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A century ago, Seattle hosted its first world’s fair, the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition. Held on the campus of the University of Washington, the event drew almost 4 million visitors and put Seattle on the map as a gateway to the Pacific Rim.
The Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition Digital Collection features books, pamphlets, invitations, …
Seattle has always had a rich artistic tradition. At times, artists have been inspired by the physical characteristics of our region such as the rugged landscape and our unique, albeit drizzly, Pacific Northwest climate. At other times, they drew inspiration from sources such as Pacific Northwest Indian culture and art, the Asian …
In 1963, the Seattle Times donated 120 watercolors of Pacific Northwest historical scenes painted by Parker McAllister for the Sunday Magazine Section to The Seattle Public Library. These materials are now part of Parker McAllister's Pacific Northwest collection.
This online series presents 37 of McAllister's original …
The Seattle City Directory collection contains several early Seattle, Puget Sound, Washington State, and Pacific Coast directories beginning in 1867. These directories provide a great deal of information for genealogists, local history researchers, and history enthusiasts, including: historical information about Seattle and the …
The Seattle Public Library's digital collections include digitized materials selected from the Library's special collections. Use the search box at the top of this page to search across all collections, or click the links on the left to view individual collections.