Research | Shoreline Historical Museum

Research

The Shoreline Historical Museum has an extensive archival research collection available to the public.   The Archives covers a wide variety of local subjects, including the Duwamish Tribe and pioneer family names and family files for genealogical research.  The collection includes primary documents, clipping files, books and over 8,000 photographs.  Many of the photos have been scanned.  While items can not be checked out, they can be studied at the Museum, and many, though not all, items can be copied for a small fee.  The archives is open on Wednesdays 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, or by appointment.  It is recommended that you call ahead to make sure the materials related to your research topic are available when you come in.

The Shoreline Historical Museum participated in The King County Snapshots Project with the Museum of History and Industry and the University of Washington, along with several other local museums.  Thousands of photos relating to Washington history are available on the site, including a selection of photos from the Shoreline Historical Museum collection.  Click here to explore King County Snapshots:  http://content.lib.washington.edu/imls/kcsnapshots/shoreline.html

 

Below is the Museum’s Catalog of Topics for refererence:

Research Subject Catalog

  1. Animals
    1.  Domestic Pets
    2.  Farm/Industry
  2. Architecture, Commercial
  3. Architecture, Domestic
    1. Wurdemann Mansion
  4. Arts and Crafts
    1.Cookbooks
    2. Needlework
    3. Folk Arts

6.   Biographical
1. Pioneer Families (alphabetical)
2. People of Shoreline (alphabetical)

7.   Boats and Watercraft
1. Commercial
2. Non-commercial
8.   Business and Industry
1.   Agriculture
1. Queen City Poultry Farm – Fish Family
2. Richmond Electric Farm
2.   Aurora Village
3.   Logging/Lumber
4.   Maritime
5.   Nurseries
6.   Playland
7.   Standard Oil/Shell/Chevron – Point Wells
8.   Health Care
1.   Firland Tuberculosis Sanitarium
2.   Other Hospitals/Care Facilities
9.   Grocery Stores
10.  Northgate
11.  General Businesses
12.  Restaurants & Road Houses
9.  Cemeteries
10.  Churches (alphabetical)
11.   Cities/Neighborhoods/Counties/State/
              1.  Ballard
2.  Broadview/Bitter Lake
3.  Echo Lake
4.  Green Lake
5.  Greenwood
6.  Haller Lake
7.  Happy Valley
8.  Highlands
9.  Innis Arden
10.   Lago Vista
11. Lake City
12. Lake Forest Park
13. Maple Leaf/Meadowbrook
14. North City
15. Richmond Beach
16. Richmond Highlands
17. Ridgecrest
18. Ronald
19. Shoreline
20. Wedgwood
21. Seattle
22. King County
23. Snohomish County
24. Washington State
25. Woodway
1. History
2. Maps
3. Code Shoreline
4. Annexation
5. Courts
6. Electricity
7. Community Organizations
8. City Council
9. Post Office
10. Incorporation
11. Fire Dept.
12. Library
13. Sewer
14. Garbage
15. Parks
16. Ephemera
17. Publications
18.  Telephone
19.  Water
20.  Police Dept.
12. Clubs and Organizations
13. Communications
14. Community Development, growth
15. (category has been revised – see category 11)
16. Ethnic Groups
17. Historic Preservation
1. Historic Sites Survey
18. Military

19. Natural Phenomena

20. Recreation and Culture
1. Entertainment
2. Golf Clubs

21. Periodicals

Periodical Index

Aurora Herald 35
Aurora Shoreline Journal 1
Beachcomber 5
Centennial Exhibits 2
Citizen 10
Edmonds Paper 11
Edmonds Shopper 27
Edmonds Tribune Review 29
Enterprise 9
Evergreen Empire News 38
Greenlake News 23
Headlines of History-PI 16
Herald 19
Highland Piper (Shorecrest High) 26
Jagwire 40
Kolos (Shorewood High) 24
Kuay Weekly 18
Lincoln Totem (Lincoln High) 15
Miscellaneous Small Newspapers 33
North Central Outlook 31
North End Herald 39
North Seattle Herald-Outlook 42
Pacific 17
Richmond Beach Community News 37
Richmond Highlands Herald 32
Richmond Highlands Post 34
Seattle Post Intelligencer 20
Seattle Star 22
Seattle Sun 41
Shopping News 28
Shoreline/Lake Forest Park Enterprise 4
Shoreline News Magazine 6
Shoreline Post 14
Shoreline Resident 13
Shoreline Tide 8
Shoreline Today 30
Shoreline Week 3
Shoreliner 25
Town Crier – Lake Forest Park 36
Victory Way Reporter 7
Weekly (Seattle) 21

22. Public Records

23. Regional Events
1. Century 21 – Seattle World’s Fair
2. Bicentennial – U.S.A.
3. Centennial – Washington State
4. Sesquicentennial – King County
5. Washington Territorial Centennial
6. AYPE (Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition)
24. Schools – Private (alphabetical)

25. Schools – Public, Shoreline
1. Elementary (alphabetical)/Preschool
Lake Forest Park

1. PTA
2. Records
3. Year Books
4. Ephemera
5. Student Work
6. Publications
7. Personal Accounts
8. Reunions
9. Summer School
10. Elections
11. History
12. Staff

3. Special Education

14. Curriculum

15. Administration

16. Board Meetings
2. Middle/Junior High

3. Senior High

4. College

5. District Administration

26. Sports
27. Streets
28. Transportation, Public
        1. Interurban
2. Railroads
3. Rapid Transit
29. Vehicles
30. Women’s History
1. Women in Shoreline
31. World War II
1. War Commission Registration
32. Waterways

1. Licton Springs

2. McAleer and Lyons Creek Watershed

3. Pipers Creek Watershed

4. Thornton Creek Watershed

5. Boeing Creek Watershed (aka Hidden Creek)

6. Echo Lake

7. Hidden Lake