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Cultural Resource Center


Walter Johnson Memorial Library

The Cultural Resource Center (CRC) serves as the in-house reading library for the museum and includes access to over 19,000 books and periodicals maintained in the stacks as well as via the collections catalog database of searchable titles, authors, and subjects.

Patrons may also access genealogy resources in the CRC, ranging from bygdebok volumes to Nordic-American immigrant family biographies and online databases (;;, to conduct their own research on family history.

The Cultural Resource Center is open by appointment, Wednesday–Friday, 10am–4pm. To book a research or browsing appointment, please contact Alison DeRiemer by email or phone at 206.789.5707 x7013.

Additional resources:

Nordic American Voices (NAV) Oral History Program 

Interwoven: The Blended Heritage of Nordics and Native Peoples