Sacramento History Online

Historic Sacramento Photograph and Document Archive

About The California State Library

The California State Library was founded in 1850 and the collections in the California History Room strongly demonstrate the State's illustrious and colorful past. Our collections cover all aspects of life in the State from prehistoric times to the present day and all fifty-eight counties. In addition to the book collection, there are a wealth of photographs, maps, manuscripts, diaries, newspapers, periodicals, sheet music, post cards, microforms, posters, pamphlets, programs, announcements and other ephemera. While representative in all subject areas relating to California, the collection is particularly strong in the Gold Rush period, Sacramento, San Francisco, the Mother Lode, ethnic studies, mines and mining, business and government, genealogy, biography and popular culture. The California History Room is supplemented by the collections of the Library's Government Publications Section and the Witkin State Law Library.

Copyright Policy

Materials on this website from the California History Room are under copyright status and are reproduced for the purpose of private study only. Further reproduction or distribution is prohibited without permission of the copyright owner, the California History Room of the California State Library.

For Further Information

California State Library
California History Room
900 "N" Street, Room 200
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-654-0176
Fax: 916-654-8777
E-mail: [email protected]