Answered By: Ruth Steele
Last Updated: Jan 14, 2016     Views: 112

Newspaper Coverage (local coverage is included, for example, in the Bellingham Herald and/or American Reveille).

  • Select original Whatcom County newspapers are housed at the Center for Pacific Northwest Studies.
  • Western Libraries houses the Bellingham Herald on microfilm. 
  • Washington State Library houses a wide variety of historic newspapers from Washington State on microfilm - most can be borrowed via Interlibrary Loan: http://www.sos.wa.gov/library/microfilm.aspx
  • Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/Keyword-searchable access to *select* microfilmed historic newspapers that have been digitized and placed online. At the time of this FAQ was compiled, Bellingham-area newspapers have not yet been included - other Washington State newspapers, however, also carried stories about the race riots in Whatcom County. 

City of Bellingham Council Records. Contact the Washington State Archives, Northwest Region

Bellingham Bay Improvement Company records (Center for Pacific Northwest Studies).

  • BBIC owned and operated a mill on the Bellingham waterfront. One letter among the BBIC's records makes very brief reference to the violent events of September 1907. 

Goltz-Murray Archives Building Reference Library

Seattle Labor History & Civil Rights Project website. riots http://depts.washington.edu/civilr/bham_intro.htm

  • Includes a special section about the 1907 Bellingham Race riots, including a bibliography, links to digitized resources and an online copy of the film "Present In All That We Do

Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience - Sikh Community Exhibit

Documentary Films:

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