The University of Washington Libraries Special Collections is the Libraries’ major resource for rare and archival (primary and secondary source) materials with a particular focus on Pacific Northwest people, history and culture. Collections are open to the public in the Special Collections reading room or in the Special Collection Digital Collections. Archivists and curators from Special Collections and librarians from around the Libraries build and provide access to collections, as well as offer instruction in many areas of research and collections management. We Are History Keepers workshop session are designed and led by these engaged professionals.
The Ethnic Heritage Council is a non-profit organization with a mission to share and preserve ethnic heritage to advance mutual understanding. Since 1978, engaged volunteers and members have participated in the work of the EHC, to advance communication among ethnic communities; facilitate documentation of local ethnic history and cultural heritage; serve as a hub for information about ethnic groups; sponsor educational, cultural, and other exchanges among ethnic groups; provide support to organizations in their start-up phase; and organize ethnic and cultural events that inform the general public.