California State Parks Photographic Archives
The California State Parks Photographic Archives consists of over 200,000 images in the form of slides, negatives and photographic prints. The collections cover a broad range of California subjects including the history of the California State Park System, California's cultural and natural history, recreation, transportation, mining, geology, architecture, agriculture, plants and animals. [TEL: 916-375-5933 ]
California State Archives
California's first legislature, meeting in 1849-50, charged the Secretary of State to receive "...all public records, registered maps, books, papers, rolls, documents and other writings...which appertain to or are in any way connected with the political history and past administration of the government of California..." The California State Archives, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State, continues to serve in the spirit of those early instructions, providing a repository for the state's permanent governmental records as well as other materials documenting California history.
Online Archive of California
The Online Archive of California (OAC) is a digital information resource that facilitates and provides access to materials such as manuscripts, photographs, and works of art held in libraries, museums, archives, and other institutions across California.
California State Library
The State Library is California's public research library that helps a diverse people, their governments and their libraries meet their knowledge and information needs.
The California History Section holds a major collection of documents from and about California's rich history. The documents range from books, maps, newspapers, and periodicals, to pictorial materials (including daguerreotypes, lithographs, stereographs, and paintings) and ephemera (such as posters, programs, pamphlets, and sheet music). Researchers of all types—authors, historians, reporters, legislators, filmmakers, genealogists, historic preservationists, graduate students, teachers, and California citizens—visit the California History Room to use these resources. All are welcome!
Sacramento Archives & Museum Collection Center
SAMCC is the repository and research center for the City and County historic collections. These reflect the many aspects of local history and are organized into three major areas: domestic, commercial, and government. Within these areas the holdings consist of the official records of the City and County government, personal manuscript collections, business records, photographs, and artifacts.