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Women's History: Archival & Primary Resources : Home

An introduction to resources available through Western Libraries' Heritage Resources programs.

Select Images from Heritage Resources Collections

Women outside the YWCA of Bellingham Building, 1974. YWCA of Bellingham Records, CPNWS.

Women's track at Western, 1926. Herbert Ruckmick photograph. Women in Sport at Western Digital Collection (Western Libraries Special Collections). 

Fund-raising flier for the Equal Rights Amendment campaign. American Association of University Women (Washington) Records, CPNWS.

Blue Barnacles (Synchronized Swimming Club) diver, circa 1959.  Women's Recreation Assocation Collection, WWU Archives.


This guide focuses on local and region-specific materials available through Western Libraries Heritage Resources programs. Contact Heritage Resources staff and/or the Western Libraries Research Consultation Desk if you need assistance finding more information!

Digital Collections

Select digitized resources are available through  Western Libraries Digital Collections. Please note that these and many additional "women's history" materials can be accessed in their original form through Heritage Resources programs.

Heritage Resources

Heritage Resources
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
Website / Blog Page

Heritage Resources


Western Libraries Heritage Resources provides for responsible stewardship of and access to unique and archival resources in support of teaching, learning and resarch at Western Washington University and beyond. The Center for Pacific Northwest Studies, Special Collections, and University Archives and Records Management 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.