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Transportation: Railroads, Ships and More: Aviation

A guide to resources about the history of trains, railroads, ships, boats, aviation and transit systems, focusing on collections available through Western Libraries Archives & Special Collections.

Collections at the Center for Pacific Northwest Studies

 Mecklem flight at Luna Park

Aeronaut L.Guy Mecklem's dirigible flight at Seattle's Luna Park, July 27, 1908.

L.Guy Mecklem Collection, CPNWS.

Archives & Special Collections


Western Libraries Archives & Special Collections 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, 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.