From Our Corner Blog Posts

  • After the first two Library Jewels for March included an old, rare map and a collection of classic photos, the third and final Library Jewel is rare text, the precursor text to Le Jeune’s famous Chinook shorthand, by Paul Durieu. The manuscript for this text is 18×12 centimeters and crudely sewn onto a pasteboard cover. […]
  • Secretary Wyman with 2015 Apple Blossom Royal Court and state Rep. Brad Hawkins (left). (Photo courtesy of Patrick McDonald) One of the annual events during legislative session is a visit to Olympia by the Apple Blossom Royalty from the Wenatchee area. After this year’s Apple Blossom Royal Court stopped by our office recently to meet […]
  • (Photo courtesy of Washington State Library) If you’re looking for historical black-and-white photos of anything about Washington state, a great place to check is the Washington State Library. One of its collections of classic photos is the second Library Jewel for March. This collection features shots taken by Asahel Curtis and other photographers sometime between […]
  • Former Chief Justice Gerry Alexander points to an image of the 1889 telegram announcing President Harrison had signed the proclamation declaring that Washington had become a state. (Photos courtesy of Laura Mott) Former Chief Justice Gerry Alexander’s distinguished career in law and the court system has spanned nearly half a century, making him one the […]
  • (Image courtesy of Washington State Library) The State Library has lots and lots of historical maps: State maps. Territorial maps. Pre-Territorial maps. Highways maps. Railroad maps. Military maps. Geological maps. Even maps of shorelines and tidelands. The library even has a classic map that Cliff Clavin, Newman and other famed postal carriers near and far […]