Yakima Memory

Relander Collection

Relander Collection



The Relander Collection consists of historical manuscript collections, books, private papers, ephemera, maps, audiotapes, microfilm, periodicals, newspapers, and photographs collected by Click Relander, former Yakima editor and author.

The primary focus of the collection is Pacific Northwest history. Relander's activities as a researcher and his interest in the Native Americans of Central Washington led him to collect documentary source materials of national historic importance, spanning Washington's territorial period through mid-20th century America.

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  • Relander, Click; Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. (1961-02-28)
    A photograph of construction of the John Day Dam.
  • Tuesley, Geo.N. (Yakima Herald Publishing Co., 1904-12-21)
    Front page devoted to the trial of Millard Boyd on a charge of Infanticide. Other articles in this issue include: "Local hay market is most discouraging", "Hop yards to be planted near Prosser", a short statement of five ...
  • Tuesley, Geo. N. (Yakima Herald Publishing Co., 1904-12-28)
    New school authorized by vote, advertisements for photographer F. J. Tickner, Ditter Brothers Store, Cascade Lumber, Coffin Bros. Department Store, and G.T. Aumiller "City Drayman."
  • Relander, Click (previously unpublished, 1950)
    Hand drawn map with annotations in Relander's handwriting describing territories of a variety of tribal lands.
  • anon (Yakima Herald, 1953-07-09)
    Nipo Strongheart's library of some 12,000 items dealing with Indian lore, culture and Western Americana was presented as a gift to the Yakima people at a Tribal Council meeting. Strongheart's gift was given "to perpetuate ...
  • Unknown author (Elite Styles, 1920)
    An illustrated fashion journal for fashionable women and progressive dressmakers... with full page lithographs of color fashion illustrations that include a back view of each design and the type and length of material ...
  • Relander, Click; Olmsted, Nelson (Pacific Power and Light, 1968)
    Sponsored by Pacific Power and Light, this short radio spot features Nelson Olmstead telling the story of Click Relander's relationship with the Wanapum band of the Yakama Nation.
  • Unknown author (Yakima Herald-Republic, 1978)
    newspaper article index
  • Smithsonian Institution (Smithsonian Institution, 1954)
    An exhibition index and descriptive text for the 1954 Smithsonian traveling exhibition of Bodmer's original sketches and watercolors. Green wraps. 25 pp. 9 bw plates. Short essays by Karl Viktor Prinz zu Wied and John C. ...
  • Bodmer, Karl (1843)
    A full-length double portrait by Bodmer, composed from sketches made during the winter of 1833-1834. On the left stands Sih-Chidä (`Yellow Feather') a young warrior who was fascinated by Bodmer's work. His portrait was ...
  • Bodmer, Karl (derivative)
    Hand-colored aquatint engraving by Hürlimann after Bodmer, blind stamp. Bodmer painted this portrait of Mexkemáuastan (`Stirring Iron'), a Gros Ventre chief and medicine man, in 1833.
  • Bodmer, Karl (First state of this work was prepared for publication in TRAVELS IN THE INTERIOR OF NORTH AMERICA, which was originally published by Ackermann and Co, London., derivative)
    There are multiple works that use this same title, all by Bodmer. An elaborately composed grouping of Indian artifacts based on drawings made of items that Prince Maximilian purchased and brought back to Europe as well as ...
  • Máto-Tópe (Le Magasin pittoresque, derivative)
    Self portrait of the artist wearing full feather headdress, in hand-to-hand combat with a Cheyenne chief.
  • Bodmer, Karl (First state of this work was prepared for publication in TRAVELS IN THE INTERIOR OF NORTH AMERICA, which was originally published by Ackermann and Co, London., derivative)
    Hand-coloured aquatint engraving by Paul Legrand after Bodmer, blindstamp. This powerful portrait of Péhriska-Rúhpa ('Two Ravens') presents the warrior and chief of the Hidatsa as a figure of great dignity. His shirt is ...
  • Bodmer, Karl (First state of this work was prepared for publication in TRAVELS IN THE INTERIOR OF NORTH AMERICA, which was originally published by Ackermann and Co, London., derivative)
    A full-length double-portrait composed by Bodmer from individual portraits executed at Fort Union in June of 1833. The figure in the foreground is Pitätapiú, a young warrior and member of the Stone band. The name of the ...
  • Bodmer, Karl (Paris, Coblenz and London, 1840-06-01)
    Aquatint of a group of Indians, some on foot and some on horseback. The first state of this image was published about 1840.
  • Livingston, John (Wapato Independent, 1994-10-19)
    An elementary school in Salem, Ore. was named in honor of Alyce Yoshikai, a former Wapato resident who spent the war years at Heart Mountain internment camp.
  • Joyce, James III (Yakima Herald-Republic, 2004-07-16)
    Seventh and Eighth grade students spent a year researching and creating a curriculum that details the stories of individuals who reflect the culture of local Japanese-Americans during the early 1940s.
  • Story, Bob (Toppenish Review, 1985-03-27)
    The Harry Uchida family, who experienced the effects of Executive order 9066, share their memories of hardship during incarceration at Heart Mountain, Wyoming, and the struggles they faced when they returned to the Yakima Valley.
  • Anonymous (Wapato Independent, 1990-02-27)
    Ken Inaba, publicity chairman for the annual Sukiyaki Dinner, explained that this year's theme revolves around the four generations of Japanese-Americans in the community.

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