Friends of the Yolo County Archives
The Archives Preserves Our History and Saves Our Stories.
The Yolo County Archives is the official repository for the historical records of Yolo County. It also houses collections from private donors and organizations that reflect the County's history from 1850.
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!
The Yolo County Archives is located in the Shipley Walters Center for Yolo County Archives and Library Services at 226 Buckeye Street in Woodland.
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!
The Archives Ledger
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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July Library Report
June Library Report
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.
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. . . .
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
Railroad Anniversary Celebration
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.