Digital Document Libraries
These digital document libraries are conceived as a resource for teachers and students of Washington State History. They contain digital representations of a few primary source documents on the selected topics listed below. Although the geographic focus is Seattle, the topics reflect events at the state and national level.
Primary sources are documents created or received by a person or organization during the course of events or conduct of business. Primary sources are used by historians to write histories, which are interpretations of the past. Reading primary source documents provides a glimpse of what people were doing and thinking in the past.
The Great Seattle Fire of 1889
The 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition
Hoovervilles in Seattle
Unemployment and the WPA in Seattle
NE 45th Street Viaduct
The Seattle Open Housing Campaign, 1959-1968
Century 21 World's Fair
City Councilman Sam Smith
Gay Rights in the 1970s
Women in the Fire Department
Seattle's Open Government Laws
World Trade Organization Protests in Seattle