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Unique Indexes and Files
To help our researchers, we have created several one-of-a-kind files that contain information on people and events in California history. Many of our important files are listed below. If you have questions about these resources, please feel free to ask us a question.
California Information File (1846–1985)
California Information File II (1986–Present)
San Francisco Newspapers Index (1904–1949)
San Francisco Chronicle Index (1950–1980)
Pioneer Card File