Our Collections

Explore our collections below:

  • All Collections lists both our physical (printed) and digital collections.
  • Digital Collections lists collections that contain selected digitized items, as well as digital-only collections.
  • Topics lists areas of focus for our collections.
Bill (William M.) Kortum Papers
Bill (William M.) Kortum Papers
North Bay environmental history collected by the leader of the North Bay movement in the late 20th and early 21st century (1954-2014)
Environmental History Digital Collection
Bill (William M.) Kortum Papers Finding Aid
Brenda Starr Comic Collection
Brenda Starr Comic Collection
Syndicated comic strip art created in 1947 by Dale Messick.
Brenda Starr Comic Collection Finding Aid
C.O.A.A.S.T. Scrapbook Collection
C.O.A.A.S.T. Scrapbook Collection
Scrapbooks of the organization Californians Organized to Acquire Access to State Tidelands (1968-1972)
Environmental History Digital Collection
C.O.A.A.S.T. Scrapbook Collection Finding Aid
California Folklore Miscellany
California Folklore Miscellany
Oral histories and reminiscences that document North Bay history with a focus on folklore and family stories (1850-1983)
California Folklore Digital Collection
California Folklore Miscellany Finding Aid
Charles Rhinehart Papers
Charles Rhinehart Papers
Environmental papers of a Sonoma County activist and founder of C.O.A.A.S.T. (Californians Organized to Acquire Access to State Tidelands)  (1968-2005)
Environmental History Digital Collection
Charles Rhinehart Papers Finding Aid
Corrick Brown Santa Rosa Symphony Collection
Corrick Brown Santa Rosa Symphony Collection
38 years of Santa Rosa Symphony history, collected during the tenure of Conductor Corrick Brown (1928-2016)
Corrick Brown Santa Rosa Symphony Collection Finding Aid
Dawson Lime Kiln Photograph Collection
Dawson Lime Kiln Photograph Collectio
Photographs of 19th century California and Nevada lime kilns taken by David Dawson Photographs of California and Nevada lime kilns by David Dawson
Lime Kiln Digital Collection
Dawson Lime Kiln Photograph Collection Finding Aid
Dust Bowl Migration Archive
Dust Bowl Migration Archive
Dust Bowl era documents collected by author and SSU professor Gerald Haslam (1938-1981)
Dust Bowl Migration Archive Finding Aid
English Chapbook Collection
English Chapbook Collection
19th century pocket-sized songbooks and miscellanies
English Chapbook Collection Finding Aid
Environmental History Digital Collection
Small fence overlooking ocean.
Photographs and papers documenting environmental activities in northern California
Environmental History Digital Collection
Ernest Hemingway Letters
Ernest Hemingway Letters
Correspondence from Hemingway to journalist Denne Petitclerc (1956-1958)
Ernest Hemingway Letters Finding Aid
Ernestine Smith Papers
Yes on B, it's your coast
Environmental papers of a Sonoma County activist (1959-1973)
Environmental History Digital Collection
Ernestine Smith Papers Finding Aid
Finley-McFarling Genealogy Collection
Finley-McFarling Genealogy Collection
Genealogy and history of an early Sonoma County family (1740-1830)
Finley-McFarling Website and Database
Finley-McFarling Genealogy Collection Finding Aid
Gaye LeBaron Collection
Gaye Lebaron
The working papers of a distinguished Sonoma County journalist and historian (1800s-2016)
Gaye LeBaron Digital Collection
Gaye LeBaron Collection Finding Aid
George McCabe Papers
George McCabe Papers
Papers of a Sonoma State University founding father (1951-1998)
George McCabe Papers Finding Aid
Hector Lee Folklore Collection
Hector Lee Folklore Collection
Folklore of northern California and beyond collected by SSU professor Lee (1850-1983)
Hector Lee Folklore Collection Finding Aid
Hoyt Earthquake Photograph Collection
Hoyt Earthquake Photograph Collection
Photographs of Santa Rosa following the 1906 earthquake
Earthquake of 1906 Digital Collection
Hoyt Earthquake Photograph Collection Finding Aid
Indochinese Cultures Project
Indochinese Cultures Project
Photographs of Southeast Asian refugees in California (1958-1984)
Indochinese Cultures Project Finding Aid
Iva Warner Papers
Map
Environmental papers of a Sonoma County activist (1963-1994)
Iva Warner Papers Finding Aid
Jack London Collection
Bust of Jack London
Books and memorabilia related to American author Jack London (1897-2005)
Jack London Collection Finding Aid
Jack London in Context Collection
Painting of wolf
Books and research materials chronicling Jack London’s era (1800s-2013)
Jack London in Context Collection Finding Aid
John LeBaron Photograph Collection
John LeBaron Photograph Collection
Prints and photo negatives of a nationally recognized photographer and photojournalist (1950- 2014)
John LeBaron Photograph Collection Finding Aid
John P. Crevelli Papers
John P. Crevelli Papers
Environmental papers of an environmental historian on county, state, and national environmental issues (1931-2015)
Environmental History Digital Collection
John P. Crevelli Papers Finding Aid
John Shackelford Taylor Papers
John Taylor
Papers documenting the life of a Sonoma County pioneer (1850-1948)
John W. Hudson Papers
John W. Hudson Papers
Ethnographic data on California Native Americans collected by Hudson (1848-1977)
John W. Hudson Papers Finding Aid
Leopold Justi Papers
Leopold Justi Papers
Papers documenting the life of a Glen Ellen (Calif.) pioneer (1853-1874
Leopold Justi Papers Finding Aid
Lyman Celtic Collection
Lyman Celtic Collection
Books of Celtic poetry, fiction, and plays (1890s-1930s)
Lynn Woolsey Congressional Papers
Lynn Woolsey
Official papers of a former U.S. Congresswoman who represented the North Bay (1993-2013)
Lynn Woolsey Congressional Papers Finding Aid
Modini Ranch Journals Collection
Modini Ranch Journals Collection
Handwritten journals depicting life on a Sonoma County ranch (1935-2005)
Modini Ranch Journals Digital Collection
Modini Ranch Journals Collection Finding Aid
Nakata and Stevens Papers
Nakata and Stevens Papers
Yoshimatsu Nakata’s recollections as an employee of Jack London (1938-2002)
Nakata and Stevens Papers Finding Aid
Nellie Tombs Papers
Spine of a book
Late 19th century ephemera saved by a young girl living in Healdsburg (Calif.)
Nellie Tombs Papers Finding Aid
North Bay Digital Maps
Map with pins
Digital images of the region’s geologic and topographic maps
North Bay Ethnic Archive
North Bay Ethnic Archive
Oral histories and photos representing a variety of North Bay ethnic groups (1975-2000)
North Bay Ethnic Digital Collection
North Bay Ethnic Archive Finding Aid
North Bay Ethnic Archive
Ethnic History
Oral histories and photos representing a variety of ethnic groups
North Bay Ethnic Archive Finding Aid
Rare Book Collection
Rare Book Collection
Wide array of rare books on all subjects from the 17th through the 20th centuries
Regional Collection
Regional Collection
Books and maps focused on North Bay history, government, people, and environmental issues (1860s-present)
Regional Newspaper Collection
Regional Newspaper Collection
Historical California and North Bay newspapers from 1883 to the early 1990s
Student Newspaper Digital Collection
Regional Newspaper Collection Finding Aid
Roland Hauck Papers
Roland Hauck Papers
Materials focused on environmental issues concerning Sonoma County creeks and streams, and the construction of Warm Springs Dam
Roland Hauck Papers Finding Aid
Roy Maxwell Talbot papers
Talbot
Photographs, artifacts, and documents from the private collection of Roy Maxwell Talbot.
Roy Maxwell Talbot Digital Collection
Roy Maxwell Talbot papers Finding Aid
Ruben Salazar Collection
Ruben Salazar Collection
News articles and other material by and about Mexican American journalist Rubén Salazar (1955-2008)
Ruben Salazar Collection Finding Aid
Simmons-Banta Photograph Collection
2 women showing their stockings while wearing early 20th century bathing suits.
Photographs of the Simmons and Banta families of Sonoma and Riverside counties, California (circa 1895-1950)
Simmons-Banta Photograph Collection Finding Aid
Sonoma County Agriculture, Land Use, and Tourism Collection
Graton and Green Valley apples
Ephemera promoting Sonoma County and potential land use (1906-1915)
Sonoma County Agriculture, Land Use, and Tourism Collection Finding Aid
Sonoma County Highways
Closeup view of property map
These right-of-way appraisal files were developed by the California Highway Commission (CalTrans) to document the right-of-way access needed to build Highway 101 through Sonoma County.
Sonoma County Highways Finding Aid
Sonoma County Oral History Project
Oral History Project
Transcripts of oral histories documenting the daily lives of twelve Sonoma County families
Sonoma County Oral History Project Finding Aid
Sonoma County Preservation Project
House
Photographs of historic buildings and sites from SSU's Sonoma County Preservation Project (1970s)
North Bay Historic Preservation Digital Collection
Sonoma County Preservation Project Finding Aid
Sonoma County Women’s Oral History Collection
A feminist garage women mechanics.
Material relating to the history and development of the women’s movement in Sonoma County between 1970 and 2008.
Sonoma County Women’s Oral History Collection Finding Aid
Sonoma State University Archives The Sonoma State University Archives preserve material produced by Sonoma State University and its constituent parts. 
Spanish Civil War Collection
A hand holding a pen.
Posters and pamphlets from the Anti-Franco movement of the 1930s
Student Dissent Papers
The role of Communists in Campus Rioting
Miscellaneous items pertaining to student activism in the U.S. (1960s-1970s)
Student Dissent Papers Finding Aid
Student Newspaper Digital Collection
Outlaw Steppes, May 1, 1970
Student newspapers from Sonoma State University’s history, dating from 1961
Student Newspaper Digital Collection
University Archives Digital Collection
The earth and a peace symbol.
Photographs, documents, and media of historical significance to SSU
University Archives Digital Collection
Walt Phillips Small Press Collection
Walt Phillips Small Press Collection
Numerous 20th century small press journal issues with an emphasis on poetry (1959-1999)
Walt Phillips Small Press Collection Finding Aid
Windsor Oral Histories
3 children standing behind a cow.
Oral histories of longtime Windsor residents
Windsor Oral Histories Finding Aid
Bill (William M.) Kortum Papers
Bill (William M.) Kortum Papers
North Bay environmental history collected by the leader of the North Bay movement in the late 20th and early 21st century (1954-2014)
Environmental History Digital Collection
California Folklore Miscellany
California Folklore Miscellany
Oral histories and reminiscences that document North Bay history with a focus on folklore and family stories (1850-1983)
California Folklore Digital Collection
Charles Rhinehart Papers
Charles Rhinehart Papers
Environmental papers of a Sonoma County activist and founder of C.O.A.A.S.T. (Californians Organized to Acquire Access to State Tidelands)  (1968-2005)
Environmental History Digital Collection
Dawson Lime Kiln Photograph Collection
Dawson Lime Kiln Photograph Collectio
Photographs of 19th century California and Nevada lime kilns taken by David Dawson Photographs of California and Nevada lime kilns by David Dawson
Lime Kiln Digital Collection
Environmental History Digital Collection
Small fence overlooking ocean.
Photographs and papers documenting environmental activities in northern California
Environmental History Digital Collection
Ernestine Smith Papers
Yes on B, it's your coast
Environmental papers of a Sonoma County activist (1959-1973)
Environmental History Digital Collection
Finley-McFarling Genealogy Collection
Finley-McFarling Genealogy Collection
Genealogy and history of an early Sonoma County family (1740-1830)
Finley-McFarling Website and Database
Gaye LeBaron Collection
Gaye Lebaron
The working papers of a distinguished Sonoma County journalist and historian (1800s-2016)
Gaye LeBaron Digital Collection
Hoyt Earthquake Photograph Collection
Hoyt Earthquake Photograph Collection
Photographs of Santa Rosa following the 1906 earthquake
Earthquake of 1906 Digital Collection
John P. Crevelli Papers
John P. Crevelli Papers
Environmental papers of an environmental historian on county, state, and national environmental issues (1931-2015)
Environmental History Digital Collection
Modini Ranch Journals Collection
Modini Ranch Journals Collection
Handwritten journals depicting life on a Sonoma County ranch (1935-2005)
Modini Ranch Journals Digital Collection
North Bay Digital Maps
Map with pins
Digital images of the region’s geologic and topographic maps
North Bay Ethnic Archive
North Bay Ethnic Archive
Oral histories and photos representing a variety of North Bay ethnic groups (1975-2000)
North Bay Ethnic Digital Collection
Regional Newspaper Collection
Regional Newspaper Collection
Historical California and North Bay newspapers from 1883 to the early 1990s
Student Newspaper Digital Collection
Roy Maxwell Talbot papers
Talbot
Photographs, artifacts, and documents from the private collection of Roy Maxwell Talbot.
Roy Maxwell Talbot Digital Collection
Ruben Salazar Collection
Ruben Salazar Collection
News articles and other material by and about Mexican American journalist Rubén Salazar (1955-2008)
Sonoma County Preservation Project
House
Photographs of historic buildings and sites from SSU's Sonoma County Preservation Project (1970s)
North Bay Historic Preservation Digital Collection
Sonoma State University Archives The Sonoma State University Archives preserve material produced by Sonoma State University and its constituent parts. 
Student Newspaper Digital Collection
Outlaw Steppes, May 1, 1970
Student newspapers from Sonoma State University’s history, dating from 1961
Student Newspaper Digital Collection
University Archives Digital Collection
The earth and a peace symbol.
Photographs, documents, and media of historical significance to SSU
University Archives Digital Collection

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