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Local History & Information

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

Be Prepared to Visit Libraries & Historical Societies:

To gain access to many of these useful resources, you will need to actually go to local libraries and historical societies, because most of this old, local information is not available online.

Useful Search Terms

The MJC Library has several books and other publications about the history of Modesto, Stanislaus County, and other local cities.

To find these publications, use the subject terms below to search the MJC Library catalog. In addition to these subject terms, you can use a person's name to search the library catalog for materials about that person.

You can copy and paste these subject headings into a search of the MJC Library catalog. Click the button below to begin your search.

  • Stanislaus County (Calif.) History
  • Stanislaus County (Calif.) 
  • California Stanislaus County
  • United States, California, Stanislaus, Modesto History
  • Modesto (Calif.)
  • modesto junior college
  • California Biography

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Libraries & Online Archives


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