About the California History Section
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!
Happy Valentine’s Day from the California History Section! We hope you come visit us on Museum Day this year. But even if you don’t, please enjoy our Black History Month featured periodical and research guide; or check out our County of the Month, Butte! Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
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- Guide to the collection (PDF)
- Resources for researching the 1906 San Francisco
earthquake and fire (PDF)
- Resources for researching California land grants (PDF)
- Resources for researching California Native Americans (PDF)
- Resources for researching Sacramento buildings (PDF)
- Selected Genealogy Resources (PDF)
- Genealogy resources by date (PDF)
- Immigration and naturalization resources in the
California History Room (PDF)