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CWU Special Collections

This guide describes the special collections of Brooks Library at Central Washington University.

Special Collections at Brooks Library

Items in CWU Library's Special Collections are housed with archival materials on the second floor of Brooks Library. Special Collections materials may be found by searching or by consulting the book lists within the pages on the left.

Special Collections materials focus on the eight counties of central Washington state: Benton, Chelan, Douglas, Grant, Kittitas, Klickitat, Okanogan, and Yakima. Special attention is given to Native American populations, early exploration, and pioneer settlement in the central Washington region. Special Collections include more than is listed here. This page is a sampling of the books in Brooks Library's Special Collections. There are many more books in the special collections and they are all discoverable using OneSearch.