The Archives & Special Collection Department in the Santa Clara University Library has a rich collection of primary source materials available for researchers interested in the history of California Settlers and Pioneers. This digital collection is made up of ephemera: materials made for a single purpose and not meant to last for a long period of time. These can include everything from newspapers to calling cards to diaries. The items here come primarily from the nineteenth century in the San Francisco Bay Area. They provide a unique perspective to how early Californian settler and immigrant families lived and developed community in their new home.
View this collection on the contributor's website.