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Pamphlet and Textual Documents Collection

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The Pamphlet and Textual Documents Collection is a database of pamphlets, manuscripts, theater programs, ephemera and other original material housed in the UW Libraries Special Collections Division that have been reformatted for digital display. The materials are drawn from the Pacific Northwest Collection and also from the Manuscript and University Archives collections. The subjects cover topics of Pacific Northwest interest in addition to a selection of documents relating to the history and cultural heritage of the United States. Highlights include tourism in Washington state, architecture and urban development in Seattle, Pacific Northwest theater and amusements including artifacts from the Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition, and selections of Americana such as a sampling of letters exchanged between Eleanor Roosevelt and the political activist Anna Louisa Strong.

About the Database

The information for Pamphlets and Textual Documents Collection was researched and prepared by the UW Libraries Special Collections Division starting in 2006. The textual materials in this database are selections from various collections held at the UW Libraries Special Collections Division. Additional textual material are located in other Special Collections digital databases including the Grand Coulee Dam Collection, Seattle Power and Water Supply Collection, Tacoma Narrows Bridge Collection, Vietnam War Era Collection, Pacific Northwest Historical Documents Database, WTO Collection Centralia Massacre, Everett Massacre, and the Salmon Collection. The original documents for the Pamphlet and Textual Ephemera Collection were scanned using a Microtek ScanMaker and saved in .jpg or .tiff 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 CONTENTdm software.

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