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Yakima Valley Libraries Institutional Archives

Yakima Valley Libraries Institutional Archives



A collection of correspondence, minutes, reports, photographs, publications, and other documents that directors, employees, or volunteers have produced and compiled over the years. These documents provide unique testimony to the development and achievements of Yakima Valley Libraries.

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  • Skillern, Essie (UNPUBLISHED, 1957-03-13)
    "Topic: What is the status of the Yakima Indians and the other Indian Tribes of the Northwest? Is their compensation from the Federal Government justified and Adequate?"
  • Getzendander, C. W. (Yakima Sunday Herald, )
    Jasper Johnson, Union Gap school principal and Rural Library Association secretary, stands hat in hand in the doorway of the Union Gap library as a crowd of students comes to borrow books. At Johnson's left are Miss Lois ...
  • Price, J.H. (State of Washington, )
    Articles of incorporation of the Yakima Library Association, which was a private circulating library that was funded by membership dues and lending fees.
  • Anon (Yakima Morning Herald, )
    Deciding which books to put on the shelves and which which library services are most valued by the public is a serious task that library administrators and professionals carefully consider. This 1910 article tells of a ...
  • anon (Yakima Daily Republic, )
    Newspaper clipping announcing ordinace authorizing public monies for the creation of a public library in Yakima.
  • Bickler, R.; Jenkins, S.; Lee, B. (Yakima Herald-Republic, )
    A review of efforts by Buena residents to keep their community library a vital part of the community and of the larger library system.
  • Anon (Yakima Valley Libraries, )
    Early newspaper announcement of a "free reading room, offering a quiet place for young men to spend their leisure hours."
  • anon (Wapato Independent, )
    A notice in the Wapato Independent that the Wapato Women's Club had made a reading room available in the DeVries building records the formal establishment of library services in Wapato. The library was open Saturday afternoons.
  • anon (Sunnyside Sun, )
    A report of the dedication of Sunnyside Public Library, with details of the program and presenters.
  • anon (Sunnyside Sun, )
    A promotional notice about the recently opened Sunnyside Carnegie Library. It ran in an extra edition .
  • anon (Yakima Daily Republic, )
    Moxee City Council approves library. Library board appointed.
  • Sunnyside 
    anon (Sunnyside Sun, )
    Promotional notice in the Sunnyside Sun about the Sunnyside Library
  • anon (North Yakima Public Library, )
    A cover from the program for the dedication of the Carnegie library building .
  • Anon (UNPUBLISHED, 1943)
    "The library was open 345 days during the year of 1943 - fifty-seven hours each week for lending and sixty hours for reading. It was closed entirely on July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and Sundays from June first to ...
  • Anon (UNPUBLISHED, 1944-07)
    Statistics include book stock, circulation, bookmobile circulation, registration, and the 1945 budget outlines.
  • Anon (UNPUBLISHED, 1943)
    Comparisons for the Yakima, Aberdeen, Bellingham, Bremerton, Everett, Vancouver, Walla Walla, and Wenatchee library systems.
  • Anon (UNPUBLISHED, 1944-06-01)
    Handwritten annotation on back: "Two bookshelves upstairs one by south door not used one by door to office 6 shelves full basement loading basement 24 in both sides door to bnd mag rm. 6 ft to ceiling 3 ft."
  • Williams, E. M. (Yakima, Washington, 1929-09-03)
    Line drawing of the Yakima Public Library from the Assessor's office.