Friends of the Yolo County Archives

The Archives Ledger

The Summer Archives Ledger


The Archives Ledger is the quarterly newsletter published by Friends of the Yolo County Archives. 

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The Summer Archives Ledger includes the following and more:

Support the Yolo County Archives

Help us preserve Yolo County History! 

Support the digitization and the preservation of digital collections at the Yolo County Archives with a membership or donation.

 The Yolo County Archives is working to digitize materials that are of high research value, help to document the history of the County, and add another layer of preservation for the items themselves.

Please Renew Your FYCA Membership

Membership Renewal Message

Dear Friends,

As an organization dedicated to preserving history, sometimes a year can seem like just a blip in the long march of time, and yet so much can be accomplished in just 365 days! Last fall the Friends of the Yolo County Archives asked for your assistance in funding extra-help staff for the Archives. Through your generosity, we approved a grant to the Archives for $21,534.00.

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This grant has allowed:

•      Michelle Trujillo to digitize 2900+ photographs from the Yolo Historical Museum Photo Collection and accomplish significant metadata cleanup and enhancement. Images from this collection have been featured in the Archives Ledger, displays for the Archives Crawl and Women's History Month, social media, and more.

•      Mars Goulas to digitize Winters High School yearbooks from 1907-1970 and Woodland High School yearbooks from 1905-1942. Yearbooks are popular with patrons, whether they are searching for family members, interested in tracking demographic changes over time or looking for local business advertisements.

•      Adrienne Fortini to digitize indexes to deeds and grantor/grantee indexes from 1850 up to 1949. These digitized indexes have been extremely useful for helping Archives staff expedite research requests involving property record searches. 

Through diligence and hard work, the extra-help assistants have made our county history more accessible than ever before. With your continued support imagine what they will accomplish in the next 365 days! 

We invite you to visit our Membership Page to renew or begin an FYCA membership. 

Wishing you the best for a happy and healthy 2024 and thank you for your continued support! 

Anastasia Panagakos

FYCA Board President 2023-24

Our New County Librarian

Diana Lopez, County Librarian and Chief Archivist.(Photo by Alan Dep--Marin Independent Journal)──────────

Welcome, Diana

In the Spring Archives Ledger, Rachel Poutasse writes: "The Archives is delighted to welcome our new County Librarian and Chief Archivist, Diana Lopez. Diana comes to us from the City of Richmond Library, where she most recently served as Deputy Director of Community Services. Previously, she worked at Marin County Free Library and Pasadena City College. Diana brings over 20 years of experience to Yolo County and we are excited to be working with her for the months and years ahead."

Our New Museum Curator

Sarah Bartlett, Museum Curator──────────

Welcome, Sarah! 

In the Summer Archives Quarterly Report, Heather Lanctot writes: "We are excited to welcome Sarah Bartlett, our new Museum Curator for the Historical Collection. Sarah has bachelor's degrees in Anthropology, Classical Studies, and Political Science and a master's degree in Anthropology. Her experience with museums includes curation of digital and physical exhibits as well as training and certification in preservation. Sarah has also worked as a docent at a Victorian-era house museum." 

Property Research Guide

Property Research Guide

The  Yolo County Archives has many' resources for conducting property research in Yolo County. 

See the new Archives publication for many useful tips!

A New Archives Web Page

A New Archives Web Page

A new Archives web page with many resource links!


The New Archives Online Database

Yolo County Collections


The Yolo County Collections Database contains digital reproductions of and information about the historic records and objects from the Yolo County Archives and the Yolo County Historical Collection. 

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The two collections can be searched simultaneously, or independently. There are already thousands of digitized photographs available to view and new digital content will be added over time.

Yolo County Archives 

The 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.



The Yolo County Historical Collection is comprised of 11,000 objects which date from the 1830s to the 1930s.  Sarah Bartlett is the Yolo County Museum Curator and works under the Yolo County Library.  


Archives Report



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. 


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.


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!  


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.  





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

Behind The Scenes

Isabel Araujo introduces the many Archives staff and volunteers who  work "Behind The Scenes."

Thank You!

Thank You!

Thanks to everyone for supporting the Friends and the Yolo County Archives during this year's Big Day of Giving.