From Our Corner Blog Posts

  • OLYMPIA – Secretary of State Kim Wyman is praising lawmakers for ensuring that Washington voters will have a voice in the 2016 presidential nominating process. Lawmakers in both chambers and both parties joined in approving $11.5 million for the state to hold a Presidential Primary next winter. Wyman, the state’s chief elections officer, will advocate […]
  • We’ve shown off the three Library Jewels for June, so it’s time for you to choose your favorite. Your  choices are an 1867 map of the northern U.S. from Lake Superior to the Pacific Ocean, 1890 state legislators’ signatures, and the J.W. Thompson photo collection of Washington. You can select your fave by going to […]
  • Three Indian princesses examine a camera. (Photo courtesy of Washington State Library) Our third and final Library Jewel for June is a collection of photographs and slides of Washington, taken by J. W. Thompson between 1950 and 1968. The collection includes 115 photos and about 1,500 slides of a wide variety of subjects of the […]
  • As House and Senate negotiators try to reach a compromise on the next two-year state operating budget, our second Library Jewel for June has a nice legislative tie-in from yesteryear: an autograph album that contains the signatures of the members of the 1st Legislature of Washington, 1890. The image above shows signatures of (top to […]
  • (Image courtesy of Washington State Library) If you’re into maps, the State Library is for you. It has a collection of Metsker maps of each Washington county, topographical maps, national forest, park and trail maps, nautical charts, and an outstanding rare maps collection. One is this 1867 map of the country from Lake Superior to […]