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From: Diane Hettrick <>
Subject: Washington historical newspapers
Date: Fri, 7 Jul 2006 00:15:55 -0700
I would suggest that anyone with ancestry in Washington state be aware
Here's an article from their newsletter.
Scan All About It!!
The Washington State Library has begun digitizing Washington historical
newspapers beginning with the territorial period. The State Library
has only microfilm of the vast majority of these newspapers, the
quality of which varies dramatically. Its staff is looking for any
collections of hard copy newspapers from 1852-1923 that might be
available for scanning, either to replace lesser-quality microfilm
versions, or to fill gaps in their collection. The newspaper images
would then become part of the Library’s online collection, available
for searching and browsing from the website
http://www.secstate.wa.gov/history/newspapers.aspx. The newspapers
would be returned and the cooperating institution would also receive
electronic copies of the newspaper for its own use. If you have
newspapers from the territorial period and would like to collaborate
with the State Library, please contact Beth Bowden for further
information via email: or call 360.570.5570.