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The Northwest Digital Archives (NWDA) provides enhanced access to archival and manuscript collections in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Alaska, Utah, and Washington through a union database of Encoded Archival Description (EAD) finding aids. See the Contact Us page for a list of the NWDA consortium members.

Significant subject commonalties include the major economic forces in the region- agriculture, forest, products, fisheries, and natural resources; urban and rural social and progressive movements; local state, regional, and national politics; outdoor recreation; Native American language and culture; and the place of religious communities in the region.

The Northwest Digital Archives was funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities for July 2002 through December 2004 (Phase I) and July 2005 through June 2007 (Phase 2). Processing and finding aid improvements at six participating institutions was funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission for July 2002 through December 2004 (Phase 1) and July 2005 through June 2007 (Phase 2). As of July 2007, NWDA is a program of the Orbis Cascade Alliance.

For more information about the Northwest Digital Archives, please see our Purpose and Objectives Statement.

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