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Batman star Adam West’s connection to Washington State Archives

Batman star Adam West’s connection to Washington State Archives

Like many “Batman” fans, we were saddened to hear of last week’s passing of Adam West. West, who played Batman on the 1960s TV series, died in Los Angeles on June 9 following a brief battle with leukemia. He was 88. What we didn’t know is that our State Archives has a connection to the actor who played the Caped Crusader in the popular yet short-lived series.   Holy Archives, Batman! West had deep roots in Washington! On September 19, 1928,…

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Proof of ‘I Do’ in seconds…

Proof of ‘I Do’ in seconds…

As a newlywed from King County, I couldn’t help but take notice that King County marriage records are – for the first time –  being added to the Washington State Digital Archives, allowing couples to find their marriage info  in seconds on the Web. Starting this month, the DA began ingesting more than 1 million King County marriage records into the state’s premier electronic database. It will take about a year to get all of those records into the system….

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