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Sonoma County Library documents, 1869-<2017>
SPC.00001  
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Description
This collection contains official and unofficial documents and other items from the Sonoma County Library and its predecessor municipal libraries, including files and documents relating to the construction of the Central Library, records from branch libraries prior to being incorporated into the Sonoma County Library system. The collection also includes Includes Staff history of the Sonoma County Library: clippings, fliers, notes, etc. compiled by Sebastopol Librarian Ann Stroberger prior to her retirement in 2014 (4 boxes (20 binders); Scrapbooks of the Petaluma Regional Library, 1939-1993: Scrapbooks of the Petaluma Public Library, 1939-1993, consists of two binders and eight scrapbook albums documenting over five decades of the library's history. The binders contain clippings (bulk from Petaluma Argus-Courier), Jan. 3, 1939-May 28, 1943; the albums are comprised primarily of newspaper clippings from the Petaluma Argus-Courier, photographs and ephemeral items.The scrapbooks are comprised primarily of newspaper clippings from the Petaluma Argus-Courier, photographs and ephemeral items; materials related to the dedication of the new library on July 10, 1976 (June 22, 1976 letter from U.S. Representative Don Clausen, invitation responses, guest list and photographs from the dedication) (10 items in 4 boxes); Sebastopol Library Arts Committee's records of exhibitions include: fliers and other publicity items, adminstrative records, photographs from exhibits held in the Sebastopol Regional Library's forum room, 1981-2009.
Background
The Sonoma County Library is a medium-sized public library system that serves the nine cities and unincorporated areas of Sonoma County, Califrnia. The library system is a joint powers authority, with administration located at the Administrative Offices, 6135 State Farm Dr, Rohnert Park, CA 94928.
Extent
<60> linear feet <60> boxes
Restrictions
Collection does not circulate and may be photocopied or photographed by arrangement only.
Availability
Conditions Governing Access: This collection is partially processed. Please contact the Sonoma County History and Genealogy Library for access; for contact info and current hours, see