Tuolumne County History Research Center

The History Research Center is home to the Tuolumne County History Collection, and a library on local history, which is available for use by scholars and history buffs.  Complied beginning in 1915, the Collection’s varied inventory includes over 35,000 photographs of local people and places, vintage clothing and household items.  In addition, the Collection includes business and industry related artifacts, records relating to landmarks, commerce, railroads, logging, mining, water development, communities and geography.



History Research Center

158 Bradford St.

Sonora, CA

Sonora, CA 95370-4920

(209) 532-1317


Researchers May Drop In:

Wednesday thru Fridays

from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Email inquiries can be sent to:


A minimum tax deductible donation of $10.00 is

appreciated to cover the cost

of our research.  There will be a fee for

copies and photos.


.Make donations by mail or in person to the above address

or make donations via our online store.


Volunteer run operation, so research may take time.








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