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GENERAL INFORMATION: ACCESS WASHINGTON (Washington State Homepage -  maintained by the State of Washington)
 
Documents in the News Washington State Library provides access to recently published newspaper articles along with the supporting government reports, legislation, court decisions, statistics, and regulations.
ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES DIRECTORY - A business-to-business of environmental services, products, and information sources available in Washington State.
REGISTER TO 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.

Washington State's online "Unemployment Office"  run by the Employment Security Department. Washington residents who've lost their jobs can now apply for unemployment benefits online.

 
HISTORY: EVERETT 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 1950s.
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. Leston Kirk.
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 archives.
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 County.
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 County.

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 Northwest Collection.
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 researchers.
 

MISCELLANEOUS:

 

King County Snapshots -  King County, Washington,  presented through 12,000 historical images carefully chosen from twelve organizations' collections.  The project seamlessly weaves together photo collections  from across King County into one comprehensive, searchable database.
Revised Code of Washington (RCW)
Washington Cities and Towns Directory  (Site maintained by officialcities.org)  
Washington County Directory (Site maintained by officialcities.org)   
Washington State Census QUICK FACTS - Facts about the State of Washington.
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).
DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES Division of Geology and Earth Resources
Digital 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.
Historical Society - Presenting exhibits, programs and publications that bring Washington State  history alive.
HistoryLink - "The online encyclopedia of Seattle, King County and Washington State History.

 
museums: PACIFIC NORTHWEST OLYMPIC PENINSULA COMMUNITY MUSEUM - Site contains more than 12,000 photographs, maps, pamphlets, archival videos, oral history, and other artifacts.
 
MUSIC: PACIFIC NORTHWEST 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.
 
WASHINGTON STATE LIBRARY --- GENERAL RESOURCES: WASHINGTON STATE LIBRARY HOMEPAGE

Find-It Consumer - "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.
Find-it Washington - The easiest and most powerful way to find government information in Washington State
Genealogical Resources of the Washington State Archives and Washington State Library - Variety of resources for genealogy research.
Government telephone numberssearchable list
Government internet e-mail addresses - searchable list

Washington State Newspapers -
Select list of links to newspapers published in Washington, maintained by the Washington State Library.
 
WASHINGTON STATE LIBRARY --- HISTORICAL RESOURCES: Cities, Counties & Corporations - Read the history and view historical photographs of cities, counties and corporations throughout Washington State.
Historical Maps - Browse a collection of historical maps of Washington State and the Pacific Northwest.
Historical Records Search - Washington census and naturalization records in an electronically searchable database.  Search for your Washington ancestors online.
History of Elections & Voting - View the history of elections and voting in Washington State.
HISTORY LINK - "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 Washington State Library
Washington State Constitution - View all 78 pages of the original Washington State Constitution and learn the history surrounding this important document.
WASHINGTON STATE 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 newspapers: The Columbian   (9/11/1852-11/26/1853 - the oldest newspaper in Washington State), The Walla Walla Statesman
(10/20/1865 - 12/27/1867)  and The Washington Pioneer  (12/1853 & 1/1854)
WASHINGTON STATE HISTORICAL TIMELINE - Explore Washington's territorial history of major political and social events through an interactive display of photographs and documents.
World War I: Soldiers Remembered
- 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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