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At Documentary Media we craft publications of the highest editorial, design and production quality. From traditionally published books for the retail book trade to limited-edition, private releases, we use a hands-on process that we have refined over 44 years.

Our services include concept and budget development, oral history interviews, archival research, writing, book design, production, editing, and project management. We also produce and publish books with regional partners, such as HistoryLink.org and UW Press.


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Seattle at 150: Stories of the City through 150 Objects from the Seattle Municipal Archives


The Seattle Municipal Archive’s rich trove of documents, maps, photographs, and ephemera preserve the texture, color, and voices of our city and illustrate how the city’s psyche and its physical and social landscape—its aspirations—are shaped. Now, in Seattle at 150, the stories and people, dialogue and debate, conflict and vision of an ever growing and changing city spread across the pages for us to see. The 150-year journey comes to life through the steady push and pull of community organizers, civic leaders, and everyday citizens, revealing the remarkable spirit of this place we call home.


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