Resources at the Office of the Secretary of State
The Washington State Office of the Secretary of State is home to a large selection of historical resources, both in print and electronic.
Washington State Library Digital Collections
The Washington State Library Digital Collections contains digitized primary resources in the library’s physical collections. Explore books, maps, newspapers, manuscripts, and more.
Washington Rural Heritage
Washington Rural Heritage provides access to digitized primary sources documenting the early culture, industry, and community life of Washington State. The collection is an ongoing project of small, rural libraries and partnering cultural institutions, guided by an initiative of the Washington State Library, Office of the Secretary of State, and funded under the provisions of the Library and Services Technology Act (LSTA) from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
Washington State Digital Archives
The Washington Digital Archives houses digital versions of Census and Naturalization Records, maps, photos, and more from Washington’s past.
Legacy Washington documents extraordinary stories in Washington history. This collaborative venture, spearheaded by Secretary of State Kim Wyman, relies on original sources at the Washington State Library, the Washington State Archives and heritage organizations across the state.
Civic Education Programs at the Washington State Legislature
Lesson plans, student guides, and internship opportunities at the Washington State Legislature.