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October 8, 2015

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Special Collections Online

The Seattle Public Library offers special collections both online and in person at the Library.


Online collections feature digitized materials selected from the Library's special collections, including historical photographs, documents, city directories, and much more.

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Special Collections at the Library


Special collections at the Central Library include The Aviation History Collection, The Genealogy Collection, The Seattle Collection and The Albert Balch Autograph Collection.

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The African-American Collection includes material on the African-American experience in the United States, especially in the Northwest, and is located at the Douglass-Truth Branch.

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