HistoryLink, more than an encyclopedia
Though the primary mission of HistoryLink is to produce HistoryLink.org, the online encyclopedia of Washington state history, our mission also charges us with pioneering innovative approaches to historical research, education, and publishing.
HistoryLink offers historical research and publishing services for organizations with upcoming anniversaries. The services provided by HistoryLink include counseling organizations on historical research strategies, conducting historical background and photo research for an organization’s own use, research, design, and publish historical books, and design historical displays for anniversary events.
HistoryLink pursues a multimedia approach to historical education and information delivery. A partial list of HistoryLink books are:
The Future Remembered: The 1962 Seattle World’s Fair and Its Legacy
Paula Becker, Alan J. Stein & The HistoryLink Staff (2011 HistoryLink and Seattle Center Foundation)
Power for the People: A History of Seattle City Light
David Wilma, Walt Crowley and the HistoryLink Staff (2010 HistoryLink with UW Press)
Hope on a Hill: the First Century of Seattle’s Children’s Hospital (2010, HistoryLink for Seattle Children’s)
Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition: Washington’s First World’s Fair (2009, HistoryLink)
The Fairmont: The Story of a San Francisco Landmark (2006, for Fairmont Hotels & Resorts)
Moving Washington Timeline: The First Century of the Washington State Department of Transportation, 1905-2005 (2005, WSDOT with UW Press)
The Olympic: The Story of Seattle’s Landmark Hotel (2005, Fairmont Hotels with UW Press)
Service with a Smile: The First 50 Years of the Washington Dental Service (2004, WDS)
Bellevue Timeline, 1863-2003 (2004, City of Bellevue with UW Press)
Seattle & King County Timeline, 1851-2001 (2001 and 2002, with UW Press)
Safe Passage: The Birth of Washington State Ferries, 1951-2001 (2001, WSF)
The Story of Union Station in Seattle (1999, for Sound Transit) The War Years: A Chronicle of Washington State in World War II (2000 in association with the University of Washington Press)
A comprehensive history of the Lake Washington Ship Canal is in production.
HistoryLink is available to research, design, and produce historical displays for institutions with upcoming anniversaries or special events.
Organizations with upcoming anniversaries can take advantage of our resource of over 40 staff and contributing historians, and more than a decade focusing on Washington State history. Our involvement can range from consultation on historical research strategies to conducting background and photo research.
For those working on mitigation projects, please download the following pdf that explains our procedure and requirements in detail:
For more infomation on how HistoryLink can help you discover and share your history contact us at:
1411 4th Avenue, Suite 803
Seattle, WA 98101