Photo Challenge
Maybe "challenge" was the wrong word...

This was a new record (too bad we weren't wearing Adidas shoes). A bevy of readers easily recognized President John F. Kennedy, Senator Warren Magnuson and Governor Albert Rosellini. 

One reader went as far as identifying Clark's Minute Chef restaurant, in the background, in the White-Henry-Stewart Building, on 4th Ave., downtown Seattle, driving a Lincoln Continental, in 1961; all of which are correct.
Women's History Month Photo Challenge
by Jamison Murphy, Archives Outreach
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A photo of Susan B. Anthony or Abigail Scott Duniway might have been too easy, so here is a photo of an inn where they each slept at some point during their crusade for women's suffrage in Washington. Hopefully the building was in better shape than it's shown in this 1968 photo. What was it called and which city does it call home?  Send us your guess!

BONUS: Name the first and second female Washington secretaries of state, without looking it up!
Cracking the Archives
Murder Mystery in the Archives:The case of Marie Jeannette DePape
by Allie Honican, Archivist, Digital Archives
Headstone of Marie DePape.
"Slain by A Mid-Night Assassin," screamed a headline of the Spokesman-Review on the morning of June 22, 1898, followed by, "Woman's Head A Mass of Wounds and Clotted Blood." Not much was known about the victim, the newspaper reported, except that she was a "French prostitute... keep reading
Trivia. Food. Beer.  
Join the Archives and the Washington State Historical Society at Three Magnets Brewing Co. ( 600 Franklin St. SE, Olympia) in celebrating Women's History Month. There will be great food and beer, and trivia. Seating is limited, so arrive early, grab a seat, and have fun!

*Admission is free. Food and drink are priced by the brewery.
Look: The nurse application collection
by Dr. Jewell Lorenz Dunn, Archives Researcher

Has someone in your family applied to be a registered nurse? Well, if they have, we have a great collection for you. In 1921, approximately 260 women turned in applications to become registered nurses. The numbers grew every year from then. Many of the earliest applications came from women who were born before the turn of the 20th century. Included in these records are wonderful photos and copies of diplomas. These women not only had roots in Washington, but came from overseas, as well as across the United States.

Hannah Towns Gregory was born in Woodhouse Mill, England, in 1888. She became a registered nurse in 1922, just a few years after she arrived in the U.S.
KING-5 featured Dan Evans' scrapbooks
Patsy Ellis of the Governor's Mansion Foundation joined the Archives in presenting Dan and Nancy Evans' scrapbooks to the KING-5 news crew. The feature aired Tuesday, March 7, on the the 5 o'clock news. Watch it here.


Attention teachers!  
A fragmented preview of the site. Why would you have to create an account to use it? Contact me to find out the amazing features.
by Jamison Murphy, Archives Outreach

The Archives, Legacy Washington, and the State Library are teaming up to get primary resources in the classroom with an education portal (site currently under construction). 

The website will host several pre-packaged research assignments, using a packet of materials relevant to a number of hot topics in Social Studies. The projects will teach students to think independently and will ask Common Core questions. 

After spending a weekend at the Washington State Council for the Social Studies conference in Chelan, we have launched the Technology and Educators Advisory Committee (TEACh) to ensure the site is built with the hands-on expertise of actual teachers. Contact me to join TEACh, or to see a demonstration.

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Out of the Archives banner photo: The Sunnyside astronaut, Bonnie J. Dunbar, with Governor Booth Gardner.