has about 30,000 images as well as archival material relating to
the history of the Coeur d'Alene Region. The information
is on PastPerfect, a searchable database located at the Museum.
Call for an
appointment to use the Library Tuesday through Saturday 208-664-3448
or e-mail or mail us your inquiries.
Museum Newsletter Historical Articles
Ace Winter 2015
Horse Heaven Fall 2014
Spirit Lake Summer 2014
Power to the Farm Spring 2014
Kootenai County Takes Shape Winter 2014
Unfortunate Mister Martin Fall 2013
Why is Coeur d'Alene's Main Street Named After a Civil War General? Fall 2012
Garden & Foster Ave. Tour
Major Subject Headings:
- Community and industry
- Farragut Naval Training Station
- Forest Service history, the St.
Joe National Forest, Coeur d‚Alene National Forest
and Kaniksu National Forest, donated by the U. S. Forest
Service, Panhandle District.
- Fort Sherman
- Lake Chatcolet
- Lake Coeur d'Alene
- Mullan Road
- Native Americans with primary focus
on the Coeur d'Alene Indians from 1910 to about 1930 in
the DeSmet area.
- North Idaho College
- Transportation - Railroads including
Northern Pacific, Milwaukee, Coeur d'Alene-Spokane Electric
Line, Great Northern, Spokane International and others.
- Transportation - Steamboat, roads,
- Information about National Register
of Historic Places in Kootenai County. Site forms and surveys
completed by the Kootenai County Historic Preservation Commission.
Reference materials concerning restoration and preservation
of buildings and sites.
- Books, manuscripts and printed
materials on local history, city directories, school annuals,
phone books, and a state census index for 1910.
- Abstracts and indexes of marriage
records, school censuses, teacher certificates, cemetery
listings, homestead patents, probate records etc. for Kootenai
County. These are also available at the Kootenai County
Library in Hayden.
- Reference books about the museum
field, preservation, administration, governing boards, developing
and maintaining collections, exhibits, fundraising, and oral
history are in the research library collection.
- Newspapers, limited collection.
The Hayden Lake Library and North Idaho College have more
complete collections of local newspapers on microfilm. In
its Northwest Room, the Spokane Public Library has The Spokesman
Review with indexing up to the 1920s.
- Oral history tapes about labor
history in the lumbering industry. North Idaho College has
a large oral history collection.
Available for Loan:
- Mounted photo for display by government or nonprofit organizations
- Traveling exhibit on the history
- 2 boxes of artifacts for school
use, Daily Lives and Men at Work.
Price List for
Non-commercial use -
- Photograph reproductions not intended
to produce a profit, such as personal use, schools, non-profit
organizations, churches and government agencies
- 4"x 5" $5.00.
11" x 14" - $25.00
- 5" x 7" $8.00.
16" x 20" - $40.00
- 8" x 10" $15.00. Laser copy - $3.00
- Canvas Wrap: Contact the Museum for information
Members receive a 10% discount except on laser copies.
mail orders $1.00 for single 5 x 7 and $2.00 for others, larger
Scanned 300 dpi tiff or jpg 8"x10"
$10.00 per image.
per print retrieval fee for you to scan or video on site.
Commercial Use -
of Museum of North Idaho photo reproductions in a medium intended
to produce a profit, such as books, periodicals, advertising,
commercial displays. Fees are per image in addition
to reproduction costs. Photos are released for a one-time
use only and if re-use is required permission must again be obtained.
Printing or distribution of up to 3,000 $10 use fee per image
Printing or distribution over 3,000 $20 use fee per image
public presentation, please give the following credit line: Museum
of North Idaho Photo.
photographs are not loaned. Photographs from the duplicate
file and slides are loaned for public presentations, educational