Ed Garretson- Archive Coordinator
115 NW State Street, Room 103A
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mailing Address: WCHS Archive, PO Box 67, Colfax, WA 99111
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