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Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist, by Sunil Yapa.

April 21st, 2016 WSL NW & Special Collections Posted in Articles, Washington Reads No Comments »

your heart is muscle the size of a fistYour Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist. By Sunil Yapa. (New York, NY: Lee Boudreaux Books/Little, Brown and Company/Hachette Book Group, 2016. 312 pp.)

Recommendation submitted by:
Will Stuivenga, Cooperative Projects Manager, Washington State Library, Tumwater, WA.

This is not a nice book. This is not a pleasant book. But it may be an important one. Parts of it are quite horrific, just plain awful. The descriptions of police brutality will curdle your blood, at least they did mine. This novel tells the story of the protests that accompanied the World Trade Organization (WTO) meetings in Seattle in 1999, and the violent police efforts to clear the streets of what began, at least, as a peaceful demonstration.

Most of the reviews and blurbs I encountered prior to reading the book, tend to focus on one main character, a teen who gets caught up in the protest almost by accident. But the story is actually told from the perspective of several individuals, including two or three of the protesters, several of the cops, including the Chief of Police, who turns out to be the teenager’s father (!), and one of the diplomats, hailing from Sri Lanka, who plans to attend the meetings. We get right inside their heads, and experience what they were thinking and feeling as the events unfold.

The book is well-written–the prose is poetic, even beautiful in many instances. You have to admire the author’s skill and his dedication, and his willingness to tackle a topic of this kind, even if reading it was an effort, and not something I would willingly put myself through again. But for anyone who wants to really experience this important episode in Seattle history, and can tolerate graphic descriptions of violence to get there, it is a powerful read, and one you won’t soon forget.

ISBN: 978-0-316-38653-1

Not yet available at WSL Northwest Collections or Washington Talking Book & Braille Library.

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Leaves of Knowledge – Washington State Library Electronic State Publications

April 21st, 2016 Nono Burling Posted in Articles, Federal and State Publications, For Libraries, For the Public No Comments »

2016-04-12_15-01-18Here is Jeff’s latest spy; a fascinating record of travels in Washington and Oregon at the turn of the 20th Century.

From the desk of Jeff Martin

Written by

Elma MacGibbon

Shaw & Borden Co., Printers and Publishers, Spokane, Washington

Publication date: 1904

INTRODUCTION

I have had the opportunity, during the last few years, to travel very extensively throughout the West, and considerable in the East, with my husband, and finding people in general greatly interested in my oral description of the numerous places I have visited. I decided to give a history of the many cities and their surroundings as I saw them during my visits, at different seasons of the year.

Realizing that it will be of interest and information to the reading public, I now present to you Leaves of Knowledge.

Elma MacGibbon

Washington State Library Electronic State Publications – Leaves of Knowledge, Elma MacGibbon, 1904

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Springtime is grant time at WSL!

April 18th, 2016 Nono Burling Posted in Articles, For Libraries, For the Public, Grants and Funding No Comments »

From the desk of Maura Walsh, WSL’s Grant Manager

grants

Washington State Library has the task of helping distribute funds. We’re accepting applications for four different grants right now. We’d love to help your library share in this funding. Look at the programs below. Each title is a link to more information and applications. Please contact WSLgrants@sos.wa.gov if you have more questions.

Digital Literacy

Help your community find and use quality information. We support projects to help your library users get special skills. These can include projects for underserved populations, projects to introduce new technology and projects that can develop new skills. Public, academic, tribal, and school libraries can apply. Please apply by May 26, 2016.

Metadata Enhancement & Remediation Grant—Pilot Project 2016

This is a grant designed to help institutions prepare their collections for launching or placement on other platforms by meeting Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) requirements. Our goal is to help make your materials more accessible and to help use best practices for your digital collections. This is to support public, academic, and tribal libraries in remediating, re-cataloging, and/or enhancing digital collection records currently available to the public through digital library and digital repository systems. The applications are due by June 10, 2016.

Microsoft Imagine Academy

Today everyone needs technology just to apply for a job or stay competitive. We’re trying to help bridge the technology skills gap. If your college or library is an Imagine Academy Program Member, we have special funds available now. We can provide up to $3,000 for supporting materials. You can also use the funds for publicity. Or they can help with salaries. The opening for these funds is April 7, 2016.

Professional development (PD)

Would you like to send your library staff to a special conference? Would you like to bring a trainer to your library? WSL designed our PD grants to help. Every qualified library, system, or district can apply for up to 75% of what is spent. This can include transportation, lodging and registration. Apply for this grant year-round.

Refreshing School Libraries to Engage Students

Recent data showed the average copyright of many school collections is over 20 years old. WSL wants to help school libraries update nonfiction collections. WSL will provide grants of $1,000 to school libraries for buying nonfiction books. If awarded a grant, teacher librarians will be able to select the books they wish through their normal channels. They may choose to purchase processed, shelf-ready books if they want, but the grant limit is still $1,000. WSL will reimburse schools for their purchases. Applications for this grant are due by May 10, 2016.

Washington Rural Heritage

What’s interesting or unique about your area’s history? What do you want to be able to share easily today and tomorrow? This program helps public and tribal libraries create historical digital collections. You actually digitize your treasures locally with our expert help. These can be objects and documents. Then they become part of the Washington Rural Heritage collection. Your library can collaborate with other groups in your community.  Applications are due by May 25, 2016

 

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New Additions in Pacific Northwest Non-Fiction

April 13th, 2016 WSL NW & Special Collections Posted in Articles No Comments »

pnw new arrivalsIt’s a pretty long list, so we’ve placed these quick links that will jump you to the different subject matter areas:


200s: Religion

300s: Social Sciences

500s: Natural Sciences, Math

600s: Applied Sciences, Technology

700s: Arts

900s: Geography, History

Multimedia


A Still and Quiet Conscience: The Archbishop Who Challenged a Pope, a President, and a Church. By John A. McCoy. (Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books, 2015. 344 pp. Illustrations, bibliographical references, index.)
NW 282.092 MCCOY 2015

No Silent Witness: The Eliot Parsonage Women and Their Unitarian World. By Cynthia Grant Tucker. (Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.  344 pp. Illustrations, bibliographical references, index.) Includes information on Mrs. Margaret Hazard Stevens, spouse of first Washington Territorial Governor and United States Congressman, Isaac Ingalls Stevens, and her family.
NW 289.1092 TUCKER 2010

A Saint in Seattle: The Life of the Tibetan Mystic Dezhung Rinpoche. By David P. Jackson. (Boston: Wisdom Publications, 2003. 767 pp. Illustrations, maps, bibliographical references, index.)
NW 294.3923 JACKSON 2003



Talking Back: Voices of Color. Edited and with an introduction by Nellie Wong. (Seattle: Red Letter Press, 2015. 239 pp. Illustrations.)
NW 305.8009 TALKING 2015

Han in the Upper Left: A Brief History of Korean Americans in the Pacific Northwest. By Korean American Historical Society. (Seattle, WA: Chin Music Press, 2015. 103 pp. Illustrations, map, bibliographical references, index
NW 305.9 HAN IN 2015

Barnyards and Birkenstocks: Why Farmers and Environmentalists Need Each Other. By Don Stuart. (Pullman, Wash.: Washington State University Press, 2014. 280 pp. Illustrations, bibliographical references, index.)
NW 333.7609 STUART 2014

When Money Grew On Trees: A.B. Hammond and the Age of the Timber Baron. By Greg Gordon. (Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, 2014) 482 pp. Illustrations, bibliographical references, index.)
NW 338.1749 GORDON 2014

Higher: 100 Years of Boeing. By Russ Banham. (San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2015. 192 pp. Illustrations, index.)
NW OVERSIZ 338.4762 BANHAM 2015

Boots and Saddles: Military Leaders of the American West. By Thomas D. Phillips. (Caldwell, Idaho: Caxton Press, 2015. 390 pp. Bibliographical references, index.)
NW 355.0092 PHILLIP 2015

A Different Battle: Stories of Asian Pacific American Veterans. Edited by Carina A. del Rosario, with a historical essay by Ken Mochizuki and Carina A. del Rosario; contemporary photographs by Dean Wong. (Seattle: University of Washington Press/Wing Luke Asian Museum, 1999. 127 pp. Illustrations, index.)
NW 355.1 DIFFERE 1999

Practice to Deceive. By Ann Rule. (New York: Gallery Books, 2013. 339 pp. Illustrations.) True-crime mystery by the late author set in Langley, WA and revolving around the murder of Russell Douglas and the three people are accused of murdering him: his widow Brenna, her guitar-teacher lover, and an aging beauty queen.
NW 364.1523 RULE 2013

Competitive Struggle: America’s Western Fur Trading Posts, 1764-1865. By R.G. Robertson; photos by Karen A. Robertson. (Caldwell, Idaho: Caxton Press, 2012. 330 pp. Illustrations, maps, bibliographical references, index.
NW 381.4397 ROBERTS 2012

Slabtown Streetcars (Arcadia Images of Rail). By Richard Thompson. (Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2015. 127 pp. Illustrations, maps, index.)
NW 388.46 THOMPSO 2015

Victorian Secrets: What A Corset Taught Me About the Past, the Present, and Myself. By Sarah A. Chrisman; foreword by Sue Lean. (New York: Skyhorse Pub., Inc., 2013. 240 pp. Illustrations, bibliographical references.)
NW 391.42 CHRISMA 2013



Wolf Predation in the North Country. By Israel Putnam Callison. (Seattle. 1948. 89 pp. Illustrations.)
NW 599.7444 CALLISO 1948

The Cougar: Beautiful, Wild and Dangerous. By Paula Wild. (Madeira Park, BC, Canada : Douglas & McIntyre, 2013. 288 pp. Illustrations, bibliographical references, index.)
NW 599.7524 WILD 2013

The Hidden Life of Wolves. By Jim and Jamie Dutcher, with James Manfull; foreword by Robert Redford. (Washington, D.C.: National Geographic, 2013. 215 pp. Illustrations, bibliographical references.
NW 599.773 DUTCHER 2013

Grizzly West: A Failed Attempt to Reintroduce Grizzly Bears in the Mountain West. Michael J. Dax. (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2015. 289 pp. Illustrations, maps, bibliographical references, index.) Based on the author’s master’s thesis, University of Montana.
NW 599.784 DAX 2015



Marie Equi: Radical Politics and Outlaw Passions. By Michael Helquist. (Corvallis: Oregon State University Press, 2015. 310 pp. Bibliographical references and index.)
NW 610.92 HELQUIS 2015

Riding the High Wire: Aerial Mine Tramways in the West. By Robert A. Trennert. (Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 2001. 140 pp. Illustrations, bibliographical references, index.)
NW 622.66 TRENNER 2001

Tramway Titan: Byron Riblet, Wire Rope and Western Resource Towns. By Martin J. Wells. (Victoria, B.C.: Trafford, 2011. 338 pp. Illustrations, maps, bibliographical references, index.
NW 622.66 WELLS 2011

The Mullan Road: Carving a Passage through the Frontier Northwest, 1859-62. By Paul D. McDermott, Ronald E. Grim, and Philip Mobley. (Missoula, Montana: Mountain Press Publishing Company, 2015. 286 pp. Illustrations, maps, bibliographical references, index.)
NW 623.6209 MULLAN 2015

Too High & Too Steep: Reshaping Seattle’s Topography. By David B. Williams. (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2015. 239 pp. Illustrations, bibliographical references, index.)
NW 624.151 WILLIAM 2015

Alaska’s Skyboys: Cowboy Pilots and the Myth of the Last Frontier. By Katherine Johnson Ringsmuth. (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2015. 267 pp. Illustrations, bibliographical references, index.
NW 629.1309 RINGSMU 2015

Weeds: A Farm Daughter’s Lament (American Lives). By Evelyn I. Funda. (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2013. 297 pp. Illustrations, bibliographical references, index.
NW 636.084 FUNDA 2013

Becoming Salmon: Aquaculture and the Domestication of a Fish (California Studies in Food and Culture, No. 55). By Marianne Elisabeth Lien. (Oakland, California: University of California Press, 2015. 214 pp. Illustrations, bibliographical references, index.)
NW 639.3755 LIEN 2015

The Guide to West Coast Cheese: More Than 300 Cheeses Handcrafted in California, Oregon, and Washington. By Sasha Davies. (Portland, Or.: Timber Press, 2010. 224 pp. Illustrations, maps, bibliographical references, index.)
NW 641.373 DAVIES 2010


A Fluid Tradition: Northwest Watercolor Society–The First 75 Years. By David F. Martin. (Bellevue, WA : Northwest Watercolor Society, 2015. 128 pp. Illustrations, bibliographical references.)
NW OVERSIZ 751.422 MARTIN 2015

Roger Shimomura: An American Knockoff. (Pullman, Washington: Museum of Art/Washington State University, 2014. 63 pp. Illustrations, bibliographical references.) This book was published in conjunction with the exhibition, “Roger Shimomura: An American Knockoff”presented at Museum of Art/Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, September-December, 2014; Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Willamette University, Salem, Oregon, January-April 2015; and Tacoma Art Museum, Washington, May-August, 2015.
NW 759.13 ROGER S 2014

Yellow Terror: The Collections and Paintings of Roger Shimomura. Curatorial essay by Stacey Uradomo-Barre. (Seattle, WA: Wing Luke Asian Museum, 2009. 88 pp. Illustrations, bibliographical references.) This catalogue was published in conjunction with an exhibition organized by the Wing Luke Asian Museum and co-curated by Dr. Stacey Uradomo-Barre and Roger Shimomura, September 11, 2009 through April 18, 2010.
NW 759.13 SHIMOMU 2009

I Found My Friends: The Oral History of Nirvana. By Nick Soulsby. (New York: St. Martin’s Griffin, 2015. 347 pp. Illustrations, bibliographical references, index.
NW 782.4216 SOULSBY 2015

100 Things Seahawks Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die (Updated Super Bowl Edition!) By John Morgan. (Chicago, IL.: Triumph Books, 2014. 336 pp. Illustrations, bibliographical references.)
NW 796.3326 MORGAN 2014

The Thursday Speeches: Lessons in Life, Leadership, and Football from Coach Don James. By Peter Tormey, Ph.D. (United States, 2014. 219 pp. Illustrations.)
NW 796.3326 TORMEY 2014

Seattle Kung-Fu Club 40 Year Anniversary. By Seattle Kung-Fu Club. (Seattle, WA: Seattle Kung-Fu Club, 2003. 128 pp. Illustrations.
NW OVERSIZ 796.8159 SEATTLE 2003

Seattle Kung-Fu Club 50 Year Anniversary. By Seattle Kung-Fu Club. (Seattle, WA: Seattle Kung-Fu Club, 2014. 167 pp. Illustrations
NW OVERSIZ 796.8159 SEATTLE 2014


Narrative of the Voyage of H.M.S. Herald during The Years 1845-51 (Cambridge library collection. Polar exploration). By Berthold Seemann. (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012.         2 vols. Illustrations, map, index.) Originally published in 1853.
NW 910.41 SEEMANN 2012 v. 1 & 2

Gloomy Terrors and Hidden Fires: The Mystery of John Colter and Yellowstone. By Ronald M. Anglin and Larry E. Morris. (Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, 2014. 243 pp. Bibliographical references, index.)
NW 910.92 ANGLIN 2014

Three Years in America: 1859-1862 (The Jacob R. Schiff library of Jewish Contributions to American Democracy). By I.J. Benjamin, translated from the German by Charles Reznikoff; with an introduction by Oscar Handlin. (Philadelphia, Pa.: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1956. 3 vols. in 2. Illustrations) Originally published in 1862 as Drei Jahre in Amerika.
NW 917.8 BENJAMI 1956 v.1, 2 & 3

Lewis and Clark among the Nez Perce: Strangers in the Land of the Nimiipuu. By Allen V. Pinkham and Steven R. Evans; foreword by Frederick E. Hoxie. (Washburn, North Dakota: Dakota Institute Press of the Lewis & Clark Fort Mandan Foundation, 2013. 299 pp. Illustrations, maps, bibliographical references, index
NW 917.8042 PINKHAM 2013

Soldiers in the Woods: The U.S. Army’s Spruce Production Division in World War One. By Rod Crossley; edited by Margaret L. Rice. (Portland, Oregon: TimberTimes Inc., 2014. 320 pp. Illustrations, maps, bibliographical references, index.)
NW OVERSIZ 940.3797 CROSSLE 2014

An American Hero: Shiro Kashino. Lawrence Matsuda and Matt Sasaki. (Seattle, Washington: Seattle NVC Foundation: Wing Luke Museum, 2015. 42 pp. Illustrations.)
NW 940.5308 MATSUDA 2015

The Middle Columbia Salish (University of Washington Publications in Anthropology   v. 2, no. 4.). By James H. Teit; edited by Franz Boas. (Seattle, Wash.: University of Washington Press, 1928. pp. 89-128.   Bibliographical references.) (Photocopy. Seattle, Wash.: University of Washington, 1986. leaves 89-128.)
NW 970.6 TEIT 1928

Métis in Canada: History, Identity, Law & Politics. Edited by Christopher Adams, Gregg Dahl & Ian Peach. (Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 2013. 530 pp. Illustrations, bibliographical references, index.)  Also issued also in electronic formats.
NW 971.0049 METIS I 2013

Cho’s Story: From the Eyes of a Nisei Son. By Choichi Shimizu. (Milton, Washington: Caring, 2014. 135 pp. Illustrations (some color), maps, bibliographical references.)
NW 973.0495 SHIMIZU 2014

Vendetta: Bobby Kennedy versus Jimmy Hoffa. By James Neff. (New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2015. 377 pp. Illustrations, bibliographical references, index.) In a book based on newly released documents, the author also includes significant amounts of material on Seattle Teamsters Union Leader Dave Beck and Kennedy’s mission to bring him to justice.
NW 973.922 NEFF 2015

The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey. By Rinker Buck. (New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 2015. 450 pp. Illustrations, maps, index.) At once an American journey, a work of history, and a personal saga, this book tells the story of Buck’s 2,000-mile expedition across the plains. He was accompanied by three cantankerous mules, his boisterous brother, Nick, and an incurably filthy Jack Russell terrier named Olive Oyl.
NW 978 BUCK 2015

‘A Great Many of Us Have Good Farms’: Agent Peter Ronan Reports on the Flathead Indian Reservation, Montana, 1877-1887. By Peter Ronan; edited by Robert J. Bigart. (Pablo, Mont.: Salish Kootenai College Press, 2014. 438 pp. Illustrations, maps, bibliographical references, index.)
NW 978.682 RONAN 2014a

‘Justice To Be Accorded To The Indians’: Agent Peter Ronan Reports On The Flathead Indian Reservation, Montana, 1888-1893. By Peter Ronan; edited by Robert J. Bigart. (Pablo, Montana: Salish Kootenai College Press, 2014. 434 pp. Illustrations, bibliographical references and index.)
NW 978.682 RONAN 2014

Indians of the Pacific Northwest: From the Coming of the White Man to the Present Day. By Vine Deloria Jr.; foreword by Billy Frank Jr.; afterword by Steve Pavlik. (Golden, CO: Fulcrum Pub., 2012. 168 pp. Map, index.)
NW 979.5004 DELORIA 2012

Wood, Water & Grass: Meek Cutoff of 1845. By James H. and Theona J. Hambleton. (Baker City, Oregon: James H. Hambleton, 2014. 192 pp. Illustrations, maps, bibliographical references, index.)
NW OVERSIZ 979.503 HAMBLET 2014

The Chinese in Washington State. Art and Doug Chin. (Seattle, Wash.: OCA Greater Seattle, 2013. 144 pp. Illustrations, bibliographical references.)
NW 979.7004 CHIN 2013

Reflections of the Kettle River Region. Produced by the Kettle River History Club; sponsored by the Curlew Senior Citizens in behalf of the Bicentennial Project of Ferry County. (Curlew, Wash.: Orris Press, 1976. 229 pp. Illustrations.)
NW 979.725 KETTLE 1976

Yakima, a Centennial Reflection, 1885-1985. By George M. Martin, Paul Schafer, William E. Scofield; Pat Brown, editorial consultant. (Yakima, Wash.: Yakima Centennial Commission, 1985. 233 pp. Illustrations, index.)   The second of two volumes of local history.
NW 979.755 MARTIN 1985

Historical Record of Teachers of the Grade and High School of La Conner, Washington and its Environs. By Carroll F. Anderson. (La Conner, Wash.: C.F. Anderson, 1960. 1 volume. Illustrations.   979.772ANDERSO 1960?

The Grand Lady of Mount Baker: A History of the Mount Baker Lodge from 1927-1931. By Michael G. Impero.    (Bellingham, Wash.: Michael Impero, 2015. 192 pp. Illustrations, maps.) Mount Baker Lodge opened in July of 1927 and was destroyed by fire in August of 1931.
NW 979.773 IMPERO 2015

Our Valley: The Yakima Valley through the Eyes of the Yakima Herald-Republic and Its Readers. Presented by Yakima Herald-Republic. (Battle Ground, Wash.: Pediment Pub., 2013. 144 pp. Illustrations, index.)
NW OVERSIZ 979.775 OUR VAL 2013 VAL 2013

Seattle Sketcher: An Illustrated Journal. By Gabriel Campanario, the Seattle Times. (Battle Ground, Washington: Pediment Publishing, 2014. 112 pp. Illustrations.)
NW OVERSIZ 979.7772 CAMPANA 2014

Seattle’s International District: The Making of a Pan-Asian American Community. By Doug Chin. (Seattle, Wash.: International Examiner Press, 2009. 141 pp. Illustrations, maps, bibliographical references, index.
NW 979.7772 CHIN 2009

Dim Sum: The Seattle ABC (American Born Chinese) Dream. By Vera Ing. (Seattle: International Examiner Press, 2010. 124 pp. Illustrations.)
NW 979.7772 ING 2010

Boats, Bread and Meat, a Century Ago. By Lilian Lindley. (Olympia, Wash.: The Daily Olympian, c1950. 72 pp. Illustrations.)
NW 979.779 LINDLEY 1950?

Pioneer Musings. By Kitty Wright Blair. (Toledo, Washington: Chapters of Life, 2014. 114 pp. Illustrations.)
NW 979.782 BLAIR 2014

The Toledo Community Story, 1776-1976. By Toledo History Committee. (Toledo, Wash.: Toledo Parent-Teacher Organization, c1976. 198 pp. Illustrations, index.)
NW 979.782 TOLEDO 1976

These Walls Talk: Lewis County’s 1927 Historic Courthouse. By Julie McDonald Zander. (Toledo, Washington : Chapters of Life, 2014. 131 pp. Illustrations, portraits.)
NW 979.782 ZANDER 2014a

Chehalis County Nationality Survey, 1848-1915. By Joe Randich, project director, Dorothea Parker, associate director. (Hoquiam, Wash.: Polson Museum, 1984 (1985 printing) ~ 300 leaves. Illustrations, bibliographical references.) Supported in part by the Washington Commission for the Humanities. Chehalis County was later renamed Grays Harbor County.
NW OVERSIZ 979.795 RANDICH 1984


Multimedia

Kash [Videorecording]: The Legend and Legacy of Shiro Kashino. By Vince Matsudaira. (Los Angeles, Calif.: E-Shadow productions, 2011. 1 videodisc (68 min): sound, color with b&w sequences. 4-3/4 in. DVD, NTSC  16:9 widescreen.) Originally produced as a motion picture in 2011, this is the biography of Shiro Kashino, a nisei who volunteered to fight for the US during WWII, despite being interred at Minidoka. In the Japanese American 442nd Regimental Combat Team, he became a decorated hero as he served as a platoon sergeant in Europe. He received a court-martial related to a dance hall brawl in southern France at the end of the war and was reduced to private. 40 years later, his fellow veterans in Hawaii and his wife Louise, feeling he was unfairly tried, begin the process of expunging the court-martial conviction from his Army records and restoring his rank.
NW DVD 940.5308 KASH TH 2011

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Portlandtown by Robb De Borde

April 13th, 2016 WSL NW & Special Collections Posted in Articles, Washington Reads No Comments »

PTWN_Movie Poster_815x1200Portlandtown: A Tale of the Oregon Wyldes. By Robb De Borde. (New York: St. Martin’s Griffin, 2012. 375 pp.)

Recommendation by Carolyn Petersen, Assistant Program Manager, Library Development

What does a reader get when a writer combines gunfights, zombies, circus freaks, and a Portland pioneer family named the Wyldes?  The reader is rewarded with a crackling good read—if the reader’s brain is able to blend westerns, steampunk sci-fi and historical fiction.  This story begins in 19th century Astoria when Joseph Wylde goes to bring his father in law, the town sheriff, back to Portland with him.  Unfortunately the powers Joseph’s father in law had disturbed in Astoria by digging up their graves follow the Wyldes back to Portland—and all hell—well the zombie part of it anyway—break lose.  Hopefully this is the start of a series.

Available in the Washington State Library’s Pacific Northwest Collection at NW 813.6 DEBORDE 2012
Digital Book editions available for Washington residents unable to read standard print through WTBBL.
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History lovers take note: Washington State Library Electronic State Publications

April 1st, 2016 Nono Burling Posted in Articles, Digital Collections, Federal and State Publications, For Libraries, For the Public, State Library Collections No Comments »

2016-03-17_9-37-32The latest state document discovery from Jeff Martin

The Fourteenth Session: A brief history of the men who represented the million and a half people of the state of Washington in the legislature of 1915

Prepared by
Alfred T. Renfro
Beaux Arts Village, Washington
Publication date: 1915

A brief history of the men who represented the million and a half people of the State of Washington in the Legislature of 1915.
It is not the purpose or object of this book to discuss the Legislature as a whole or the merits of the bills. Neither is it a manual. The acts of the Legislature are recorded in the Journal, the results in the Session Laws, and the pocket manual covers the field.

This work will endeavor to treat [sic] of the personnel of the Legislature. Devoting its pages to the personal side of the men who made the laws. In some cases where the author knew, there will be found an “intimate peep” [sic] into the lives and characters of the members.

Another gem from within the document… “Governor Lister will be remembered in political history as the ‘Veto Governor.’  Of all vetoes recorded since statehood there appears to be over 40 percent credited to his administration.”

Washington State Library Electronic State Publications – The Fourteenth Session

Let us know in the comments if you find anything else that is particularly compelling.

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Happy 100th Birthday Beverly Cleary

March 30th, 2016 Nono Burling Posted in Articles, For Libraries, For the Public 1 Comment »

From the desk of Diane Hutchins

What do Project VIEWS, Leave It to Beaver, Yamhill, and the University of Washington iSchool have in common?

Would you believe – Beverly Cleary!

Beverly_Cleary_1971And, would you believe – Beverly Cleary will be celebrating her 100th birthday next month!  On April 12, 1916, Beverly Cleary first saw the light of day in Yamhill County, Oregon.  This award-winning author of numerous children’s books is an iSchool alum and “mother” of well-known characters including Ramona Quimby and Henry Huggins.  In recognition of her many contributions to the world of children’s literature, the iSchool created the Beverly Cleary Endowed Professorship, a position that was once held by Dr. Eliza T. Dresang, who led the groundbreaking research of Project VIEWS.

But – Leave It To Beaver??? Beverly Cleary was asked to write a series of Leave It To Beaver books in the early 1960s by the creators of this well-known television series. Find out what happens when Wally, the Beaver, and Eddie Haskell meet Beverly Cleary by visiting this post on the Collecting Children’s Books blog.

Want to celebrate? Check out some of the special events being held in her honor:

Is your library hosting a Beverly Cleary event?  Let us know in the comments.

Want to know more about Beverly Cleary? Go to the Oregon Art Beat’s web site. And be sure to join all of us in wishing Beverly Cleary the best birthday ever!

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Women’s History: Selected Resources at the Washington State Library

March 25th, 2016 Rand Simmons Posted in Articles, Federal and State Publications, For Libraries, For the Public No Comments »

Women’s History: a sampling of resources at the Washington State Library

Cover photo from the federal publication, A century of women's health, 1900-2000

A Century of Women’s Health, 1900-2000

Federal Publications : National Scope

Alfonso, K. L. M., & Air University (U.S.). (2009). Femme fatale: An examination of the role of women in combat and the policy implications for future American military operations. Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala: Air University Press.

Archive of Folk Song (U.S.). (1969). Sources for songs of the womans’ suffrage movement: With Library of Congress call numbers. Washington, DC: The Archive. Available at WSL!  Call No. LC 1.12/2:Su 3

Bellafaire, J., & Center of Military History. (1993). The Women’s Army Corps: A commemoration of World War II service. Washington, D.C.?: U.S. Army Center of Military History. Available at WSL! Call No. D 114.2:W 84

Calkin, H. L. (1978). Women in the Department of State: Their role in American foreign affairs. Washington: Office of the Deputy Under Secretary for Management, Dept. of State. Available at WSL!  Call No. S 1.69:166

Chang, J. C., ERIC Clearinghouse for Community Colleges., & United States. (2002). Women and minorities in the science, mathematics and engineering pipeline. Los Angeles, CA: ERIC Clearinghouse for Community Colleges.

Conaway, C. P., & United States Institute of Peace. (2006). The role of women in stabilization and reconstruction. Washington, DC: U.S. Institute of Peace.

Dannett, S. G. L., & Jones, K. M. (1963). Our women of the sixties. Washington, D.C: U.S. Civil War Centennial Commission. Available at WSL! Call No. Y 3.C 49/2:2 W 84

Eaton, S. A., Nielsen, F., National Institute of Standards and Technology (U.S.)., & NIST Women’s Summit “Women in Science, Redefined: Tactics and Alliances to Address and Change Systemic Trends Affecting Women in Science, Engineering, and Technology”. (2002). Women in science, redefined: Tactics and alliances to address and change systemic trends affecting women in science, engineering, and technology, March 12-13, 2002, Gaithersburg, MD. Gaithersburg, MD: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Technology Administration, National Institute of Standards and Technology.  Available at WSL! Call No. MICRO C 13.58:6918

Flowers, S. H., Abbott, M. H., United States., & Alabama Aviation and Technical College. (1995). Women in aviation and space. Washington, D.C.?: U.S. Dept. of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration. Available at WSL! Call No. TD 4.2:Av 5/6/990

Photo from the publication Participation and expenditure patterns of African-American, Hispanic, and Female Hunters and Anglers

Women hunting

Henderson, E., & U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. (2004). Participation and expenditure patterns of African-American, Hispanic, and female hunters and anglers: Addendum to the 2001 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation. Washington, D.C: Division of Federal Aid, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Available at WSL!

Hewitt, L. L., & United States. (1974). Women Marines in World War I. Washington: History and Museums Division, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps. Available at WSL!  D 214.13 W84 D 214.13:W 84

Karim, B., & United States. (1972). A preliminary study of maximal control force capability of female pilots. Washington, D.C: Office of Aviation Medicine, Federal Aviation Administration. Available at WSL!

Kovach, K., & United States. (2001). Breaking codes, breaking barriers: The WACs of the Signal Security Agency, World War II. Fort Belvoir, Va: History Office, Office of the Chief of Staff, US Army Intelligence and Security Command. Available at WSL! Call No. D 101.2:C 64

Library of Congress. (1995). Women come to the front: Journalists, photographers, and broadcasters during World War II. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress. Available WSL! Call No. LC 1.2:W 84

Molnar, A., & United States. (1994). Women marines in WWII. Washington, DC: Navy & Marine Corps WWII Commemorative Committee, Navy Office of Information. Available at WSL! Call No. D 201.39:M 33/5

Morden, B. J. (1990). The Women’s Army Corps, 1945-1978. Washington, D.C: Center of Military History, U.S. Army.

Photo of the cover of the publication Women In the United States NavyNaval History & Heritage Command (U.S.), & United States. (2011). Women in the United States Navy. Washington, D.C.: Naval History & Heritage Command.

Oakes, C. M. (1978). United States Women in aviation through World War I. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press. Available at WSL! Call No. SI 1.42.2C1

Oak Ridge National Laboratory. (1995). Pioneer women: Pushing the frontiers of science and engineering at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Oak Ridge, Tenn.?: ORNL. Available at WSL! Call No.  E 1.2:W 84

O’Sullivan, J., Gallick, R., & Smithsonian Institution. (1975). Workers and allies: Female participation in the American Trade Union Movement, 1824-1976 : exhibition organized by Judith O’Sullivan : catalog. Washington: Published for the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service by the Smithsonian Institution Press. Available at WSL! Call No. SI 1.2 : W89/2

Sandia National Laboratories. (2006). A woman’s place is where she wants to be: A photographic history of women at Sandia. Albuquerque, N.M.: Sandia National Laboratories.

Smith, E. M., Alabama State University., & United States. (2003). Mary McLeod Bethune and the National Council of Negro Women: Pursuing a true and unfettered democracy. Washington, D.C.: Alabama State University, for the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House, National Historic Site, National Park Service. Available at WSL! Call No. I 29.58/3:W 84

Stremlow, M. V., & United States. (1986). A history of the Women Marines, 1946-1977. Washington, D.C: History and Museums Division, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps.

Stremlow, M. V., & United States. (1994). Free a Marine to fight: Women Marines in World War II. Washington, D.C: History and Museums Division, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps.

Theidon, K. S., Phenicie, K., Murray, E., & United States Institute of Peace. (2011). Gender, conflict, and peacebuilding: State of the field and lessons learned from USIP grantmaking. Washington, DC: U.S. Institute of Peace.

Treadwell, M. E. GenderConflict(1954). The Women’s Army Corps. Washington, D.C: Office of the Chief of Military History, Dept. of the Army. Available at WSL! Call No.  D 114.7:W 84

United States. (2002). A century of women’s health, 1900-2000. Washington, D.C.: Office on Women’s Health, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services.

United States. (2015). Empowering women entrepreneurs: Understanding success, addressing persistent challenges, and identifying new opportunities : hearing before the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, United States Senate, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, second session, July 23, 2014.

United States. (1998). Equal pay: A thirty-five year perspective. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Labor, Womenʼs Bureau. Available at WSL!  L 36.102:EQ 2/3

United States. (2000). Honoring our past:Report and recommendations. Washington, D.C.:The Commission.

United States. (1992). A Question of equity: Women and the glass ceiling in the Federal Government. Washington, DC: The Board. Available at WSL! Call No. MS 1.2:W 84  C1

United States. (1977). Women and the environment: Women as agents of change. Washington: Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Public Awareness. Available at WSL! Call No. MICRO Y 4.F 76/1:111-97

United States Commission on Civil Rights. (1979). Window dressing on the set, an update: A report of the United States Commission on Civil Rights. Washington: U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. Call No. CR 1.2:W 72/979/UPDATE Available at WSL! Call No. PM 1.2:W 84

United States., & Judicial Conference of the United States. (1989). Criminal law, voting rights, United States v. Susan B. Anthony: “prisoner tried and convicted,” indictment, January 24, 1873. Washington, D.C: National Archives and Records Administration in cooperation with the Committee on the Bicentennial of the Constitution of the Judicial Conference of the United States. Available at WSL!  Sudoc No. AE 1.110/3:V 94

Photographs from the publication Women and AgricultureUnited States., & United States. (2011). Women & agriculture: Improving global food security. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Agency for International Development.

United States., & United States. (1986). Women marines in the 1980s. Washington, D.C.?: Division of Public Affairs (Code PAM) Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps. Available at WSL! Call No.  D 214.2:W 84/5

Urban and Rural Systems Associates., & United States. (1976). Exploratory study of women in the health professions schools. Washington: The Program.  Available at WSL!  Call No. HE 1.2W.84/3summ

Wells, J. A. (1962). Women in the Federal service, 1939-1959. Washington: U.S. Dept. of Labor, Women’s Bureau; [for sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Govt. Print. Off. Available at WSL! Call No. L 13.19:4/2

Wilcox, J., & United States. (2013). Sharing the burden: Women in cryptology during World War IIAvailable at WSL! Call No. MICRO D 1.2:C 88/2

Women on the frontlines of peace and security. (2014). Available at WSL! Call No. D 5.402:W 84

State Publications: State and Regional Scope

Office of the Secretary of State Legacy Project publications

Photo of Bonnie Dunbar, astronaut, from the book An adventurous mind, Bonnie Dunbar: The oral history of Washington’s first woman astronaut

Bonnie Dunbar, astronaut

Dunbar, B. J., Heffernan, T., Larson, L., Washington State Legacy Project., Washington State Heritage Center., Washington State Library., & Washington (State). (2009). An adventurous mind, Bonnie Dunbar: The oral history of Washington’s first woman astronaut. Olympia, WA: Washington State Heritage Center, Legacy Project, Office of the Secretary of State.

Photo of the cover of A Woman First, the Impact of JenniferDunn

Jennifer Dunn

Dunn, J., Heffernan, T., Larson, L., Republican Party (Wash.), Washington State Legacy Project., Washington State Library., & Washington (State). (2010). The aura of Jennifer Dunn: A biography of Washington’s dynamic congresswoman. Olympia, Wash.: Washington State Heritage Center, Legacy Project, Washington Office of Secretary of State.

Heffernan, T., Washington State Legacy Project,, & Washington State Heritage Center,. (2012). A woman first: The impact of Jennifer Dunn. Available at WSL!

Walker, L., Hughes, J. C., Larson, L., Washington State Legacy Project., Washington State Heritage Center., & Washington (State). (2010). Lillian Walker, Washington State civil rights pioneer: A biography & oral history. Olympia, Wash.: Washington State Legacy Project, Office of the Secretary of State. Available at WSL!

Photo of James and Lillian Walker on their wedding day

James and Lillian Walker, wedding photo

Other State Agency Publications

Andrews, M. T., & Junior League of Tacoma (Tacoma, Wash.). (1989). Washington women as path breakers. Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt Pub. Co. Available at WSL! Washington State Docs  WA 979.7 C33was w 1989; WSL Northwest Collection NW 979.7008 ANDREWS 1989

Barbey, D. E., & Washington (State). (1952). Washington State women in civil defense. Olympia: Washington State Civil Defense Dept. Available at WSL! Washington State Docs WA 355.23 C49ww

Blair, K. J., Northwest Center for Research on Women., & Northwest Conference on Women’s Heritage. (1985). Northwest women’s heritage: Conference proceedings, 1981. Seattle, Wash.: Northwest Center for Research on Women. Available at WSL!

Butruille, S. G., Walsh, J., Wang, K. H., Coleman, R., Masterson, R. E., & Washington State Library. (2007). Tea, true womanhood, and uppity women. Tumwater, Wash: The Library. Available at WSL!

Bristol Productions, Ltd., Washington (State)., & Washington State WWII Memorial Educational Foundation. (2002). When we were kids– we went to war. Olympia, Wash: Bristol Productions.

Daugherty, V. E., & Washington (State). (1977). Personnel inventory: Women in administration. Olympia, Wash: State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Available at WSL! Washington State Docs WA 370 P94per 1977

Elected Washington Women (Organization). (1983). Political pioneers: The women lawmakers. Olympia? Wash.: Elected Washington Women. Available at WSL!

Harvest, M., Walsh, J., Wang, K. H., Coleman, R., Masterson, R. E., & Washington State Library. (2006). Mary Sam: Basket weaver, visionary, provider and survivor. Tumwater, Wash: The Library. WA DVD 021.8 L611mar s 2006 c.

(Making a Difference –part of a series)  James-Wilson, J., Owings-Klimek, B., & Washington (State). (1992). Washington women: A centennial celebration. Olympia, WA (PO Box 47200, Olympia 98504-7200: State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Available at WSL! Washington State Docs WA 370 Ed8mak d1 1992

O’Neill, D., & Washington (State). (1983). Washington women. Olympia, Wash.: Superintendent of Public Instruction. Available at WSL! Washington State Docs  WA 370 Ed8was w9 1985

Owings-Klimek, B., James-Wilson, J., Washington (State)., & Washington (State). (1989). Tsagigla’lal: She who watches. Olympia: Division of Instructional Programs and Services, Office for Equity Education. Available at WSL! Washington State Docs WA 370 Ed8was w1 1992 v1

Pennucci, A., Foulk, J., Kavanaugh, S., & Washington State Institute for Public Policy. (2004). Preserving and providing access to Washington women’s history. Olympia, WA: Washington State Institute for Public Policy.

Schmidt, K. G., Bristol Productions, Ltd., Washington (State)., Washington State WWII Memorial Educational Foundation., & Washington (State). (2007). During the war women went to work–. Olympia, Wash: Bristol Productions.

Stevenson, S., & Washington State Historical Society. (2009). Women’s votes, women’s voices: The campaign for equal rights in Washington. Tacoma, Wash: Washington State Historical Society. Available at WSL! Washington State Docs WA 979.7 H62wom vo 2009; WSL Historic Research R 324.623 STEVENS 2009; WSL Northwest Collection NW 324.623 STEVENS 2009; WSL Rare Collection RARE 324.623 STEVENS 2009

Washington State Library. (2007). Women’s voices in classics in Washington history. Tumwater, Wash.: Washington State Library, Office of the Secretary of State. Available at WSL! Washington State Docs  WA 021.8 L611wom vo 2007

Washington State University. (1900). Women’s intercollegiate athletics. Pullman: Washington State University. Available at WSL!  Washington State Docs  WA 378.5 W851wai 1974-75, WA 378.5 W851wai 1975-76, WA 378.5 W851wai 1976-77

Washington State Women’s Council. (1977). History, activities, and accomplishments, 1971-1977. Olympia: Washington State Women’s Council. Washington State Docs  WA 301.412 W84his 1977

Newspapers

Political & Current issues of the day  

Photo of Echo Zahl

Echo Zahl, “wild young female” reporter, Seattle Star circa 1917

 

The Washington State Library contributed digitized historical Washington Newspapers to the Chronicling America site at the Library of Congress thanks to a National Endowment for the Humanities grant.

(In chronological order)

Women of Spokane Register First TimeThe Spokane press. (Spokane, Wash.), 05 Dec. 1910. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.

Katherine Hodgins Runs for Commissioner of Finance in EverettThe Northwest worker. (Everett, Wash.), 14 Oct. 1915. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.

Seattle Star Reporter: Echo June ZahlEcho Zahl that “Wild Young Female” – reporter to the Seattle Star.

Introducing Echo: The Seattle star. (Seattle, Wash.), 18 May 1917. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.

Echo Zahl Visits Fort Lawton” :The Seattle star. (Seattle, Wash.), 04 June 1917. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.

And before it was popular – she even made her own emoji!: The Seattle star. (Seattle, Wash.), 12 June 1917. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.

Spurns Nifty Bathing Suits as not suitable for swimming: The Seattle star. (Seattle, Wash.), 15 June 1917. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.

Braving the Bucking Board: The Seattle star. (Seattle, Wash.), 16 June 1917. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.

Echo Zahl See’s Carman’s Home: Tells How Family with 7 Children Struggles to Live on Inadequate Wage Paid By Traction Company.”: The Seattle star. (Seattle, Wash.), 18 July 1917. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.

Athletes & Sportswomen

Golf, tennis & trapshooting were among the most popular sports for women in 1916. Here’s a few articles about the national championship contenders from Washington.

The Mrs.: Conklin, Mills & Holmes from Washington & Mrs. Ada Schilling from Portland: Northwest Women to Shoot in Target Championship: The Tacoma times. (Tacoma, Wash.), 12 April 1916. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.

Miss Sara Livingston, ranked 5th in U.S. Tennis in 1916.
Local women rank high in tennis: The Seattle star. (Seattle, Wash.), 13 Dec. 1916. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.

Mrs. T.B. Curran, Northwest Golf Champion of Tacoma in 1916
Tacomans Win Many Matches: The Tacoma times. (Tacoma, Wash.), 29 June 1916. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.

Other Resources

Visit our digital collections and resources page to find more information about women.

Sandia National Laboratories. (2006) Referenced in federal publications above.

Sandia National Laboratories (2006)

WSL Writing Team: Nono Burling, David Junius, Sean Lanksbury, Anna Nash, Staci Phillips, Mary Schaff, Shawn Schollmeyer, Rand Simmons, Brian Zylstra

For assistance finding these publications or publications on any other topic please contact our Ask a Librarian service. Real people answering your questions!

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Protecting the treasures of Washington State, or a peek into the vault.

March 17th, 2016 Nono Burling Posted in Articles, For Libraries, For the Public, State Library Collections, Uncategorized No Comments »

The Washington State Library has a collection of very special books we keep in our “vault”.  This includes the Territorial Library Collection, as well as many other beautiful and rare books.  These books are old and fragile and special considerations need to be used to view them.  If you make an appointment and travel to Olympia during the library’s open hours, we would love to help you view these rare books. However thanks to the wonders of modern digitization many of these titles are available in digital format through the internet archive.   We thought you might like to have a peek into some of these beautiful old books that the Washington State Library keeps safe for you.

An interesting fact about this book is that it is the first known use of the word “Oregon” used to describe areas to the west of Carver’s travels.

Travels through the interior parts of North-America, in the years 1766, 1767, and 1768/ by Jonathan Carver, which you will find in our catalog. 

This book includes a vocabulary of the Chippewa language (beginning on page 420)

vocabulary of Chippewa language

Beautiful maps, descriptions of the strange animals and plants encountered on his travels and engravings of the things he saw.

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If you’d like to see the book in its digital entirety use this direct link to the internet archive. Or the next time you’re in the area, why not make an appointment and come and view the original.

Let us know in the comments how you like these sneak peeks into the treasures of our state.

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Echo Zahl that “Wild Young Female” – reporter to the Seattle Star

March 9th, 2016 Nono Burling Posted in Articles, Digital Collections, For Libraries, For the Public No Comments »

From the desk of Shawn Schollmeyer

May 18, 1917 Echo Zahl starts work for the Star
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“Wild Young Female Person is going to tell Star readers how Seattle looks to Co-Ed fresh from
University campus…”

As the World War I began in Europe and the US began preparing for the eventual entry to the war in 1917, the Seattle Star was bringing a little levity to the front page news. In May they introduced, Echo June Zahl, a recent graduate from the University of Oregon Journalism School and a fresh young feminist face to their readers.

With a feminist eye and a nutty sense of humor she wins over a new audience and quickly gains SoldierTyperegional notoriety. One poor woman is thrown out of a lake retreat full of spiritualists for unknowingly appearing as Echo’s doppelganger, a known personality of the media.

She shows how the latest bathing fashions are just not suitable for a practical, modern girl who actually wants to swim. Echo loved adventure and would venture out on horseback, travel long distances, and even surf for a good story.

While many of her assignments were interviews with actors, actresses and local business folk, she drew attention to many, more serious topics important to the working Seattle community and the everyday, regular guy with her articles on  visiting soldiers at Fort Lawton, & Camp Lewis, building support for local Red Cross activities supporting the war effort and the struggles of the city carmen during the big labor strike. When you start your research of the WWI era, consider following some of Echo’s pursuits of daily life in Seattle and the citizens of Washington affected by the news of their boys going off to war and the people who stayed home to keep their families and way of life as normal as possible. NiftyBathingSuits

Introducing Echo: The Seattle star. (Seattle, Wash.), 18 May 1917. Chronicling America:
Historic American Newspapers
. Lib. of Congress.

Braving the Bucking Board: The Seattle star. (Seattle, Wash.), 16 June 1917. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.

Echo Zahl Visits Fort Lawton” :The Seattle star. (Seattle, Wash.), 04 June 1917. Chronicling
America: Historic American Newspapers
. Lib. of Congress.

Spurns Nifty Bathing Suits as not suitable for swimming: The Seattle star. (Seattle, Wash.), 15 June 1917. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.

Echo Zahl See’s Carman’s Home: Tells How Family with 7 Children Struggles to Live on Inadequate Wage Paid By Traction Company.”: The Seattle star. (Seattle, Wash.), 18 July 1917. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.

And before it was popular – she even made her own emoji!: The Seattle star. (Seattle, Wash.), 12 June 1917. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.

Find more from this great early 20th Century journalist on ChroniclingAmerica.com in Washington’s own Seattle Star.

 

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