Centralia Massacre Collection
The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), sometimes known as the Wobblies, is a radical labor organization that was most active from 1900 to the 1930's. This collection of pamphlets, leaflets and letters, originally held by the now defunct I.W.W. Seattle Office, focuses on the Centralia Massacre of 1919 in Centralia, Washington.
The material for this database was drawn from a collection in the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections Division entitled, Industrial Workers of the World. Seattle Office, Accession No. 544. Not all the material from this collection was included in this database.
About the Database
The material for this database was drawn from a collection entitled, Industrial Workers of the World. Seattle Office, Accession No. 544, which resides in the UW Libraries Special Collections Division. Not all the material from this collection was included in this database. The material was scanned in grayscale using a Microtek Scanmaker 9600L and saved in .jpg format. Some manipulation of the images was done to present the clearest possible digital image. The scanned images were then linked with descriptive data using Content. The information for the Centralia Massacre Collection was researched and prepared by the UW Libraries Special Collections and Cataloging staff in 2001.
The websites and texts listed below offer additional information about the Centralia Massacre, from a variety of viewpoints.
- Manuscripts Collections--the subset of the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections Division, from which the materials for this database were selected.
- Industrial Workers of the World site -- the (un)official I.W.W. website.
- The "Centralia Tragedy" -- A concise description of the event on a personal site, with pictures and documents from the time.