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About This Collection

South Whidbey 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.


50 lb. king salmon, South Whidbey Heritage Collection50 lb. king salmon.
Private collection of Warren Farmer. Courtesy
of the South Whidbey Historical Society.
This collection represents a collaborative digitization project undertaken in 2012-2013 by Sno-Isle Libraries (Langlay, Freeland, and Clinton Community libraries) and the South Whidbey Historical Society (SWHS). Comprised of photographs, documents, and digitized film, the collection draws upon institutional and private collections documenting the early history of the Whidbey Island communities of Langley, Freeland, and Clinton.


If you have corrections or additional information regarding items in the collection, please use the digital collection's public comments feature, or contact the South Whidbey Historical Society so the information can be updated.

Rights & Use

Some of the items in the South Whidbey Heritage collection are under protection of copyright. Please contact the South Whidbey Historical Society to inquire about necessary permissions to use the 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 South Whidbey Historical Society.
  • 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 South Whidbey Historical Society.').
  • 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 Sno-Isle Libraries

The Sno-Isle Libraries is a large, two-county library district set in the beautiful north Puget Sound region of Washington State. District boundaries stretch from rugged timberlands to suburban centers, from rolling farmlands to ocean vistas. Set in the fastest-growing corner of the state, Sno-Isle Libraries is home to a 1.5 million-item collection, serving more than 600,000 residents through 21 community libraries, bookmobile, and outreach services. Sno-Isle offers the latest in online resources, print materials and other assorted media to serve its growing population.

About the South Whidbey Historical Society

"The South Whidbey Historical Society collects, preserves and presents information, stories and artifacts of our history, weaving together the diverse experiences of our people as context for today’s decision makers and inspiration for tomorrow’s leaders." Learn more...

Washington Rural Heritage home

Contributing Institutions

Sno-Isle Libraries, home page


Sno-Isle Libraries

(360) 651-7000 (local)

(877) 766-4753 (toll free)

7312 35th Ave NE

Marysville, WA 98271-7417

Locations & Hours



South Whidbey Historical Society


South Whidbey Historical Society

(360) 221-2101

312 Second St.

Langley, WA 98260

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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