How long do COVID-19 records need to be kept?
To provide guidance on the retention requirements for records related to the pandemic, we have created an advice sheet for state and local government agencies. More information
State Records Committee April 5 Meeting
There will be a State Records Committee meeting at 10am Wednesday April 5, 2023. This open, public meeting will take place online More information
Local Records Committee April 5 Meeting
There will be a Local Records Committee meeting at 11am Wednesday April 5, 2023. This open, public meeting will take place online. More information
Check out our training videos to discover ways you can navigate your agency’s records retention schedules. More information
State Agency Records Retention Schedules
Records retention schedules for state government agencies are available online. More information
Local Government Records Retention Schedules
Records retention schedules for local government entities are available online. More information
Washington State Archives continues to receive inquiries regarding the Office of Management and Budget’s decision to close and sell NARA's Seattle building, and the reversal of that decision. Click here to see the latest 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.