May 27, 2022

Washington State Library Announces Launch of “Primarily Washington” a New Educational Resource

From the Washington Secretary of State:

For the last few years, the Washington State LibraryWashington State Archives, and Legacy Washington have been meeting with Washington teachers. We asked for their help in finding a better way to serve our education community, promote education and lifelong learning, and connect Washingtonians to their history.

2018-06-09_20-56-03After extensive cooperation with teachers and the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, we are proud to announce the launch of Primarily Washington, an online education portal designed to bring lesson plans together with the primary sources in our collections.

The Primarily Washington portal currently contains 6 lesson plans, on topics including the Everett Massacre, Territory to Statehood, teaching elections, and Legacy Washington’s Korea 65 exhibit. Drawing from our plethora of newspapers and items in our Classics in Washington History digital collection, more lesson plans will be added this summer. The portal also presents the Emma Smith Devoe Scrapbook Collection, a wide-ranging set of early 20th century newspaper clippings and other documents about important contemporary topics such as women’s suffrage.

Additionally, Primarily Washington will feature online exhibits about various aspects of Washington state history.

Direct to Primarily Washington

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.