May 3, 2022

The Vancouver, Washington Columbian Newspaper Digital Archives Now Available to Public

On Monday, The Columbian’s digital archives became available to the public for the first time, allowing users to search with keywords and date ranges.

The archives, available at, open up a new world for historians, students and curious Clark County residents who may want to search for their own names, an ancestor’s name, addresses, or a date of a specific paper or an event.

“The digital newspaper archives are a really great resource,” said Donna Sinclair, history professor at Washington State University Vancouver. “They bring life to the past.”

The Columbian archives from 1890 to 2011 are available for $7.95 a month. The public can also access the archives on a computer at the Clark County Historical Museum, 1511 Main St., with a standard admission price of $5 for adults and $4 for seniors and students.

The Columbian’s digital archives are the first Clark County-specific online newspaper archives available after 1884 (The Vancouver Independent’s archives are at for the years 1875-1884). The archive may be found at:

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