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Pacific Northwest Collection: Research Ideas, Guides & Exhibits

Archival collections and library materials relating to the history, culture, and people of the Pacific Northwest.

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Exhibits and research guides are great tools to explore research areas in Pacific Northwest history and culture. We've selected items from our collections for these online exhibits and guides to pique your curiosity and encourage new research. 

General Resources

Indigenous, Early Settlement, Exploration & Colonial Settlers

Ethnic, Gender, Religious Communities, Civil Rights

Labor & Industry

Arts & Cultural Activities

Conservation & the Environment


Political Papers

1890s to Mid-Century PNW

Mid-Century Pacific Northwest

University of Washington

Curator of the Pacific Nothwest Collection

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Anne Jenner
Special Collections
Allen Library South, Lower level
(206) 685-2856