General Preservation Sites
Educational Preservation Program Listings
- The Association for Preservation Technology International
- International Working Party for Documentation and Conservation of Buildings, Sites and Neighbourhoods of the Modern Movement
- International Council on Monuments and Sites
- UNESCO's World Heritage Center
- Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
- American Association for State and Local History
- The Heritage Education Network
- National Alliance of Preservation Commissions
- National Council of State Historic Preservation Officers
- National Park Service Cultural Resources
- National Preservation Institute
- National Register of Historic Places
- Organization of American Historians
- Preservation Information for Certified Local Governments
- Preservation Nation: The National Trust for Historic Preservation
- Society for American Archaeology
- Society of Architectural Historians
- Technical Preservation Services for Historic Buildings
- U.S. Working Party for Documentation and Conservation of Buildings, Sites and Neighbourhoods of the Modern Movement
- Classics in Washington History
- Preservation Green Lab: National Trust Regional Office (Seattle)
- Regional Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians
- Washington State Department of Commerce's Historic Preservation: A Tool for Managing Growth PDF (currently only available online as Appendix A (p. 31) of this PDF.
- Washington State Historical Society
- Washington State Office of Archaeology & Historic Preservation
- Washington Trust for Historic Preservation
- Association of King County Historical Organizations (AKCHO)
- City of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Neighborhood Historic Preservation Program
- Historic Seattle and Main 2: Historic Seattle's Preservation Blog
- King County's 4 Culture Organization
- King County Historic Preservation/Landmarks
- Museum of History and Industry
- Pierce County Historic Preservation
- Puget Sound Regional Archives
- Snohomish County Historic Preservation
- Western Washington Chapter of the Working Party for Documentation and Conservation of Buildings, Sites and Neighbourhoods of the Modern Movement
- A Guide to Finding the History of Your Home
- Alliance for Historic Landscape Preservation
- Art and Archaeology Technical Abstracts Online
- Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers, a project of the National Digital Newspaper Program
- Cities Collaboratory
- Finding the History in Your Home
- Municipal Research & Services Center (MRSC) See Library Holdings, etc.
- National Archives
- The National Center for Preservation Technology and Training
- The National Parks Service Heritage Documentation Programs (HABS, HAER, HALS)
- National Park Service publications
- Society for Commercial Archeology
- Statewide Preservation Planning
- Strategies for Protecting Archeological Sites on Private Lands
- Urban Archives (study of public spaces)
- Vernacular Architecture Forum
- Washington State Digital Library Collections
Thanks to Historic Seattle's late email newsletter, Advocacy Update, for the seeds of this list
- 100 Years in the Pacific Northwest—Collection of stories published in the Seattle Times marking the centennial of the newspaper.
- UW Archives Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition Centennial page
- Ballard Historical Society blog
- Camp Harmony Exhibit—Exhibit detailing life in the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington state. Includes text and photographs and drawings. Part of the Japanese American Exhibit and Access Project at the University of Washington Libraries.
- City of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Historic Sites Database.
- City of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Landmarks and Designation
- Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest's Research Resources page
- The Cold War and Red Scare in Washington State—A curriculum project developed by the Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest at the University of Washington. Includes an images, government reports and other documents. Also see Communism in Washington State.
- The Everett Massacre—Photographs and documents depicting the 1916 bloodiest battle in Washington State labor history between the IWW and police forces in Everett. For other images from this event see the Everett Massacre Collection from the University of Washington.
- The Gary Greaves Collection—Oral interviews with a diverse group of shapers of post-war Seattle history.
- Google's collection of LIFE images—Searchable site dating back to the 1860s. Can search for Seattle images, which include the World's Fair, etc.
- Hanford Site—Overall site includes a collection of declassified Department of Energy documents dealing with plutonium and tritium production and other matters dating from the 1940s through the 1980s. Site also includes photographs.
- A History Bursting with Telling: Asian Americans in Washington State PDF —A curriculum project developed by the Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest at the University of Washington. Includes an images, government reports and other documents.
- History of Washington State and the Pacific Northwest—Indepth lecture notes from Professor Findlay's HSTAA 432 class at the University of Washington.
- HistoryLink—an historical data base and website devoted to chronicling the development of Seattle, King County, and Washington state.
- Interrupted Lives: Japanese American Students at the University of Washington, 1941-1942—Extensive narrative with digitized documents and photographs detailing the experience of Nikkei students at the University of Washington in 1941-1942.
- King County Snapshots—King County Snapshots presents King County, Washington, through 12,000 historical images carefully chosen from twelve organizations' collections. These cataloged 19th and 20th century images portray people, places, and events in the county's urban, suburban, and rural communities.
- No Finer Site: The University of Washington's Early Years on Union Bay—Exhibit of photographs with a brief narrative depicting the UW's move to Union Bay in 1895 from the collections of Special Collections at the UW.
- Museum of History and Industry—The museum has a searchable database of thousands of photographs dealing with Washington and PNW history. Also see the photograph collection at Tacoma Public Library and the University of Washington's Digital Collections.
- Pacific Northwest Labor History Project—This project directed by Professor James Gregory brings "together materials and research projects that will help students, scholars, and labor activists explore this rich and vital history. The site includes hundreds of photographs, documents, newspaper clippings, even video interviews." Topics include the Seattle General Strike, Labor Press Project and Communism in Washington State. Also see the Seattle Civil Rights and Labor History Project.
- Pacific Northwest Olympic Peninsula Community Museum—A web-based museum showcasing aspects of the rich history and culture of Washington State's Olympic Peninsula communities with more than 12,000 images and artifacts.
- Pacific Northwest Quarterly
- Pamphlet and Textual Ephemera Collection of the University of Washington's Digital Collections
- Preserving Martin Luther King County’s African American History
- Roslyn Public Library Heritage Collection.
- Seattle Municipal Archives—Finding aids to various collections in the city archives plus a searchable database of images accompanied by digital photos
- Seattle Municipal Archives' Photostream—Photographs and video
- Seattle Public Library's Local History Links
- Seattle Public Library Special Collections Hugh and Jane Ferguson Seattle Room
- Tacoma Public Library—NW History Databases—Tacoma Public Library provides many unique databases dealing with NW history including a searchable collection of more than 35,000 photographs, the Tacoma-Pierce County building index (as of 1/13/17, this page is reporting it as currently unavailable), a local history and biography index and an obituary index.
- University of Washington College of Built Environment Visual Resources Collection's list of web resources
- Washington State Library's digital collection includes an early territorial newspaper, The Columbian, historical records, maps, photographs, and other primary source material for state history.
- WISAARD—Washington State Department of Archeology and Historic Preservation’s database of historic properties.
- WSU Digital Collections—Collections of historic materials from Washington State University included are the Early Washington Maps, an Oral History Collection and Kimble Northwest History Database which includes newspaper clippings and government reports and laws dealing with the settlement and development of the northwest.
- Yakima Memory—Collection of 9000 images from the Yakima Valley Regional Library and Yakima Valley Museum detailing the history of the region.