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Treasures of the Digital Archives: Political Campaigns

Republican Campaign Memorabilia, 1960, by Merle Junk, Susan Parish Photograph Collection.

Republican Campaign Memorabilia, 1960, by Merle Junk, Susan Parish Photograph Collection. Here’s the link to this photo.

The Washington State Archives maintains hundreds of documents and artifacts related to campaigns for elected positions, along with the products of those elected officials. For example, there are several online audio files, meeting minutes, ordinances, and resolutions showing our legislators in action. Additionally, the State Archives has a collection of campaign posters, pins, placards, and other paraphernalia. A quick way to find several of these online records is to enter “political campaigns” in the Search by Keyword section above, or contact our State Archives research team at research@sos.wa.gov.