Fort Bragg - Mendocino Coast Historical Society Archives
Fort Bragg-Mendocino Coast Archives – Collections Overview By Sylvia E. Bartley, FB-MCHS Archivist & Historian Archives Hours: Tuesday & Friday afternoons (1-3 pm)* *Research appointment in advance required due to limited workspace. 707-961-0498 ~ Note: FB-MCHS Collections comprise materials that have been donated by individuals, families and businesses. There is always the need for additional materials to fill in gaps and to fill out local stories. Organizing of materials is ongoing… CURRENT COLLECTIONS INCLUDE: 1) Union Lumber Company (ULCo) documents and photos of operations in Mendocino County and Fort Bragg. 2) ULCo files for The Noyo Chief magazine (1948-1969 complete, scattered thereafter). 3) Black and white negatives for The Noyo Chief. 4) Stereographs of local mills & logging history (c. 1870s-1880s). 5) Canaar Funeral Home Records for Fort Bragg area. 6) B/W prints of the city of Fort Bragg in different time periods (from c.1884- ). 7) Coastal views collected by local families, e.g. Caspar, Kibesillah, Westport, etc. 8) California Western Railroad photographs and books. 9) Rev. John Ross’s Funeral Records. 10) Patient Registers for Redwood Coast Hospital (1914-1929) 11) Local History Reference Library (books, journals, newspapers) 12) Voice of the Past, FB-MCHS Historical Quarterly (c.2000- ) 13) Publications by Mendocino County Historical Society (1956- ), Kelley House, Roots of Motive Power, etc. 14) Ten Mile Coastal Trail materials. 15) Original H. H. Wonacott panoramas (b/w negatives) [digitizing in process] 16) Microfilm reader and microfilm for FB Advocate and Mendocino Beacon. 17) Subject files for local area history 18) Sanborn maps for Fort Bragg (1890-1941); maps of City, lumber operations, logging railroads, Noyo 19) Ledgers and artifacts from fraternal organizations (Red Men, Giuseppe Mazzini, Knights of Kalevala, etc.) 20) Guest House Museum records and photo files 21) Several local church histories, a few Sunday School books, some photos 22) Historic school texts; FBHS annuals Breath of Ocean; novels from the ULCo Boarding House Library, etc. 23) Historic Matchbook covers and coins produced by businesses and Paul Bunyan Association. 24) Historic local calendars 25) Local Genealogy Society’s publications and records 26) FB-MCHS records and photos
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