The Pacific Northwest Collection is a part of the Special Collections Division of the University of Washington Libraries, located on the UW main campus in Seattle in the lower level of Suzzallo/Allen Library in Seattle. Our mandate is to document the historic and contemporary life and culture of the region. We actively collect rare books, maps, ephemera and other printed materials, as well as manuscripts and archives.

The major purpose of this blog is to share stories about our collections, events, exhibits, and other activities and to connect with other efforts to focus on history in the Pacific Northwest.  We hope to use it to help demystify Special Collections and to convey the enthusiasm and hard work that goes into making the rare and unique materials in the Pacific Northwest Collection available to researchers.

Blogging here are University of Washington Libraries staff and students who work in or closely with the Special Collections Division.


Allen Library South,
Box 352900
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-2900





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