The Healdsburg Museum’s Roberta Iversen Smith Alexander Research Center is a popular destination for local history researchers. Here can be found the Museum's extensive collection of local history books, genealogical publications, historical photographs, oral histories, maps, (including local 1857, 1867, and 1898 maps available for download), building records, tax records and City records documenting Healdsburg and northern Sonoma County. The Research Center maintains an ever-growing archive of over 21,000 historical photographs from the 19th and 20th centuries. The Research Center also contains burial records from Healdsburg's Oak Mound Cemetery, voting and census records, city and county directories, microfilms of local newspapers and a detailed newspaper index dating from 1858.
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. Printing cost is 25 cents per page. This allows us to cover our cost for paper and ink.
Research for hire is $45 per hour.
RESEARCH CENTER POLICIES:
Persons wishing to conduct research in person should contact Curator Holly Hoods in advance to schedule an appointment via email - firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.