The institutional history of the Washington State Legislature is a constantly evolving
story, documented here through oral history interviews conducted with people who
were closely involved with both making change and preserving traditions. We have
organized these narrated stories by historical era for your exploration. By clicking
on a name, you can access each oral history in our collection. You can aslo expore
an era more deeply by clicking on it's title. Each era page will feature a timeline
of events illustrated by our collection of archival documents, photographs, and
subject-based interviews which will explain some of the significant "turning points"
in this evolution.