The following policies were submitted and adopted as the Olympia Historical Society’s newsletter submission and publication criteria.

1.       Articles submitted for publication in the newsletter reflect the research and opinions of the author and not necessarily those of Olympia Historical Society. We do not maintain any position on the interpretation of sources that are submitted for publication.

2.      It is unrealistic to expect the newsletter’s editor to detect and correct errors of historical fact in a documented, footnoted scholarly submission, nor to anticipate and cure through editing any potential controversy arising from the publication of such articles.

3.      If complaints about such an article are received, the complainant will be offered the opportunity to reply, either in the form of a letter to the editor or a full-length article, as s/he prefers.  Alternatively the editor would summarize the complainant’s concerns in the next edition.  We believe and adopt the words of the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis “…the remedy (for fallacious information) is more information.”

The Olympia Historical Society gratefully accepts contributions from those who have an interest in researching and writing about our local history.