From Our Corner Blog Posts

  • Since opening in 2004, the Washington State Digital Archives has been a source of pride for our office, as it is the nation’s first archives dedicated specifically to preserving electronic records from state and local government agencies that have legal, fiscal or historical value. The Digital Archives recently hit a major milestone: it received its […]
  • Tuesday ended balloting in the April Special Election across Washington, but we’re giving people a chance to vote on something totally different for the rest of this week: April’s State Library Jewels. Over the past few days, we’ve showcased three State Library items or collections. Now you have the chance to review them and choose […]
  • The latest World War II profile by our Legacy Washington team focuses on a 92-year-old Olympia resident who is one of the last of about 15,000 women who worked in Boeing’s Seattle factories during the war. Regina Sawina Tollfeldt worked eight hours a day, seven days a week during the peak of the war, wriggling […]
  • Campaign season in Washington soon will become official when candidates for public office file with election officials during the week of May 11-15. Filing by mail, a seldom-used option, opened April 27. But the more popular methods of filing for office, in-person or online, will take place during Filing Week. Depending on the office sought, […]
  • Part of the Elwood Evans collection. (Photo courtesy of Washington State Library) Ever hear of Elwood Evans? Don’t feel bad if you haven’t. You’d have to be a Washington Territory history buff to have any idea who he was. Evans was secretary of Washington Territory from 1863 to 1868. In 1865, he carried two titles, […]