Several local events are planned to mark October as "Washington State Archives Month."
- Noon, Tuesday, Oct. 9: A free presentation, "Western Front Goes Digital: 110 Years of History," will be held at Village Books, in Fairhaven. The talk will outline a recent project to digitize and post online the historical collection of Western's student newspaper.
- 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 20: A free workshop on "Basics of Historical Research" will be held at the Goltz-Murray Archives Building, 808 25th St., at the south end of WWU campus. Designed for teachers, students, beginning genealogists and other people interested in exploring the past, the workshop will cover primary and secondary research sources and how to use them.
People can register for the workshop by e-mail at email@example.com. Details: 425-564-3950 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 27: An open house at Goltz-Murray Archives Building will introduce people to archival resources at the Washington State Archives' Northwest branch, the WWU Archives and Records Center and the Center for Pacific Northwest Studies. Light refreshments and informal tours will be offered. Parking will be available in Lot 33-G, next to the building.
Also, people can tour Special Collections on the sixth floor of Wilson Library, on campus.
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