Useful Web Links
Western Libraries provides access to a wide variety of article and research databases (a WWU log-in is required for off campus searching, or access databases from within the library). In addition to the examples listed below, please see the Libraries' online guide to Databases A-Z and/or ask staff at the Libraries' Research Desk for assistance.
This guide suggests useful resources for studying the history of Alaska, focusing on resources available through Western Libraries' Heritage Resources programs. It is not exhaustive - contact Western Libraries Research Desk or Heritage Resources' staff if you need assistance finding more information.
Pavlof Mountains, Alaska. Galen Biery Photographs #152, Center for Pacific Northwest Studies, Western Washington University.
From the Library Catalog
- Alaska -- History
- Rossi˘ısko-Amerikanska︠i︡a Kompani︠i︡a -- History
- Russka︠i︡a pravoslavna︠i︡a ︠t︡serkovʹ -- Alaska.
- Russia -- Colonies -- America.
- Haida Indians
- Tlingit Indians
- Tsimshian Indians
Or try narrowing down a topical term, for example:
- Fur trade -- Alaska -- History
- Indians of North America -- Alaska
Footage documenting the aftermath of the March 27, 1964 earthquake and tsunami, and the resulting destruction wrought on Kodiak City, on Kodiak Island, Alaska. The March 27, 1964 quake was then the largest earthquake recorded striking the United States.
KVOS Channel 12 Films, Center for Pacific Northwest Studies, Western Washington University (Broadcast April 2, 1964).
Special Collections, 6th Floor Wilson Library, 360-650-3193
University Archives and Records Center, Goltz-Murray Building, 360-650-3124
Center for Pacific Northwest Studies, Goltz-Murray Building, 360-650-7534
The Heritage Resources unit provides for responsible stewardship of and access to unique and archival resources in support of teaching, learning and research at Western Washington University and beyond. The Center for Pacific Northwest Studies, Western Libraries Special Collections, and WWU Archives and Records Center work together to document the culture and history of Western, the local community and Pacific Northwest region, and to promote public and scholarly access to holdings.