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About This Collection

North Olympic Heritage is a project of Washington Rural Heritage, a collection of historically significant materials residing in libraries, heritage institutions, and private collections throughout Washington State. The collection includes photographs, documents, and artifacts which tell the stories of Washington's small and rural communities.


Cedar Stump Post Office, Elwa River, 1910Cedar stump post office on Elwa River, 1910.
Burt Kellogg Collection.
North Olympic Library System.
The Port Angeles Main Library (North Olympic Library System) manages digitization and cataloging of its extensive local history collection. If you have corrections or additional details regarding records in the collection, please use the digital collection's public comments feature, or contact the Port Angeles Library directly to update the information.

About the Kellogg Collection

All images from the North Olympic Heritage Collection originate with the Burt Kellogg Photo Collection at the Port Angeles branch of the North Olympic Library System. In 1970, Bert Kellogg donated a collection of over 5000 photos and negatives from the late 19th and early 20th centuries to the North Olympic Library System. Mr. Kellogg worked for 30 years copying and restoring photos that he borrowed from old timers, found in old trunks, or purchased at rummage sales. The collection includes photographs of pioneers, trains, Native Americans, ships, logging, and views of early towns and sites in Clallam County as well as limited locations in other Washington communities. The collection is also available in slide sets and in photo albums.

Rights & Use

Some of the items in the North Olympic Heritage Collection are under protection of copyright. Please contact the Port Angeles Library to inquire about necessary permissions regarding the use of items in this collection.


By the use of these digital images and texts, users agree to the following:

  • Materials may not be used for any commercial purpose without prior written permission from the copyright holder and/or owning institution. The Washington State Library does not have authority to grant such permission; please contact the holding institution.
  • Materials may be used for purposes of research, teaching, and private study. You must contact the holding institution and/or copyright owner for permission related to other uses.
  • Credit must be given to the contributing institutions (e.g., 'Photo courtesy of the Port Angeles Library, North Olympic Library System.').
  • Materials may not be re-published in print or electronic form without prior written permission from the holding institution and/or copyright owner.
  • Materials may not be mounted on an additional server for public use, or for use by a set of subscribers without written permission from the holding institution and/or copyright owner.

View the Washington Rural Heritage Rights & Use Statement for additional information.

About the Port Angeles Library

Built in 1998, the Port Angeles Main Library of the North Olympic Library System includes nearly 30,000 sq ft and a collection of more than 151,000 volumes. It features a spacious reading area, special areas for teens and youth, quiet study rooms, the Raymond Carver Community Meeting Room, 45 public computers, and an extensive local history collection. Adjacent to the Main Library are the administrative offices for the North Olympic Library System. Read more about the history of the North Olympic Library System here.

Washington Rural Heritage home

Contributing Institutions

Port Angeles Main Library, North Olympic Library System


Port Angeles Main Library, North Olympic Library System

(360) 417-8500

portangeles@nols.org

Ask A Librarian - NOLS

2210 South Peabody Street

Port Angeles, WA 98362


Additional Resources

Pacific Northwest Olympic Peninsula Community Museum


Olympic Peninsula Community Museum

Digitized historical materials documenting the Olympic Peninsula, the Community Museum is a project of community organizations and tribes, in collaboration with the University of Washington.


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This project is supported with Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funding provided by the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) through the Washington State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.

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