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World and Regional Maps

Documents in this collection chronicle exploration of North America and the Pacific Northwest from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Read More

Pacific Northwest Historical Documents

More than 4,500 writings, diaries, letters, and reminiscences drawn from various sources on the topics of the settlement of Washington in the 19th century, the establishment of homesteads and towns, and the hardships faced by many early pioneers. Read More

Pamphlets and Textual Documents Collection

More than 1,200 documents, theater programs, pamphlets, booklets, flyers, and other original materials drawn from the UW Pacific Northwest Collection of various textual ephemeral resources. Read More

Pacific Fisherman 1903-1911

More than 100 issues of this fishing industry journal, regarded as one of the most important publications for information about West Coast fisheries in the 20th century. Read More

Civil War Letters

More than 100 items of correspondence describing firsthand accounts of battles, with reflections of those on the front lines and loved ones at home. Read More

Lauren R. Donaldson Collection of Northern Pacific Ocean Radiological Surveys, 1946-1964

Sampling of personal logs, photo albums, ephemera, and papers from the radiological surveys undertaken after atmospheric nuclear weapon testing conducted by the United States in the Northern Pacific Ocean. The Bikini and Eniwetok Atolls were the subject of seven separate series of atmospheric nuclear bomb tests between 1946 and 1958. Read More

Centralia Tragedy and the Industrial Workers of the World

Selection of pamphlets, leaflets, and correspondence from the Seattle office of the Industrial Works of the World Labor Organization. Items document the I.W.W.’s involvement in the Centralia Tragedy of 1919, along with general publications. Read More