Through the lens of Wallie V. Funk

Welcome to this special digital exhibit page, created as an accompaniment to the display to be hosted in Western Libraries Special Collections during Winter Quarter 2015. 

This site features a range of photographs taken by noted and prolific photojournalist Wallie V. Funk, who co-owned the Anacortes American, the Whidbey News-Times, and the South Whidbey Record.

During his career, Funk photographed a diverse and eclectic range of subjects, including several U.S. presidents, the Beatles’ and Rolling Stones’ concerts in Seattle, the 1970 Penn Cove whale capture, community events, and military activities on Whidbey Island.

The images shown here are a small sample from a far larger collection of papers, prints and negatives donated by Wallie V. Funk to the Center for Pacific Northwest Studies in 2003. 


Featuring photographs by Wallie V. Funk, with additional images by Pat Adams and Scott Terrell. Exhibit selections and text by Western Libraries Archives & Special Collections staff. For more information about this exhibit or the holdings of Western Libraries Archives & Special Collections, please contact us at or 360 650 7534.