California History Section

Yosemite National Park. Shows two women and man in clearing. Yosemite Falls in background. 1925

Current Display

"Wagons West: Early Overland Journeys"

Next Event

August 25, 2018
Sac Poetry: Poetry in the California History Room

The California History Section holds a premier collection of documents from and about California's rich history. Our vaults house thousands of rare books, maps, newspapers, and periodicals in addition to a huge collection of one-of-a-kind photographs, letters, paintings, posters, pamphlets, and sheet music. Regardless of whether you're a serious researcher, a fourth grader or an average person visiting Sacramento, we'll have a resource for you!

Remarks made at Governor Deukmejian's funeral, June 9, 2018 by George Deukmejian, Jr., Steven Merksamer, and Robert Foster.

Happy August! We are celebrating the summer with a several new manuscript collections and more! If you’re looking for a way to escape the heat this summer, feel free to drop by and check them out! As always, feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

California History Section

California State Library
900 N Street
Sacramento, CA 95814-4869

Days & Hours
M-F 9:30-4, excluding State holidays.

(916) 654-0176