The updated version of the Local Government Common Records Retention Schedule (CORE) v.4.0 is now available. More information
The Local Records Committee's April meeting has been postponed until 10am on Thursday May 18, 2017. This open public meeting will take place at the Washington State Archives, 1129 Washington Street SE, Olympia. More information
Get inside the Archives and take in a wealth of knowledge from professional researchers. Register now! Seating is limited. More information
Washington State Archives offers a variety of records management training videos online. More information
Register now for free in-person and webinar training in records management. More information
Records retention schedules for state government agencies are available online. More information
Started in October 2013, the newsletter provides readers with helpful information on how to access and best use the collections of the Archives as well as stories of interest regarding what staff is working on and discovering.
Belle Reeves was appointed Washington's eighth Secretary of State in February, 1938, by Governor Clarence Martin. She served two-and-a-half terms. She was Washington State’s first woman elected as Secretary of State. Learn more about the life and career of Belle Reeves in this video narrated by Secretary of State Kim Wyman.
Search for your ancestors in our collection of Washington Census and Naturalization Records at the Digital Archives.
Free workshops are available on a variety of records management topics including records management basics, electronic records, disaster preparedness and more.