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 22,000 books and pamphlets pertaining to Fresno County;
  • Approximately 3,000 photographs, postcards and fruit crate labels 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: