Yolo County Library

Shipley Walters Center for Yolo County Archives and Library Services

Contact

530-666-8010
530-666-8006 (fax)
Email us

226 Buckeye Street
Woodland, CA 95695

Hours

By appointment
Tuesdays 9am-1pm
Thursdays 12pm-4pm

Online Access to Select Documents

Discover.It.Yourself History
Explore some of the Yolo County Archives Collection and help preserve Yolo County’s history by transcribing documents or adding details to the photographs in our collection!

California Revealed
Look at audio-visual collections from California’s public libraries and local heritage groups. California Revealed helps to digitize, preserve, and provide online access to archival materials, including collections from the Yolo County Archives and the West Sacramento Historical Society.

Calisphere
Search through aggregated digital collections from a number of California repositories.

Yolo County Maps
View digitized maps of Yolo County from the Yolo County Archives.

Board of Supervisors Document Search
Search Board of Supervisors Annual Minutes (1980-2018) and Meetings Packets (1988-present) through this online database.

Other Sources for Online Archival Materials
California State Archives
California State Library
Crocker Art Museum
Library of Congress
National Archives
Smithsonian
Archives Unbound

About the Archives

The Yolo County Archives, founded in 1985, is the official repository for Yolo County records. Its permanent collection pertains to the history of Yolo County from approximately 1850 to the present. The collection contains records from various Yolo County agencies/departments as well as family collections from community members and local businesses. The materials include maps, blueprints, photographs, bound volumes, manuscripts, newspapers, yearbooks, and secondary sources in the form of published books and articles.

POSTPONED: Battle for the Ballot: A Speaker Series to Celebrate 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage

Yolo County Archives and UC Davis Archives and Special Collections are hosting a speaker series to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment. Attendees will hear from historians about their research, engage in question and answer sessions, and enjoy light refreshments. More information about each individual talk can be found here.

Volunteers

Volunteers at the Yolo County Archives assist with research, transcribing documents, processing collections, creating finding aids and folder/box lists, exhibits, and displays. All positions require the ability to understand and follow specific instructions, perform detailed repetitive tasks, communicate effectively with the public and county employees, and work as an effective team member.

Please contact Archives staff to learn about available opportunities. 530-666-8010 or archives@yolocounty.org.

Friends of the Yolo County Archives

The Friends of the Yolo County Archives is a nonprofit corporation, founded in 1987, whose purpose is to support the services and facilities of the Yolo County Archives and to preserve, protect, and ensure the wisest possible use of the county’s historical records. If you are interested in becoming a member please call or visit the archives.

Yolo County Historical Collection

Learn more about the county’s three-dimensional historical collection here.