Great Online Resource: TFPL Digital Collection!

One of the things the Library is known for is our history collection. Our Idaho Room is filled with thousands of cool local and regional history resources, such as the Polk City Directories, high school annuals, topographical maps, newspapers, police dockets… well, you get the idea. But, we are especially known for the historical photograph collection.

For many years, the photograph collection was available only inside the Library, due to its volume and the amount of time it would take to convert the metadata. Over the past couple of years, we’ve been slowly adding the pictures to our online database – as of today, we have about 1500 items online, including some from our newest collection, the Gerber collection, which gives us a look at mid-20th century Magic Valley.

Check out the photos (you can always contact us for higher resolution images) and let us know what you think!

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