California History Section

Yosemite National Park. Shows two women and man in clearing. Yosemite Falls in background. 1925

Current Display

"Wagons West: Early Overland Journeys"

Next Event

September 25, 2018
Sacramento German Genealogy Society: German Americans in California

The California History Section holds a premier collection of documents from and about California's rich history. Our vaults house thousands of rare books, maps, newspapers, and periodicals in addition to a huge collection of one-of-a-kind photographs, letters, paintings, posters, pamphlets, and sheet music. Regardless of whether you're a serious researcher, a fourth grader or an average person visiting Sacramento, we'll have a resource for you!

Happy National Hispanic Heritage month! We are celebrating California’s Hispanic and Latino heritage with our latest research guide Latin Americans in California! Please feel free to enjoy it along with our County of the Month and City of the Month documentation and feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

California History Section

California State Library
900 N Street
Sacramento, CA 95814-4869

Days & Hours
M-F 9:30-4, excluding State holidays.

(916) 654-0176