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9/23/15 -The Legacy of Public Libraries – Then and Now, Part I

In the course of doing research for our active projects, SHRA researchers often come across articles from historic publications or find fascinating archival material that triggers a memory or provokes a question that compels us to further explore. I recently had such an experience when researching in a historic issue of the Engineering and Mining… Read the Rest »

9/9/15 – The National Archives: Making and Keeping History, Part Two

Editor’s note:  This is the second installment in the blog series on history of the National Archives. Read the first installment here. Fire drills used to always reminded me of middle school, where students filed out of the classroom in single-file lines to congregate at the designated meeting place. Excitement was usually the emotion that… Read the Rest »

4/29/15 – Spring 2015 Newsletter

This week, we mailed our Spring 2015 Newsletter.  Included in that newsletter were references to two client reports that have recently been made available to the public as part of the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality’s Lower Boise River TMDL 2015 Addendum.  Those reports are A History of the Pioneer Irrigation District and Water in… Read the Rest »

4/15/15 – Hall of Fame: Feliz Cumple, Executioner

When searching through historical material, SHRA researchers occasionally come across items so singular that they need no elaboration.  We’re showcasing some of these finds here on our blog as our “Hall of Fame” entries.  We hope you will enjoy and appreciate seeing these little gems from the archives. Editor’s note:  For more information on Emperor… Read the Rest »

3/25/15 – Fishing with Brando

The Indian Affairs series in the Washington State Department of Fisheries central files was probably the last place we’d have looked for a reference to Hollywood, yet there was Marlon Brando’s name, as plain as day. In 1964, we learned, Brando participated in a fish-in along with a Puyallup tribal leader, defying Washington state law… Read the Rest »

3/18/15 – Favorite Reading Rooms: Seattle Municipal Archives

Editor’s Note: This week’s blog is part of our ongoing series on our favorite reading rooms. See previous installments here and here. Growing up a ferry ride away from Seattle, I can attest to the accuracy of the city’s reputation of gray skies, constant drizzle, and excellent coffee. What’s funny is that it took moving away… Read the Rest »

3/11/15 – Hall of Fame: Cave-Grown Mushrooms

When searching through historical material, SHRA researchers occasionally come across items so singular that they need no elaboration.  We’re showcasing some of these finds here on our blog as our “Hall of Fame” entries.  We hope you will enjoy and appreciate seeing these little gems from the archives.  

3/4/15 – Hall of Fame: Helen Keller’s Signature

When searching through historical material, SHRA researchers occasionally come across items so singular that they need no elaboration.  We’re showcasing some of these finds here on our blog as our “Hall of Fame” entries.  We hope you will enjoy and appreciate seeing these little gems from the archives.

1/16/15 – Favorite Reading Rooms: Hornig Library

Editor’s Note: This week’s blog is by Naomi Heindel as part of our ongoing series on our favorite reading rooms. From the spacious reading room at the National Archives in College Park, Maryland, we travel to a tiny library embedded deep within Dartmouth College’s physical science building.  Many thanks to Kim Wind, Program Administrator, Environmental… Read the Rest »

1/5/15 – Hells Canyon

This October, SHRA had the chance to explore Hells Canyon on the Snake River, North America’s deepest river gorge. From the water, the many layers of cliffs, hills, and mountains rise 7,400 feet to the Seven Devils Mountains on the Idaho side, and more than a mile to the canyon rim on the Oregon side…. Read the Rest »

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