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Local History & Information

Library and Internet resources for discovering local history and information in the Central Valley of California

Ask Iris

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Iris Carroll
Contact:
Office Location
East Campus, L & LC

Phone:
(209) 575-6082

Research Help Desk Hours:

  • Mondays: 9-12 WC, 2-3 EC

  • Tuesdays: 1-3 EC

  • Wednesdays: 12-1 EC

  • Thursdays: 9-1 WC

Your Task

Are you ready to take the plunge into researching local history? You've come to the right place.

Local history research is different from researching other topics because much of the information you'll need isn't widely published in the traditional sources you're accustomed to using.

For your research, you'll want to use:

  • Local History Sources in the Library
  • Genealogical & Historical Societies
  • Newspapers

Tech Issues

A Few Technical Notes:

On your computer you need to:

Disable pop-up blockers

Here are some useful instructions from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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Download Adobe Flash Player

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Download Acrobat Reader

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