Digital Collections

Black and white photo of Hewitt Avenue

Explore the history of Everett and Snohomish County through photographs, manuscripts, artwork, maps, and audiovisual resources. These materials were compiled by digitizing some of the Northwest History Room archives, as well as partnering with institutions and individuals to share their private collections.

Downloading Images

Images found in our digital collections may be downloaded and printed, used freely for research and enjoyment, and linked to from other websites if properly credited. High resolution image files are available by request, and will be transferred at no cost via FTP.

When requesting high-resolution images, be sure to include both the title and order number, which you will find in the text below the picture.

Copyright and Use Restrictions

Some materials found in our digital collections may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). Additionally, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing, and trademarks.

You will find information about restrictions, if any, under the image. Transmission or reproduction of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use requires written permission of the copyright owners. ​​The Northwest Room’s digital collections contains images held by the Everett Public Library and by partner organizations. Reproductions of images are subject to the restrictions of the image’s copyright holder. Check the “repository” field in the digital collections to find out who owns the image. Some items may be subject to copyright restrictions.

​​In some instances, copyright and other information about restrictions are difficult or impossible to determine. Please contact the Everett Public Library if you are a copyright owner whose work is not properly identified in our online collections.

Images for Publication



​Contact Northwest Room staff for assistance in obtaining high-resolution images and rights information for publication. Please credit the Everett Public Library, Northwest Room Collections for any images included in your work. There is no usage fee for any copyright-free images in the Northwest Room digital collections. If we do not own the rights to the desired image, we will direct you to the copyright holder.