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Clark College (Vancouver, Washington)

On October 2, 1933, in the depths of the Great Depression, six young instructors opened the doors of a rented ($25 a month) former downtown Vancouver boarding house and 25 students entered Vancouver J...

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Columbia Branch, The Seattle Public Library

The Columbia Branch, The Seattle Public Library, is located at 4721 Rainier Avenue S adjacent to Columbia Park at the north end of the Columbia City business district in southeast Seattle. The branch'...

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Cornish College of the Arts

Nellie C. Cornish (1876-1956) founded the Cornish School in Seattle in 1914 and served as its director for the next 25 years. From a one-room studio in the Booth Building on Capitol Hill, the school r...

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Crossroads Library, King County Library System

One of the King County Library System's smallest but busiest facilities, the Crossroads Library in East Bellevue is located right in the Crossroads Mall, just off the food court. This "storefront libr...

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Culp, Gordon C. (1926-2006)

Gordon C. Culp came out of Auburn, Washington, during the Great Depression, and never forgot his roots or his old friends. He went on to become a counsel to United States Senator Henry M. Jackson (191...

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Culver, Ida (1875-1936)

Ida Culver was a Seattle Public Schools elementary teacher, a founding member of the Seattle Education Auxiliary, first president of the Seattle Teachers Finance Association (or Seattle Teacher's Cred...

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Dabney, Ellen Powell (1861-1937) and Washington's Home Economics Movement

Ellen Powell Dabney, founding president of the Washington State Home Economics Association, came to Seattle in 1907 to teach at the new Lincoln High School, and at the age of 46 began a career in educ...

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Dan Evans Speech at 2015 Evans School Gala

Daniel J. Evans (b. 1925) served three terms as governor of Washington, as a United States senator, and as president of The Evergreen State College. He and his wife Nancy Evans (b. 1933) have been act...

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Delridge Branch, The Seattle Public Library

The Delridge Branch, The Seattle Public Library, located in West Seattle at 5423 Delridge Way SW, was the third branch to open under the "Libraries for All" building program, a $196.4 million bond me...

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Des Moines Library, King County Library System

The first library in Des Moines was established in 1924 by the local Parent Teacher Association and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Des Moines-Zenith Improvement Club. It was stocked with books discarded ...

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Dewitty, Thelma (1912-1977)

Thelma Dewitty was the first black teacher to be hired by the Seattle Public Schools. She joined the corps in September 1947, after intervention on her behalf by the Seattle Urban League, NAACP, the C...

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Dorothea Nordstrand Remembers the Do-It-Yourself Kindergarten at Green Lake, 1959

In this People's History, Dorothea Nordstrand (1916-2011) relates the history of a kindergarten started by Moms in 1959, after the Seattle School System cut the kindergarten program. Dorothea (Pfister...

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