Puyallup History

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History Room

History at your fingertips! The History Room contains Puyallup High School yearbooks, Puyallup City Directories, historical images of Puyallup, and various documents and books by historical and current Puyallup residents. Materials available date back to the early 1900s.

The room is currently unavailable for use. Library staff can bring out materials as needed. Speak with staff at the reference desk on the second floor for assistance.


If you are interested in volunteering to assist with the digitization of materials and help with opening the history room, fill out an application now. Please call us at 253-841-5454 or email us if you have questions.


The Library's photo archive is available through our catalog. Photos are also available through the Digital Public Library of America. Use DPLA to discover millions of photos, texts, videos, and sounds from across the United States.



Conduct genealogical and local history research in Ancestry Library Edition. This database contains birth, death, marriage, and other public record information. This resource must be used at the library either on your own device using the Library's wireless network or on one of the public access computers. This link will connect you once you are on the Library's public network. The app is available.

Heritage Quest

Research the U.S. Federal Census from 1790-1930 and over 25,000 books on family and local histories are available. 

New York Times

Founded in 1851, the New York Times is a trusted source of news, information, and opinion. 

Puyallup Herald Newspaper

Access articles from the local newspaper online from 2007 to the current day. Log in with your library card.

Seattle Times

Search more than 30 years of Seattle area history with The Seattle Times Integrated collection.