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 Whitman County Heritage Gains National Visibility

The Whitman County Heritage online collection is gaining increased visibility due to a new Washington-Oregon partnership that helps cultural heritage organizations across the Pacific Northwest make their digital archives more visible and accessible nationwide.

Northwest Digital Heritage (NWDH), a collaborative effort between the Washington State Library, State Library of Oregon, and Oregon Heritage Commission, now serves as a hub of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) which helps bring the priceless local collections of libraries, museums, research institutions, historical societies, and other organizations to a wider audience.

With one of the largest and most robust online collections in the State Library’s Rural Heritage project, Whitman County Heritage was among the first of the state’s collections to be added to the DPLA platform at

Whitman County Heritage, a project of the Whitman County Library and local partners, consists of photographs, documents, and artifacts recording the early culture, industry, and community life of communities throughout the Palouse Region.

For more information or to learn how you can contribute your own historical materials to Whitman County Heritage contact Kathy Buchholtz at 509-397-4366 or

Horse teams in Rosalia, Washington, circa 1920
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