LIBRARY AND MEDIA SERVICES
WASHINGTON STATE SOURCES
Library - General Resources
Washington State Library - Historical Resources
(Washington State Homepage - maintained by the
State of Washington)
Documents in the News
State Library provides access to recently published newspaper
articles along with the supporting government reports,
legislation, court decisions, statistics, and regulations.
- A business-to-business of environmental services, products,
and information sources available in Washington State.
VOTE - In Washington state, if you meet
the criteria listed on this website, you can register by
completing and mailing in a voter registration form that is also
available at this website.
Washington State Newspapers -
Maintained by the Washington State Library.
State's online "Unemployment Office"
run by the Employment Security Department. Washington residents
who've lost their jobs can now apply for unemployment benefits
PUBLIC LIBRARY DIGITAL HISTORICAL COLLECTIONS
Summer of 1907
- 44 images of Everett and Snohomish businesses taken by an unknown
photographer in the summer of 1907
Family Photos - A growing
collection of family photographs ranging from the 1890s through the
Kirk’s Studio Collection
- 50 images taken in Everett and the Monte Cristo area
from 1898 to 1901 by photographer George W. Kirk and his son T.
Early Everett Through the Lens of Frank LaRoche
- 37 views of the initial Everett townsite, 1891 and 1892, taken by
Seattle photographer Frank La Roche. For more La Roche views, visit
the University of Washington’s photographic collections online.
Everett Herald Photos - 131
selected images drawn from the 1950s and 1960s Everett Herald
Everett Massacre Collection -
215 images including photographs, art work, oral histories and
movies that help tell the story of the 1916 labor confrontation
known as the Everett Massacre.
A. Juleen Studio Collection -
A growing database of commercial photographs taken by Everett
photographers John and Lee Juleen, ranging in date from 1910 to
1954. The Library’s Juleen Collection contains nearly 5,000
negatives, prints and postcards.
King and Baskerville Studio: Picturing the 1890s
Everett Boom - 116 views taken in early 1892 of
Everett's initial boomtown beginnings and rural areas of Snohomish
Places of the Past: Everett & Snohomish County
Historic Sites Online
- Descriptions and background of buildings, bridges, natural
features, and sites of historic events are featured in this
photographic encyclopedia of historic places throughout Snohomish
HENRY M. JACKSON COLLECTION - A portal
to access the papers of Henry M. Jackson (Scoop) as well as the
papers of his contemporaries including Senator Warren G Magnuson and
Congressman Lloyd Meeds. The portal also includes
biographical information about each figure and links to a selected group
of digitized documents, photographs, audio-recordings, and other records
from archives maintained by the University of Washington Pacific
WASHINGTON STATE AGRICULTURAL BIBLIOGRAPHY
- bibliographies of journals and books published between 1820 and 1945
on Washington State agriculture, forestry, and fisheries with a total of
2,323 entries compiles as part of
Preserving the History of U.S. Agriculture and Rural Life Grant Project
from 2004 to 2008 funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).
Titles have been ranked by their importance for future scholarly
research. The top-ranked titles were then preserved on microfilm. Thirty
serial titles and 98 book titles (748 volumes, 278,000+ pages) were
microfilmed and are now available through the University of Washington
Libraries. An additional title, Washington Farmer (41 volumes,
37,000+ pages), was microfilmed in 2008-2009 with funding from the
University of Washington Friends of the Libraries and a grant from the
Washington State Library with funding from the Institute of Museum and
Library Services. See UW's
Microfilm Duplication Service page for more
information on ordering copies of the microfilm. Eventually each State
in the U.S. will complete a similar project, helping to preserve
agricultural literature nationwide for future generations of
- King County, Washington, presented through 12,000
historical images carefully chosen from
organizations' collections. The project
seamlessly weaves together photo collections from across King
County into one comprehensive, searchable database.
of Washington (RCW)
and Towns Directory
(Site maintained by officialcities.org)
Directory (Site maintained by
State Census QUICK FACTS - Facts about the State of
Washington State Counties, Cities
and Towns - Population counts that include age,
sex, race, Hispanic origin, and household characteristics. (Note that
this is a 617-page file in .PDF format and will not work well on
computer with slow connections).
NATURAL RESOURCES Division of Geology and Earth Resources
Archives - The
nation's first archives dedicated specifically to the preservation of
electronic records from both State and Local agencies that have
permanent legal, fiscal or historical value. Searchable database of
digitally preserved documents.
Presenting exhibits, programs and publications that bring Washington
State history alive.
- "The online encyclopedia of Seattle, King County and
Washington State History.
PACIFIC NORTHWEST OLYMPIC PENINSULA COMMUNITY MUSEUM
- Site contains more than 12,000 photographs, maps, pamphlets, archival
videos, oral history, and other artifacts.
SHEET MUSIC COLLECTION - built from a core collection
donated by Paul Ashford to the University of Wshington in 1959. The
collection contains music from and about Washington state, the Pacific
Northwest and the University of Washington.
LIBRARY --- GENERAL RESOURCES:
WASHINGTON STATE LIBRARY HOMEPAGE
- "One-stop" search engine for consumer protection and safety
information with links to over 70 state and national sites reviewed by
consumer experts and librarians.
Washington - The
easiest and most powerful way to find government information in
Genealogical Resources of the Washington State Archives and Washington
- Variety of
resources for genealogy research.
- searchable list
internet e-mail addresses -
Select list of links to newspapers published in Washington,
maintained by the Washington State Library.
STATE LIBRARY --- HISTORICAL RESOURCES:
Counties & Corporations
- Read the history and view historical photographs of cities, counties
and corporations throughout Washington State.
Browse a collection of historical maps of Washington State
and the Pacific Northwest.
- Washington census and naturalization records in an electronically
searchable database. Search for your Washington ancestors online.
Elections & Voting
- View the history of elections and
voting in Washington State.
- "The online encyclopedia of Seattle, King
County and Washington State History.
Legislative Building Photographs
- To celebrate the re-opening of the
Legislative Building the Washington State Archives presents a collection
of photographs showing its construction and early history.
WASHINGTON RURAL HERITAGE is a
collection of historic materials documenting the early culture,
industry, and community life of Washington State. The collection is a
project of small, rural libraries and cultural institutions throughout
Washington, in partnership with the
View all 78 pages of the original Washington State
Constitution and learn the history surrounding this important document.
HISTORICAL NEWSPAPERS -
These newspapers include materials that reflect the attitudes,
perspectives, and beliefs of different times. The collection is
searchable. The current searchable collection includes the following
(9/11/1852-11/26/1853 - the oldest newspaper in Washington State),
The Walla Walla
- 12/27/1867) and
Pioneer (12/1853 & 1/1854)
- Explore Washington's territorial history of major political and
social events through an interactive display of photographs and
World War I:
- Browse through drawings, photographs
and documents relating to World War I. Read profiles of men from
Washington who fought as well as view original services cards.
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