Friends of the Yolo County Archives

About FYCA

Friends of the Yolo County Archives (FYCA) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation whose purpose is to support the services, staff, and facilities of the Yolo County Archives.

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Roberta Stevenson

We are sad to share the passing of former FYCA board member and friend Roberta Stevenson. We will profile her contribution to local history in an upcoming edition of The Archives Ledger.

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Next Board Meeting

  • Wednesday, February 5, 2020
  • 10:00 AM - Noon
  • TBD

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End of Year Giving Campaign

Intern Scholarship Program

The Yolo County Archives has a new large-format scanner. The Friends are raising funds to create a scholarship that will support a digitization intern for the Yolo County Archives. The intern will use the new scanner to systematically scan oversized historic ledgers and maps for inclusion in the digital collection where the items will be more accessible to the public. Our goal is to provide support for 200 hours of a paid internship at $12.00 per hour and include a stipend for travel expenses and incidentals. We hope to raise a total of $3,000.00 with the intention of hiring the intern to work primarily during the summer.

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Donate

Please support the work of the Archives and the Friends with an end of year donation. Thank you!

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The Yolo County Archives

Yolo Archives!

The Yolo County Archives is the official repository for the historical records of Yolo County. It houses collections from private donors and organizations that reflect the County's history from 1850.

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Archives Reopens!

Archives and Records Center Coordinator Heather Lanctot is extremely happy to announce that the Shipley Walters Center for Yolo County Archives and Library Services is open!

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The Archives Ledger!

Special edition covers the Shipley Walters Center Dedication with remarks by Mark Fink, Mary Stephens DeWall, Tom Stallard, and Gary Sandy. Ted Smith details Shipley's path to Davis and the Yolo County Archives.

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New Equipment at the Archives

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New Large-format Scanner

The Yolo County Archives has a new large-format scanner!

This new scanner is an important addition to preserving our county history as it will allow over-sized ledgers and maps to be digitized and made more accessible to the public.

The Center Dedication

Shipley Walters Center Dedication

Video: Renovation Completed

The Yolo County Archives is open and ready for business! This video slideshow highlights the newly renovated Archives and is composed of photos taken by Archives and Records Center Coordinator Heather Lanctot.

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The Yolo County Archives

The Hours

The Yolo County Archives is open by appointment on Tuesday from 9 AM to 1 PM and on Thursday from 12 PM to 4 PM. Call 530-666-8010 to set up an appointment.

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The Location

The Yolo County Archives is located in the Shipley Walters Center for Yolo County Archives and Library Services at 226 Buckeye Street in Woodland.

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The A Team

Women make history and they preserve it too! Thanks to Marta Knight, Heather Lanctot, Iulia Bodeanu, and Ruby Buentello for all of their work in preserving Yolo County's rich history!

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Archives Annual

Heather Lanctot, Archives and Records Center Coordinator, has created the Yolo County Archives 2018 Annual Report.

Heather reports: "In 2018, the Archives tackled a number of projects and juggled the uncertainties of a renovation project. . . ."

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Library Monthly

  • Personnel Updates
  • #eBooksForAll
  • Walters Center Dedication
  • LATINX Heritage Month
  • ARSL National Conference

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Archives Quarterly

  • Renovation Update
  • Winters History Mural
  • Historias de Familias
  • Volunteer Opportunity
  • Interesting Research

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Connect with FYCA

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Membership

Please support the work of the Archives and the Friends by beginning or renewing your membership.

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Thanks to Our Donors!

We think our Big Day of Giving donors deserve a parade! Thank you for helping us raise over $1,700.00 to preserve and promote Yolo County history. We look forward to sharing our projects and outreach this next year.

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Looking Back

Renaming the Center

With the renovation of the Yolo County Archives nearly complete we are honored to share the news of the building's renaming to the Shipley Walters Center for the Yolo County Archives and Library Services. Along with Mary Stephens-DeWall, Shipley Walters helped establish the Yolo County Archives and us, the Friends of the Yolo County Archives.

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Looking Back

Unquestionably, no two other people have done more to preserve the history of Yolo County than Shipley Walters and Joann Larkey. Although the collaborative history of the county that they published in 1987 may represent the centerpiece of their contributions, it is only one in a long list of the major works that they have authored on the history of this county.

And in addition to their impressive list of books and articles, they have also devoted countless hours of personal time in helping promote the work of major organizations dedicated to the preservation of Yolo County's history.

Shipley Walters worked with former County Librarian Mary Stephens DeWall in establishing the Archives and then went on to form Friends of the Yolo County Archives. . . .

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Recent Events

Philanthropy Day Honorees

Philanthropy Day 2018

The Friends of the Yolo County Archives honored Mel Russell at Yolo Community Foundation's 2018 Philanthropy Day Celebration for her dedicated work on the Lest We Forget Project. Congratulations to Mel and to all of the honorees!

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Portraits of Sacrifice Photo Exhibit

Portraits of Sacrifice: Words and Images from the Lest We Forget Project honored the Yolo County men who lost their lives during World War I.

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Railroad Anniversary Celebration

Celebration of the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the railroad in Davisville (08/25/2018)

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Woodland's Main Street Life

"Woodland's Main Street Life: Community & Commerce 1884-1930" was researched and designed by Michelle Trujillo for the Yolo County Archives. The booklet brings to life several businesses and individuals who made downtown Woodland a vibrant and diverse community that is preserved not only in the historic structures but kept alive through the accounts of success, tragedy, and perseverance. Michelle Trujillo is working towards an M.A. in Public History at Sacramento State University. Project funding was provided by Friends of the Yolo County Archives through a grant by the Woodand Stroll Through History.

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One More Video

Photo Courtesy of the Yolo County Archives

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Once More...

Connect with FYCA

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Membership

Please support the work of the Archives and the Friends by beginning or renewing your membership.

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