The Archives houses various records, including but not limited to: local county government, mining, naturalization, probate, inquests, local families, Amador County newspapers, oral histories, a wide assortment of maps, including all original townsite and County maps, mining maps, and a complete set of Sanborn Fire Insurance maps. The photo collection includes, but is not limited to: buildings, mines, businesses, families, schools, logging, aerials, as well as hundreds of other items covering all aspects of Amador County history. Click here to look for an item in Collection. Click here to complete the Information obtained from Search file form for requesting items from the Collection.
The Collection includes many newspapers, some of which are in very fragile condition. The Amador County Library also retains many of the newspapers on microfilm and CDs, therefore we highly encourage use of that media at the Library to help preserve the originals. Click to review the list of newspapers available at the Library and the hours of operation.