Washington State Digital Archives

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The Washington State Digital Archives is the nation's first archives dedicated specifically to the preservation of electronic records from both State and Local agencies that have permanent legal, fiscal or historical value. The Washington State Digital Archives currently (2/09) holds over 80 million records, making it the largest digital archive in the world.

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Orientation

Coordinates

Lat: 47.489728 Long: -117.586434

Address==

960 Washington Street, Cheney WA 99004

Website

http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/

Telephone

(509) 235-7509

Fax

509-235-7504

Hours

8am - 4:30 P.M. Monday - Friday On-line research (www.digitalarchives.wa.gov) is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week except for planned maintenance cycles.

Working language(s)

English

Directions to the archive

   *  From I-90 take exit 270 (Hwy 904) toward Cheney, WA
   * At the first stoplight, turn right onto Betz Road
   * Betz Road turns left and becomes Washington Street
   * 960 Washington Street is on the right side of the road after the playfields
   * The Digital Archives is on the second floor of the building

Holdings

COLLECTIONS

Governor Lowry's Website
Governor Locke's Website
Top 10 Treasures
Agreements/Contracts
Audio Records
Birth Records
Census Records
Corporation Records
Death Records
E-Publication Records
Frontier Justice Records
Institution Records
Land Records
Marriage Records
Military Records
Minute Records
Minutes/Resolutions/Ordinances
Misc Auditor Records
Misc Family History Records
Naturalization Records
Oaths of Office Records
Ordinance Records
Photograph Records
Plats/Surveys Records
Power of Attorney Records
Professional License Records
Resolution Records
Uniform Commercial Code Records

Collections Coming Soon:

Chelan County Recorded Documents
King County Property Records
Thurston County Naturalization
WWI Serviceman Cards

Research procedures

Access

(what permits, identity documents, or letters of reference do you need to present? how far in advance must you begin to register?)

Permitted and prohibited items

(if possible, account for laptop computers, cameras, scanners, phones, pens and pencils, loose papers, and so on)

  • Permitted:
  • Prohibited:

Document ordering and delivery

(how do you request documents? how many can you order at a time? how are documents delivered?)

Photocopying, photography, microfilming

(what are costs, permits, and page limits? how long do you have to wait?)

Key individuals

(give names of archive staff and other individuals who can help researchers)

Practicalities

(details on food, coffee, lockers, washrooms, transportation, internet access, and the like)

See also

(links to relevant websites and resources)

Washington State Archives Branches/Repositories http://www.secstate.wa.gov/archives/

Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture http://www.northwestmuseum.org/

Northwest Digital Archives http://nwda.wsulibs.wsu.edu/

Oregon Secretary of State Archives Division http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/

Idaho Historical Library & Archives http://www.idahohistory.net/library_archives.html

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