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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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Legislation Affecting Libraries 04/08/2016

April 11th, 2016 Jeremy Stroud Posted in For Libraries, For the Public, Updates No Comments »

Courtesy of the Legislative Planning Committee, Washington Library Association. The Washington Library Association (WLA) tracks state legislative activity that will potentially affect Washington Libraries. Their tracker is posted weekly on this blog.

For information on the legislative process or becoming involved, see the WLA site referenced above.

Bill Title Sponsor Status Date Companion Bills
ESHB 2148 State auditor Chandler H Rules 3C 3/10/2016  
  Feb 24 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Accountability & Reform at 8:00 AM.
2ESHB 2376 Operating sup budget 2016 Dunshee Del to Gov 3/29/2016 SB 6246(Ssubst for)
  Feb 23 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Appropriations at 3:30 PM.
ESHB 2380 Supplemental capital budget Tharinger Del to Gov 3/29/2016 SB 6201(Ssubst for)
  Feb 26 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Capital Budget at 1:30 PM.
SHB 2427 Local gov. modernization Springer C 95 L 16 3/31/2016  
  Feb 25 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Government Operations & Security at 5:45 PM.
HB 2741 State & local fiscal agents Kuderer C 105 L 16 3/31/2016 SB 6397(SRules X)
  Feb 29 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 12:30 PM.
HB 2996 Tax preferences/K-12 funding Lytton H Rules R 2/29/2016  
  Feb 29 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Finance at 8:00 AM.
SSB 5864 Annexed areas/sales & use tx Nelson C 5 L 16 3/10/2016 HB 1576(Hsubst for)
  Feb 24 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Finance at 3:30 PM.
SB 6171 OPMA civil penalties Roach Gov signed 3/29/2016 HB 2353(HRules R)
  Feb 24 Executive action taken in the House Committee on State Government at 8:00 AM.
ESSB 6201 Supplemental capital budget Honeyford S Rules 3 3/10/2016 HB 2380(Hsubst for)
  Feb 25 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 3:30 PM.
ESSB 6246 Operating sup budget 2016 Hill S Rules 3 3/10/2016 HB 2376(Hsubst for)
  Feb 25 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 3:30 PM.
SSB 6273 Schools/safe technology use Liias Gov signed 3/29/2016 HB 2595(HEducation)
  Feb 25 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Education at 8:00 AM.
SB 6475 Health coverage through PEBB Dansel Gov signed 3/29/2016  
  Feb 29 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Appropriations at 1:30 PM.
SB 6664 Pblc service retirement T.O. Braun S Ways & Means 2/24/2016  
   
SB 6667 Fiscal matters T.O. Braun S Ways & Means 2/24/2016  
  Mar 11 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 2:00 PM.
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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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Proposed Legislation Affecting Libraries 03/29/2016

March 30th, 2016 Jeremy Stroud Posted in For Libraries, For the Public, Updates No Comments »

Courtesy of the Legislative Planning Committee, Washington Library Association. The Washington Library Association (WLA) tracks state legislative activity that will potentially affect Washington Libraries. Their tracker is posted weekly on this blog.

For information on the legislative process or becoming involved, see the WLA site referenced above.

Bill Title Sponsor Status Date Hearing
Date
Companion Bills
ESHB 2148 State auditor Chandler H Rules 3C 3/10/2016 2/24/2016  
  Feb 24 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Accountability & Reform at 8:00 AM.
2ESHB 2376 Operating sup budget 2016 Dunshee Del to Gov 3/29/2016 2/23/2016 SB 6246(Ssubst for)
  Feb 23 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Appropriations at 3:30 PM.
ESHB 2380 Supplemental capital budget Tharinger Del to Gov 3/29/2016 2/26/2016 SB 6201(Ssubst for)
  Feb 26 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Capital Budget at 1:30 PM.
SHB 2427 Local gov. modernization Springer Del to Gov 3/10/2016 2/25/2016  
  Feb 25 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Government Operations & Security at 5:45 PM.
HB 2741 State & local fiscal agents Kuderer Del to Gov 3/8/2016 2/2/2016 SB 6397(SRules X)
  Feb 29 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 12:30 PM.
HB 2996 Tax preferences/K-12 funding Lytton H Rules R 2/29/2016 2/29/2016  
  Feb 29 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Finance at 8:00 AM.
SSB 5864 Annexed areas/sales & use tx Nelson C 5 L 16 3/10/2016 2/24/2016 HB 1576(Hsubst for)
  Feb 24 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Finance at 3:30 PM.
SB 6171 OPMA civil penalties Roach Gov signed 3/29/2016 2/24/2016 HB 2353(HRules R)
  Feb 24 Executive action taken in the House Committee on State Government at 8:00 AM.
ESSB 6201 Supplemental capital budget Honeyford S Rules 3 3/10/2016 2/25/2016 HB 2380(Hsubst for)
  Feb 25 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 3:30 PM.
ESSB 6246 Operating sup budget 2016 Hill S Rules 3 3/10/2016 2/25/2016 HB 2376(Hsubst for)
  Feb 25 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 3:30 PM.
SSB 6273 Schools/safe technology use Liias Gov signed 3/29/2016 2/25/2016 HB 2595(HEducation)
  Feb 25 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Education at 8:00 AM.
SB 6475 Health coverage through PEBB Dansel Gov signed 3/29/2016 2/29/2016  
  Feb 29 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Appropriations at 1:30 PM.
SB 6664 Pblc service retirement T.O. Braun S Ways & Means 2/24/2016    
   
SB 6667 Fiscal matters T.O. Braun S Ways & Means 2/24/2016 3/11/2016  
  Mar 11 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 2:00 PM.
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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

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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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WSL Updates for March 17, 2016

March 16th, 2016 Shirley Lewis Posted in For Libraries, For the Public, News, Public Services, Updates No Comments »

Volume 12, March 17, 2016 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) TEEN VIDEO CHALLENGE

2) ASK A LIBRARIAN SERVICE AT WSL

3) CIVICS EDUCATION RESOURCES

4) CONFERENCE PROPOSALS WANTED

5) ARSL 2016 CONFERENCE SEEKS PRESENTATION PROPOSALS

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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President Obama’s 2017 Budget available

March 14th, 2016 Rand Simmons Posted in Federal and State Publications, For Libraries, For the Public No Comments »

Federal Publications for Everyday Living - ThumbnailThe U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released President Barack Obama’s Budget of the U.S. Government, FY 2017, on February 9, 2016.

It is available through the Washington State Library’s Federal Documents collection, PREX 2.8:2017, PREX 2.8/5:2017 and PREX 2.8:2017/APP. If you decide to read it in print be sure to eat your Wheaties. It is a hefty lift.

The Budget is a collection of documents that contains the budget message of the President, information about the President’s budget proposals for a given fiscal year, and other budgetary publications that have been issued throughout the fiscal year. Other related and supporting budget publications are included and some of these are available only in pdf and spreadsheet format, see the online version. There is also a version for your mobile device.

The GPO Bookstore also offers the budget documents for sale.

For more than 160 years the Washington State Library (formerly, Washington Territorial Library) has provided the people of Washington with federal and state publications playing a vital role in an informed democracy.

Need assistance? Contact us at Ask a Librarian.

Thanks to the Government Publishing Office for wording used in this review.

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