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Manuscripts & Personal Papers

The Center for Sacramento History actively collects manuscripts and personal papers of individuals, families, businesses, organizations, and community groups that illustrate the social, political, geographic, and cultural history of the Sacramento region. These collections provide unique and vital insights into the past and work in conjunction with the public documents to offer broader details about the region. The wide range of records in these collections – photographs, oral histories, correspondence, recorded performances – supply users with numerous avenues for the information they seek.

The following list, while not exhaustive, represents a broad spectrum of the manuscripts and personal papers held at CSH. The collections not hyperlinked are currently not processed and not generally available for research. Please contact a CSH archivist if you have additional questions.


Blotter, Betty (pdf)
Carr, James K.
Christy, Frank S. (pdf)
Colley, Nathaniel S. and Jerlean J. (pdf)
Evans, C.J.
Fletcher, Jerome and Helen (Saturday Club) (pdf)
Forman, Edward S. (pdf)
Hepting, Ernest "Pete"
Hepting, Eugene
Lathe, Roger (pdf)
McClatchy, Eleanor:
Caroline Wenzel Notebooks (pdf)
Sacramento Theater Materials (pdf)
Music Circus Photographs (pdf)
Melarkey, Patrick (pdf)
Neasham, Aubrey V. (html)
Pendleton, Hazel
Rogers, Hubert (pdf)
Sayre, Edgar A. Jr. (pdf)
Staley, James K. (pdf)
Taketa, Henry
Wilcoxson, Jefferson (pdf)
Woolsey, May


Dean & Dean
Devine, Harry
McCabe, Robert (pdf)
Takata, Ray


Breuner's Furniture Stores
California Almond Growers Exchange
Carmichael Chamber of Commerce (pdf)
Natomas Mining and Dredging Company (pdf)
Sacramento Bee & McClatchy Newspapers:
Legal Files (pdf)
Letter Books (pdf)
McClatchy Newspapers and Broadcasting (html)
Scrapbooks (pdf)
Photo Morgue-Prints (pdf)
Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce:
Auburn Dam Series (pdf)

Local Government Series

McClellan Air Force Base Series (pdf)
Rice Festival Series (pdf)
Tower Records


Orangevale Elementary School (pdf)
Sacramento City Unified School District
Sacramento High School Class of 1939 Reunion Committee (pdf)
Sacramento Area Yearbooks (pdf)


Staley, James K. (pdf)
Sacramento Mailers Union
Sacramento Typesetters Union


American Association of University Women (A.A.U.W.) Sacramento Branch (pdf)
Camellia Festival
Community Services Planning Council (pdf)
Crocker-Kingsley Art Club (pdf)
Galt I.O.O.F. (pdf)
McClellan Air Force Base Library
National League of American Pen Women
Rosemont Community Association (pdf)
Sacramento Pioneer Society
Sacramento Sports Commission (pdf)
Sacramento Traditional Jazz Society (html)
Saturday Club (Jerome and Helen Fletcher) (pdf)
Soroptimist International of Carmichael-Fair Oaks (pdf)
Tuesday Club