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The Olympic Peninsula Community Museum Project, in collaboration with the University of Washington's Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest (CSPN) offers curriculum study packets for teachers on some of the topics covered in this website.
The material is appropriate for use in middle- and high-school courses but may be useful in other educational environments. The packets include thematic essays, lists of primary sources, lesson plans, timelines, glossaries, maps, and source lists. They can also be downloaded as complete PDF files.
There are three packets on the following topics (links will take you to a different website):
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Other Digital Collections
The University of Washington Libraries Digital Collection website features many collections that contain items related to topics significant to the Olympic Peninsula. A few of those collections are listed below.
- American Indians of the Pacific Northwest -
- Introductory essays, 2300 original photographs and 1500 pages of textual sources about the Northwest Coast and Plateau Indian cultures constitute an award-winning project developed for the Library of Congress' American Memory in partnership with the Museum of History and Industry and the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture.
- Clark Kinsey Photographs Collection -
- Over 1000 images by commercial photographer Clark Kinsey documenting the logging and milling camps and other forest related activities in Washington State, ca. 1910-1945.
- Darius Kinsey -
- 130 images from the period 1890-1939, documenting the logging industry in Washington State. Includes images of loggers and logging camps, skid roads, donkey engines, loading operations, logging trucks and railroads.
- Salmon Collection -
- Several hundred photographs and 23 documents describing the place of salmon in the Pacific Northwest in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and the roots of the salmon crisis.
- Washington State Localities -
- Over 1,250 photographs in an ever-growing database of historical images from Washington State including cities and towns, fortifications, public works, and national parks.
- Washington State Pioneer Life Database -
- A collection of writings, diaries, letters, and reminiscences drawn from various sources within the Special Collections Division collections that recount the early settlement of Washington in the 19th century, the establishment of homesteads and towns and the hardships faced by many of the early pioneers.
Other Online Exhibits
- Amundson, Mavis. The Great Forks Fire : A fast-moving forest fire on the Olympic Peninsula test the courage of a small town. West Gull Publishing, 2003
- Amundson, Mavis. Sturdy Folk : Personal accounts of life and work on the Olympic Peninsula. West Gull Publishing, 1999
- Kirk, Ruth. David, young chief of the Quileutes : an American Indian today. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1967
- Morgenroth, Chris. Footprints in the Olympics : An autobiography. Ye Galleon Press, 1991
- Powell, Jay. Quileute : An Introduction to the Indians of La Push. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1976
- Sedam, Michael T. Olympic Peninsula : The Grace and Grandeur. Voyageur Press, 2002
- Warren, Henry. Olympic : The Story behind the scenery. KC Publishing, 1982
- Wray, Jacilee (ed). Native Peoples of the Olympic Peninsula : Who We Are. University of Oklahoma Press, 2002
- Zinn, Howard. People's History of the United States : 1492 to Present. Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 2005