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Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition Digital Collection

A century ago, Seattle hosted its first world’s fair, the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition. Held on the campus of the University of Washington, the event drew almost 4 million visitors and put Seattle on the map as a gateway to the Pacific Rim.

The Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition Digital Collection features books, pamphlets, invitations, …

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Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition Digital Collection

Century 21 Digital Collection

The Century 21 Exposition took place in Seattle from April 21 to October 21, 1962. It presented an optimistic vision of a future improved through science and technology and promoted Seattle to the world as a space-age city.

Ten million people attended the fair, which gave Seattle the Space Needle, the Monorail, and the Seattle Center. …

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Century 21 Digital Collection

Northwest Art Collection

Seattle has always had a rich artistic tradition. At times, artists have been inspired by the physical characteristics of our region such as the rugged landscape and our unique, albeit drizzly, Pacific Northwest climate. At other times, they drew inspiration from sources such as Pacific Northwest Indian culture and art, the Asian …

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Northwest Art Collection

Parker McAllister Collection

In 1963, the Seattle Times donated 120 watercolors of Pacific Northwest historical scenes painted by Parker McAllister for the Sunday Magazine Section to The Seattle Public Library. These materials are now part of Parker McAllister's Pacific Northwest collection.

This online series presents 37 of McAllister's original …

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Parker McAllister Collection

Seattle City Directories

The Seattle City Directory collection contains several early Seattle, Puget Sound, Washington State, and Pacific Coast directories beginning in 1867. These directories provide a great deal of information for genealogists, local history researchers, and history enthusiasts, including: historical information about Seattle and the …

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Seattle City Directories

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The Seattle Public Library's digital collections include digitized materials selected from the Library's special collections. Use the search box at the top of this page to search across all collections, or click the links on the left to view individual collections.

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