The collection consists of historical material from various city offices of Arcata, California. The documents reflect the
planning, finances, management, and departments for the City of Arcata over a 100 year span. Photographs, maps, and scrapbooks
complete the collection and create a look at how the City of Arcata functioned as a government body.
The collection’s strengths include court documents from the 1930s (with numerous citations due to prohibition) early city
ordinances dating from 1874, street number assignments from 1916, city department documents, election documents, and photographs.