Centralia College Archives Collection
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The Archives Collection is dedicated to preserving the history of Centralia College from its inception to the present. It contains records, yearbooks, college newspapers, photographs, manuscripts, letters, and other types of materials and publications of enduring value related to college history. Also included in the Archives is a collection of Centralia Massacre materials.
Accessing Archive Records
Many of the archival records are accessible online through our Digital Archives website.
To view the physical archival items, you may visit Kirk Library Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 3:00pm. If you plan to arrive after 2:30pm, contact library staff ahead of time to ensure the archive materials you want to view are ready for you.
No archive items may be removed from Kirk Library. Many of the archival items are one-of-a-kind in nature and would be difficult, if not impossible, to replace if lost or damaged. Therefore, no exceptions will be made to allow items to leave Kirk Library.
Viewing archival records must be done under the supervision of a library staff member at a designated viewing area.
A total of one record series (2 boxes maximum) may be requested per person per time. Only one folder may be inspected at a time, and original order must be preserved when re-filing materials. A member of the library staff will retrieve all requested item(s) as needed, and will collect them upon completion.
Please handle all archive materials with care and use a pencil to take notes on your notebook. Many items are old, fragile, and unique. Do not mark them with writing, tracing, rubbing, or erasing print. Do not damage them by folding, ripping, cutting, or using rubber bands, paper clips, tape, and post-it notes on them.
Photocopies can be done in the library under the supervision of a library staff member to ensure items are not damaged during the photocopying. The copier machine charges $0.10 per copy and will take coins and bills. Restrictions may apply in relation to copyright laws and/or the protection of personal information (if the material is sensitive in nature).