From Our Corner Blog Posts

  • Emily Cain and Secretary Wyman (right) hold up a poster of Emily’s winning artwork in her class. With them (from left) are Emily’s teacher, Kevin Plough, and her mother, Amanda Cain. (Photo courtesy of Lindsay Pryor) Emily Cain began Wednesday morning at Burien’s Cedarhurst Elementary School like she has many times before it. But what […]
  • (Image courtesy of Washington State Library) The third and final State Library Jewel for May is timely since the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War was recognized this spring: official records of the Union and Confederate armies, as found in the United States Congressional Serial Set. Here is an excerpt regarding the […]
  •   The second Library Jewel for May is a collection of correspondence, records and a journal of one of Seattle’s first settlers. On Nov. 13, 1851, Captain Robert Colburn Fay was among the first settlers to land at Alki Point in what is now West Seattle. Fay remained in the Puget Sound area for another […]
  • (Photo courtesy of Washington State Library) Days after documents related to the unforgettable 1980 Mount St. Helens eruption topped this month’s Archives Treasures online poll, we’re kicking off the May edition of State Library Jewels with a collection of aerial photos of the world-famous mountain during and after it literally blew its top and knocked […]
  • The anniversary of the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens is still a memorable date for many Washingtonians. It also helped propel the documents related to that iconic volcanic event to an easy win in the May Archives Treasures online poll. The St. Helens eruption docs, which include a letter from President Jimmy Carter to […]