On December 29, 1996, because of accumulated snow and ice from a snow storm, the roof of the Eastern portion of the Olympic College Learning Resources Center building collapsed destroying two-thirds of the building. About 5,000 Reference books were destroyed that day due to the collapse and resulting water damage. The force of the roof …
The videos in this collection were made between the 1940's and 1960's by Olympic College students. Unfortunately, we don't know anything else about them, however, they provide an interesting glimpse of the fashion, architecture and "technology" of the times.
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The Olympic College Haselwood Library digital archive currently includes historical photographs, text documents and videos of the Library and of Olympic College. One of the documents is a history of the library from its beginnings in the 1940s through the 1970s written by Olympic College’s first librarian Lorraine Carter. The first photograph collection contains more than 350 photographs documenting the collapse of the Learning Resources Center/Library roof from a December, 1996 snowstorm. The first videos are from the 1940s and 1950s of the Olympic College campus and students.
Future potential additions to the archives will include additional historical documents from the library, the "Olympic College Original Survey" from 1940’s exploring the need for a junior college in Kitsap County, additional historical videos of the campus, and the Olympic College campus newspapers.
For further information about these collections or this project, please contact Leslie Hassett, Adjunct Librarian, by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Library Administration at 360-475-7262.