From Our Corner Blog Posts

  • When it comes to our Library Jewels online polls, it’s hard to beat rare and really, really old. That was evident with the April poll, as a rare atlas nearly 500 years old easily won with 68 percent of the votes. Letters and photos of Secretary of Washington Territory Elwood Evans finished a distant second […]
  • This Tuesday (May 5), the Washington Talking Book & Braille Library is again participating in The Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG!, a one-day, online charitable giving event. It’s all happening from midnight to midnight and together we can make a difference in WTBBL’s future! Learn more and donate at WTBBL’s GiveBiG profile page here. For phone donations, […]
  • Since opening in 2004, the Washington State Digital Archives has been a source of pride for our office, as it is the nation’s first archives dedicated specifically to preserving electronic records from state and local government agencies that have legal, fiscal or historical value. The Digital Archives recently hit a major milestone: it received its […]
  • Tuesday ended balloting in the April Special Election across Washington, but we’re giving people a chance to vote on something totally different for the rest of this week: April’s State Library Jewels. Over the past few days, we’ve showcased three State Library items or collections. Now you have the chance to review them and choose […]
  • The latest World War II profile by our Legacy Washington team focuses on a 92-year-old Olympia resident who is one of the last of about 15,000 women who worked in Boeing’s Seattle factories during the war. Regina Sawina Tollfeldt worked eight hours a day, seven days a week during the peak of the war, wriggling […]