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Seattle Neighborhood History Project

The Seattle Neighborhood History Project provides a starting point for accessing historical information about Seattle neighborhoods from the Library's special collections and elsewhere.

Seattle Neighborhood History Project

Municipal News

The Municipal League of Seattle was organized on May 23, 1910 with a mission of informing and involving its members and the public in civic issues. The League began publishing the Municipal League News one year later on June 24, 1911, and has continued publishing the News (with variations in both the newsletter name and the organization …

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Municipal News

Seattle Historical Photograph Collection

The Seattle Historical Photograph Collection contains more than 1,900 images that illuminate the early history of Seattle. These images were taken by the pioneering photographers of their time and depict Seattle scenes and people from before, during and after Seattle's Great Fire in 1889. Waterfront photographs document …

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Seattle Historical Photograph Collection

Werner Lenggenhager Photograph Collection

Werner Lenggenhager (1899-1988) was a Swiss immigrant, a Boeing employee, and a hobby photographer who made it his life's work to create a photographic record of Seattle's architecture, monuments, and scenery. Over the course of his life, Lenggenhager gave nearly 30,000 prints of his photographs to The Seattle Public Library. …

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Werner Lenggenhager Photograph Collection

Edward S. Curtis Digital Collection

Between 1948 and 1951, Edward S. Curtis exchanged a series of letters with Harriet Leitch, a former librarian at the Seattle Public Library and, at the time of her correspondence with Curtis, a volunteer at the Seattle Historical Society. The Historical Society had inherited a set of "The North American Indian" and Leitch set out to …

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Edward S. Curtis Digital Collection

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