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Maps! Maps are Art! Maps are Information! Maps are Science! Maps are Math! Maps are History! Maps are all these things and more – they explore and illustrate the geology of an area, the political boundaries we establish (and then fight... MORE »
Paul Longwell a Washington State Library IT specialist by day is a Beekeeper by night. Paul recently told us about his participation in the Washington State Beekeeping Association apprentice beekeeper program. In order to reach the... MORE »
On behalf of Rand Simmons, Washington State Library The Washington State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State, faces a severe reduction in operating funds for the 2015-2017 biennium due to a revenue shortfall.... MORE »
From the desk of Steve Willis, Central Library Services Program Manager of the Washington State Library: “One of the lusty, colorful eras in the history of the Pacific Northwest,” writes Jim Gibbs, “centered around... MORE »
From the desk of Steve Willis, Program Manager for Central Library Services The Pacific Northwest Card File appears to have been started in the early 1950s as a finding aid for biographical and historical information in the Washington... MORE »