Mount Rainier National Park: 100 Years In Paradise

"Southern part of the park with peaks of the Tatoosh Range in foreground." --Rainier National Park Advisory Board. Mt. Rainier national park budget for 1937 [Seattle]: 1937. Special Collections, Manuscripts, and University Archives, University of Washington Libraries.

March 1999 marks the centennial of Mount Rainier National Park. In celebration of this event, the UW Libraries presents an introduction to the history of our region's backyard national park and the mountain, highlighting material available in the Special Collections, Manuscripts and University Archives Division at the University of Washington Libraries. We encourage you to contact us about our collections and we would be happy to help identify further materials on the history of Mount Rainier National Park.

Explore Themes in Park History:

100 Years in Paradise

Spirit of the Mountain

Establishing the Park

Developing Paradise: Asahel Curtis

Promoting the Park

Paving the Way to Paradise

Adventuring in Paradise

Developing Paradise: Mission 66

Managing the Park


This exhibit developed by the Special Collections, Manuscripts, and University Archives Division, University of Washington Libraries. Please direct all correspondence to