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918 H Street SE
Auburn, WA 98002

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28728 Green River Road
Auburn, WA 98030

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Phone: 253-288-7433

Primary Documents and History Research
Primary documents are materials created by the people who lived through historical events. By examining these primary sources historians can learn a great deal about the ways people thought and behaved in the past. Researchers may also find information about people who were not generally discussed in the published works of the time period.

Our collection of primary documents includes: accounting records kept by local farmers and doctors; letters written by soldiers during wartime; journals and poetry written by local women; and business records of local clubs and organizations.

In addition to these unique items the museum also collects publications that may be treated as primary sources. These include local newspapers dating back to the late 1800s; fashion and agriculture magazines; newsletters such as the Muckleshoot Monthly, Pinedale Logger and Kiwanis Kall; and railroad engine parts and repair manuals. Our extensive photo collection may also be used as a primary source of historical information.

In order to introduce you to some of our primary document holdings we have organized them by subject on this page. If you have questions about these materials please contact the Curator of Collections. If you are looking for ideas about using these materials in your classroom, please contact our Curator of Education.

*To access more information about any of the following material, email the curator of collections or call 253-288-7433 and reference the identification number (such as Object ID:1996.0021.001) when asking for resource material. Within ten days a staff member will locate the material and provide a cost estimate for copying, scanning, and/or faxing fuller versions of these records to you or discuss other means of access.
The Primary Documents pages have been brought to you in a part by the generous funding of

Women

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Coast Salish People
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Youth and Education
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Genealogy and Immigration
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Music, Arts and Leisure
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Crime, Law and Fire Fighting
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Railroad and Industry
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Agriculture

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Fraternities & Labor Unions
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World Wars I and II
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