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Washington Chess Letter Scanning Project

Last new scans added: June 19, 2013.
Total WCL issues now available: 144, plus 3 Everett Chess Letter (ECL) issues.

This project was initiated in the fall of 2009 by Russell ("Rusty") Miller, Mark Turner, IM John Donaldson and NWC Business Manager Eric Holcomb. Eventually complete scans of all WCL magazines (and later all NWC magazines) will be available on this website. All scans have been optimized and converted to Adobe PDF format. Some scans have also been "cleaned up" to remove stray marks and/or make "blacker blacks" and "whiter whites."

To the extent allowed by applicable laws, the Washington Chess Federation retains copyright on all issues of the Washington Chess Letter. Permission is given for private, non-commercial use, including chess club use. For other uses including republication in any form, please contact the WCF secretary.

Scans by Mark Turner and Rusty Miller, edited and compiled by Eric Holcomb.
Scans marked in green have been "cleaned up" (at least partially) as described above.
A "C" after the year indicates that the scans include color covers.
More scans will be posted as they become available. Since the 750th issue was just printed in June 2010, please be aware that this project will take some time to complete! For the most recent available issues of Northwest Chess, see the magazine back issues page.

Also see Puget Sound Chess News, Sep. 1946 to Feb. 1947 (PDF file of scans).

Note: Aug.-Oct. 1947 are Everett Chess Letter scans supplied by Kelly Brown, head of the John G. White collection at the Cleveland Public Library, Cleveland, Ohio. The ECL is a prequel to the Washington Chess Letter - the same contributors and format. it ended in October and the WCL started the very next month. Despite the name, the ECL covered chess throughout the state of Washington.

    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1947                 194708 194709 194710 194711 194712
1948   194801 194802 194803 194804 194805 194806 194807 194808 194809 194810 194811 194812
1949   194901 194902 194903 194904 194905 194906 194907 194908 194909 194910 194911 194912
1950   195001 195002 195003 195004 195005 195006 195007 195008 195009 195010 195011 195012
1951   195101 195102 195103 195104 195105 195106 195107 195108 195109 195110 195111 195112
1952   195201 195202 195203 195204 195205 combined 195207 195208 195209 195210 195211 195212
1953                          
1954                          
1955   195501 195502 195503 195504 195505 195506 195507 195508 195509 195510 195511 195512
1956           195605 195606 195607 195608 195609 195610 195611 195612
1957 C 195701 195702 195703 195704 195705 195706 195707 195708 195709 195710 195711 195712
1958 C 195801 195802 195803 195804 195805 195806 195807 195808 195809 195810 195811 195812
1959 C 195901 195902 195903 195904 195905 195906            
1960       196003                  
1961                          
1962     196202 196203 196204 196205 196206 196207     196210 196211 196212
1963 C   196302 196303 196304 196305 196306 196307 196308 196309 196310 196311 196312
1964 C 196401 196402 196403 196404 196405 196406 196407 196408 196409 196410 196411 196412
    See NWC scans page for 1965 to date.
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