October 13, 2021

Today in History: Washington (state)

Last Updated on November 5, 2020

Today in History–November 11–the Library of Congress features Washington, which was declared a state on this day in 1889. Find out more about the history and culture of the Evergreen state by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the links below to access a plethora primary sources.

Washington stories from America’s Library

Washington primary source set with Teacher’s Guide

Washington historical newspapers

Washington maps

Washington books and articles

Washington reports & other texts

Films from Washington

Pictorial Americana: Selected images of Washington

Washington images from American Memory

More Washington images

Washington Guide to Law Online

Washington legislation

Today in History: Mount Rainier National Park

More U.S. state primary source collections

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