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Cold War: Archival & Primary Resources At Western

A brief guide to local resources on the Cold War, with emphasis on primary source collections available through Western Libraries Archives & Special Collections..

University Archives

The University Archives is the sole, official repository for the records of WWU (see university policy POL-U4910.01) and houses more than 3000 linear feet of archival material documenting the history of Western from 1895 to the present.  This includes records in all formats (bound volumes, loose paper, photographic, audiovisual, digital) and from all major campus units including the Board of Trustees, President, Vice Presidents, Colleges, Academic Programs, Administrative/business units, and Associated Students—even Western Libraries.

Contact at: (Tel 360 650 3124)

Special Collections - Larger Collections

Locating Primary Sources on Campus

Many of the resources housed by Archives & Special Collections document different aspects of campus, local and regional history. Contact staff at the Center for Pacific Northwest Studies, Special Collections and University Archives with questions about how to find and access resources on a particular topic.

Center for Pacific Northwest Studies

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.