Answered By: Ruth Steele
Last Updated: Oct 10, 2022     Views: 76

Western Libraries Archives & Special Collections provide for responsible stewardship of and access to rare and archival resources in support of teaching, learning and research at Western Washington University and beyond. The Center for Pacific Northwest Studies, Special Collections, and University Archives & Records Management work together to document the culture and history of Western, the local community and Pacific Northwest region, and to promote public and scholarly access to holdings.

Although the three Archives & Special Collections programs all belong and report to Western Libraries, they are physically located in two separate buildings: Special Collections is located on the 6th floor of Wilson and both the Center for Pacific Northwest Studies and University Archives & Records Management are located in the Goltz-Murray Archives Building on Bill McDonald/25th St. The Goltz-Murray Archives building is also home to the Northwest Branch of the Washington State Archives.

Please contact us with any questions! You may also be interested in this video about accessing primary sources through Archives & Special Collections at Western.