iSchool Capstone

Broadway High School Archives

Project tags:

archives & special collections

community engagement & outreach

equity & inclusion

Project poster

Seattle Central College holds the Broadway High School (1902-1946) Archives, which was developed by the BHS Alumni Association and contains over 250 linear feet of artifacts and ephemera unique to the history of Seattle’s first high school. The association disbanded in 2014 leading to questions about ownership and stewardship. Our team completed an item-level assessment of the collection, including an inventory and condition report, and addressed pressing preservation issues. We worked to forge collaborative relationships between stakeholders so that the archives can remain within its community of origin as a resource for students, teachers, scholars and alumni families.

Project participants:

Anna R Hurwitz


Kaylynn Guerra


Caitlin Soha


Kari Whitney