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Local History Resources

The Heritage Center houses a large and diverse collection of materials which document the history of Fresno County since its formation in 1856. The collection's primary components are:

  • Approximately 20,000 books and pamphlets pertaining to Fresno County;
  • Approximately 1,500 photographs and postcards illustrating various Fresno County people and places;
  • Approximately 250 oral histories of various people associated with Fresno County history; and
  • A large vertical file containing information on many different subjects relating to Fresno County.
  • Listings for printed materials in the Room may be found at ValleyCat.

Additional sources for Fresno County history can be found outside the Heritage Center's collections, including: