Bringing the Past

to the Present

Whitman County Historical Society

PO Box 67

Colfax, WA 99111

509-397-2555

ARCHIVE

Ed Garretson- Archive Coordinator

115 NW State Street, Room 103A

Pullman, WA 

epgjr@wsu.edu 

Hours: Wednesdays 9am to noon 

     The WCHS Archive is located at The Gladish Community and Cultural Center, located on the ground floor, near the West Main Street entrance. 

     The Archive contains over 700 inventoried collections, a photograph collection, a map collection, County plat books and various indexes to birth, death, census, and cemetery records; an every name index to 52 local publications; and various other helpful guides and indexes.  The Archive space is shared with the Whitman County Genealogical Society, which maintains many indexes and other reference material. We are happy to help visitors with their research questions and can attempt to checkout email inquiries.

     The Archive welcomes donations of records, photographs, diaries, ledgers, and other materials that reflect the history of our county. Our entire collection is due to the generosity of those who have turned valuable records and materials to the Whitman County Historical Society.

     The volunteer staff at the WCHS Archive currently include Ed Garretson, Judy McMurray, Nyssa Runyan, Lou Vyhnanek, Luke Sprague,, Corinne Lyle, Mary Simonsen, and Heidi Reeves.

For information and assistance please contact Ed Garretson via e-mail at:  epgjr@wsu.edu

Mailing Address: WCHS Archive, PO Box 67, Colfax, WA 99111

Oral Histories

    WCHS, in partnership with WSU MASC, has published digital copies of numerous oral histories of Whitman County residents. To visit the site click on this link which will take you to the MASC wwebsite: http://content.libraries.wsu.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/p16866coll7

Pullman Business Directory 1881-1993

 An index to the businesses of Pullman was created by WCHS volunteer Esther Pond Smith. 

Business are indexed by name. Click on the desired alphabetical listing to access.