The Placer County Archives and Research Center is a repository for records generated by the county and a local history and genealogy research center. The Placer County Collections is where thousands of artifacts that chronicle several hundred years of life in the county are stored. The temperature and humidity controlled storage facility is engineered to keep our history safe and intact.

  • Hours Monday, Tuesday and Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm and 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm; Open Wednesday and Thursday by special appointment; Museum Collections is open by appointment only.
  • Address 11526 C Avenue, Auburn, CA 95603
  • Phone 530-889-7789
  • Website Archives and Collections Facility
  • Best Feature The collection of county records includes records dating from the beginning of the county in 1851. This includes over 15,000 photographs, as well as original bound copies of Placer County's first newspaper, the Placer Herald.
  • Museum Collections
  • Searchable Databases
  • Photographs

Located on the corner of C Avenue and 2nd Street.


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