Shipley Walters Center for Yolo County Archives and Library Services
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Online Access to Select Documents
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.