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Research Center

Healdsburg Museum’s Roberta Iversen Smith Alexander Research Center holds the Museum's extensive collection of local history books, genealogical publications, historical photographs, oral histories, maps, building records, and City records documenting Healdsburg and Sonoma County. The Research Center maintains an archive of over 18,000 historical photographs. The Research Center also contains burial records, voting and census records, city and county directories, microfilms of local newspapers and a detailed newspaper index dating from 1858.


* Persons wishing to conduct research in person should contact Curator Holly Hoods in advance to schedule an appointment via email - holly@healdsburgmuseum.org or calling 707-431-3325. This gives Museum staff the opportunity to prepare relevant materials and to obtain any pertinent records stored off site.  

* The cost for Healdsburg Museum members and students to use the research center is free. The cost for non-members is a donation of at least $10 per hour.                                   

* Reproduction or publication of all materials must be approved by the staff.

* The Museum enforces its rights of ownership, copyright, and other title of certain materials in its research collection.

* Printing cost is 25 cents per page. This allows us to cover our cost for paper and ink.


Research Center Hours

The Research Center is open Wednesdays - Saturdays,
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Archive use and professional research assistance is FREE
to Museum members and students.

Non-members may use the archive for a donation of (at least) $10 per hour.

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