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.
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.
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:
View the Washington Rural Heritage Rights & Use Statement for additional information.
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.
2210 South Peabody Street
Port Angeles, WA 98362
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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