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Treasures of the Digital Archives: Audio Files

1979 Washington State’s House of Representatives.

Washington State’s House of Representatives photo from the House of Representatives Group Photos 1883-1981 Collection, Jeffers Studios. Click here to view this record, and here to hear an audio file of the House of Representatives from 1979, Education Committee.

Three series of audio files are online at the Washington State Digital Archives: 1) House of Representatives Committee Meeting Recordings, 1973-2002; 2) Floor Recordings from the Office of Secretary of Senate, 1971-2010; and 3) Spokane Voices of the Pioneers Oral Histories. Legislative audio files include a broad range of topics: social, health, family, housing, utilities, energy, environment, agriculture, commerce, finance, labor, education, elections, and so much more. The oral history accounts cover topics such as homesteading and wheat farming, schools and hospitals, entertainment and social clubs, railroads and bridges, and stories of Spokane’s pioneers to mention a few. Enjoy these recordings from the Digital Archives: Audio Records.