OUR ARCHIVES

and Reference Library

What We Have

Our archival holdings show the diversity of San Joaquin County and tell its story. They include:
  • The Weber family collections with personal records and business dealings of Charles M. Weber and his descendants
  • The Tillie Lewis collection, including personal scrapbooks, papers, and photos
  • Reclamation records and maps from 1862-1980, with historical documentation on water rights, mosquito abatement, and legal reclamation in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta
  • Yearbooks from high schools throughout San Joaquin County, including Stockton, Lodi, Tokay, Ripon, Tracy, Lincoln, St. Mary’s, and Edison High Schools
  • Local genealogical records, including the First Families of San Joaquin collection, formerly the Pioneer Registry of San Joaquin County
  • The official archives of San Joaquin County dating between 1850 and 1990, including minute books of the Board of Supervisors, assessment and plat books, local infrastructure records, community planning surveys, vital statistics and marriage records, and the Great Registry of Voters for San Joaquin County
  • Municipal records from the cities of Stockton and Lodi
  • Agricultural Technology Manuals
  • Chinese-language business records from the Chinese communities in San Joaquin and Yuba Counties, 1879-1933
  • 20,000 historic photos from San Joaquin County
  • Map collection and aerial photographs dating from 1860 to 1990, including Sanborn Fire maps for Stockton, Lodi, and Clements, California
  • City and county directories spanning 1852-1980
  • Over 100 independent collections concerning social clubs, manufacturing, business, logistics, and agriculture in San Joaquin County, accessible for review through the Online Archive of California

The Gerald D. Kennedy Reference Library is a non-circulating library and contains general reference books highlighting San Joaquin County and California history, agriculture, transportation, government, ethnic populations, and the Delta.  

The archives and library are located in the Erickson Building of the San Joaquin County Historical Museum in Micke Grove Regional Park.

 

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