Nez Perce National Historical Park Research Center includes the park archives and library collection that is available for on-site use to assist in the study and interpretation of Nez Perce history and culture.
The primary themes of the collection include:
Secondary themes include:
The archives collection contains park administrative and resource management records and donated manuscript collections. Included is a database of approximately 4,000 images available on a digital image viewer.
The library collection consists of approximately 3,000 items including books, theses, dissertations, and reports. Also included are reprints, audio/video tapes, microforms, subject and biographical files, maps, and periodicals.
The research center is open Monday through Friday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. Due to limited staffing and to ensure that the researcher's needs are met in a timely manner, appointment's for an on-site visit are required. If you would like to schedule an appointment or have a question, please call the park Archivist/Research Center Manager at (208) 843-7042 or e-mail us.
Did You Know?
The Nez Perce often travelled great distances to fish with family and friends. They fished as far away as present day Willamette Falls, near Oregon City as well as Celilo and Kettle Falls to the north.