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Center for Sacramento History
551 Sequoia Pacific Blvd.
Sacramento, California 95811
Phone: (916) 808-7072
Email: csh@cityofsacramento.org
Collections with online items: 12
Physical collections: 81
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Alexander Media Services Videotape Collection

Alexander Media Services, Inc. was a video production company based in Sacramento, California founded in 1981 by Daniel Alexander and was one of the first video production companies in Sacramento . The production company created television commercials for a variety...

 
American Bonsai Association, Sacramento records

The American Bonsai Association, Sacramento (ABAS) contains scrapbooks, club meeting minutes, board meeting minutes, membership rosters, newsletters, reports, correspondence, color photographs, and show ribbons. Founded in the spring of 1958, the American Bonsai Association, Sacramento (ABAS) club is dedicated to...

 
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Baer (Max) recordings

The Max Bear recordings document Baer's recorded life, including his boxing career, interviews, guest appearances, radio programs, and family.

 
Barnett (Jeanne) and Charlton (Ellie) papers

The Jeanne Barnett and Ellie Charlton papers relate to the Holy Union Service performed at the Sacramento Community Theater on January 16, 1999. The files are divided into five series: Series 1. Holy Union, Series 2. Personal, Series 3. Photographs,...

 
Bell Conservatory Company records

The Bell Conservatory Company Business Records is comprised o f 4.25 linear feet of business records. The majority of the files are financial ledgers. Also included are two sample books of floral arrangements. The bulk of the collection dates from...

 
Benning (Michael T.) photograph collection

The Michael T. Benning Photograph Collection includes over 20,000 portraits of various local clubs; social organizations; sports teams; church events such as Portuguese Holy Ghost festas and Catholic first communions and confirmations; structures such as churches, schools, commercial buildings, hotels,...

 
Brown, Waldeier, and Bridenstine families collection

The collection documents four generations of one family with roots in Sacramento starting in the mid-1800s. The bulk of material dates from 1888 to 1949 and includes marriage records, school records, photographs, ephemera, and artifacts. Of special note are photographs...

 
Buckley (Daniel F.) papers

The Daniel F. Buckley collection consists of 2.75 cubic feet of documents that span from 1938 to 1987, with the bulk of them dating from 1978 to 1980. Nearly all of the materials in the collection relate to the 1978...

 
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California. Probate Court (Sacramento County) records

The General Law of 1851 established the Probate Court and transferred to it the jurisdiction formerly held by the County Court in probate matters. Cases involving issues of fact could be heard in Probate Court, but at the request of...

 
California Superior Court (Sacramento County) Alien Land Law case files

The California Superior Court (Sacramento County) Alien Land Law case files include annual reports submitted to the California Superior Court of Sacramento County by Japanese Americans certifying that they were the legal guardians of children in whose name real estate...

California Superior Court (Sacramento County) case files for The People v. Dorothea Montalvo Puente (criminal case #18056)

The collection is made up of exhibits and evidence from Sacramento County Superior Court criminal case #18056, . Puente stood trial for the murders of her boyfriend and eight of her Sacramento boarding house tenants between 1982 and 1988 in...

 
Camp Fire Girls Sacramento-Yolo Council records

The Camp Fire records document the activities of the now defunct groups in the Sacramento region. Now known simply as Camp Fire, Camp Fire Girls was established in Sacramento in the 1920s, and was a popular and inclusive organization for...

 
Campbell Soup Company Sacramento Plant records

The Campbell Soup Company Sacramento Plant records document the plant's culture and history from 1948 to 2013. The majority of the collection is made up of photographs of plant activities and employee events, and company publications, including annual reports, newsletters,...

 
Carmichael (Calif.) Chamber of Commerce records

The Carmichael (Calif.) Chamber of Commerce records document the business and civic activities of the Carmichael (Calif.) Chamber of Commerce. For over 60 years the chamber has been active in promoting businesses, the community and representing the interests of the...

 
Carr (James K.) papers

The James K. Carr Papers document the life and work of a civil engineer and key public official involved in the development of utilities, water resources and airports in California and the Central Valley during a time of rapid growth...

 
Catholic Ladies Relief Society Chapter #1

The Catholic Ladies Relief Society (CLRS) Chapter #1 was incorporated on April 24, 1888, two years after Reverend Patrick Monogue was appointed the first Bishop of the Diocese of Sacramento by Pope Leo XIII. CLRS was formed to provide assistance...

 
Chamberlin (Allen) LGBTQ Newspaper Collection

The Allen Chamberlin LGBTQ Collection is 20 boxes in size and contains different types of publications such as magazines, newspapers, fliers, and newsletters. Divided into four series, the collection is organized chronologically. Allen Chamberlin had subscriptions with Mom... Guess What!,...

 
Christy (Frank S.) collection

The Frank S. Christy collection comprises subject files accumulated by local historian Frank S. Christy on a wide variety of topics relating to the history of Sacramento from the 1850s through the 1980s, in addition to a small group of...

 
Colley (Nathaniel S. and Jerlean J.) papers

The Nathaniel S. and Jerlean J. Colley papers document the legal and civic activities of Nathaniel Colley, one of Sacramento's earliest African American attorneys and a national civil rights leader. For nearly 50 years, Nathaniel and Jerlean made Sacramento their...

 
Collin (Illa) papers

The Illa Collin Papers document the political career of Sacramento County Supervisor Illa Collin. Collin sat on the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors for 28 years, which at the time made her the board's longest-serving member. Her political career included...

 
Community Link, Capital Region (Sacramento, Calif.) records

The Community Link, Capital Region (Sacramento, Calif.) records document the efforts of local agencies to make information and community resources accessible to citizens of the Greater Sacramento area. Over decades, the organization and its coalition members have worked to improve...

Comstock Club records

The Comstock Club was organized in 1964 by nine Sacramento civic and community leaders who sought to preserve and strengthen the concepts and fundamentals of our democracy. They believed that this could be achieved by presenting, in a public forum,...

 
Cope (Mary Grace Heller) collection

The Mary Grace Heller Cope Collection covers a time period from 1896 through 1982. The collection contains copies of David Lubin's correspondence and writings during his lifetime, and tributes that were published after his death. The collection also contains family...

 
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Didion (Genevieve) papers

The Genevieve Didion Papers are comprised of 3.5 cubic feet of textual and photographic material, bound volumes, and artifacts and ephemera chronicling the life of Genevieve Didion, a Sacramento woman involved in the preservation of local and state history and...

 
Durkee (Frank B.) papers

The Frank B. Durkee papers consist 3.5 linear feet of reports, correspondence, photographs, and blueprints mostly documenting his time as the director of the California Dept. of Public Works and as a member of the Sacramento Redevelopment Agency. The papers...

 
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Foresters of America. Court Concordia, No. 119 (Sacramento, Calif.) and Court Sacramento, No. 12 (Sacramento, Calif.) records

The Foresters of America Court Concordia, No. 119 (Sacramento, Calif.) and Court Sacramento, No. 12 (Sacramento, Calif.) collection is comprised primarily of meeting minutes and financial records of the Foresters of America, Court Concordia No. 119 and Court Sacramento No....

Forman (Edward S.) papers

The collection is 2.5 linear feet in size and contains correspondence, publications, news clippings, black and white photographs, 16mm film, a scrapbook, and artifacts relating to the professional career of engineer Edward S. Forman. Divided into six series, the collection...

 
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Hepting (Eugene) photograph collection

The Eugene Hepting Collection contains 7,290 photographs, negatives and numerous magazine and newspaper articles. The images document Sacramento and Northern California beginning in the early 1930s and ending in the mid-1960s. Eugene Hepting carefully researched the subject matter of his...

 
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Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Capitol Lodge No. 87 (Sacramento, Calif.) records

The Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Capitol Lodge No. 87 (Sacramento, Calif.) records document the establishment and day-to-day activities of the Capitol Lodge no. 87 in Sacramento, California from it's establishment in 1859 through 1907. The records are organized into...

 
Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Phoenix Lodge No. 239 (Galt, Calif.) records

This is a collection from the Galt Independent Order of Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F.) formerly located at 204 Fourth Street in Galt, California. It is divided into six series: Correspondence, Financial, Rebekah Lodge, Administrative, Ephemera, and Bound Volumes. Contained within these...

 
Interfaith Council of Greater Sacramento records

The Interfaith Council of Greater Sacramento records are 5.5 linear feet of materials that span from 1918 to 1998. The materials are broken into three series; printed materials, newspapers, and photographs and artifacts. The majority of printed materials are a...

 
International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Local 150 (Sacramento, Calif.) records

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Local 150 (Sacramento, Calif.) records covers a time period from 1907 to 2011 with the bulk of the collection covering the years 1941 through 1971. The collection contains ledger books from 1907 through 1942, and...

 
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Joslyn (David L.) papers

The David L. Joslyn papers consist of photographs and manuscripts mostly documenting Joslyn's work as a photographer and his early memories of living in Sacramento, California. Most of the photographs were taken by David Joslyn during the 1920's while he...

 
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KCRA-TV film collection (Part 1 of 3)

The KCRA-TV Film Collection documents the work of Sacramento's NBC television affiliate from 1957 to 1982. The bulk of the collection contains day-to-day news stories, politics, crime, local events, sports, and human interest stories occurring in northern California and the...

 
KCRA-TV film collection (Part 2 of 3)

The KCRA-TV Film Collection documents the work of Sacramento's NBC television affiliate from 1957 to 1982. The bulk of the collection contains day-to-day news stories, politics, crime, local events, sports, and human interest stories occurring in northern California and the...

KCRA-TV film collection (Part 3 of 3)

The KCRA-TV Film Collection documents the work of Sacramento's NBC television affiliate from 1957 to 1982. The bulk of the collection contains day-to-day news stories, politics, crime, local events, sports, and human interest stories occurring in northern California and the...

 
Kingsley Art Club records

The Kingsley Art Club records consists of 10 linear feet of administrative records, newsletters, scrapbooks and exhibition information. The collection is arranged into five series: Series 1. Administrative records, Series 2. Annual art show exhibitions, Series 3. Scrapbooks, Series 4....

 
KOVR-TV film collection

The KOVR-TV Film Collection documents the work of Sacramento's then ABC television affiliate from 1967 to 1981. The bulk of the collection contains day-to-day news stories. KOVR, with bureaus in both Sacramento and Stockton, focused on events within Sacramento, San...

 
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LaRosa (Steve) videotape collection

The Steve LaRosa videotape collection consists of documentaries, commercials, interviews with musicians and actors, public service annoucements, and other assorted footage created by Steve LaRosa and Steve LaRosa Productions between 1976-2008. The collection is organized into nine series: television documentaries,...

 
Lathe (Roger L.) papers

The Roger L. Lathe papers includes the professional documentation of a “housewright,” working throughout the Sacramento area and Northern California cities. Lathe spent his professional career as an architectural historian, preservation and restoration contractor and licensed home inspector. He wrote...

 
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McClatchy Company records

The McClatchy Company records are composed of material transferred to the Center for Sacramento History in August 2005 from the basement vault of the Sacramento Bee's headquarters. The collection consists primarily of material related to the operations of the McClatchy...

 
Myers (Ernest W.) photograph collection

The Ernest W. Myers photograph collection consist of 6,026 photographs documenting his interest in downtown Sacramento, hunting and fishing, and social and cultural events in the Sacramento area. The collection is organized broadly into 17 series by the subject matter...

 
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National Council of Jewish Women, Sacramento Section records

The National Council of Jewish Women – Sacramento Section was chartered in 1959. The administrative records of the volunteer organization include eight subseries: artifacts, club events, club records, finances, meeting minutes, photographs, publications and reports. The bulk of the material...

 
Native Sons of the Golden West

This collection is comprised primarily of minutes, record books, and financial ledgers. These relate to the Native Sons Hall Association, the Sacramento Parlor, the Sutter Fort Parlor, the Sunset Parlor, the Oakpark Parlor, and the Native Sons of the Golden...

 
Neasham (Vernon Aubrey) papers

The Aubrey Neasham Collection is organized chronologically, and divided into eleven different series which reflect on his research and professional career. The first series consists of files created while Neasham was a student at UC Berkeley, including drafts of his...

 
NewsTrak videotape collection

The NewsTrak Videotape Collection consists 91 boxes of media coverage collected by the NewsTrak media monitoring firm from various television news stations, public relations firms, and government, corporate and non-profit public relations departments in the Sacramento area between 1987-2006. Media...

 
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Old Sacramento Citizens and Merchant Association records

The Old Sacramento Citizens and Merchants Association collectively with the city of Sacramento, sought to preserve the historic integrity and commercial interest of the Old Sacramento historic district. The collection was donated by local businessman and association historian, William Atwell,...

 
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Pendleton family papers

Hazel Almuth Pendleton was born in Nicholaus, Sutter County, California on September 11, 1890. She was the second child and only daughter of Samuel Alvah and Carrie Lucia (Arens) Pendleton. Her parents were married on June 27, 1 883. Her...

 
Pollock (George G.) papers

The George Gordon Pollock Papers, held by the Sacramento Archives and Museum Collection Center, reflects the life work of the man himself. Before and after World War II, Pollock’s firm built some of the most important and recognizable features of...

 
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Runyon (Jean) papers

The Jean Runyon Papers document the personal, business, and charitable activities of Jean Runyon, one of Sacramento’ prominent business leaders. For nearly 60 years, Jean made Sacramento her home, working to improve the community through her involvement in the arts...

 
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Sacramento (Calif.) Assessor records

The collection documents the City of Sacramento Assessor’s Office assessment and recording of property valuations within the city, including real property, personal property, corporate property, street improvements, and levees. Also includes delinquent tax rolls and tax sale records. Records date...

 
Sacramento (Calif.) Building Division records

The collection contains building permits, inspections, and other records from the City of Sacramento Building Division. Included are building permits and inspection reports from circa 1905 to 2005 and plumbing permits and inspections from 1894 to 1966. Many paper building...

 
Sacramento (Calif.) Center for Sacramento History records

The City of Sacramento Museum and History Division, Administrative Files is comprised of 15 cubic feet of administrative files. The bulk of the collection dates from 1950 - 1980.

 
Sacramento (Calif.) City Council District 7 records

TheSacramento (Calif.) City Council District 7 records document the legal and civic activities of councilman Robbie Waters, who served as a representative of District 7 on the Sacramento City Council. Waters remained councilmen for sixteen years, from 1994 through...

 
Sacramento (Calif.) city directory collection

City directories of the city of Sacramento, California and surrounding areas beginning in 1850-2017. Entries are listed by individual or business name and include their residence or business address and telephone number for later years. In 1914 the city directories...

 
Sacramento (Calif.) Planning Department records

The Sacramento (Calif.). City Planning Department records consist of 16 boxes of Sacramento residential and non-residential building surveys conducted mostly between 1976-1996. Each survey consists of a historical/architectural survey form which includes information about the structure such as building type,...

Sacramento (Calif.) Police Department records

The Sacramento Police Department Collection contains a wide range of material dating from 1860 to 1993, spanning most of the department's history. The majority of the collection is made up of mug books that date from 1860 to 1949 and...

 
Sacramento (Calif.) Sports Commission records

The Sacramento Sports Commission Records document the life of the commission, its non-profit funding, its economic relationship with the local government, and the sporting events that it sponsored in the Sacramento area. For over twenty years, the Sacramento Sports...

 
Sacramento County (Calif.) Animal Control Office records

The Sacramento County Animal Control Office records documenting the monthly activities of the office between 1972 and 1979.

Sacramento County (Calif.) Clerk Recorder records

The County Recorder as provided for by the California State Government Code is responsible for the recording of publicly registered documents. As a division of the Law and Justice Agency, the Recorder is responsible for receiving, verifying, dating, indexing, recording,...

 
Sacramento County (Calif.) Coroner's Office records

The Sacramento County (Calif.) Coroner's Office records contains case files, registers, indexes, and inquests of deaths registered in Sacramento County, California with separate transcribed indexes available for each of the Coroner's various records. Volumes are arranged either chronologically or alphabetically...

Sacramento County (Calif.) County Court records

The collection documents cases and other activities of the Sacramento County Court from its establishment in 1850 to its abolishment in 1879 when the Superior Court system was created. The largest portion of the collection is made up of case...

 
Sacramento County (Calif.) Court of First Instance records

The collection contains records from the Sacramento Court of First Instance, the local judicial body of pre-statehood California after U.S. annexation. Records date from 1848 to 1850 and include civil and criminal case files, court record and judgment books, Alcalde...

Sacramento County (Calif.) Court of Sessions records

The Court of Sessions was created in 1850 by the California State Legislature and disbanded in 1863 when its activities were transferred to the County Court. The court served two functions: transacting general county business and hearing certain criminal cases....

 
Sacramento County (Calif.) Department of Health Services records

The collection includes the records of two organizations, the Sacramento County Mental Health Advisory Board and the Sacramento County Health Council, and a collection of pamphlets and calendars associated with Sacramento County mental health programs.

 
Sacramento County (Calif.) District Court records

The collection is made up of records created by the Sacramento County District Court from 1849 to 1880, with the majority of material consisting of case files from tax, civil, criminal, and dismissed cases. Other records include judgment dockets, execution...

 
Sacramento County (Calif.) Naturalization Records

Court records pertaining to the legal process of an immigrant becoming a naturalized American citizen. These records are drawn from Sacramento's District, County, and Superior Courts. The naturalization process is recorded in three documents: 1) Petition for Naturalization, 2) Declaration...

 
Sacramento Cyclettes Club records

Sacramento Cyclettes Club records consists of administrative records including meeting minutes, roll call/attendance books, activity books, legal advisor's notebook, financial records, treasurer's books, dues books, rental books, Penny Fund, scrapbooks, and photographs. Records detail the activities of the Sacramento Cyclettes...

 
Sacramento Mailers Union No. 31 records

The Sacramento Mailers Union No. 31 records consists of 7 linear feet of documents, the bulk of the material document the union's labor strike with the Sacramento Bee newspaper in the 1970s. The Sacramento Mailers Union is organized into eight...

 
Sacramento Observer records

The records document the production and management of the , an African American-owned weekly newspaper, between 1964 and 1988. Founded, owned, and published by William H. Lee, a business and civic leader in Sacramento, California, this collection contains Lee’s correspondence...

 
Sacramento Swiss Clubs collection

This collection consists of the records of the Sacramento Swiss Ladies Society and the United Swiss Lodges of California as well as a few documents from the Sacramento Helvetia Verein. The Swiss Ladies Society was a Sacramento organization originally called...

 
Sacramento Traditional Jazz Society records

The Sacramento Traditional Jazz Society (STJS) began on Sunday May 5, 1968, with a group of local jazz musicians gathering at the Orangevale Grange Hall to play for a small group of jazz fans. The musicians included Dr. Bill Borcher,...

 
Soroptimist International of Carmichael-Fair Oaks records

The Soroptimist International of Carmichael-Fair Oaks, originally known as the Sacramento-San Juan Soroptimist Club, was chartered in 1969. Part of the larger Soroptimist International of the Americas, Soroptimist clubs cater to professional women interested in community service. The records of...

 
Staley (James K.) papers

The James K. Staley papers are made up of two linear feet of records documenting the Mailer and Typographical International Union labor strike in the mid to late 1970's. The series of documents is one cubic foot organized chronologically with...

 
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Tuesday Club of Sacramento records

Tuesday Club of Sacramento records includes administrative and financial records of the Tuesday Club of Sacramento from 1897 through 2003. The Tuesday Club kept thorough account ledgers, property inventories, scrapbooks and correspondence. Club members documented their activities through a club...

 
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Vandercook (Levi) photograph collection

The Levi Vandercook photograph collection consists of 918 glass plate negatives and a small number of acetate negatives documenting people and places in Sacramento, California between 1895 and 1935. The collection is organized into nine series by the subjects in...

 
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Wilcoxson (Jefferson) papers

The Jefferson Wilcoxson Collection is a series of business letters that were written primarily to Jefferson Wilcoxson by relatives and business associates who were involved in the day to day operations of his many business interests in Sacramento, Yolo, and...

 
Williams (George I.) Boy Scouts of America collection

The George I. Williams Boy Scouts of America collection is a collection assembled by George I. Williams, an eagle scout and a life-long member of the Boy Scouts of America. The collection ranges from 1910 to 2004 with a concentration...

 
Winslow (George F.) papers

The George F. Winslow papers consists of railroad publications, travel guides, meeting minutes, correspondence and Winslow's 139 pp. memoir about his career working for the Southern Pacific Railroad and his travels in the United States, Canada and Mexico in the...

 
Winter (Lewis) papers

The Lewis Winter papers contains the personal and business related materials of Lewis Winter from 1880 to the 1910s. The personal materials include letters, membership cards, a weekly subscription to The Youth's Companion. and photographs (prints, glass plate negatives, and...