Friends of the Yolo County Archives

The Archives Ledger

The Fall Archives Ledger


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

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The Fall Edition includes:

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.

Thank You!

Thank You!

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


Please Watch Heather's BDOG Message

Big Day of Giving is Here!

Friends of the Yolo County Archives hopes to raise $10,000 to support two specific projects at the Archives.  

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The first project is a paid staff position to complete the digitization of photographs in a collection of over 4,000 photographs. These photos chronicle historic events, places, and scenes from everyday life in Yolo County such as schools, buildings, churches, businesses, and homes; pioneer families; cars, wagons, trains, and other modes of transportation; agriculture and farms; celebrations and anniversaries; social clubs and activities. Last year's funding paid for the digitization of half of the collection or 2,000 photos. We are hoping to provide the support to finish that work, an additional 2,000 photos. Once digitized, the photographs will be accessible to the public, researchers, and Archives staff as an important tool for primary source literacy, genealogy, and to raise awareness of local history. They will be a great resource for the community. 

The second project is a paid position to help identify and select materials to be digitized for third and fourth grade curriculum. The curriculum will follow state standards and be made available online. 

If you are able, please help us reach our goal.

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."