History Day at Western Libraries

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History Day at Western Libraries

Welcome Researchers!

Western Washington University Libraries provides extensive collections to assist you in your History Day research. Within the Libraries, you will most likely work with the Heritage Resources units. Each of these units provides responsible stewardship of and access to unique and archival resources in support of teaching, learning, and research at Western Washington University and beyond.

Meet the units:

  • Center for Pacific Northwest Studies (CPNWS): The Center’s collections include private papers, and organizational and institutional records documenting economic, social, cultural, and political trends significant to the Pacific Northwest.


  • Western Libraries Special Collections: Special Collections collects, organizes, describes, preserves, and maintains unique intellectual and cultural heritage materials and promotes the use of these resources by the University community, scholars, and the public. Our goal is to advance scholarship and further the educational, research, and services missions of the university.


  • Western Washington University Archives and Records Center: The University Archives is the sole, official repository for the records of Western, and presently has more than 3000 linear feet of archival material documenting the history of Western from 1895 to present. This includes records from all major campus units including the Board of Trustees, President, Vice Presidents, Colleges, Academic Programs, Administrative/business units, and Associated Students-even Western Libraries.


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