The Archives is working on it's collection of administrative files focusing on the Superintendent's Office (1901 - present) administrative working files, reading files, news clippings, media collections, historic litigation case files, equity and race relations.
Photocopies: $0.15 per page
Scanning: $5.00 per image
Research Services provided for patrons: $30.00 per hour, pre-paid
Audio copies (includes tape): $5.00
Artifact Loan Preparation: $30.00
Explanation of Charges:
The Archives charges a fee for research services prorated on salary benefit and overhead costs with a half-hour minimum. (WAC 434-690-080, Section 4). Research services are defined as the collection, assembly or extraction of data or information from existing records, or the analysis of information to provide a report. The standard fee for research services is $30.00 per hour. Research services may be limited to one hour, depending on the staffing level and current workload of the Archives. In such cases, patrons will be referred to an independent researcher for assistance.
Paper and Magnetic Media Copies:
Archives may impose a reasonable charge for providing copies of public records, regardless of media, and for the use by any person of division equipment to copy public records. Charges shall not exceed the amount necessary to reimburse the Division for its actual costs incident to such copying. (WAC 434-690-080, Section 3)
If you have memorabilia that you would like to donate use this form to Donate memorabilia to the archives. Our address is:
Seattle Public Schools Archive,
2445 3rd Ave South,
P.O. Box 34165,
Seattle WA 98124-1165
We are looking for volunteers to help us make our collection more accessible.