Projects at the Archives

Building the Collection

Do You Have Historical Documents, Letters, Pictures... Relating to Yolo County?

The Yolo County Archives appreciates and encourages donations of historic documents and pictures from community members. (Full article)

DIY History Project

Be an active participant in preserving Yolo County’s history by transcribing documents or adding details to the photographs in our collection. (Full article)


Our goal is to implement a library or archives targeted form of a content management system with a focus on safe storage and easy retrieval of large amounts of infrequently changing media assets, for example in video or photo archiving. Using such a system, the Yolo County Archives will be able to streamline its workflow and make its collections more visible and accessible to community members. A centralized system will allow archives staff to integrate all existing finding aids and inventories into one location. (Full article)

Youth Outreach

The Friends of the Yolo County Archives supports projects that engage and connect young Yolo County residents with our local history. (Full article)

Lest We Forget

Project to Collect World War I Materials

The Archives preserves the past. As part of that commitment, it desires to make historical records more complete. A current example of an individual's effort to expand a historical collection is: The World War I project, Lest We Forget. (Full article)

The Yolo County Flag Project

The Yolo County Archives recently finished a project that has taken years to complete. A replica of the original Yolo County flag is now hanging in the Administration building (625 Court Street, Woodland), across from the Board of Supervisors chambers.

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