The manuscript archive includes personal papers and collections of individuals and families from around the county, as well as records developed by local government, corporations, clubs, and organizations. It also includes photograph finding aids for items not yet digitized.
The museum’s biographical files include clippings, ephemera, and research information related to county residents. The files are divided into two sections to include specific family folders and assorted files that may include several different families of the same last name. Files are available for perusal in the library.
Topics include events, geographic and architectural locations, local government, material and societal culture, natural resources, wildlife, communication, transportation, commerce, and industry. Files are available for perusal in the library.
The Research Library is open to the public free of charge.
Temporarily closed due to COVID-19.
Contact the Library Director:
Deya Terrafranca, MLIS
805.653.0323 x 320
Museum Docents and Volunteers
Library projects are achieved through the generous efforts of the many docents and volunteers
who contribute invaluable time and expertise toward making Library materials accessible to the public.