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Treasures of the Washington State Archives

The records of the Washington State Archives include:

  • The Washington State Constitution - Ratified by the Voters, October 1, 1889
  • Election Returns from Washington Territory's First Election - Olympia Precinct, January 30, 1854
  • The First Law Passed by the Washington Territorial Legislature, April 13, 1854
  • First Case Heard by the Territorial Supreme Court, December 14, 1854
  • State Legislative Committee Files and Recordings
  • Territorial and State Governors’ Papers
  • State Officials Oaths of Office
  • Indian War Muster Rolls
  • Municipal Articles of Incorporation
  • Washington State Corporations Records including Articles of Incorporation, Mergers, Dissolutions and Annual Reports
  • Environmental contamination and clean-up records from the Department of Ecology
  • State Penitentiary and State Reformatory Inmate Records