Many universities and knowledge institutions have digitized primary sources in their special collections and archives. This page includes links to archives and museums in the Pacific Northwest that may be useful for your class project. You can also find information on distinguishing primary sources from secondary sources.
Selected Digital Collections from UW Libraries
Selected Digital Collections from Oregon State University Libraries
Includes distinctive and unique collections in our signature areas: natural resources, the history of science, university history, and Oregon's multicultural communities. These collections encompass manuscripts, archives, rare books, oral histories, photographs, ephemera, audio/visual materials, electronic and born digital records.
Selected Digital Collections from Washington State University Libraries
Provides access to the academic and cultural heritage of Washington State and the Palouse Region
Selected Digital Collections from University of Oregon
Museums and Historical Societies
Search Archives West
Includes over 5 million records describing archival materials, bringing together information about historical documents, personal papers, family histories, and more. With collections from over 1,000 different archival institutions represented, ArchiveGrid helps researchers looking for primary source materials held in archives, libraries, museums and historical societies.
To find more digital collections:
Try a Google search with your topic of interest and the keywords -- digital collections university --. This search will lead you to to other collections to browse.