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Union Gospel Mission (Seattle)

Seattle's Union Gospel Mission, founded in 1932 to feed and save the souls of homeless men during the Great Depression, grew over the years to become a diversified, faith-based nonprofit offering many...

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United Way: Jim Douglas Remembers its Beginnings

In this People's History, Jim Douglas (1909-2005), the first chairman of Seattle's United Way, remembers the early challenges of organizing this charitable foundation which has served the area for alm...

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University District Museum Without Walls Oral History: Matthew Fox (Director of Operations, ROOTS)

Matthew Fox is the director of operations for the ROOTS (Rising Out of the Shadows) young-adult shelter in Seattle's University District. In this oral history transcript he describes how ROOTS works i...

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Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle

The Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle, formerly the Seattle Urban League, is a community-based social service organization dedicated to improving the lives of African Americans, other people of col...

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Washington Forest Protection Association (WFPA)

The Washington Forest Protection Association (WFPA) was established in 1908, and for its first 50 years was known as the Washington Forest Fire Association (WFFA). The WFFA grew quickly in its early ...

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Washington Good Roads Association

The Northwest's system of roads and highways did not evolve easily. At the turn of the twentieth century, few roads were paved or even improved and county projects were not coordinated with one anothe...

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Washington Hall (Seattle)

Washington Hall, located at 153 14th Avenue in Seattle's Squire Park neighborhood, began its life as the headquarters of Lodge No. 29 of the Danish Brotherhood in America, a fraternal organization. Lo...

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Washington State Grange

The Washington State Grange was founded on September 10, 1889, at the Pioneer Store in La Camas (now Camas), Clark County, spurred in part by objections to the proposed state constitution that had jus...

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Washington Talking Book and Braille Library

The Washington Talking Book and Braille Library is operated by The Seattle Public Library under a contract with the Washington State Library. Since 1907, the Seattle Public Library has served blind re...

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Washington Technology Industry Association

One of the oldest trade associations of its kind in North America, the Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA) traces its beginnings back to the dawn of this state's nascent software industr...

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Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition

Founded in 1989, the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition is an award-winning non-profit citizens coalition whose members represent a diverse group of more than 270 community organizations inc...

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Wellspring Archives -- World War II Years, Parts 1 and 2

This People's History is based on the early records of Wellspring Family Services, a private, non-profit organization helping families and children in Seattle and King County overcome life's challenge...

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