Digital Collections

Browse through digital collections and projects.

Clark County Historical Museum Photograph Collection
This digital collection contains images from the Clark County Historical Museum's photograph collection. Over 16,000 historic photographs are included, featuring images from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries from several locations around Clark County.

The Clark County Historical Museum Newspapers Archive
This collection includes issues of historical newspapers from Clark County featuring the Vancouver Independent, one of the first newspapers published in the Washington Territory. Issues of the Vancouver Independent begin in January 1876. The Clark County Historical Newspapers Archive is an ongoing project. Check back often for more additions.

Clark County Historical Museum, Archives

The digital collection entails selections of items from the League of Women Voters of Clark County Collection housed at the Clark County Historical Museum. The collection includes scrapbooks documenting three decades of the organization from the 1950s through the 1970s. Contents include information on campaign events to get out the vote, voter registration, civic involvement including the 1960s civil rights movement, candidate debates and other voter related events in Clark County. The collection also contains a small number of photographs, including those taken during the Linda Smith and Brian Baird debates for the House of Representatives in the 1990s. Other photographs document later events organized by the League.

Columbia River Basin Ethnic History Archive (CRBEHA)
The archive includes over 1,000 photographs, documents and oral history interviews relating to the history of ethnic groups living in regions of Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Dates of materials range from 1860 to the 1980s.

Mapping Clark County Collection
The digital collection includes selections from the Clark County Historical Museum's maps collection, aerial photographs collection and general photograph collection. Images include subject sections involving geography, aerial views, street scenes and transportation. The collection is intended to show examples of Clark County's transforming landscape over time.

Clark County Sound and Vision Archive
The Clark County Sound and Vision Archive is a collaborative project established in 2023 by museums and archives located in Clark County, Washington. The archive contains oral history and interview transcripts, sound recordings, and video selected from the collections of the Clark County Historical Museum, La Center Historical Museum, North Clark Historical Museum, and Two Rivers Heritage Museum. The collection also includes interviews facilitated in partnership with the Vancouver Barracks Military Association and the WSU Vancouver Library. The project aims to preserve the historical recordings of participating repositories while widening digital access for potential research into collections featuring stories told by Clark County residents.

WSU Vancouver Historic Photographs and Documents Collection
The digital collection is comprised of samples from three collections from the WSU Vancouver Archive. Materials featured in this digital collection are from 1983 to 1997. Over 500 digital images have been indexed, including photographs, commencement programs, campus publications, documents and ephemera.

WSU Vancouver Newsletters and Publications

This collection contains newsletters and publications collected or created by WSU Vancouver Library Archives and Special Collections.

WSU Vancouver Slides Collection

This collection contains approximately 200 images selected from the WSU Vancouver Slides Collection (1989-2006) housed in WSU Vancouver Library’s Archives and Special Collections. Images date from the establishment of WSU Vancouver in 1989 to the opening of its campus at Salmon Creek in 1996. The slides include early faculty members, classroom scenes, campus groundbreakings, community events, campus construction, advisory council members and administration.

Radical Newspapers
The collection consists of issues from The Agitator and The Discontent: Mother of Progress, two newspapers that were produced by members of the Home Colony, an anarchist commune established in Lake Bay, Washington in the late 1890s.

American Association of University Women, Vancouver Branch Scrapbooks

The American Association of University Women – Vancouver Branch Collection contains scrapbooks documenting people and events from the earliest years of the organization when it was referred to as the Clark County Branch. The first volumes available in this digital collection begin in 1937 and continue into the 1950s. The scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings, book reviews, monthly newsletters, some photographs, conference programs and various articles. The content features organization news, information about its membership, fundraising efforts for scholarships and literary interests. The collection of scrapbook materials exhibits the organization’s evolution toward greater involvement in social and racial justice issues. This includes a continuing lecture series from invited academics and professionals who discuss pressing contemporary issues of the day.

Clark County Genealogical Society Digital Collections
Items in this collection include tax ledgers from Clark County dated 1886 and 1891. The items include page images from the original documents as well as transcripts of the ledgers in Excel and PDF formats.

Two Rivers Heritage Museum Photographs Collection

The Two Rivers Heritage Museum Photographs Collection includes over 1,000 photographic images from the main photograph collection at the Two Rivers Heritage Museum. The collection contains images from the areas of Camas, Washington and Washougal, Washington highlighting education, business and industry during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. The collection features school buildings, student class photos, agriculture, stores and shops, social life, scenic views and more.

Two Rivers Heritage Museum, Archives

The digital collection provides a representative sample of items from Washougal-Camas Business and Professional Women's Club Collection housed at the Two Rivers Heritage Museum. The collection highlights selections from over fouty-five years of materials that includes over 20 member directories and three scrapbooks documenting the formidable activities of the organization and their local efforts to give recognition and empower women. The contents include photographs of members at club gatherings, events and functions.

Vancouver Barracks Military Association: Photographs and Negatives Collection

The digital collection contains over 500 compound documents that include photographs and negatives from the Vancouver Barracks Post Photo Shop. The collection provides a snapshot of a diverse demographic of Vancouver in the World War II era. Most of the photographs were created in 1943.

Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum Photograph Collections

The collection contains photographs from the Charles Fitzpatrick Photographic Collection at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco. Fitzpatrick was a professional photographer who moved to Ocean Park, Washington in 1927. He photographed the landscape and life ways of the region known as the Long Beach Peninsula. His photographs date from the late 1920s until the mid-1960s.

Collective for Social and Environmental Justice Collection
This collection includes documents and reports pertaining to social and environmental justice research in Clark County.

The Thin Green Line is People History Project Collection

The collection features a broad spectrum of multimedia documentary resources with diverse voices of people–from Tribal Chairs and Elders to mayors and city commissioners, first responders, medical professionals, teachers, and school children. The archive contains transcripts, and minutes of public hearings, city council meetings and public gatherings across the Pacific Northwest. Geographically, documents cover from Vancouver, B.C. to the Klamath Basin, and from West Coast cities to the Powder River Basin in Montana and Wyoming.

Manuscripts, Archives & Special Collections WSU Libraries Digital Collections
WSU Libraries Digital Collections provide access to the academic and cultural heritage of Washington State and the Palouse Region.

Contact the Archives & Special Collections

Robert Schimelpfenig
(360) 546-9249