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The collection at the Washington State Historical society comprises Washington State historical materials–including artifacts, photographs, ephemera, and archival material–from territory to present day.

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Search Tips:

  • If you know the catalog number of the item you are searching for, use this format in the search field above: 1984.3.22.
  • Click on the “+ More Filters” button at the right of the search field to refine your responses. For example, you may want to see only items where images are available, or you may want to search for audio files.

Please note: The images for collection items may not appear during the times when our online catalog is updated from our database. If this happens, please return to the search record after the system has had time to complete the update.

ATTENTION: © Copyright Washington State Historical Society. “Fair use” criteria of Section 107 of the Copyright Act of 1976 must be followed. The following materials can be used for educational and other noncommercial purposes without the written permission of Washington State Historical Society. These materials are not to be used for resale or commercial purposes without written authorization from Washington State Historical Society. All materials cited must be attributed to Washington State Historical Society. For information about WSHS © Copyright and collections policy, visit our image use policy page.