Northwest History Resources
These are a sampling of the many sites which explore the rich history of Tacoma and the South Sound area.
Washington State Links
This "online encyclopedia of Washington State History" is filled with facts and images about our great state. Searches can be conducted by keyword, by topic, by geographic region or by time period.
Washington History from the Washington State Library
Census & naturalization records, fascinating documents exploring Washington's Territorial history & the State constitution, an oral and photographic history of state soldiers during World War I and lots more.
General Tacoma Links
Tacoma Historical Society
Our kindred institution, they take Tacoma as seriously as we do. Click the "Surfing for History" link to see articles and related links concerning the mighty City of Destiny.
Northeast Tacomans created a portal to photos and articles concerning the special history of that part of town.
Northwest Historical Maps
Washington State University Libraries facilitated this project, a searchable collection of early Northwest history maps.
Narrows Bridge Links
University of Washington Libraries
A superb and extensive website on the glorious Narrows Bridges, created by the University of Washington Libraries.
Washington State Department of Transportation
An excellent archive of all the bridges, with a link on the opening page to the current one under construction.
Native American Links
Library of Congress and University of Washington Libraries
The University of Washington Libraries provide the world with a great website to learn about the local indigenous people. The website contains only a sliver of the collection available at the University in Seattle, but an emphasis has been placed on including information especially useful for primary school students.
Fort Nisqually and Fort Steilacoom
Interesting websites containing useful information and photos of two outposts critical to the survival of the early south Puget Sound settlers.
Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies, University of Washington
The Puget Sound area has always had a strong labor movement and the archives at the University are the best place to learn about this important yet overlooked part of our history.
Last Updated 17.09.2010