an effort to make the materials associated with the WTO
History Project accessible to current and future
scholars local and remote, we have made a portion of
our collection accessible through the Internet using CONTENTdm,
a multimedia database developed at the University of
Washington's Center for Information Systems Optimization
(CISO) in the Department of Electrical Engineering. CONTENTdm allows
users to create customized searches of the collection
and for high-quality digital reproductions to be viewed
online, enabling some research to be conducted with
out visiting the collection in the Manuscripts,
Special Collections and University Archives Division of
the UW Libraries, where the entire collection is accessible.
View the guide
to the full collection.
The collection has been extensively
indexed using Dublin core mapping and Library of Congress
subject headings. A guide to the indexing can be accessed
The collection includes many types of materials. While
most are paper documents, the collection does include
ephemera such as turtle costumes and a gas mask. Use
the pull-down menu below to explore the most common
Explore the collection by Issue Area:
The protests against the WTO engaged activists who
were concerned with a wide variety of issues. This
collection tries to be representative of the diversity
of the protests.Use the pull-down menu below to view
items from some of the major issue areas represented
in the collection.
Explore the Collection by Organization:
While hundreds of organizations were involved to varying
degrees in educating and mobilizing the public, planning
events and attending the protests, a small handful
were the most active in Seattle. Use the pull-down
menu below to view items related to some of the most
Explore the collection by Intended Purpose:
Each item in the collection was created
for a specific purpose. Use the search below to explore
items that were created for similar purposes.
Perform an advanced
search of the collection using the Java
client. This requires a Java-enabled Web browser,
e.g. Netscape 3.0 or higher or Internet Explorer
3. It also requires that your browser be Java2 compliant.
If it is not, you will automatically be redirected
to Sun Microsystems' web site where you can download
an updated Java plug-in.