Archives

Spokane Valley Heritage Museum is home to a rich and varied collection of published works and source materials about our region’s history. Our collection includes books, maps, plat books, newspapers, architectural drawings, oral histories and more.

A Treasure Trove of Historical Information

Spokane Valley Heritage Museum is home to a rich and varied collection of published works and source materials about our region’s history. Our collection includes books, maps, plat books, newspapers, architectural drawings, oral histories and more.

You can dig into:

  • Spokane Valley Herald Newspaper, 1920-83 (digitized)
  • Oral histories, written and audio recordings
  • School records beginning in 1892 and including teacher reports, one-room schoolhouse districts, articles and more
  • School annuals and yearbooks
  • Business records and directories
  • Township records for Opportunity, Chester and Greenacres
  • Periodicals: Spokane Valley Today, 1979-98; Nostalgia Magazine, 2000-10
  • Valley of the Sun series by Waldo Rosebush
  • Echoes of Yesterday by Howard Stegner
  • Phonebooks
  • Scrapbooks including Spokane Valley Women’s Club, Telephone Pioneer, Valley History
  • Northern Pacific Railway employee records, 1900-1910

Research

All archival materials are available for your research. The museum staff is ready to help with research requests.  For extensive research requests, we charge a $25 flat fee which includes any documents or images discovered.

Take it home

You do not have to write it all down. We can make photocopies and reproductions of your research. See schedule below for fees. Spokane Valley Heritage Museum is a non-profit that receives no direct government funding. Reproduction fees offset the cost of maintaining our collection.

Black & White Photocopies

  • 8.5×11: $0.20 per page
  • 8.5×14: $0.20 per page
  • 11×17: $0.40 per page

Media Reproduction

  • CD: $15 each
  • DVD: $25 each

Color Photocopies

  • 8.5x 11: $0.40 per page
  • 8.5x 14: $0.40 per page
  • 11×17: $0.80 per page

Shipping and Handling

  • Within Spokane: $1
  • Within Washington State: $2
  • Out of state: $3

Fees

The fees for reproduction are listed above. See Photo reproduction fees for more details.

Please note: Audiovisual materials requiring transfer from unsupported media will be charged the cost of transfer, plus duplication costs.