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Washington State Pioneer Life Database

Like many other parts of the American West, the area that later became the state of Washington in 1889 was a place of great opportunity, both in terms of the existing natural resources, and in a more intangible fashion, a place that represented a new beginning for those persons venturing west from the Midwest and the East Coast. This recently developed online database presented by the University...

https://content.lib.washington.edu/pioneerlifeweb/index.html
The Pacific Northwest Olympic Peninsula Community Museum

Working with financial support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the University of Washington and a host of local institutions in Washington’s Olympic Peninsula created this web-based museum. Designed to include primary documents and other visual materials from the area’s rich cultural traditions, the site contains a number of online exhibits and educational resources. Through...

https://content.lib.washington.edu/cmpweb/index.html
The Frank S. Matsura Image Collection

After coming to the United States from Japan in 1905, Frank S. Matsura stopped in Seattle and then moved across the Cascades to the city of Okanogan, WA. As a photographer, he was involved in his own practice and in documenting the changes in the environment as the city expanded and the Conconully Dam was built nearby. Matsura was a very active member of the community, and he created a playground...

http://content.libraries.wsu.edu/index.php/cdm/landingpage/c...
Eastern Washington University Digital Collections

The Eastern Washington University (EWU) Libraries has been working over the past several years to put a number of collections online, and this website includes some of their latest offerings. The materials are all housed at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Library on the EWU campus, and they include "Pacific Railroad Survey Prints" and "Historic Images of Cheney, WA". In the "Pacific Railroad Survey...

https://dc.ewu.edu/archives/
Tacoma Community History Project

Community histories have become increasingly popular, and this interdisciplinary project from the University of Washington-Tacoma is part of that growing trend. The materials here include oral histories gathered by students working under the direction of Professor Michael Honey for his undergraduate and graduate courses. This collection contains 50 oral histories, and visitors can explore all of...

https://content.lib.washington.edu/tacomacommweb/index.html
Everett Massacre Collection

The Everett Massacre on November 5, 1916 was a tragic end to weeks of social unrest and general upheaval between labor and management around the world. This digital collection from the University of Washington Libraries documents labor's perspective on the event, also known as Everett’s Bloody Sunday, through newspaper articles, postcards, photographs, and fliers. First-time visitors might wish to...

https://content.lib.washington.edu/pnwlaborweb/index.html