Seattle Times (1900-1984)
An Archive of Americana Collection

Quick Facts

  • More 114 years of local news and information from the American northwest
  • Regional perspectives on a broad range of topics - from the Klondike Gold Rush to the Gulf War
  • Ideal for a broad range of users, including researchers, students and genealogists


The Seattle Times is the largest daily newspaper in the state of Washington. Founded as a four-page paper with a 19th-century circulation of 3,500, the area’s only major daily print publication has been a trusted source of local news and information in the American northwest for decades. Today this independently owned newspaper has an international reputation for investigative journalism and a weekday circulation of more than one million. Its reporting has received numerous Pulitzer Prizes.

As one of the major U.S. newspapers comprising the online American Newspaper Archives, the Seattle Times digital edition enables all users—researchers, students and genealogists—to easily search and browse this historically significant publication from the turn of the century to 1984.

Growth of a leading American city
The Seattle Times is a wonderful source of original reporting on topics related to the city and region’s noteworthy people, political campaigns and colorful history, including the Klondike Gold Rush, the West Coast lumber trade, anti-Chinese vigilantism, the Maritime Strike of 1934, the 1962 World’s Fair, aircraft and software industries, the Wah Mee Massacre, the Nisqually Earthquake, grunge music and more.

A rich source of 20th-century history
The Seattle Times s also serves as a valuable resource for American culture and history, chronicling issues and events of national and worldwide importance. Its deep archives offer unique insight into topics such as the Progressive Era, World War I, women’s suffrage, the Roaring Twenties, the Jazz Age, the Great Depression, World War II, rise of the Cold War, Civil Rights Acts, the Vietnam Era, anti-war movements, Reagan and the New Right and more.

An American Newspaper Archive
One of the major titles in American Newspaper Archives, this digital edition enables users to easily search and browse the Seattle Times. Digital editions of dozens of other vital American newspapers, from every region of the United States, are also available individually.  Each is cross-searchable via an integrated interface that allows users to easily view, magnify, print and save digital page images.

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