This guide to the Pacific Northwest Collection is for new and seasoned researchers. Find links and tips to navigate our collection databases and catalog. Discover exhibits and research ideas.
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Special Collections is the UW Libraries' major resource for rare and archival materials covering a broad range of topics, formats, and periods. The Special Collections reading room, located on the lower level of Allen Library South, is open to the public on weekdays.
Major collecting areas are overseen by curators/archivists.
Pacific Northwest Collections
University of Washington Archives
Labor Archives of Washington
Washington State Jewish Archives
Book Arts & Rare Books
Historical Visual Materials
History of Science and Medicine