Center for Pacific Northwest Studies Photograph Collections

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Finding Photos in CPNWS Collections

CPNWS’s former “photograph catalog” (containing searchable description of images from the Ferd Brady, Howard E. Buswell and P.R. Jeffcott Collections) is now offline. Staff are working to prepare this content for transfer to the MABEL platform. In the meantime, a copy of the description of these collections is available to researchers on request.

MABEL, Western’s digital collections database, currently includes digitized content and description for images from the following CPNWS collections: 

Note that not all photographs are digitized or described individually. Try searching our main collection guides for names of families, organizations or topics, and then browse the description to see if the collection(s) includes photographs. Examples include (but are not limited to) the Collection of Aerial Photographs, the Wallie Funk Papers and Photographs, and numerous organizational, family and personal papers that may contain photographic material.