A very important part of what we do is to serve as stewards of the written

and photographic history of Island County.  The Janet Enzmann Archives

and Research Library was organized and “brought into the 20th century”

by our beloved volunteer, Janet Enzmann.  Janet spent thousands of

hours making our archival collections organized and accessible to our

public – and for this, we have memorialized our Library and Archives in her honor and memory.


Our Archives is always being improved and updated – because history never stops!  It is a valuable resource for family historians, scholars, and students.  Among the holdings of our archival collections are Island County diaries and journals, land claim records, thousands of newspapers, obituaries, rare history books, aerial photos, maps, event posters, videos, oral histories – and of course – thousands of photographs, from dugout canoes to modern fighter jets!  For reference, a guide to our archives record groups is available as an ATTACHMENT.

    Research Services & Sources Available

Please call ahead: 360.678.3310 to make an appointment with our Archivist Cassie.

Note: Fees apply when requesting copies of document or photos. Price is dependent on number of copies and size. For research services, you can call or email arc-ichs@whidbey.net to set up an appointment with our Archivist. Research fees are $25.00 an hour and includes 5 copies and 5 images. Any additional document or image requests will be $1.25 for copies and $2.00 for digital image scans.

© 2018 by Island County Historical Society                                                                    908 NW Alexander St / PO Box 305, Coupeville, WA  98239   (360) 678-3310

For a copy of any images, contact ICHS Janet Enzmann Archives.
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