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Introducing Primarily Washington, a new education resource

Introducing Primarily Washington, a new education resource

How do you make history exciting and real to today’s always-connected students? You meet them online. For the last few years, the Washington State Library, Washington State Archives, and Legacy Washington have been meeting with Washington teachers. We asked for their help in finding a better way to serve our education community, promote education and lifelong learning, and connect Washingtonians to their history. After extensive cooperation with teachers and the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, we are proud to…

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Announcing the winners of our 3rd Annual Zine contest!

Announcing the winners of our 3rd Annual Zine contest!

How many of us remember sitting through dry history classes in school?  And yet history done right is a fascinating and important subject.  Here at the Washington State Library we take history seriously.  One of our strategic goals is to “Preserve and share Washington’s stories.” We have several paths to achieving this goal. There are our historic digital newspapers, the digitized “Classics in Washington History” collection, our collection of Historic maps, and the  Washington Rural Heritage Collection.  But making the resources…

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State Library adds new titles to Washington Classics

State Library adds new titles to Washington Classics

Are you a history buff looking to learn more about Washington or Northwest history? The State Library just updated its “Classics in Washington History” collection, adding eight new titles.  Go here for more info about the latest books, which cover exploration and early travel, geography, Native Americans, military history, and territorial and state government. Classics in Washington History is a digital collection of full-text books, bringing together rare, out-of-print titles for easy access by students, teachers, genealogists and historians. All…

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