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Black History Month 2016

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 Posted in Articles, Federal and State Publications, For Libraries, For the Public, Public Services | No Comments »


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African Americans and WW II. 50th Anniversary of World War II Commemorative Issue 1941-1945 – 1991-1995

 Federal Publications

United States. Congress. House. Committee on House Administration. United States. Congress. House. Office of History and Preservation. (2008). Black Americans in Congress, 1870-2007. Washington: U.S. G.P.O.

The most comprehensive history available on the 121 African Americans who have served in Congress.Citation: United States., & United States. (2008). Black Americans in Congress, 1870-2007. Washington: U.S. G.P.O.

Available at WSL! (Call ahead) Y 1.1/2:SERIAL 14904;
Online http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS106070

African American history. Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program, compiler. (1990). Available at WSL! Sudoc LC 1.54/3:AF 8/; online http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/browse/ListSome.php?category=African%20American%20History

African American odyssey Library of Congress. (1998). Available at WSL! Sudoc LC 1.2:OD 9

African Americans and WW II. (1994). Washington, D.C: Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History. Available at WSL! Sudoc D 1.2:Af 8

Afro-American life, history and culture. United States Information Agency. Library Programs Division. Collections Development Branch. (1985). Available at WSL!
Sudoc IA 1.27:Af 8

The Air Force integrates, 1945-1964. Gropman, Alan L., 1938-. (1978). Available at WSL! Sudoc D 301.2:IN 8/2/945-64/985

The Black experience in Natchez, 1720-1880: Natchez, National Historical Park, Mississippi. Davis, Ronald L. F. (1993).  Available at WSL! Sudoc I 29.88/5:B 56

Black Revolutionary War Patriots Memorial: Report (to accompany S.J. Res. 216). United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. (1988). Available at WSL! Sudoc MICRO Y 1.1/5:100-288

Black soldier, white army: The 24th Infantry Regiment in Korea. Bowers, William T., 1946-. (1996). . Available at WSL! Sudoc D 114.2:B 56

The employment of Negro troops. Lee, Ulysses. (1966). Available at WSL!  Sudoc D114.17:N 31; online http://www.history.army.mil/books/wwii/11-4/index.htm

 The invisible cryptologists: African Americans, WWII to 1956. Williams, Jeannette. (2001). Available at WSL! Call No. MICRO D 1.2:C 88/3; online http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS23465

Making it in 19th-century urban America: Another Philadelphia story. Brown, Bertram S. (1976) Available At WSL! Sudoc HE 20.8122/2:M 28

Pride, Progress, and Prospects. A History of the Marine Corps Efforts to Increase the Presence of African-American Officers (1970-1995). Davis, A. G. (1998).  Available at WSL! Sudoc D 214.13:AF 8

Promised land on the Solomon: Black settlement at Nicodemus, United States. National Park Service. Rocky Mountain Regional Office. (1986). Kansas. Available at WSL! Sudoc     I 29.2:So 4

Researching Black history at the National Archives: The Dr. Alexander T. Augusta Workshop. United States. National Archives and Records Administration. Volunteer and Tour Office. (1994). Available at WSL! (Request) Sudoc AE 1.102:H 62/4

The right to fight: African-American Marines in World War II. Nalty, Bernard C. (1995).  Available at WSL! Sudoc bD 214.14/4:AF 8

Separate and unequal: Race relations in the AAF during World War II. Osur, Alan M., 1941-. (2000) Available at WSL! Sudoc D 301.82/7:R 11

We shall overcome: historic places of the civil rights movement. (1998). Online but not at WSL: http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/civilrights/text.htm#intro

State Publications

Website

African Americans in the Washington State Legislature. (n.d.). http://www.sos.wa.gov/library/africanamericans.aspx

Other Resources

The Association for the Study of African American Life and History announces the 2016 National Black History Theme Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American Memories. https://asalh100.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/2016-executive-summary-hallowed-grounds.pdf.

Founders of Black History Month | Association for the Study of African American Life & History. (n.d.). http://asalh100.org/.

Everydayliving4blog

Vol 2 No 3

This publication was prepared by Rand Simmons, Federal Collection Project Executive Manager, with the assistance of Staci Phillips. For more information contact Rand, rand.simmons@sos.wa.gov.

Martin Luther King Day 2016

Friday, January 15th, 2016 Posted in Articles, Federal and State Publications, For Libraries, For the Public, Public Services | No Comments »


Martin Luther King Jr.

Photo of Martin Luther King Jr. as found on the Corporation for National and Community Service web site http://www.nationalservice.gov/mlkda

A great place to start learning more about Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is at the Corporation for National & Community Service website. This organization oversees AmeriCorp and SeniorCorp.

You will find many resources at their MLK Day site including videos, lesson plans and photos.

Did you know that in addition to the focus on Dr. King there is also a focus on a day of service? For resources for kids and teens see kids.gov, a safe place for kids to learn and play.

Also visit:
King Institute Encyclopedia. (n.d.). Martin Luther King Jr. and the Global Freedom Struggle. Includes a chronology, links to documents, quotes and most popular entries (some with audio), featured documents, speeches and sermons.

Federal Publications

Investigation of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr

United States. (2000). United States Department of Justice investigation of recent allegations regarding the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Washington, D.C.?: The Department. Available at WSL! J 1.2:K 58/2. Online

United States. Congress. House. Select Committee on Assassinations. (1978).Compilation of the statements of James Earl Ray: Staff report of the Select Committee on Assassinations, U.S. House of Representatives, Ninety-fifth Congress, second session. Washington: U.S. Govt. Print. Off. Available at WSL! (Call ahead) Y 4.As 7:R 21

Recognition

Blythe, Robert W. (1994). Martin Luther King, Jr., National Historic Site: Historic resource study. Atlanta, Ga.?: Cultural Resources Planning Division, Southeast Regional Office, National Park Service, Dept. of the Interior. Available at WSL! I 29.58/3:M 36

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Observed Monday, January 18, 2016
No legislative mandate

In January 2004, the Washington State House of Representatives passed House Resolution 4676 to recognize Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, honoring the importance of the life and work of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The resolution calls on the people of the state of Washington to study, reflect on, and celebrate Dr. King’s life and ideals in order to fulfill his dream of civil and human rights for all people and urges “all the citizens of our state to make Martin Luther King, Jr. Day a day of service—a day on, not a day off.” There is no state law or specific regulation that requires school districts to observe this day in any particular way. Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction. Washington State Civic Observances.

Everydayliving4blog

Vol 2 No 2

This publication was prepared by Rand Simmons, Federal Collection Executive Manager, with the assistance of Staci Phillips. For more information contact Rand, rand.simmons@sos.wa.gov.

Malheur Wildlife Refuge

Friday, January 8th, 2016 Posted in Articles, Federal and State Publications, For Libraries, For the Public, Public Services | No Comments »


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Steens Mountain, Oregon. Stueby’s Outdoor Journal: http://stuebysoutdoorjournal.blogspot.com/

The conflict between the Bureau of Land Management and protesters and ranchers has received widespread attention from the media. The site of the protest is the Malheur Nation Wildlife Reserve located in rural Oregon near the small town of Burns.

What do you know about this beautiful but remote area of Oregon? Want to know more? That’s where a library comes in handy. The Washington State Library is a great place to begin.

Because we are a Regional Library for the Federal Depository Library program we have a comprehensive collection of publications issued by government agencies and distributed by the Government Publishing Office. We also have the responsibility to collect and maintain publications of Washington state agencies. With the exception of older publications ours are listed in our catalog and many lead to digital copies online.

Many maps and other federal publication are published electronically. The State Library catalog points to the online version as well as a print version if one exists.

Federal Publications

Photograph of Malheur Wildlife Reserve Entrance

Entrance to Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns, Oregon.

Burnside, C. D., & U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. (2008). Malheur’s legacy: Celebrating a century of conservation, 1908-2008 : Malheur National Wildlife Refuge Southeast Oregon. Princeton, Or.: U.S. Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 1, Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Available at WSL! WSL Federal Documents I 49.2:M 29/3

Many Federal Documents are available online:

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. (1995). Birds, Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, Oregon.
Available at WSL! Call No. I 49.44/2:M 29/2/995-2. This publication can also be found online where it can be downloaded as a .pdf file.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. (2008). Malheur National Wildlife Refuge: Blitzen Valley auto tourOnline and in print at WSL: I 49.44/2:M 29/11

Malheur National Wildlife Refuge (Agency : U.S.). (2012). Refuge waters in peril. Available online and in print at WSL: Sudoc No. I 49.44/2:W 31

Fish and Wildlife Service. (2008). Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Available online and in print at WSL: Map Sudoc No. I 49.44/2:M 29/8

Northwest Collection

Word Cloud describing key words for Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon.

Word Cloud describing key words for Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon.

From the State Library’s Northwest Collection, two commercially published titles:

Langston, N. (2003). Where land & water meet: A Western landscape transformed. Seattle: University of Washington Press. Available at WSL!: NW 333.918 LANGSTO 2003.

Littlefield, C. D. (1990). Birds of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, Oregon. Corvallis, Or: Oregon State University Press. Available at WSL!: NW 598.2979 LITTLEF 1990.

Search the State Library’s online catalog and you will find online resources on hunting, wildlife, hiking, biking, and fishing. Set search to subject and key in: Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

Need help locating information? Try our Ask a Librarian service. You can chat live with an information specialist.

 

Everydayliving4blog

Vol 2 No 1

This publication was prepared by Rand Simmons, Federal Collection Executive Manager, with the assistance of Staci Phillips. For more information contact Rand, rand.simmons@sos.wa.gov.

Most Popular Federal Publications

Monday, January 4th, 2016 Posted in Articles, Federal and State Publications, For the Public, Public Services | No Comments »


What are you Reading in 2016?

Consider adding federal publications to your reading pallet. According to GPO Book Talk here are the  most popular topics of people seeking to purchase GPO publications.

Popular Popular Federal Publication Word Cloud 20151223

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New ProQuest Newspaper Content

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015 Posted in For Libraries, News, Updates | No Comments »


WSL UPDATES SPECIAL EDITION FOR DECEMBER 22, 2015

Note: the next regular edition of WSL Updates will be published December 31, 2015.

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Bill of Rights Day

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015 Posted in Articles, Federal and State Publications, For the Public, Public Services | No Comments »


Federal Publications for Everyday Living

Vol. 1 no7 December 15, 2015

The Founding Fathers drafted the United States Constitution during the First Constitutional Convention, held from May through September 1787 in Philadelphia. The completed draft constitution, sent to the States for ratification in September 1787, did not include any mention of individual rights. The framers’ focus was largely on structuring a strong government, and getting that structure put into place. Without such a structure, the Founding Fathers feared the country’s collapse into chaos or new attacks from outsiders. They left the issue of individual rights without adding it to the Constitution during that meeting.

As a result of this omission, Edmund Randolph, George Mason, and Elbridge Gerry refused to sign the Constitution on principle. Maryland delegates, Luther Martin and John Francis Mercer reportedly walked out of the Convention, at least in part because the draft did not include a Bill of Rights. In September, Randolph, Mason and Gerry joined in asking for a second constitutional convention to address the issue of personal rights. All three men advocated strongly for a bill of rights throughout most of the constitutional convention. The people ultimately adopted the Constitution, sans any bill of rights, on September 17, 1787. Eleven states ratified it and it went into effect in 1789.

Image: Bill of Rights depicted in cartoon format from 1971 Young Citizen teacher’s guide transparency. Courtesy: Syracuse University. Found at Government Book Talk http://1.usa.gov/1QHOt32.

Founding Father James Madison was a delegate from Virginia who had been a key actor and speaker at the First Constitutional Convention. He had held onto the idea of the individual freedoms as discussed at that Convention. Although Federalist Madison was originally a skeptic about needing a Bill of Rights, like Randolph, Mason and Gerry he came to believe that the inclusion of personal rights was imperative to be added to the United States Constitution.

The first ten amendments to the US Constitution are known as the “Bill of Rights.” Listen to retired Washington Chief Justice, Gerry Alexander, and nine others read these ten amendments.

“Enlightened statesman will not always be at the helm” (James Madison)

There are many federal publications about the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights. To locate these in the State Library’s catalog set your Internet browser to http://www.sos.wa.gov/library/catalog.aspx.

Search the Library Catalog: Set Search By to keywords. In the Search Words box enter U.S. Constitution. Click on the Federal Publications radio button and press search.

The list of resources will tell you the collection in which the title is housed and give you it’s “call number” which indicates where it is located on the shelf.

Here are some other resources you may find useful:

Ninth Judicial Circuit Historical Society. (1990). The Western frontiers of the Bill of Rights. Portland, Or: Ninth Judicial Circuit Historical Society.
“This special issue of Western Legal History reflects the bitter-sweet story of the Bill of Rights in the American West”–P. [175] Published as the summer/fall 1990 issue of Western legal history, commemorating the 200th anniversary of the ratification of the Bill of Rights.Available at WSL:WSL Historic Research  R 347.78 WESTERN 1990 v3 no2  LIB USE ONLY WSL Northwest Collection NW 347.78 WESTERN 1990 v3 no2
Douglas, W. O. (1961). A living Bill of rights. Garden City, N.Y: Doubleday.
Available at WSL:WSL General Collection 323.4 DOUGLAS 1961 WSL Governor’s Awards GWA DOUGLAS 1961   LIB USE ONLY

This publication was prepared by Rand Simmons, Federal Collection Executive Manager, with the assistance of Staci Phillips. For more information contact Rand rand.simmons@sos.wa.gov.

Active Shooter Resources

Friday, December 11th, 2015 Posted in Articles, For Libraries, For the Public, Public Services | No Comments »


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December 2015

Because of recent events in the media there is national concern over active shooting and keeping family and friends safe. Here is one list of resources, many of which focus on children.*

Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990. The helpline is also available in Spanish, by text and by TTY. http://www.disasterdistress.samhsa.gov/

Talking to Children about the Shooting http://www.nctsn.org/sites/default/files/assets/pdfs/talking_to_children_about_the_shooting.pdf

How to talk to your child about the news. http://kidshealth.org/parent/positive/talk/news.html

Tips for Parents on explaining media coverage to children http://www.nctsn.org/sites/default/files/assets/pdfs/tips_for_parents_media_final.pdf

Restoring a Sense of Safety in the Aftermath of a Mass Shooting: Tips for Parents and Professionals http://www.cstsonline.org/resources/resource-master-list/restoring-a-sense-of-safety-in-the-aftermath-of-a-mass-shooting-tips-for-parents-and-professionals

Psychological First Aid for Schools Field Operations Guide http://www.nctsn.org/content/psychological-first-aid-schoolspfa

Coping with Crisis – Helping Children with Special Needs http://ubhc.rutgers.edu/tlc/guidelines/educators/CopingwithCrisisHelpingChildrenSpecialNeeds.html

Facing Fear: Helping Young People Deal with Terrorism and Tragic Events – for ages 5 to 7.
http://www.redcross.ca/crc/documents/3-7-2_Tools-for-Teachers_Facing-Fear-Module-1-(ages-5-7).pdf

Activity Book for African American Families: Helping Children Cope with Crisis https://www.nichd.nih.gov/publications/pubs/cope_with_crisis_book/Pages/index.aspx

After a Crisis: Helping Young Children Heal – checklist http://www.nctsn.org/sites/default/files/assets/pdfs/helping_young_children_heal_crisis.pdf

Parent Tips for Helping Preschool-Age Children after Disasters http://www.nctsn.org/sites/default/files/assets/pdfs/appendix_tips_for_parents_with_preschool_children.pdf

Coping with Disasters, National Library of Medicine
English:   http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/copingwithdisasters.html
Spanish: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/copingwithdisasters.html

Original list compiled by Andrew R. Roszak, JD, MPA, Senior Director, Emergency Preparedness, Child Care Aware® of America as posted to the ARSL Membership, December 10, 2015, posted by Susan Hanks, California State Library

*These resources are not vetted or endorsed by the Washington State Library / Office of the Secretary of State.

Remembering Pearl Harbor

Monday, December 7th, 2015 Posted in Articles, Federal and State Publications, Public Services | No Comments »


Federal Publications for Everyday Living
Moments before 8 a.m. on December 7, 1941, the United States was ‘suddenly and deliberately attacked.’ Hundreds of Japanese fighter planes and bombers launched a surprise assault on American soil at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. The volley on the U.S. naval base was swift and devastating: 2,403 Americans were killed, and another 1,178 were wounded; American battleships sunk; other ships irreparably damaged; and almost 200 U.S. aircraft were destroyed.

President Roosevelt delivers his "Day of Infamy" speech to a joint session of Congress on December 8, 1941. (Image source: archives.gov)

The next day, President Franklin D. Roosevelt asked Congress to formally declare war against Imperial Japan. It was then that Roosevelt spoke those famous words, proclaiming December 7, 1941 “a date which will live in infamy.” America had finally joined WWII. That momentous week of loss and defiance took place seventy-four years ago this month. (Text from Government Book Talk, Dec. 7, 2015

The Government Publishing Office makes available a variety of gov docs that reference the historic Pearl Harbor attack. A search of the Washington State Library catalog for federal publications about Pearl Harbor yielded 45 entries dating from 1946.

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Federal Documents for Everyday Living – 2015 Winter Holidays

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015 Posted in Articles, Federal and State Publications, For Libraries, For the Public | No Comments »


Federal Publications for Everyday Living
Federal Documents for Everyday Living
Vol. 1 no3 December 1, 2015

 

DECEMBER HOLIDAYS

wintersunKids.gov – A safe place to learn and play – is the U.S. government’s official web portal for kids. Here you find resources for teachers and parents to use with kids grade K-5 and Teens Grade 6-8. We all know that Christmas is for kids … of all ages … and for those of you who are interested try: NORAD. There are games, videos and more plus it tracks Santa on his Christmas Eve route delivering packages. Kids.gov has more than links to Christmas sites. Here are some examples:December Calendar. (2015). https://kids.usa.gov/teachers/calendar/december/index.shtml

National Hand-Washing Awareness Week is in December! Who knew? Find other great December things here too! Kids.gov Winter Holidays. (2015). https://kids.usa.gov/teachers/social-studies/winter-holidays/index.shtmlAvailable at WSL! Call No. J F KOONS 2004

Federal publications and web sites

Christmas Day, December 25. http://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/resource_files/christmasday.pdf

The Christmas Tradition in America | IIP Digital. (n.d.) http://1.usa.gov/1QfAbpW

Christmas Traditions with VOA Learning English. (2014). http://learningenglish.voanews.com/content/christmas-usa/2571170.html

The Gift of Holiday Traditions: Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, and Christmas | EDSITEment. (n.d.) http://edsitement.neh.gov/feature/gift-holiday-traditions-kwanzaa-hanukkah-and-christmas

Priceless Holiday Gifts! (n.d.). http://kidshealth.org/PageManager.jsp?lic=132&cat_id=20063&article_set=39386
Kids love holidays for more than the gifts!

President Obama Delivers Remarks at the National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony | The White House [Video file]. (n.d.). http://1.usa.gov/1MXbcp8

Statement on the Observance of Hanukkah. (2014). http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/DCPD-201400930/pdf/DCPD-201400930.pdf

Statement on the Observance of Kwanzaa. (2014). http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/DCPD-201400956/pdf/DCPD-201400956.pdf

State Publications

Christmas Tree Diseases, Insects & Disorders In The Pacific Northwest: Identification And Management. Chastagner, Gary A. (1997). Washington State University, Cooperative Extension.
Available at WSL! Call No. WA 378.5 Ex8em 186 1997

Pesticide Use in Christmas Tree Plantations And Potential Water Quality Impacts Progress Report. Foss, Steve. (1994). Washington State Dept. of Agriculture.
Available at WSL! Call No. WA 630 Ag8pes u1 1997

Local Government

Kwanzaa: A Working Research Guide Robinson, S. E. (1999). Auburn Avenue Research Library on African-American Culture and History.

Gift Suggestions from the GPO Bookstore

The GPO Bookstore has suggestions of gifts to give for the holiday season including calendars and event planners. These are publications of federal agencies. The site includes a section for kids, and for military and veterans. Here are some examples:

The Civil W[a]r ends, 1865 Bradley, Mark L., author. (2015). Defense Department, Army, Center of Military History. https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/008-029-00587-5?ctid=1333 Many people mistakenly believe that the American Civil War ended when Lee’s army evacuated Richmond and Petersburg after a long siege and surrendered to Grant at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, on 9 April 1865.

National Park System (Wall Map Poster). Interior Department National Park System. (n.d.). https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/024-005-01274-5?ctid=507 Handsome color map showing the locations of parks in National Park System; suitable for large wall map displays.

Coyote and the turtle’s dream. Lofton, Terry. (2011). Atlanta, GA: Dept. of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Diabetes Translation, Native Diabetes Wellness Program.
https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/017-001-00577-1?ctid=510 A mystery novel aimed to middle schoolers ages 10 to 13. Coyote and Turtle tell about storytelling traditions while passing on messages about healthy eating and physical activity.

Owlie Skywarn\’s Weather Book. (n.d.). Commerce Department, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/003-017-00563-1?ctid=510 Easy to read pamphlet about storms: hurricanes, tornadoes, blizzards, lightning, emergency preparation kits, safety at school, and more. Children ages 8 to 12 but also useful for parents, teachers and other adults.

The world factbook United States. Central Intelligence Agency. (2014). 2013-14. Washington, DC: Central Intelligence Agency. https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/041-015-00311-9?ctid=1312 The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.

Underground Railroad. United States. National Park Service. Division of Publications. (1998). https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/024-005-01185-4?ctid=507  Describes the many ways that blacks took to escape slavery in the southern U. S. before the Civil War. It includes stories of famous African American women.

Why Would Anyone Cut a Tree Down? | U.S. Government Bookstore. (n.d.). https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/001-000-04759-1 Shows children the life cycle of trees, a renewable resource as their seeds can be planted to make new trees grow. Discusses the need to remove sick, flammable and other dangerous trees as well as the various uses for wood from cut trees. Available at WSL! Call No. W  A 13.2:T 71/65 and online at http://permanent.access.gpo.gov/gpo47133/whycutatree-web-book.pdf.

 Many more gift suggestions can be found at the GPO Bookstore website

Selections of titles and website do not indicate endorsement by the Office of the Secretary of State

This publication was prepared by Rand Simmons, Federal Collection Executive Manager, with the assistance of Staci Phillips. For more information contact Rand at rand.simmons@sos.wa.gov.

Glory of Trees

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015 Posted in Articles, Federal and State Publications, For Libraries, For the Public | 2 Comments »


“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.”

John Muir

James Ellenwood and his co-authors have created a magnificent book, The National individual tree species atlas (Fort Collins, CO: United States Forest Service, Forest Health Protection, Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team, [2015])

This reference volume covers each tree species in the United States and precisely where each species is likely to grow and not grow.National Individual Tree Species Atlas

According to the GPO Bookstore “this illustrated work will benefit silviculturists, foresters, geneticists, researchers, botanists, wildlife habitat biologists, landscape ecologists—essentially anyone involved in natural resources management, monitoring impacts of climate change or visiting America’s forests and landscapes.” (Description from GPO Bookstore.)

But what about people who simply love the beauty of trees or being out and among them? You will be rewarded with wonderful photographs and fascinating maps.

Would you like to look at this book? You are in luck! It is available at the Washington State Library (did I mention it is a rather large book?). Its call number is OVERSIZ A 13.110/18:15-01. You need to call ahead before coming to the library (360-704-5200). It’s at our storage facility.

Can’t get to Tumwater? Ask your local public library to borrow it from us.

You can also view it online at http://1.usa.gov/1LrmQ7H. This is a large file so have patience while it downloads.

If you must have your own copy, the GPO Bookstore will be happy to sell it to you:  .

Federal publications. They are for everyday living!

Rand Simmons is the Federal Collection Executive Manager at the Washington State Library, Office of the Secretary of State.