the wallis and marilyn kimble northwest history database

Welcome

The core of the database is the Northwest newspaper clippings collection. The newspaper articles were collected and organized in the late 1930's by dedicated historians working for the Works Progress Administration. The work was organized and supervised by Dr. Herman Deutsch, a professor at WSU.

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Project

The core of the Northwest History Database is composed of roughly 100,000 newspaper clippings from the Pacific Northwest Newspaper Clippings Collection. These newspaper articles were collected and organized in the 30's by dedicated historians working for the Works Progress Administration. The office was created by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in May of 1935 to help provide work and relief to an impoverished economy. Before it was closed down in 1943, it was one of the largest employers in the country and, generally, the largest employer in most states. The process of organizing the mountain of newspaper clippings was supervised by Dr. Herman Deutsch, a WSU professor.

Source

The core of the database is the Northwest newspaper clippings collection. The newspaper articles were collected and organized in the late 1930's by dedicated historians working for the Works Progress Administration. The work was organized and supervised by Dr. Deutsch, a professor at WSU.

Reuse, Recycle and Repurpose
“Snipped Narratives

Links

NORTHWEST HISTORY DATABASE LINKS

Funding for work on the Pacific Northwest Newspaper Clippings Collection is done in part by a generous donation from WSU alumni Wallis and Marilyn Kimble.

For questions and/or suggestions on this collection, please contact Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC) at the Washington State University Libraries.

The kimbles

WALLIS AND MARILYN KIMBLE

Wallis (1968 CEA) and Marilyn (1964 CLA) Kimble of Kingston, WA, made a gift in 2001 as seed money to establish a specialized digitizing project in The Libraries at Washington State University. Under the supervision of Systems Librarian Ingrid Mifflin, 18,500 of 300,000+ articles from the Pacific NW Newspaper Clippings file were scanned, with indexing and description terms entered to make them searchable. A web index was designed and constructed with linking access added to related primary and secondary sources.

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