Center for Columbia River History. This site features
a great selection of resources related to the Columbia basin area and such
issues as Native American history, dams, salmon, World War II, irrigation,
Center for Pacific Northwest Studies at Western
Center for the Study of the Pacific
Northwest at the UW History Department. This is a wonderful resource
for anyone interested in the history of the region. It features links to
selected articles in Pacific Northwest Quarterly, the
main scholarly journal focusing on Northwest history, and curriculum packets for educators
and students that feature a wide variety of resources.
History and Literature of the Pacific
Northwest. This is a fantastic site that examines the role of
literature in creating a sense of regional identity in the Pacific Northwest.
It includes excerpts from examples of Northwest literature and commentaries on
various genres and eras in the region's literature.
Historylink...an online encyclopedia of Washington
State History. The site has links to a wonderful selection of Northwest history
resources, such as museums, archival collections, and community
Japanese American Exhibit and Access Project at the UW
libraries...contains a variety of resources related to the history of Japanese
Americans in the region, especially during World War II.
The Labor Project...resources on labor history in the
Pacific Northwest at the University of Oregon.
The Museum of History and Industry is the premier museum in
the Pacific Northwest. It has a particularly good collection of online photos,
including many from the Seattle Post Intelligencer.
National Archives and Records Administration, Seattle.
NARA's Seattle branch has a wide collection of archival material dealing with
topics such as Native American history, the U.S. Forest Service and the National
Park Service, and the U.S. Navy. NARA also has detailed census reports on
Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest...a
collection of images and essays dealing with the history of the original
inhabitants of the Pacific Northwest region.
Oral histories of Civil Rights activists
in the Spokane area.
Pacific Northwest Labor History at the University of
Washington...this project has a variety of resources available on topics such as
Labor newspapers in the region, Communism in Washington State, the Seattle
General Strike of 1919, and the WTO protests of 1999.
Pacific Northwest newspaper index
at UW Special
Collections...allows search of regional newspapers. NOTE: This search facility
is being developed from an old card catalog. The online search facility does
not yet include all entries from the card catalog. As a result, it may be
worthwhile to visit Special Collections and look at the card catalog for subject
areas of interest.
Pacific Northwest Quarterly. This
is the main scholarly journal focusing on the history of the region. The site
also features a useful index of articles by
Seattle Civil Rights and Labor History Project. This
excellent site features video clips of interviews with Civil Rights activists
and a variety of other useful resources.
Seattle Public Library's Seattle Room has a wide variety of
resources related to the history of the Puget Sound region.
University of Washington Libraries Special Collections Division
is an excellent resource for anyone interested in the
Northwest region's history. They have a huge collection of online photos from the
Washington State University's Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections
Washington State's Oral History page...the interviews are mostly related
to politics and government.
World War II bibliography. Lists books, articles and
other resources that deal with the wartime experience in the Pacific
Northwest (pdf file).