Not sure where to begin? Browse through a list of Special Collections most popular areas.
- Book Arts and Rare Book Collections
Historically significant, rare and collectible books from the University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections.
- Century 21 Exposition: The World's Fair in Seattle, 1962
This guide links to a selection of archival, print, and photographic materials relating to Century 21, the 1962 Seattle World's Fair.
- Conservation and the Environment in the Pacific Northwest
This Special Collections guide provides links to a selection of archival materials relating to conservation and environmental politics in the Pacific Northwest.
- Digital Collections
This site features digitized materials such as photographs, maps, newspapers, posters, reports and other media selected from Special Collections' holdings.
- GLBTQ Collections
A bibliography highlighting archival and print resources in Special Collections relating to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer community.
This guide provides search tips, bibliographies, and links to print and archival materials relating to historic architecture in the Pacific Northwest. These resources may be used to research the work of regional architects, find photographs of historical buildings, and discover architectural drawings of both private residences and commercial structures.
- Historical Visual Materials
This guide lists a variety of research materials such as photographs, architectural plans, postcards, historical maps, artwork and ephemera.
- Japanese Americans in the Pacific Northwest
A guide to select primary materials relating to the Japanese-American community in the Pacific Northwest available in Special Collections
- Labor Archives of Washington State
LAWS contains records from individuals and organizations that document the local, national and international dimensions of the labor movement in the Pacific Northwest.
- Pacific Northwest Collection
Printed materials, archives, manuscripts, visual and auditory media, and scrapbooks relating to the history, culture, and people of the Pacific Northwest.
- Religion and Society in the Pacific Northwest
This site is a guide to records of religious congregations and organizations in the Pacific Northwest, and papers of persons involved in these organizations, supporting the study of the region's social, political and economic history.
- Senator Henry M. Jackson
This portal provides a general overview of key archival, printed, and visual resources in UW Libraries Special Collections that document Senator Jackson's long and distinguished career in public service.
- University of Washington Archives
University Archives serves as the central and final repository for the historical records representing all aspects of the campus community.
- Visual Images of Exploration, Discovery, and Early Settlement in the Pacific Northwest
This site showcases a small portion of Special Collections' holdings relating to the history and culture of the visual arts in the Pacific Northwest. Presented here are highlights of artistic works -- primarily book illustrations, but also original artwork and decorative maps -- which document the exploration, discovery, and settlement of this region, dating from approximately 1770 to 1910.
The Washington State Jewish Archives contains manuscripts, photographs, oral histories, and moving images documenting the Jewish people and communities throughout Washington State.