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Nevada County Libraries, Doris Foley Library for Historical Research
211 North Pine Street
Nevada City, California 95959
Phone: (530) 265-4606
Email: foley@ncfol.org
Collections with online items: 3
Physical collections: 6
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Books and Periodicals

The 1907 Carnegie-built Foley Library houses a variety of historical collections and formats. Library monograph and periodical holdings are published and catalogued works on local and regional history, the Gold Rush, and more. Researchers will find a rich resource for...

Family Surnames and Topics Research Files

Family Surnames and Topics Research Files were created by volunteer Library staff members in response to patron requests for research assistance on a specific family surname or topic. Contents of files vary widely, depending on what was found in the...

Mining Collection

The mining collection at the Doris Foley Library is comprised of books, mine maps, public records and newspapers containing information on the rich mining history of Nevada County. Beginning in 1848 with panning during the Gold Rush, and continuing...

Newspaper Clipping Files

The Newspaper Clipping Files are comprised of articles from local newspapers relating to the history of Nevada County from it's early days to the present.


Nevada County, California, newspapers from the Gold Rush forward. Short run of Yerba Buena [San Francisco] paper 1847-1848. See "Additional Collection Guides" for newspaper titles and years of publication.

Public Records Collection

The collection is a multi-media archive of Nevada County, California, governments, with records dating from the 1850s. Holdings include vital statistics indexes, probate cases, records of naturalizations, courts, deeds and property tax, voter registrations, city and county ordinances.