California History Section

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

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California History Section: Behind the Scenes
Section Tour
March 13, 2020
12:00–12:30 pm

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, and ephemeral items such as 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!

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

Days & Hours
M–F 9:30–4:00, excluding State holidays
(916) 654-0176
cslcal@library.ca.gov