The Digital Library Collections of the Eastern Washington State Historical Society is your gateway to digital reproductions and descriptions of photographs, posters, drawings, objects, ephemera, and manuscripts as well as other archival material from the Society’s rare and special collections. It will continue to grow as more of our digital projects are loaded in, as more of our special collections are digitized and described, and as hybrid and born-digital archival collections are acquired. The website does not at present include information on our entire collection nor our rare or out-of-copyright digitized books or digitized newspapers, however; these and other historical digital content will soon be available by searching our OCLC system. 

The Joel E. Ferris Research Archive is available by appointment Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

To schedule an appointment, e-mail your request in as much detail as possible to

The Digital Archives Collection is now available online [CLICK HERE]

Check back for access to images and ephemera from our archival collection as we continue to digitize more of our many collections. 



Image Use Policy
Reproduction and Licensing Services
Rights and Reproduction Application
To search our archival photographs click on Archive Access. Enter a search word in the search box or select the browse button at the top of the screen to see a brief description of the collections we have digitized. Copies of photographs are available for sale online.  To purchase an image, add it to your shopping cart.