Yakima Valley Museum

The Sundquist Research Library at the Yakima Valley Museum is the principal regional repository specifically devoted to local history.   The Sundquist Library contains over 12,000 historic photographs of the region; 200 maps of the Valley; 95 recorded oral histories, bound copies of the Yakima Herald-Republic from 1890 to 1952; 1,100 linear feet of personal and local business papers, pamphlets, scrapbooks and other ephemera; 95 linear feet of newspaper clipping files; 125 linear feet of Yakima Valley Transportation Company records (the last operating interurban line in the country); 3,958 individual apple and other fruit labels used by local growers in marketing; 432 local television 1950s-1980s news report tapes (awaiting evaluation), 1,200 general history reference books and periodicals, and 1,500 books related to local history. 

Also, 1,200 books, 12,000 photographs and slides, newspaper clippings, taped speeches, and other ephemera related to the careers of Yakima native and Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas.

Yakima Memory
Yakima Memory features images from the collections at Yakima Valley Libraries and the Yakima Valley Museum.


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