1 Reply Latest reply on Dec 21, 2021 9:13 AM by Jillian Minerva

    Seeking visitor logs for McNeil Island for the period 1928-1935

    albert gidari Newbie

      I'm trying to find out if McNeil Island prison kept visitor logs for the period 1928-1935 specifically. Bonus points if anyone knows whether there was a prison newspaper.

        • Re: Seeking visitor logs for McNeil Island for the period 1928-1935
          Jillian Minerva Adventurer

          Dear Mr. Gidari,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located several series that may be helpful to you:


          Some of these records have been digitized and are available using the Catalog. For information about the non-digitized records, please email the National Archives at Seattle (RW-SE) at seattle.archives@nara.gov.


          Please see here for complete search results, which includes photographs, annual reports, and many other records relating to McNeil Island Penitentiary.


          Due to the continued impact of COVID-19, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgment as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RW-SE.  We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience as we balance mission-critical work and the safety of our staff during the pandemic. Please check NARA’s web page about COVID-19 updates for the latest information.


          The Department of Corrections, Washington State also maintains a webpage that may interest you: McNeil Island History


          We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!