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Having already provided online access to a growing number of its collections in such diverse areas as the humanities, the natural sciences, and the regional cultures of the Pacific Northwest and Alaska at http://digitalcollections.lib.washington.edu, the University of Washington Libraries' Manuscripts, Special Collections, and University Archives division selected over 4,000 King County images from seven collections for King County Snapshots.
Civil Works Administration Collection feature 119 images of 1930s-era infrastructure improvements by this New Deal agency.
Dearborn-Massar Photograph Collection document contemporary Pacific Northwest architecture from 1943-1963. 1,247 of these photographs of commercial and residential interiors and exteriors are in King County and are included on this Web site.
Federal Emergency Relief Administration Collection feature 274 images from the 1930s depicting local medical, industrial, domestic, agricultural, lumber, and construction projects of this New Deal agency.
Theodore E. Peiser Photograph Collection include 140 images dating back to the 1860s through 1900, featuring scenes of troops departing for the China Expedition/Boxer Rebellion from Fort Lawton, as well as other early Seattle scenes.
Calvin F. Todd Photographs present 247 Seattle images from 1905-1930, including the University of Washington campus, the waterfront, Denny Regrade activities, Pike Place Market, and apartment buildings.
The University of Washington Campus Collection cover the history of the University of Washington from the Territorial University days through more recent architectural additions in 1,706 images.
Arthur Churchill Warner Photographs include 387 images from the early 1900s of the Seattle waterfront and the Northern Pacific Railway by A.C. Warner, a photographer for Lowman & Hanford publishers.