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North Bay Digital Collections

North Bay Digital Collections feature special materials from the Sonoma State University Library.

Online access to historical images and documents related to the region north of San Francisco supports student learning, scholarship, and community interests. Collections include photographs, unpublished manuscripts, correspondence, clippings, and ephemera.

See also the Library's Digital Exhibits: Notable North Bay Women, Sonoma State: The History of a University and Water Works.

North Bay Ethnic

The North Bay Ethnic Digital Collection features material related to the forced relocation of northern San Francisco Bay Area residents to Incarceration Camp Amache near Granada, Colorado.

Modini Ranch Journals

The Modini Ranch Journals collection showcases forty six journals and ledgers handwritten by James (Jim) Lawrence and Shirley Nye Modini, gifted to Sonoma State University Library by Audubon Canyon Ranch.

Camp Amache

Photographs of daily life at the Amache Relocation Center in Colorado, home to over 7,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry during World War II. Many internees were from the North Bay.

Roy Maxwell Talbot

Photographs, artifacts, and documents from the private collection of Roy Maxwell Talbot related to his long and eventful career in China as a Chinese Maritime Customs Service official (1908-1942). He retired to Berkeley, California in the 1940s.

Environmental History

Documents, photographs, clippings, and ephemera related to the pioneering role Sonoma County and northern California played in actively addressing environmental issues.

Student Newspapers

This collection provides access to digitized student newspapers from Sonoma State University’s history, dating to 1961. The collection provides insight into SSU events, issues and life throughout history as well as student viewpoints regarding campus, local, national, and global news.

Gaye LeBaron

Newspaper columns, research materials, and photographs created or collected by Gaye LeBaron. Gaye LeBaron is a valued journalist, historian, and educator active in Sonoma County and beyond.

Earthquake of 1906

Photographs and correspondence gathered from several special collections depicting the impact of the 1906 earthquake on Sonoma County.

Lime Kiln

Photographs of lime kiln ruins in northern and central California, as well as Nevada, with historical and technical context provided by photographer David Dawson.

North Bay Historic Preservation

Images of historic homes, commercial buildings, and rural structures illuminating a significant component of the region's social, cultural, and anthropological history.

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