June 16, 2024


The Hagerman Valley Museum archives are the repository for many documents about the Hagerman Valley. Additionally the archives contain numerous photographs showing rural and local scenes as well as local businesses, citizens and events dating back to the late 1800’s. A number of the pioneers and settlers of Hagerman Valley have donated copies their family papers, photographs, diaries, and personal correspondence to be preserved in the archives and made available to the general public.

The following resources are available in the archive research room:

  • Photographic Collection: An extensive collection of photographs of the Hagerman Valley area.
  • A number of books and reference materials focusing on the Hagerman Valley area, the larger Magic Valley and the state of Idaho.
  • Newspapersand newspaper clippings.
  • Cemetery records for both the Pioneer Cemetery and the Hagerman Cemetery
  • A large number of obituaries
  • Files on the residents of Hagerman Valley. Great for genealogy research
  • Diaries, Journals, Letters, Post Cards, Memorabilia
  • Oral Histories of some of the “Old Timers” in Hagerman Valley, past and present
  • Files on local businesses, churches, social organizations, special events-past and present

The Archives are open for public use during regular business hours. A computer and copier are available for use by the general public. If you have research that you would like done and are unable to visit the museum, you can make arrangements for the research to be done by our volunteers.

Research fees are as follows:

$15/hour plus copies
8.5×11 or 8.5X14 copies – $.25 each
11×17 copies – $1.00 each