Oral History Project Coordinator
Mildred Andrews is an award-winning author, specializing in Northwest social history, women’s history, and historic preservation. A Seattle native, she holds a doctorate from the University of Washington, and has taught at all levels from K-12 through graduate school. Since the early 1980s, she has written nine published books and several articles, curated exhibitions, and developed curriculum guides on topics ranging from legacies of Washington women to regional school and business histories. As a researcher, she conducts archival searches and places a strong emphasis on oral history. Her work evokes a strong sense of place, as she brings to light stories of people and organizations in the context of the growth and development of the region.
- Pioneer Square: Seattle’s Oldest Neighborhood, Editor. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2005. 256 pages, 125 illustrations, bibliography, index.
- 4Culture King County Cultural Development Authority in partnership with Seattle Public Schools Salmon Bay Alternative School: developed and field-tested curriculum guide for King County Women’s History, 2003-5.
- HistoryLink at historylink.org, a comprehensive Website for Washington State history. Women’s History Editor and author of more than 40 essays, 1998-2002.
- University of Washington, Auxiliary Faculty in American History, Women Studies, and Family History Certificate Program, 1995-1999.
- Whatcom Museum of History and Art, Guest Curator for main gallery exhibit, Votes for Women: the Northwest Crusade, 1993.
- Eastern Washington University, Curator of touring women’s history exhibit, Crusaders for Better Lives, 1992.
- Woman’s Place: A Guide to Seattle and King County History. Seattle: Gemil Press, 1994. 344 pages, maps photographs, bibliography, index. Recipient of 1994 award for best publication from Association of King County Historical Organizations.
- Washington Women as Path Breakers. Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt and Junior League of Tacoma, 1989. 176 pages, photos, bibliography, index, and companion curriculum guide. Co-sponsored by the Washington State Centennial Commission.
- Seattle Women: A Legacy of Community Development, 1851-1920. Seattle: YWCA of Seattle/King County, 1984. 66 pages, photographs, bibliography, index.
- Shoreline Community College, Founding Director of Women’s Programs, Adjunct faculty in Humanities and Ethnic Studies Departments, 1974-79.