Guide to the Whatcom Creek Pipeline Explosion: Decade of Healing records
2000-2009

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Overview of the Collection

Title: Whatcom Creek Pipeline Explosion: Decade of Healing records
Dates: 2000-2009 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 1 linear ft.
Collection Number: XOE_CPNWS0296decadehealing
Summary: This collection documents the 2009 "Decade of Healing" commemoration of the June 10, 1999 pipeline explosion on Whatcom Creek in Bellingham, Washington. The collection comprises writings, posters, publications and newsclippings, some of which were included in a community display at the Bellingham City Hall. There are also two City of Bellingham reports: the "Whatcom Creek Restoration Project 2007-2008" report and the " Whatcom Creek: Ten Years After Summary Report" from 2009.
Repository: Western Washington University
Center for Pacific Northwest Studies

Center for Pacific Northwest Studies
Goltz-Murray Building
808 25th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-9123
Phone: 360 650 7747
Email: heritage.resources@wwu.edu
http://library.wwu.edu/heritageresources

Languages: Collection materials are in English. 

Content Description

This collection documents the 2009 "Decade of Healing" commemoration of the June 10, 1999 pipeline explosion on Whatcom Creek in Bellingham, Washington. The collection comprises writings, posters, publications and newsclippings, some of which were included in a community display at the Bellingham City Hall. There are also two City of Bellingham reports: the "Whatcom Creek Restoration Project 2007-2008" report and the " Whatcom Creek: Ten Years After Summary Report" from 2009.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

The collection is open to the public.

Preferred Citation :  

Whatcom Creek Pipeline Explosion: Decade of Healing records, Center for Pacific Northwest Studies, Western Washington University, Bellingham WA 98225-9123.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information :  

Donated by Wendy Scherrer in June 2009.

Related Materials :  

The Remembering Whatcom Creek and SAFE Bellingham collections also contain material related to the 1999 Olympic pipeline explosion in Bellingham (Wash.). Both collections are housed at the Center for Pacific Northwest Studies.


Subjects

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

  • Corporate Names :
  • Olympic Pipeline Company--Explosion, 1999
  • Geographical Names :
  • Bellingham (Wash.)--Explosion, 1999
  • Subject Terms :
  • Explosions--Environmental aspects--Washington (State)--Whatcom Creek Region
  • Gasoline pipeline failures--Washington (State)--Whatcom Creek Region
  • Gasoline pipelines--Accidents--Washington (State)--Whatcom Creek Region

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