A Northwest Historian’s Tour of the Internet Larry Cebula Washington State Digital Archives Eastern Washington UniversitySpokane Mayor Burch with "Biggest Indian" Contest Winner Charles Libby, 1909.
Case Study:Indians and the City Beautiful in Spokane, 1880-1910 •What online resources are available? •Where do we look? •What necessary resources are not available? •Do we find things that we would have overlooked in traditional research?
Google Book Search for keyword “Spokane” limited to full text
C. B. Carlisle,Spokane Countyas it Is: SolidFacts and ActualResults(Spokane, 1883)42-43.
Matsura Collection Images matching the keyword “Spokane.”
Historical Newspapers in Washington from the Secretary of State
Advanced Searching of Historical Newspapers in Washington
Additional Possible Online SourcesCensus DataAdditional Historical Image collectionsDigitized Oral historiesA good starting point for Spokane historyis this page at the MAC:http://www.northwestmuseum.org/index.cfm/R
What are We Missing?Modern Secondary Sources– Ruby and Brown, Children of the Sun– Youngs, Fair and FallsMost Archival RecordsNewspapers not DigitizedHolding of Small Historical SocietiesEtc. etc.
Needs and ProspectsDigital primary sources have a place in theclassroomDigital primary sources have a place inpublished scholarshipHistorians need to keep up!We need a centralized resource page for“deep” digital archives