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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 Collections include photographs, unpublished manuscripts, correspondence, clippings, and ephemera.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: Sonoma State: The History of a University and Water Works.

Coming Soon! California Folklore

Materials from the California Folklore Miscellany, a collection of legends, character sketches of historical figures, folk speech, and ephemera gathered and organized by students in Professor Hector Lee’s folklore classes in the 1960s.

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.

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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