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Exploring Lake Union: Resources

This resource list is created by combining the library course guide (by Built Environments, University of Washington librarian Alan Michelson) and resources referenced in related courses.

1. Seattle History Links

1.1 General Sources in American History

American Decades

Encyclopedia of American Environmental History: http://catalog.lib.washington.edu/record=b6829981~S6

Encyclopedia of American Urban History: http://catalog.lib.washington.edu/record=b5727882~S6

Encyclopedia of the American West: http://catalog.lib.washington.edu/record=b3540949~S6

Encyclopedia of the U.S. Government and the Environment: History, Policy, and Politics: http://find.galegroup.com/openurl/openurl?url_ver=Z39.88-2004&url_ctx_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:ctx&req_dat=info:sid/gale:ugnid:wash_main&res_id=info:sid/gale:GVRL&ctx_enc=info:ofi:enc:UTF-8&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:book&rft_id=info:sid/gale:bmcode:recid/4ESG

Encyclopedia of Urban America: the Cities and Suburbs: http://catalog.lib.washington.edu/record=b4195956~S6

Encyclopedia of World Environmental History: http://catalog.lib.washington.edu/record=b4932403~S6

Postwar America: An Encyclopedia of Social, Political, Cultural, and Economic History: http://catalog.lib.washington.edu/record=b5718728~S6

ArchiveGrid: http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/

1.2 Seattle and King County History

City of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Historic Districts: http://catalog.lib.washington.edu/search~S6?/X%28Seattle+Timeline%29&searchscope=6&SORT=D/X%28Seattle+Timeline%29&searchscope=6&SORT=D&SUBKEY=%28Seattle+Timeline%29/1%2C7%2C7%2CB/frameset&FF=X%28Seattle+Timeline%29&searchscope=6&SORT=D&1%2C1%2C

DorpatSharrardLamont: http://pauldorpat.com/

Historylink.org: http://www.historylink.org/

Puget Sound River History Project (Look at the T-sheets under data): http://riverhistory.ess.washington.edu/

UW Burke Museum Waterlines Exhibit: http://www.burkemuseum.org/waterlines/index.html

City of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Historic Resources Survey: http://www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/preservation/historicresources.htm

City of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Historical Sites Database: http://web1.seattle.gov/dpd/historicalsite/

King County Parcel Viewer: http://www.kingcounty.gov/operations/GIS/PropResearch/ParcelViewer.aspx

King County Records Office Search: http://146.129.54.93:8193/legalacceptance.asp?

Library of Congress Record Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record/Historic American Landscapes Survey: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/hh/

University of Washington Libraries Pacific Coast Architecture Database (PCAD): https://digital.lib.washington.edu/architect/

State of Washington Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation WISAARD: https://fortress.wa.gov/dahp/wisaard/

Historic Seattle: http://www.historicseattle.org/

NWDA: http://nwda.orbiscascade.org/index.shtml

Boeing History: http://www.boeing.com/boeing/history

Walking in Seattle: http://walkinginseattle.org/

Bagley, Clarence. 1929. History of King County, Washington. Chicago : S. J. Clarke.

Pigott, Henry C. 1916. History and Progress of King County, Washington. Seattle: C.J. Hutchinson.

Crowley, Walt. 2001. Historylink's Seattle and King County Timeline. Seattle, Wash.: HistoryLink; University of Washington Press.

Hammond, John. 2005. “Storying the Shoreline: Revealing Cultural and Environmental History on the Lake Union Waterfront.” MLA thesis, University of Washington.

Hydropower Reform Coalition. 2009. “Hydropower Reform Coalition Success Story: Skagit River Project, Skagit River, Washington.” Bellingham, WA.

Pacific International Engineering. 2008. Skagit River Basin Hydrology Report: Existing Conditions. Skagit County, WA: prepared for the cities of Burlington and Mount Vernon.

Parametrix, Inc. 1989. Lake Union Steam Plant Replacement: Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement. Bellevue, WA: prepared for Seattle City Light.

Pitzer, Paul C. 1988. Building the Skagit: A Century of Upper Skagit Valley History, 1870–1970. Portland, OR: The Galley Press.

Ross, J. D. 1919. Engineering and Financial Data Concerning the Skagit Power Site, the Cedar River Plant, and the Lake Union Steam Plant. Seattle, WA: Seattle Municipal Light and Power for the Seattle Chamber of Commerce. UW Special Collections.

Sallee, Hubert Bland Sallee. 1919. “Investigation of Steam Power Plants in the City of Seattle,” thesis: Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington.

Seattle City Light. 1985. Final Environmental Impact Statement: Lake Union Steam Plant, PCB-Contaminated Oil Disposal Alternatives. Seattle, WA.

Tobin, Caroline C. 1986. Lake Union and Ship Canal Historical Use Study. Prepared for Lake Union/Ship Canal/Shilshole Bay Water Quality Management Program, Seattle, WA.

Siefkes, Doug.  Kenworth: The First 75 Years. Seattle: Documentary Book Publishers, 1998.

Bahrainy, Hossein. Jacobson, Phillip. South Lake Union : urban design study : phase 2. University of Washington. College of Architecture and Urban Planning. 1977

Lake Union 72: The Promise and the Potentials. Clayton and Jean Young Architects. 1972

Nickels, Greg. The Mayor's Recommended South Lake Union Plan. Seattle : Office of Management and Planning. 1995.

1.3 LAKE UNION RESOURCES

Lake Union Virtual Museum, Vaun Raymond: http://www.lakeunionhistory.org/About.html

Cheshiahud Loop around Lake Union, Seattle Parks Department (includes history and ecology of Lake Union): http://www.seattle.gov/parks/lakeunionloop/

MOHAI: http://www.mohai.org/

UW Burke Museum Waterlines Exhibit: http://www.burkemuseum.org/waterlines/index.html

Seattle's neighborhoods: Lake Union: http://www.visitseattle.org/visitors/discover/neighborhoods/lake-union-area.aspx

Lake Union Living: http://www.lakeunionliving.com/

Gas Works Park: http://www.seattle.gov/parks/park_detail.asp?id=293#history /  http://www.seattle.gov/parks/history/GasWorksPark.pdf

Seattle Parks histories: http://www.seattle.gov/parks/history/

2. Newspapers

Access World News: http://infoweb.newsbank.com/?db=AWNB

Chronicling America: http://www.loc.gov/chroniclingamerica/

Historic Washington Newspapers: http://www.secstate.wa.gov/history/newspapers.aspx

Pacific Northwest Regional Newspaper & Periodical Index: http://db.lib.washington.edu/pnw/

Seattle Times: http://infoweb.newsbank.com/?db=EANX&s_browseRef=decades/127D718D1E33F961/all.xml

3. Maps & City Directories

Baist Real Estate Atlas: http://pauldorpat.com/rke/html/baist/index.html

David Rumsey Historical Map Collection: http://www.davidrumsey.com/

Early Washington Maps: http://content.wsulibs.wsu.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/maps

Historical Map Archive: http://alabamamaps.ua.edu/historicalmaps/

King County iMap: http://www.kingcounty.gov/operations/GIS/Maps/iMAP.aspx

King County Road Services Map Vault: http://info.kingcounty.gov/transportation/kcdot/roads/mapandrecordscenter/mapvault/

Kroll Real Estate Atlas: http://clerk.ci.seattle.wa.us/~scripts/nph-brs.exe?s1=1920+kroll&S2=&S3=&l=0&Sect6=HITOFF&Sect5=MAPS1&Sect4=AND&d=MAPS&p=1&u=%2F%7Epublic%2Fmaps1.htm&r=0&f=S

Kroll Real Estate Atlas Index Map: http://clerk.ci.seattle.wa.us/~scripts/nph-brs.exe?s1=1920+kroll&S2=&S3=&l=0&Sect6=HITOFF&Sect5=MAPS1&Sect4=AND&d=MAPS&p=1&u=%2F%7Epublic%2Fmaps1.htm&r=154&f=G

Map Collections: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/gmdhtml/gmdhome.html

Panoramic Aerial Maps of the American West: http://geogdata.csun.edu/panoramas1.htm

Sanborn fire insurance maps: http://catalog.lib.washington.edu/record=b1707844~S6

Seattle City Clerk's Geographic Indexing Atlas: http://clerk.seattle.gov/public/nmaps/fullcity.htm

Seattle Dept. of Planning & Development GIS: http://web1.seattle.gov/dpd/maps/dpdgis.aspx

Seattle Municipal Archives Map Index: http://clerk.ci.seattle.wa.us/~public/maps1.htm

Washington State Archive Historical Maps: http://www.sos.wa.gov/history/maps.aspx

US Bureau of Land Management (BLM) General Land Office Record Surveys: http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/

US Geological Survey (USGS) Historical Topographic Maps: http://nationalmap.gov/historical/index.html

WAGDA: http://wagda.lib.washington.edu

4. Images

American Memory: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/index.html

Ancestry.com Historical Postcards: http://www.ancestrylibrary.com/

AP Images: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=apic

Calisphere: http://www.calisphere.universityofcalifornia.edu/

Historic Resources Survey: http://www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/preservation/historicresources.htm

History of the American West: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/award97/codhtml/hawphome.html

King County Snapshots: http://content.lib.washington.edu/imls/kcsnapshots/index.html

NYPL Digital Gallery: http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/index.cfm

Seattle Municipal Archives Photograph Collection: http://clerk.ci.seattle.wa.us/~public/phot1.htm

Seattle Now & Then: http://pauldorpat.com/seattle-now-then-archive/

Tacoma Public Library Northwest Room: http://www.tpl.lib.wa.us/Page.aspx?nid=7

UW College of Built Environments Visual Resources Collection (VRC): http://www.be.washington.edu/vrc/index.php

UW Libraries Digital Collections: http://content.lib.washington.edu/

Early Washington Maps: http://content.wsulibs.wsu.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/maps

5. Census

American Community Survey - Puget Sound: http://psrc.org/data/census/acs/

American Factfinder 2: http://factfinder2.census.gov/main.html

Census of Population & Housing: http://www.census.gov/prod/www/abs/decennial/index.htm

Historical Census Browser: http://mapserver.lib.virginia.edu/

Historical Statistics of the United States: http://hsus.cambridge.org/HSUSWeb

Seattle Historical Census Data: http://www.seattle.gov/dpd/Research/Population_Demographics/Prior_Censuses/default.asp

Seattle Population & Demographics: http://www.seattle.gov/dpd/Research/Population_Demographics/Overview/default.asp

Seattle Regional Data: U.S. Census Bureau: http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/53/5363000.html

Social Explorer: http://www.socialexplorer.com/