Come and tour the State Archives in Olympia after hours and in the dark. We've brought some Washingtonians back from the dead to tell their stories. Be prepared for steps, tight places, cooler temperatures, and things that go bump in the Archives. Please register as space is limited. More information
There will be a State Records Committee meeting at 10am Wednesday December 5, 2018. This open public meeting will take place at the Washington State Archives, 1129 Washington Street SE, Olympia. More information
There will be a Local Records Committee meeting at 11am Wednesday December 5, 2018. This open public meeting will take place at the Washington State Archives, 1129 Washington Street SE, Olympia. More information
Washington State Archives offers a variety of records management training videos online. More information
Records retention schedules for state government agencies are available online. More information
Records retention schedules for local government entities are available online. More information
To help local governments make better use of technology to improve their retention, management and disclosure of public records.
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.
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.