Suffrage centennial
photo challenge
August 18 marks the centennial of the 19th Amendment's ratification, the event that finally granted U.S. women the enduring right to vote.

To help us commemorate this historic day, name the Washington woman in this photo who was a key activist in the fight for women's right to vote.
Was this too easy for you?

The words "Golden Jubilee" were displayed across the top of Washington license plates issued in 1939. Several guessers knew "Golden Jubilee" was a series of celebrations across the state to commemorate 50 years of statehood. Other guessers got it with a quick web search.
Free webinar: the importance of State Archives in History Day research
The Washington State Archives, Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), and Washington State Council for the Social Studies (WSCSS) will host a free webinar for teachers statewide about the use of archival research in projects entered into National History Day in Washington State.
National History Day is a nationwide social studies program that challenges over 500,000 middle- and high-school students across the United States and territories to develop their historical-research skills.
Research Archivist Hannah Robinson-Oden of the Southwest Regional Branch will talk about the resources available at the State Archives and how to incorporate them into History Day research.
The webinar will take place Wednesday, August 26, at 4:00 p.m.
If you are a teacher, or if you know one, you are encouraged to attend this webinar or share this invitation. To attend, simply go here at the time of the webinar. To apply for a free clock hour, register via pdEnroller by August 25 at 4:00 p.m.

If you cannot attend, a recording of the presentation will be posted online. (We encourage you to attend so you can ask questions.) Look out for the September edition of Out of the Archives for a link.

OSPI and WSCSS will host five additional webinars for Washington teachers. Email OSPI for more information.
EWU student makes podcasts from State Archives records
For Eastern Washington University history graduate student Jessica Bell, the Washington State Archives - Digital Archives provides the source material for her creative work. Bell mines the archives for her Podcast 1,000 Words, in which she tells the stories that lie behind the photographs — in exactly 1,000 words.

So far, Bell has explored the cases of two teenagers from Vancouver who went on a crime spree in 1919, a 1930 murder case that involved members of the Colville Tribe, and a Spokane Hupmobile. The stories illustrate the richness of archival collections as well as the extensive research process. You can listen to Bell’s podcast here and explore her other public history work.

Above: Helen Moses was arrested in Colville in 1930, charged with second degree murder. What happened to her? You will have to listen to the podcast. (Mugshot record can be found here.)
Who said
On Thursday, September 24, State Archives Digital Projects Archivist Mary Hammer will host a public webinar called "Preserving historical scrapbooks and creating new ones that last."

Do you have a scrapbook you would like to preserve? Do you want some professional tips about how to create a scrapbook that will last for generations? Sign up now for your spot in this free workshop.

You will receive an email the day before the webinar with a link to join.
With consideration for the safety of the public and our staff, and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Olympia and Ellensburg branches of the State Archives remain available by appointment only.

All other branches remain closed, but still allow state and local government agency staff to research records on an emergency basis.

The Tumwater Records Center continues to operate at its usual capacity.

Go here for more information.
"My heart is sick and sad. From where the sun now stands, I will fight no more forever."

Who said that?

Hint: The man in the photo above has nothing to do with this quote.

Last month's quote is from Jeopardy legend Ken Jennings, who was born in Edmonds and lives in Seattle.
Out of the Archives, August 2020 banner photo: Cattle in Grand Coulee. General Subjects Photograph Collection, 1845-2005, c. 1940.