The collections here all concern the history of Eastern Washington University (EWU), from its founding as Washington state's first normal school in 1890 to the present day.

Most of the collections gathered on this page consist of photographs, publications, and documents created by the University in its attempts to document its day-to-day actions, special events, or describe its fulfillment of its mission.

Other collections related to the history of EWU include Ceylon Kingston's letters from France during World War I, Historic Images of Cheney, and Otis Freeman's photographs of the geology of Eastern Washington.


Browse the Eastern Washington University Digital History Collections:

Academic Affairs

Alumni Publications

Board of Trustees Records

Carlos Maldonado Photographs

Cheney State Normal School Physical Education Scrapbook

Course Catalogs

Departments and Programs

Eastern Washington University Oral Histories

Ellen H. Richards Club Scrapbook

EWU Buildings and Grounds

EWU Football Programs

EWU Individuals

EWU Modern Era Stills

EWU Student Life and Activities

George W. Lotzenhiser Papers

James Wolff Photographs

Julia Louella Anno Collection

Life During COVID: Preserving Personal Pandemic Stories

Student Newspapers

Student Recruiting and Handbooks

University History Resources

Women of a Small College Town Oral Histories