The main Local History collection is in the far back corner of the library. However, there are print resources in other locations, as well as online resources.
Local History Files: The low green file cabinets just in front of the bookshelves hold newspaper clippings and other memorabilia in over 200 file folders in alphabetical order. A binder listing the subject headings is on top of the cabinet.
Newspapers: The library receives the Independent, the Pleasanton Weekly, the Tri-Valley Herald, and the Valley Times (as well as other non-local newspapers). In addition, we have back issues as follows:
In Print, in green file cabinets:
- Pleasanton Weekly: 1/2000 – present
- Pony Express: 1936-1970
- Independent: 7/2000 – present
On Microfilm, in green cabinet in Genealogy collection:
- San Francisco Chronicle: 1/1989/12/1994
- Pleasanton Times: 1/1975-2/1978
- The Times: 3/1978-12/1978
- Valley Times: 1979-2001
- Gale Full Text Custom Newspapers
- Contra Costa Times: 3/2000 – present
- San Francisco Chronicle: 1996 – present
- San Francisco Examiner: 3/2000-11/2000
Government Documents: Older government documents are on shelves against the back wall. ( Note: Current city, county, and state documents are on the first bookshelf behind the Reference Desk.)
- Alameda County
- Bernal Property
- Budgets (including 5 year plans)
- Downtown Plans
- Environmental Concerns
- General Plans
- Growth Management Reports
- Kaiser Center for Technology
- Lawrence Livermore Lab
- Nuclear Power/Weapons
- Special Projects/Development Plans
Assorted Print Materials:
- Quick Hint: Look in call number 979.465 in both Non-fiction and Reference.
- Community Information Binder: Ask at Reference Desk. Contains information on over 200 agencies, clubs, and organizations.
- Haynes Criss-Cross Directories 1983-2006 (incomplete run) – ask at Checkout Desk. Ask at Reference Desk for current edition.
- High School Yearbooks for Amador, Foothill, and Village High Schools – ask at Reference Desk.
- Phone Books 1980-1995 (incomplete run) on shelves in back left corner of the library. Ask at Reference Desk for current phone book.
- Local Authors: The library has a collection of books by Tri-Valley authors.
- Echoes of School Bells: a History of Amador-Pleasanton Public Schools, 1864-1988 by Jerri Pantages Long: 371.01097 Long
- Map drawers are on top of the green Local History file cabinets. Look in North America: California drawer, and on top of the drawers.
- Ask at Reference Desk for foldout maps and Thomas Guides of Pleasanton and surrounding areas.
- Thomas Guides are also on Atlases shelf, against wall to left of Local History file cabinets.
- GIS Wall map of Pleasanton 2005: on right hand wall, near the magazines.
The Bunshah Index of Livermore, California Newspaper Headlines – from 1899 to 1965: ask at Reference Desk
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