Digital Collections

Browse through digital collections and projects.

Photograph of the Prune Festival Queen circa 1919Clark 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.


Clark County Historical Newspapers ArchiveThe 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.


Images of documents from the Columbia River Basin Ethnic History ArchiveColumbia 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.


Map of Clark County from 1895Mapping 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.


Image for Oral History CollectionClark County Oral History Collection
The digital collection contains transcripts and complete sound recordings selected from over 200 interviews in the oral history collections of the Clark County Historical Museum (CCHM) in Vancouver, Washington.


Image for Two Rivers photographs collectionTwo Rivers Heritage Museum Photographs Collection
The Two Rivers Heritage Museum Photographs Collection includes over 1,000 photographic 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.


Image of a soldier from the VBMA collectionVancouver Barracks Military Association Photographs Collection
The digital collection contains over 500 compound documents that include photographs and negatives from the Vancouver Barracks Post Photo Shop. The photographs feature soldiers, personnel and civilians who served at the barracks in a support capacity during World War II. Most of the photograph were created in a series of photo sessions dated from 1943. The collection provides a snapshot of a diverse demographic that includes women, African Americans, Native Americans and other ethnic groups. A number of images of Italian POWs are also included in this collection.


Photograph of Hal Dengerink at Salmon Creek before the campus ground-breaking, circa 1994WSU 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.


Dengerink Administrative BuildingWSU 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..


thumbnail of a radical newspaperRadical 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.


CCGS_ImageClark 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.



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


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