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Archives of Sierra College History

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Sierra College was officially established in 1936, although earlier colleges that are historically linked to Sierra College were in existence from 1882 onward. The college’s rich history is preserved in The Archives of Sierra College History in room LRC 442 of the Rocklin campus Learning Resources Center/Library.

The Archives of Sierra College History includes:

College Collections:

  • Photographs of the college from 1882 to the present
  • Documents of college history (including news clippings) from 1882 to the present
  • Sierra College Board of Trustees Agenda and Minutes from 1952 to the present
  • Committee and Campus Organization documentation
  • Placer Junior College and Sierra College Yearbooks, Catalogs and Schedules — 1936-present
  • Sierra College Proclamations and Resolutions
  • Sierra College-related media (including audio and video)

Special Collections:

  • The Lee Rolin Art Collection — Rolin was a Sierra College graphic artist from 1971-1988.
  • The Dr. David Beesley Sierra Nevada Research Collection — Dr. Beesley was a Professor of History at Sierra College for 28 years from 1970-1998.
  • Standing Guard Audiotapes and Transcripts — The Standing Guard Project is an award-winning examination of Japanese American Internment during World War II. The recorded oral histories and transcripts associated with this project are housed in the college archives.
  • The Temperance Collection — a collection of books and articles related to the Temperance Movement.
  • The John H. Plimpton Collection — seventeen binders of Xeroxed information on the history and natural history of the American River.

Research Information

All materials in the Archives of Sierra College History are available for research during regular office hours.  All materials must be viewed and utilized in the Archives. Documents may not be removed from the premises. A sign-in form must be completed. The Archives of Sierra College History is governed by Sierra College  Administrative Procedure No. AP 3301.

For additional information, call (916) 660-8250.

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