From Our Corner Blog Posts

  • An essay and letter-writing contest to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II has been extended until December 18. The competition, sponsored by the Office of Secretary of State’s Legacy Washington program, asks students in grades 8 through 11 to either write a letter to a veteran (living or deceased) or […]
  • Our second quarterfinal in the Archives Treasures tourney, aka November Nuttiness, features two contestants that had strong first-round wins: the 1980 Mount St. Helens eruption documents against the 1874 Seattle photos. You can vote for your favorite using the online poll below. The poll closes Wednesday at 9 a.m., so make sure to vote. The […]
  • The first quarterfinal matchup  in the Archives Treasures tourney is in the books. The 1969 Black Panther protest photos blew out the 1971 Satsop rock festival photos, 64 percent to 36 percent, so the Black Panther photos advance to the semifinals next week. The second quarterfinal, which starts this afternoon, is another classic battle, with […]
  • Secretary of State Kim Wyman and Attorney General Bob Ferguson are reminding Washingtonians to make smart choices when giving money to charity and avoid unscrupulous solicitors during the upcoming holidays and afterward. The two statewide officials who deal most closely with charities are also sharing tips on how to “Give Smart.” Says Wyman: “Washington residents […]
  • Now it gets interesting. After more than a week of first-round “games” involving 16 of our more interesting/cool items and collections in your State Archives, we’re ready to start the quarterfinals of our Archives Treasures tourney, aka November Nuttiness. The first matchup is going to be déjà vu all over again for Baby Boomers: 1969 […]