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When the Akimotos Went to War

Friday, May 27th, 2016 Posted in Articles, Federal and State Publications, For Libraries, For the Public | No Comments »


May is Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and before time slips away here is a post about a Japanese-American family’s experience during World War II. The American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) and author Matthew Elms retell the saga of three brothers who nobly fought alongside one another in World War II. (Thanks to the Government Publishing Office for the text of this post: Government Book Talk, Family, Patriotism & Sacrifice, Trudy Hawkins, May 4, 2016.)

When the Akimotos Went to War: An Untold Story of Family, Patriotism and Sacrifice During World War II

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Hardworking and California-bred, brothers Victor, Johnny, and Ted Akimoto grew up with the sparkle of the American dream in their eyes. Then the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor happened. It got under their skin and into their heads. One by one, they joined the fight.

Victor, the eldest brother and first to enlist, reported to duty in frosty Fort Warren, Wyoming. He eschewed anti-Japanese hysteria and sent cheering letters to his devoted family. Despite stacked odds, Victor was eventually promoted to infantryman. Younger brothers Johnny and Ted soon joined him in the 100th Infantry Battalion, a mostly first generation Japanese-American, or Nisei, unit.

The Akimoto clan battled two enemies: the Axis Powers and racial tension. Suspicion of Japanese-Americans grew. When the government froze the family bank accounts, they lived off remittances from their soldier-sons. Then they were forcibly confined to internment camps around the country. The family was split up but not beaten. They remained resolute in the hope that if men like their Victor, Johnny, and Ted “could serve bravely in the armed forces, then perhaps America would finally move beyond seeing people of Asian descent as a different people, a different race, and just see them as patriotic Americans.”

On the fields of Europe and in military camps, three brothers gave themselves to “the greatest cause a man can give his life for,” as Victor wrote in a letter to his family. While their family sat in internment camps, the brothers ducked the whoosh of artillery. Pinned in by Germans on all sides, they steered their G.I. brethren to safety. In the face of crushing loss, as Ted wrote, “no matter what the cost, we have to make this world a better place.”

The Akimotos lived out the belief that there is no more important role than citizen, no more important act than service.

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Newly Received Federal Publications — January – March 2016

Thursday, May 5th, 2016 Posted in Articles, Federal and State Publications, For Libraries, Public Services | No Comments »


fdlp-emblem-colorA selected list of resources received at the Washington State Library through the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). The State Library is the Regional Depository Library for the states of Washington and Alaska and has a comprehensive collection of FDLP publications.

Did you know? Each year thousands of federal electronic publications are added to the Washington State Library’s comprehensive federal publications collection? During the first 3 months of 2016 2,136 electronic publications were listed in our online catalog and are available to you anytime you want them and anywhere you happen to be. Need to know more? Call our Ask a Librarian line, 1-360-704-5221 or set your browser to http://www.sos.wa.gov/library/ask.aspx. We are here to help.

 

 Allan, Chris, author. (2015). Gold, steel & ice: A history of mining machines in Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve. Special history study. Available at WSL! Call No. I 29.88/5:G 56/2

Around tPhoto of Cover: Tour of the Electromagnetic Spectrumhe World in 80 Documents, A Journey Through the U.S. Congressional Serial Set, 2015. (2015). Available at WSL! GP 1.2:D 65/2

Butcher, Ginger, author. Tour of the electromagnetic spectrum / Ginger Butcher [and three others] Washington, DC : National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2015. Available at WSL! CDROM NAS 1.86:SP 3/DVD/2015 (call ahead); NAS 1.83:NP-2015-06-1938-HQ.

You may also download this book at http://missionscience.nasa.gov/ems/TourOfEMS_Booklet_Web.pdf.

Army History: The professional Bulletin of Army History

Center of Military History. (1989). Army history: The professional bulletin of Army history. Washington, D.C: U.S. Army Center of Military History. Available at WSL! D 114.20:98; online http://www.history.army.mil/armyhistory/AH98(W).pdf.

Photo of cover of publication Covered Bridges and the Birth of American EngineeringChristianson, J., Marston, C. H., Barker, J., Bennett, L., Conwill, J. D., Duwadi, S. R., Gasparini, D. A., … Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center,. (2015). Covered bridges and the birth of American engineering. Available at WSL!  I 29.2:B 76/5; Online at
http://permanent.access.gpo.gov/gpo64533/CoveredBridges2015.pdf.

List of lights, radio aids, and fog signals. Western Pacific and Indian Oceans including the Persian Gulf and Red Sea. (2015). Available at WSL! D5.317/2:112/ 2015

Nasa’s journey to Mars: Pioneering next steps in space exploration, NP-2015-08-2018-HQ, October 2015. Available at WSL!  NAS 1.83:2015-08-2018-HQ

The People’s Liberation Army and Contingency Planning in China, 2015. (2015). Available at WSL! D5.402:C 44/6

Pacific Northwest Research Station (Portland, Or.). (1998). Science findings. Portland, Or.

Issue 179, Predicting Douglas-Fir’s Response to a Warming Climate.  Available at WSL! A 13.66/19:179; online http://www.fs.fed.us/pnw/sciencef/scifi179.pdf.

Cover photo of Emergency Planning (STEP) ProgramStudent Tools for Emergency Planning (STEP) program : curriculum for 4th and 5th grade students. [Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Department of Homeland Security, FEMA, 2015. Available at WSL! HS 5.102:ST 9/2015/PACK  includes disc; Online at
http://1.usa.gov/1UzPvkk (link shortened)

Treasured landscapes : National Park Service art collections tell America’s stories. Washington, D.C. : National Park Service Museum Management Program, 2016. Available at WSL! I 29.2:AR 7/5

United States., & Harpers Ferry Center (U.S.),. (2014). Whitman Mission National Historic Site, Washington

One of a series of Braille transcriptions of visitor information brochures published by the National Park Service’s Harpers Ferry Center. Available at WSL!  I 29.155:W 59

OSOS Logo - Library TIFThis document was compiled by Rand Simmons with the assistance of Staci Phillips.

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

New Additions in Pacific Northwest Non-Fiction

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016 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

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

Friday, March 25th, 2016 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!

President Obama’s 2017 Budget available

Monday, March 14th, 2016 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.

Black History Month 2016

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


Photo of publication cover - African Americans and WWII

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 »


Steens_Mountain,_Harney_County,_Oregon

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

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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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