Why are Archives Important?

Archives are important because they provide evidence of activities and tell us more about individuals and institutions, in short, they tell stories. They also increase our sense of identity and understanding of cultures.

Records weren’t usually created for the purpose of historical research so they often provide a less biased account of events than secondary sources.

Keeping it Local…

We want to archive all documents that are important to Port Ludlow.

Port Ludlow’s archiving process has be redesigned, restructured and is actively seeking local groups to contribute important documents. The previous database is slowly being added back after being scrutinized on various levels of importance.

Ultimately, we want Port Ludlow to control, have access to, and assure the permanence for all our important documents and historical records. Some Port Ludlow documents are available from other internet sources, the best of which are accessible by links in this archive, e.g., court cases, Jefferson County Historical Society, Jefferson County laser-fiche archive, Jefferson Title, Port Gamble museum, Washington State Corporation records, and Washington State Archive.

Please feel free to contact the Archive if you have any questions, concerns or even if you have ideas of documents that we should add to the Archive.