Seattle’s Freeway Revolt: A Directory of Historical Resources, available in the Seattle Public Library’s special collections online, is a comprehensive guide to historical resources that tell the story of Seattle’s Freeway Revolt. It includes a historical overview, timelines, bibliographies, graphics and guides for finding relevant information. The project was supported by a grant from 4Culture/King County Lodging Tax Fund, which funded two research archivists who culled much of the information contained within.
The Seattle Freeway Revolt Activists Collection, housed within the University of Washington Special Collections, provides a unique glimpse into the inner workings of this grassroots citizen movement. An outline of the contents – including decades-old newsletters, flyers, letters, meeting materials and more – can be found at this link.
A History Café program on Seattle’s freeway revolt, held in September 2018 at the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI), provided a brief overview of the freeway revolt followed by perspectives from four individuals who participated in the movement: Donald Gibbs, Jean Godden, Larry Gossett and Junius Rochester. The program was co-sponsored by HistoryLink, MOHAI, and the Seattle Public Library. A recording is available at this link.
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