Pacific Northwest History

Pacific Northwest History

Explore the Pacific Northwest’s history and heritage through King County Library’s specialized local history collections.

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Books, periodicals, microfilm, and files relating to genealogy research in the United States, including historical genealogical information related to the Pacific Northwest. Items from this collection can only be used in the library. Upon request, materials may be sent to your local King County Library System library for viewing.

Books, periodicals, microfilm, and files relating to genealogy research in the United States, including historical genealogical information related to the Pacific Northwest.

Information about the Lewis and Clark expedition, Pacific Northwest Native American tribes, historical narratives in Washington state, and local history about Burien, White Center, and Tukwila.

Historical materials for King County, Washington state, and the Pacific Northwest including yearbooks, periodicals, and annotated bibliographies and indexes. Items in this collection are only available by request. Request items for pickup at your community library by placing the item on hold in the catalog or contact staff for help.

Historical and contemporary information about the Pacific Northwest with a focus on Washington State, Mount Rainier, the city of Enumclaw and surrounding areas, including a collection of oral history transcripts from direct descendants of Enumclaw pioneers.

Information specific to the Lewis and Clark expedition. Personal collection donated to the Federal Way Library by Ilene Marckx in 1993.

Books, DVDs, audiobooks, and reference material. The primary focus of the collection is on Pacific Northwest Native American culture and history with a focus on local tribes. Reference material is available for in-library use only. Upon request, materials may be sent to your local King County Library System library for viewing.

Materials focused on local history and city directories from 1969 to 1991 as well as local newspapers on microfilm dating back to 1927.

Information regarding local history, events, and authors particular to Vashon Island as well as the collected works of Dorothy Hall-Bauer.

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