City of Seattle Harvested Websites, 2012-2022

Overview of the Collection

Seattle (Wash.) .
City of Seattle Harvested Websites
2012-2022 (inclusive)
255 online resources, (with 53,502,178 documents (6.8 TB))
Collection Number
Official City of Seattle websites and related social media sites harvested through Archive-It beginning in July 2012.
Seattle Municipal Archives
Seattle Municipal Archives
Office of the City Clerk
City of Seattle
PO Box 94728
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 2062337807
Fax: 2063869025
Access Restrictions

Records are open to the public.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The City of Seattle launched its first web interface, the Public Access Network, during the week ending February 1, 1995. A total of 33 users accessed the site that day. From its creation, the City of Seattle website has gone through three web addresses, from 1995-1999, from 1999-2001, and , 2001-present. From 1997 to 2004, the percentage of Seattle residents using the City website grew from 10% to 50%. City departments launched their own websites between 1999 and 2001. In 2002, Seattle Channel, a Government Access Channel granted to the City of Seattle for the purpose of cablecasting government television programs, was launched. My Neighborhood -- The City of Seattle's Mapping Portal was created in 2006. The City of Seattle website has been awarded the Best of the Web City Portal Award twice, in 2006 and 2011.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Official City of Seattle websites and related social media sites make up the bulk of the collection. Among the pages are numerous city department sites, sites for city services, and sites for Seattle visitors, residents and businesses. Also captured are many city department and elected officials’ blogs, Twitter feeds, as well as Flickr and Facebook pages. Other related sites that are included are those for events, partnerships, organizations and projects of which the City of Seattle or one of its departments are involved, such as the Saving Water Partnership and Seattle Streetcar.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], City of Seattle Harvested Websites, Record Series 0001-01. Seattle Municipal Archives.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Websites in the collection can be viewed alphabetically by url or title. Snapshots for each website are chronologically ordered.

Related Materials

City of Seattle Website. 29 Nov. 2001-. Internet Archive Wayback Machine.*/

History of Web Site: Internet Timeline for and the World,

Seattle Public Access Network Website. 26 Nov. 1999-. Internet Archive Wayback Machine.*/

Seattle Public Access Network Website. 19 Oct. 1996-12 Oct. 2013. Internet Archive Wayback Machine.

Future Additions

Sites selected for inclusion in the collection are harvested on a recurring basis.

Acquisition Information

In July 2012, the Seattle Municipal Archives began archiving city and city-related websites using Archive-It.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • City councils--Washington (State)--Seattle

Personal Names

  • Bagshaw, Sally
  • Burgess, Tim
  • Clark, Sally
  • Conlin, Richard
  • Godden, Jean H.
  • Harrell, Bruce
  • Licata, Nick
  • McGinn, Mike
  • Murray, Ed
  • O'Brien, Mike
  • Rasmussen, Tom
  • Sawant, Kshama
  • Schrier, Bill

Geographical Names

  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • Seattle (Wash.)--Politics and government