Please note that many of our resources are not yet online. If you would like to browse the collections in person, we invite you to visit the Centennial Annex Tuesday through Friday, from 8am to 4pm.
Let us help you with your research!
The University of Idaho Library Digital Collections presents digitized audio recordings together with their indexes and transcripts for over 300 detailed recollections of life from the early 20th century. These oral histories were first conducted and collected in the mid-1970s by the Latah County Historical Society.
The Latah County Historical Society has partnered with the Google Cultural Institute to bring our collections online. The first collection we have brought online is our Psychiana collection with more coming soon.
The University of Idaho Library Digital Collections offers an online archive of photos from the town of Bovill.
Find a complete archive of our journal, the Latah Legacy, in PDF format. Check the index for a breakdown of each issue by article and author.
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
The Library of Congress has an extensive collection of Sanborn Maps, including several for Latah County starting from 1888.
We do not keep Birth, Death, or Marriage Certificates in our archives.
Please see the following resources:
Latah County Clerk’s Office
Birth records and Coroner’s reports
1893 – 1911
ID State Vital Records Office
Birth, Death, and Marriage certificates
1911 – present (must make formal request)
Marriage certificates and Death records
Beginning of state record keeping – 1980s
The J-K Heritage Foundation has an online archive of digitized newspapers for the town of Juliaetta from 1914 to 1937, and for the town of Kendrick from 1891 to 1950 and from1950 to 1998.
Research & Reproduction Fees
If you would like to reproduce images or documents from the collections, or have a research request and are unable to visit the Centennial Annex in person, please see this page for our research and reproduction fees.
Downloadable walking tours of Moscow and of Potlatch are available.
World War I:
Latah County Stories
Explore resources related to the LCHS original exhibition.
William Lieuallen Party
This is a diary kept by William Lieuallen, brother of Almon Asbury Lieuallen, as he and his party moved west from Missouri to Washington Territory. This record is held in the Latah County Historical Society Archives under SC 1992-59.