Collection Guides

The Archive is open by appointment and offers research material pertaining to all aspects of Santa Cruz County history. Please contact us at 831.429.1964 x7019 or archives@santacruzmah.org for any research requests.

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Archive Inventory Spreadsheet

This Excel Spreadsheet is the latest inventory of collections at the archive. (Last updated 7 August 2014)
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Guide to the Newspaper Clipping Collection

Guide to the Evergreen Cemetery Collection

Redtree Properties Collection

Guide to the MAH Photograph Collection

Guide to the Santa Cruz County (Calif.) Government Records Collection (1850s – Present)

Guide to the MAH Stereograph Collection

Guide to the MAH Postcard Collection (1900s – 1980s)

Guide to the MAH General Collection

MAH Reference Library

Guide to the MAH Historical Paintings Collection

Guide to the MAH Textile – Hat Collection (1840s – 1969)

Guide to the Brookdale Club Collection (1920-1995)

Guide to the Santa Cruz Downtown Association Collection

Guide to the KRUZ Tapes Collection

Guide to the California Powder Works Photo Album Collection (1890)

Guide to the Santa Cruz County Advertising Committee

Guide to the Santa Cruz Sentinel Ledger Collection (1891 – 1929)

Guide to the Santa Cruz Art League Collection (1919-1993)

Guide to the Sonnet Club Collection

Guide to the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History Collection

Guide to the Santa Cruz Investment Company Collection

Guide to the Frank McCarrier Tobacco Shop Journals Collection

Riptide Centennial Pioneer

Guide to the Register Pajaronian

Guide To The Sun Weekly Newspaper Collection (1986 – 1989)

Guide to the Victorian Houses Photo Album Collection

Guide to the Chestnutwood Photo Album Collection (1888)

Guide to the Stikeman and Pierce Food Fair Collection (1916)

Guide to the Camera Shop Collection (1940s – 1970s)

Guide to the St. George Hotel Collection (1899-1984)

Guide to the County Bank of Santa Cruz Collection (Unprocessed)

Guide to the Twenty-Thirtian Magazine Collection (1927 – 1947)

Guide to the Tuberculosis and Health Association Collection (Unprocessed)

Guide to the Seniorama Collection (Unprocessed)

Guide to the SCOPE Collection (Unprocessed)

Guide to the Santa Cruz County Bicentennial Committee Collection (1976)

Guide to the Santa Cruz Chamber of Commerce Collection (Unprocessed)

Guide to the Redtree Properties Collection (Unprocessed)

Guide to the Pogonip Collection (Unprocessed)

Guide to the Peace Day Collection (Unprocessed)

Guide to the Decorative Art & Women’s Exchange Minute Book Collection (Unprocessed)

Guide to the Civic Music Association Collection (Unprocessed)

Guide to the Alert Hose Team Minute Book Collection (1882)

Guide to the A.K. Salz Tannery Collection (Unprocessed)

Guide for the Original Score Books of the Swiss Dairy Baseball Club of Santa Cruz (1936 – 1940)

Guide to the Juvenile Court System/Alice Wilder Scrapbook Collection

Guide to the Santa Cruz House Day Book Collection (1872-1874)

Guide to the Oliver Ranch Ledger Book Minutes Collection (1912 – 1930)

Guide to the Miss California Scrapbook Collection (1956 – 1985)

Guide to the Trini Contreras Photographs – Miss California Collection (1955 – 1985)

Guide to the Seascape Aptos Beach Club Collection (1970s – 1980s)

Guide to the 1880’s Wanted Persons Journal Collection (1879 – 1883)

Guide to the Santa Cruz County Exhibit at Los Angeles County Fair Collection(1950s-1960s)

grammar school photograph of Vivian Rostron

Guide to the Vivian Rostron Collection (1928-1999)

portrait of rose and george rostron

Guide to the Rose Rostron Collection (1879-1970)

Trotts Family Collection

Guide to the Trotts Family Collection (1840s – 1940s)

Guide to the Paul Johnston Collection (1870s – 1960s)

Guide to the True/Lund Family Collection (1893-1989)

Mattei Family Photo Albums

Guide to the Mattei Family Photo Album Collection (1900s – 1930s)

Guide to the Ruth Baldwin Collection (1900s – 1980s)

Guide to the Lorette Wood Collection (1960 – 2010)

Guide to the Hollis Peck Photo Album Collection (1900 – 1940)

Guide to the Black Album (Big Basin) Photo Collection

Guide to the Black Pebble Grain Photo Album Collection

Guide to the Brown Album (Souvenir of Santa Cruz) Photo Collection

Guide to the Brown Leather Photo Album Collection

Guide to the Frances Anderson Photo Collection

Guide to the Sitman Hand-Painted Photograph Collection

Guide to the Suede Photograph Album Collection (c 1900)

Guide to the Richard Trenbeth Collection (1940-1945)

Guide to the Brown Paper Photograph Album Collection (1898-1900)

Guide to the Two Photo Album Collection (1900)

Guide to the John W. Linscott Collection (1890s – 1931)

Guide to the Mrs JF Black Album Collection

Guide to the Rennie Collection

Guide to the Steele Family Collection (1851 – 1971)

Guide to the Knight Family Collection, [1854-1984]

Guide to the Lillian McPherson Rouse Collection (1890s – 2000)

Guide to the Joseph Skirm Journals Collection (1858-1911)

Guide to the Vera McKenna Clayton Scrapbook Collection (1925 – 1952)

Guide to the Elsie Jameson Collection (1880s – 1920s)

Guide to the Art Album Collection (1880s – 1930s)

Guide to the Stuart Baty Photograph Albums Collection (1900s – 1918)

Guide to the Dan Dickmeyer Collection (1972 – 2009)

Guide to the Marcella Booth Stereopticon Collection (1950s)

Guide to the Burnett World War I Correspondence Collection (1918 – 1940s)

Guide to the Mrs. Jongeneel Photo Album Collection (1905 – 1910)

Guide to the Gene Holtan Drawings Collection (1970s)

Guide to the Jim Mitchell Print Collection

Guide to the Hulda Hoover McLean Sketches Collection

Guide to the Margaret Koch Collection (1900s – 1980s)

Guide to the Obenchain Drawings and Paintings Collection (1970s – 1980s)

Guide to the Al Lowry Santa Cruz Photos Collection (1960s to 1990s)

Guide to the Conklin Family Collection

Guide to the Witwicki Family Collection (1890s – 1970s)

Guide to the Warren Baldwin Photograph Albums Collection (1890-1920s)

Guide to the Ernest Otto Collection (1937 – 1995)

Guide to the Otto Kunitz Music Collection (1904 – 1942)

Guide to the Tree Circus Collection (Unprocessed)

Guide to the Ponza Pitching Machine Collection (Unprocessed)

Guide to the Larry and Mary Joslin, 20-30 Club Collection (1930s to 1970s)

Guide to the Iturbury Family Collection (1880s – 1960s)

Guide to the Irma Leah Johnstone Collection (1900s – 1920s)

Guide to the Henry Washburn, Farm Advisor, Collection (1930s – 1950s)

Guide to the Hastings Family Collection (1870s – 1900s)

Guide to the Harry M. Johnston Law Journal Collection (1891 – 1892)

Guide to the Garrett Family Collection (Unprocessed)

Guide to the Edward Prince Collection (Unprocessed)

Guide to the Cooney Family Collection (1890s – 1930s)

Guide to the Coon Family Diaries Collection (Unprocessed)

Guide to the Barbara Giffen Collection (Unprocessed)

Guide to the A.P. Hill Photo Album Collection (1900 – 1904)

Guide to the 1955 School Photos Collection (1955)

Guide to the Porter Family Collection (1840s – 1990s)

Guide to the Dye Family Collection (1900s – 1960s)

Guide to the John Strohbeen Scrapbooks Collection (1900s – 1960s)

Guide to the Melissa Gertrude Huntoon and Proctor Collection (1900s – 1960)

Guide to the Mabel MacDonald Scrapbook Collection (1947 – 1965)

Guide to the Hopcroft Postcard and Jack Lane Manuscript Collection (1892 – 1928)

Guide to the Leo Schon Scrapbook Collection (1948 – 1986s)

Guide to the Esther Rice and Edwin Fields Collection (1880s – 1990s)

Guide to the Dora Andersen Uniform Collection (1941 – 1945)

Guide to the Koehle Twins Collection (1890s – 1990s)

Guide to the Jessie Gourley Scrapbooks of Ernest Otto Articles Collection (1930s – 1950s)

Guide to the Marie Scott Alaska Photo Album Collection (1940s)

Guide to the Marie Scott California Mission Prints Collection (1940s)

Guide to the Gosliner Family Collection (1820s-1950s)

Guide to the Ingham Family Collection (1870s-1990s)

Guide to the Damkrogen/Firestein Photo Album Collection (1910s)

The Fowler Pope Train Engineer Diary Collection (1876)

The Philippa Parker Pfeiffer Collection (1890’s-1970’s)

Guide to the Cordano Family Collection(1900’s-1940’s)

Guide to the Olivia Rudolph Young Collection

Guide to the Cynthia Mathews Poster Collection (1977 – 2010)