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This Day In History
Search  for dates and events in history.

Browse the past and some futures. A collection of Timelines on the Web.

Historical Timeline
Timelines featuring some of the key events, inventions, and leaders which had a major impact on the world's history.

Burke Museum of Natural History
Collections and exhibits focus on the natural and cultural history of the Pacific Northwest.

Historical Museums
List of historical museums in Washington State, click on 'More History' for a complete list

Olympia Historical Society
Preservation of the history of Olympia, WA.

Oregon Historical Society
View exhibits, find maps, photos and other information related to Northwest History.

Washington State Historical Society
View exhibits, find a list of Washington History museums and read excerpts from the Society's publication, Columbia Magazine. Includes links to Washington State History Museum,Washington State Capital Museum, and other WSHS-affiliated museums and research centers.

American Indians of the Pacific Northwest Digital Collection
An extensive digital collection of original photographs and documents about the Northwest Coast and Plateau Indian cultures.
The online Encyclopedia of Seattle, King County and Washington State History.

Jones Photo Historical Collection
Photos collected from around Grays Harbor County in Washington State.  The Jones Photo Co. has created a legacy of approximately 175,000 glass and film negatives and more than 85,000 prints. The photos cover all aspects of life in northwest Washington, from loggers, lumbermen, mill hands and merchants, nurses, teachers, truck drivers, and tribal chiefs; to newborn babies, graduating classes, just married couples, the newest buildings in town, the launchings of small wooden boats and big fiberglass yachts.

Museum of History and Industry
Covers the Seattle metropolitan area, certain subjects for the rest of Washington and Alaska and includes photography, historical research, business and personal papers.

Northwest Digital Archives
The Northwest Digital Archives (NWDA) provides enhanced access to archival and manuscript collections in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Alaska, and Washington.

Pacific Northwest History
Links to many sites, including the Klondike Gold Rush, Japanese American internment camps, Oregon Trail, Lewis and Clark expedition. Includes British Columbia.

Unsettling Events
Avalanches, battles, earthquakes, fires, floods, ghosts, massacres, strikes, UFOs and more--all part of Northwest history!

Washington Place Names
Search for location and historical information on places in Washington State.

Washington State Library
State Archives, historical records and newspapers, Classics in Washington History, and much more.

Yelm History Project
Covers many aspects and time periods of the history of Yelm Washington, as well as the environment and Mt. Rainier.  This website's content was created by Yelm high school teacher Ed Bergh and his students.

American Civil War Homepage
Hundreds of links, including battles, personal narratives and regimental histories.

American Memory Historical Collections
Collections from the National Digital Library consisting of primary source and archival materials relating to American culture and history. Includes documents, prints & photos, motion pictures, and sound.

Black Past
A reference guide for African American history and on the history of the more than one billion people of African ancestry around the world.

Discovering American Women's History Online
Provides access to digital collections of primary sources (photos, letters, diaries, artifacts, etc.) that document the history of women in the United States.

Douglass is an electronic archive of American oratory and related documents.

Harvard University Library Open Collections Program
Online access to historical resources and original documents in four areas: Women Working, 1800-1930; Immigration to the United States, 1789-1930; Contagion: Historical Views of Diseases and Epidemics ; Islamic Heritage Project

In the First Person
An index to English language letters, diaries, oral histories, and other personal narratives.

Inaugural Addresses
Inaugural Addresses of U.S. Presidents from Washington to Obama.

Native American Nations
Information on native nations organized by tribal name.

The Avalon Project at the Yale Law School
The Avalon Project at the Yale Law School provides digital documents from the 17th through the 20th centuries relevant to the fields of Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government.

WestWeb is a topically-organized Web site about the study of the American West.

 Database Links

African American Experience
The history and culture of African Americans and the greater Black Diaspora.

American History
Coverage begins with the exploration of the New World by Europeans to the present.

American Indian Experience
The histories and contemporary cultures of the indigenous peoples of the United States.

Daily Life Through History
Portrays daily life for ordinary people in different cultures throughout history.

Lands and Peoples Online
Encyclopedia of countries, cultures, and current events.

Latino American Experience
The history and culture of Latinos in the United States.

World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras
Global coverage of the ancient world through the year 1500 CE.

World History: The Modern Era
Covers worldwide events from 1500 CE to the present. Includes over 5,000 primary documents such as photographs, speeches and videos.

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