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Montlake Branch, The Seattle Public Library

The Montlake Branch of The Seattle Public Library began in 1944 as Montlake Station. It began as a cooperative effort between a community library committee and the library itself. The committee rented...

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Muckleshoot Library, King County Library System

The Muckleshoot Library is located on the Muckleshoot Indian Reservation on the Enumclaw Plateau in southeast King County, midway between the cities of Auburn and Enumclaw. The library began in 1968 i...

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Narver, Betty Jane (1934-2001)

Elizabeth (Logan) "Betty Jane" Narver was the Chair of the Seattle Public Library Board of Trustees and former director of the University of Washington's Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs, amon...

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Newcastle Library, King County Library System

When the City of Newcastle, located on the east side of Lake Washington between Bellevue and Renton, incorporated in 1994, there was no library within the new city's boundaries to serve its residents....

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NewHolly Branch, The Seattle Public Library, and its Neighborhood

The NewHolly Branch, The Seattle Public Library, is located at 7058 32nd Avenue S on Seattle's Beacon Hill. Completed in 1999, the NewHolly Library replaced the Holly Park Library, which was originall...

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Newport Way Library, King County Library System

After nearly being built somewhere else, the Newport Way Library opened at 14250 SE Newport Way in Bellevue in 1970. The library was one of 20 that the King County Library System (KCLS) built or impro...

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Nordic Heritage Museum Vanishing Generation Interview with Holger Leander Berg

Holger Leander Berg, of Finnish heritage, grew up in Ballard and tells tales of his rambunctious childhood: harassing streetcar drivers with his Scout Troop, "creative" fishing around the Puget Sound,...

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North Bend Library, King County Library System

In 1942 members of the North Bend Study Club began discussing their town's need for a public library. They decided to make use of a 1941 state law authorizing municipal governments to contract with la...

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North East Branch, The Seattle Public Library

The North East Branch, The Seattle Public Library, located at 6801 35th Avenue NE, had its origins in the Ravenna/View Ridge deposit station, begun in December 1945. The deposit station circulated so ...

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Northgate Branch, The Seattle Public Library

Northgate has been synonymous for more than a half-century with its shopping mall, one of the first in the nation. But the residential areas around the mall and the nearby neighborhoods of Maple Leaf ...

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Northwest African American Museum

The Northwest African American Museum, located in the old Colman School, at 2300 Massachusetts Street in Seattle, opened on March 8, 2008, with an estimated 3,000 visitors. The surrounding neighborho...

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Now & Then -- Suzzallo Library

This essay contains the Seattle historian and photographer Paul Dorpat's Now & Then photographs and reflections on the University of Washington's Suzzallo Library, designed by Bebb and Gould and o...

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Now & Then -- University Book Store

This essay comprises Seattle historian and photographer Paul Dorpat's Now & Then photographs and reflections on the University Book Store in Seattle's University District.

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Now & Then -- University of Washington from Above

This Now & Then animation of the University of Washington campus in northeast Seattle, showing the Drumheller fountain, is made from two photographs. The first is a postcard shot sometime in the 192...

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Owen, Frances Penrose (1900-2002)

Frances Owen served on the Seattle School Board, and on the boards of the Children's Orthopedic Hospital, the Ryther Child Center, and the National Child Welfare League. She chaired the women's divisi...

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Padelford, Frederick Morgan (1875-1942): A Biography by his Great Grandson

This biography of Frederick Morgan Padelford, University of Washington English professor and Dean of the Graduate School, was written by his great grandson Gordon Padelford, who is 13 years old at thi...

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Parrington, Vernon Louis (1871-1929)

HistoryLink.org contributor Junius Rochester presented this speech in May 1986 about Vernon Louis Parrington, University of Washington English professor and renowned author of Main Currents in America...

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Patricia Hon and Cornish College of the Arts

In 1978 Cornish Institute (now Cornish College of the Arts) Dance Director Karen Irvin (1910-1999) invited Patricia Hon (b. 1945) to teach Graham technique and Spanish dance classes for one semester. ...

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PEMCO Financial Services

Seattle-based PEMCO Financial Services is a family of companies and enterprises, not a single corporation, encompassing Evergreen Bank, PEMCO Insurance, and PEMCO Corporation, and associated with the ...

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Phelps, Donald (1929-2003)

Donald Phelps, educator, singer, and TV commentator, was the grandson of John T. Gayton (1866-1954), one of Seattle's black pioneers. He rose through the ranks, starting as an elementary teacher in Be...

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Pilchuck Glass School (Stanwood)

Pilchuck Glass School, located in Stanwood, Snohomish County, about 50 miles north of Seattle, was the first residential education center in the world focused exclusively on glass art, and its success...

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Preston, Josephine Corliss (1873-1958)

Josephine Corliss Preston was the first woman elected to Washington state government after the state's women won the right to vote in 1910. She served as the sixth State Superintendent of Public Instr...

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Queen Anne Branch, The Seattle Public Library

The Queen Anne Branch, The Seattle Public Library, located at 4th Avenue W and W Garfield, was the fourth of the Seattle Public Library branches built with funds from philanthropist Andrew Carnegie (1...

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Rainier Beach Branch, The Seattle Public Library

The Rainier Beach Branch, The Seattle Public Library, is Seattle's southeastern-most branch library. Located at 9125 Rainier Avenue S, the branch traces its roots to a storefront operation that opened...

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