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Historic Agriculture and Land Use Resources

Assistance with finding historical agricultural information

Find Multi-Resource Sites

Chemawa_picking_hops Chemawa Picking Hops in Charles McNary Hop Yard, circa 1909. Yakima Community Public Access. Plateau Peoples' Web Portal.









Multi-Resource Sites

The following sites have many different types of resources (such as books, photographs, moving images, etc.)

Find Historic Photographs


National Collections with Regional Content

Regional Content

First Nations and Peoples 

Find Historic Maps & Satellite Images


*You can find maps by using the WSU Search It library catalog and limiting your results to display to display just maps. Click this link to see an image demonstrating how to limit your searches to display just maps. 


Satellite Images 

  • Google Satellite Time Lapse - Allows users to look at time lapse satellite images going back, in some instances, thirty-five years. 
  • NASA Worldview - Allows users to create time lapse imagery of geographic locations taken from satellite images. 


Land and Title Records


Find Historic Soil Surveys

Soil Surveys


Find Historic Newspapers, Books, Trade & Extension Publications

Newspapers and Trade Publications

For a full list of newspapers available to WSU affiliates, please read this WSU research guide. 

See also:

Washington State University Digital Extensions Collection - Historically, Extension programs provided a means of reaching farmers and homemakers while avoiding the time and hazards involved in travel. A wide range of topics are covered within these materials. Various Extension publications are compiled within this collection dating back to 1892. The collection is currently being constructed. You can also find Extension materials, both physical and eResources, within the library's catalog.   

Washington State University Manuscripts $ Special Collections (MASC) - MASC has an extensive collection of University and regional publications. Many are online.  

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