For more information on West Seattle and White Center history try these websites:
An on-line encyclopedia of Washington State History and King County History. It includes essays, slide shows, study aids and a useful search system.
University of Washington Libraries Digital Collection
This site contains photographs, documents, and audio-visual materials from the University of Washington Libraries, University of Washington Faculty and Departments, and museums and organizations that have participated in partner projects with the UW.
City of Seattle Archives
The collections of the Seattle Municipal Archives focus primarily on Seattle city government. They have an extensive map collection, photograph collection and some home construction records. The municipal archives has no use fee for their photographs and most online images are scanned at a very high resolution. This site also offers links to over 25 other local collections and databases.
Washington State Archives, Puget Sound Region
The best place to go for photos of a building or a house; also local and state government records.
Northwest Digital Archives
Database search aids with access to over 20 archives in the Pacific Northwest.
Seattle Public Library
Index to local newspapers, genealogical information, city directories, and other local history resources. A visit to the Seattle Room of historic documents, maps and city information at the downtown branch is highly recommended.
National Archives and Records Administration, Pacific Alaska Region
Genealogical resources such as census and immigration records, as well as federal government records relating to the Northwest.
Museum of History & Industry
Large photograph collection, including the photo archives of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and Webster and Stevens collection.
Seattle Public Schools Archives
Photographs, yearbooks, school newspapers, and other materials relating to Seattle’s public schools.
Don Sherwood Park History Files
Histories of many Seattle parks posted on the Department of Parks and Recreation’s website. These are also worth a visit to see in person since they include a lot of detail: handwritten notes, typed histories and photographs.
Highline Historical Society
The Highline Historical Society’s mission is to collect, preserve, exhibit and interpret the history of the Highline region and its people, and promote appreciation of the region’s heritage. This organization has information and photographs of White Center and Burien.
Puget Sound Maritime Society
The mission of the Puget Sound Maritime Society shall be the collection, preservation and display of objects, relics and data of maritime interest, with special emphasis on the history of the Pacific Northwest maritime activities. The volunteers that operate this organization are adept at finding even the most obscure image or detail of maritime history. They have an extensive photograph collection.
King County Snapshots Online Photograph Collection
The King County snapshots web project includes 12,000 photographs from allover King County — a geographically diverse county comprised of dense urban areas, affluent suburbs, rural communities and remote towns.
Association of King County Historical Organizations
Since 1977 the Association of King County Historical Organizations (AKCHO) has been the leading proponent and forum for addressing heritage issues at our local and county levels.
West Seattle Blog
A day-to-day playback of all things West Seattle. Includes politics, events, spats, even neighborhood pothole sightings. Worth a visit.
West Seattle Herald/White Center News
The local newspaper for the communities of White Center and West Seattle. Publisher of the popular and relatively timeless West Side Story way back in 1987. (the only thing that gives it away are the late 80’s hairstyles in advertisements). This history book is still available for purchase at the Log House Museum.