Visit the past to inform the present. Read, hear, and view the historical documentation of our unique college.

Visiting the Archives

In person access to the archives and remote consultations are available to all researchers. Book an appointment online.

Digital Collections

Our digital collections are available at Among them you will find:

And don't forget to check out our digital exhibitions!

Citing Archives Materials

In all cases, publication or display of our materials must carry the credit line: "From The Evergreen State College Archives."

Citations of specific materials should include:

  • the accession number
  • provenance and series title
  • file folder heading (if any) followed by the specific item's identification (title or description)

This includes on-line representations of archival materials selected from the holdings of this repository and displayed in web pages originating beyond the control of The Evergreen State College.

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The Last Salmon Run, Oil on Canvas by Alfredo Arreguin. Find more of his work in the Chicano Archives, linked below.

Special Collections

  • Chicano Archives—A collection focusing on Chicano Culture and art.

  • Nisqually Delta Association—The archives from the organization dedicated to preserving the last remaining non-industrialized river delta in Washington state.

  • Olympia Historical Society—Collections pertaining to Olympia area history (such as the Olympia Nuclear Freeze Movement Archive) temporarily held until the Society finds space of their own

  • Jolene Unsoeld Papers—Lobbyist, legislator, 3rd District Congresswoman, adjunct faculty, and spouse to founding faculty member Willi Unsoeld.

  • Peoples of Washington—A research collection providing insight into the diversity of Washington state’s population by Evergreen faculty Sid White and Library faculty Pat Matheny-White.

  • Washington State Folklife Council—The product of years of collecting and documenting the diversity of Washington state’s ethnic and occupational populations’ through photographs, video, and audio tapes that spotlight folk art, craft creations, ethnic and occupational songs and stories.

  • Socialist Literature Collection—A collection of socialist propaganda and literary magazines, newsletters, and pamphlets from the 1930s through the 1980s.

  • Washington Worm Growers—Documents the business practices and routines of the vermiculture industry in Washington state in the 1970s.

Finding Aids

A finding aid is a tool that users can use to find detailed information about specific collections. Use one of the finding aids below to find the material you want to research. You’ll need the accession number to request that documentation from the archives.

Specific Finding Aids: