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Council of Portland, 1932
Council of Portland, 1932

The Archives of the Archdiocese of Seattle provides assistance for requests relating to the history of the Catholic Church in Western Washington, reference access to general archival holdings, and answers any questions and concerns relating to preservation of the history of the Archdiocese.

Before requesting records and other research, we suggest that you familiarize yourself with the following policies. This will expedite most inquiries.

Policies Documents
Policies for Researchers
Policies governing archival researchers. Includes: general guidelines, handling photographs, use and access restrictions, duplication and fee schedule, and quotation and publication.
Sacramental Records Policy and Request
Policies concerning the Sacramental Records kept in the Archives and instructions for requesting a record
Transcript/Student Records
Policies concerning the issuance of transcripts from Archdiocesan institutions, including: St. Thomas and St. Edward Seminaries, Kenmore; Assumption School, Bellingham; Blessed Sacrament School, Seattle; Immaculate Conception School, Seattle; Sacred Heart, Seattle; St. Anne, Seattle; St. James Cathedral School, Seattle; St. Mary School, Seattle; St. Patrick School, Seattle; St. Ann, Tacoma; and St. Mary Academy, Toledo
Records Retention Schedule for Parishes & Faith Communities
A records classification guide for parishes and faith communities within the Archdiocese of Seattle.
Records Retention Schedule for Archdiocesan Catholic Schools
A records classification guide for Archdiocesan Catholic schools within the Archdiocese of Seattle.
Acquisition Policy
Policies outlining what records and materials the Archives will acquire and the conditions which affect their acquisition
Deaccession Policy
Policies governing the formal removal and disposition of records and other materials from the permanent holdings of the Archives

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