The primary mission of the archive is to preserve the history of Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) through the collection of materials unique to the institute. The archive seeks to collect materials that reflect the diversity of student experiences, the breadth of education programs offered, and the excellence of our staff and students.
Our archive strives to identify and collect materials which document the dynamic history of LWTech. Items collected by the LWTech archive include, but are not limited to:
We do not collect:
Donated materials are accepted primarily from within the LWTech community as space allows, at the discretion of the librarians. Any donation that is accepted for the archive becomes property of LWTech, and the rights to reproduce, use, exhibit, display, broadcast and distribute and create derivative works of these images and recordings in any media now known or later developed is transferred to LWTech. The donor recognizes that donated materials may be digitized and made available to the public. All donated items and collections are to be used solely at the discretion of the archive. Consideration of acceptance may also be contingent upon financial support from the donor for archival processing and cataloging expenses and for the purchase of appropriate archival document boxes, folders, and other preservation and housing materials.
Gifts from the general public will be considered if they are germane to LWTech history and/or the history of the college’s academic disciplines, the college’s relationship to the community of Kirkland, as well as other related areas that the library deems to be of value to the archive.
LWTech reserves the right to make final decisions about the appropriateness of materials included in the archive and can revise its collection development guidelines at any time. The library welcomes inquiries about donations of archival materials but cannot accept everything. Prospective donors should NOT send the item(s), but instead, contact the library via email.
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Mon-Thurs, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday, Closed to the public