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About CSH

The Center for Sacramento History is the historical research center for the Sacramento region.  As the official repository for the archival, or non-current, records of the City and County of Sacramento it preserves and makes available these public documents as required by state and federal law. The Center also maintains privately donated manuscripts and personal papers from individuals, businesses, and organizations in the community. The Center's museum collections are artifacts, or three-dimensional objects, which also document the lives and activities of the residents of the Sacramento region.

While the Center maintains museum and archival collections, making them available for study and exhibition, it does not currently maintain on-site permanent display areas as is traditionally found at a museum. The Center's staff does create exhibitions and displays; however they are primarily exhibited at the Sacramento History Museum and public display areas of local government buildings.

The Colley Papers website was made possible by the generous financial support of:

The Sacramento History Foundation

The Wiley W. Manuel Bar Association

The Sacramento Region Community Foundation

Runyon Saltzman & Einhorn

Mr. Daniel Visnich

Pastor Jason Sample

and the Nathaniel and Jerlean Colley Family