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Digital Collections

Everett and Snohomish County historic photographs, manuscripts, artwork, maps and audio/video resources online.

Materials digitized for searching have been drawn from the librarys Northwest Room, partnering institutions and individuals. Collections are intended to tell a story and may feature the work of a particular photographer or a subject important to the study and enjoyment of Everett and Snohomish County history.

Current Northwest Room Digital Collections Online:


Neil House Collection
Neil House was the official City of Everett photographer from 1975-1978. His photographs document the diverse functions of municipal government as well as the day-to-day activities of Everett residents. This collection of over 750 color images provide a fascinating look at Everett during a time of dramatic change.


Sumner Iron Works Collection
A small collection of 5"x7" glass plate negatives from the Sumner Iron Works product catalogs of the early 20th century.

Oral History Collection
A growing collection of oral history interview recordings, transcripts, photograph, and documents describing various aspects of Everett history and the lives of longtime residents.

Evergreen Cemetery Collection
Evergreen Cemetery is the biographical encyclopedia of Everett, Washington. This collection represents a very small fraction of the 50,000 burials in Evergreen Cemetery. It is an introduction to the individuals and stories associated with the cemetery. It may be used alone or as a companion to the Evergreen Cemetery podcast.

Snohmish County Legacy Project
A virtual and growing collection of biographies about Snohomish County women.

Pamphlets, Flyers and other Textual Ephemera

Sanborn Maps
The library's Sanborn Insurance maps for Everett are presented here in digital format, scanned from two hard-copy originals, one published in 1914 and a second version updated through June of 1955.  The D.A. Sanborn Co. was the first U. S. company to offer insurance maps on a national scale in response to the growth of urban communities from its formation in 1867.

Pamphlets, Flyers and other Textual Ephemera Pamphlets, Flyers and other Textual Ephemera
An ongoing collaborative collection of pamphlets, flyers, booklets, and textual ephemera drawn from the librarys Northwest Room and the collections of other county heritage organizations.

Snohomish County People Online

Snohomish County People Online
Snohomish County People Online. An ongoing database of people important to Snohomish County from its formation in 1861 to the present day, plus a few important visitors.

Summer of 1907 Summer of 1907
44 images of Everett and Snohomish businesses taken by an unknown photographer in the summer of 1907.

Family Photos

Family Photos
A growing collection of family photographs ranging from the 1890s through the 1950s.

Kirk's Studio

Kirks Studio Collection
50 images taken in Everett and the Monte Cristo area from 1898 to 1901 by photographer George W. Kirk and his son T. Leston Kirk.

Frank LaRoche

Early Everett Through the Lens of Frank LaRoche
37 views of the initial Everett townsite, 1891 and 1892, taken by Seattle photographer Frank La Roche. For more La Roche views, visit the University of Washingtons photographic collections online.

Herald Photos 50's and 60's

Everett Herald Photos
131 selected images drawn from the 1950s and 1960s Everett Herald archives.

The Everett Massacre

Everett Massacre Collection
215 images including photographs, art work, oral histories and movies that help tell the story of the 1916 labor confrontation known as the Everett Massacre.

Juleen Studio

J. A. Juleen Studio Collection
A growing database of commercial photographs taken by Everett photographers John and Lee Juleen, ranging in date from 1910 to 1954. The librarys Juleen Collection contains nearly 5,000 negatives, prints and postcards.

King and Baskerville Studio

King and Baskerville Studio: Picturing the 1890s Everett Boom
116 views taken in early 1892 of Everett's initial boomtown beginnings and rural areas of Snohomish County.

Places of the Past

Places of the Past: Everett & Snohomish County Historic Sites Online
Descriptions and background of buildings, bridges, natural features, and sites of historic events are featured in this photographic encyclopedia of historic places throughout Snohomish County.



David Dilgard
History Specialist
2702 Hoyt Ave.
Everett, WA 98201
T: 425-257-8005
F: 425-257-8016


Lisa Labovitch
History Specialist
2702 Hoyt Ave.
Everett, WA 98201
T: 425-257-8005
F: 425-257-8016

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