Browse Collections (10 total)

Santa Cruz Homes and Gardens

Historic homes and gardens in Santa Cruz County documented through photos and articles.

Map Collection


SCPL's collection of maps, available in the Local History Room.

Photograph Collection

Photographs from the 1860's to the 2000's, documenting the history of Santa Cruz County.

Santa Cruz History Articles


Original articles by library staff and by local authors and material from historical books.

Remembering Our Own: Santa Cruz Veterans

Memorial obituaries for military personnel of Santa Cruz County.

Postcard Collection

Maddock Postcards 47.jpg

Postcards, scanned front and back, depicting Santa Cruz County from the 1880’s to the present.

Snapshot Stories

The Cliff House.jpg

Photographs with a unique perspective on local history, collected from county residents.

Local News Index


An index to newspaper and periodical articles from a variety of Santa Cruz publications.

Fugitive Facts

Population Statistics.pdf

Hard-to-find information about Santa Cruz County, brought to you by SCPL librarians.

Faye Ellis Collection


A collection of articles, letters, maps, and photos describing the San Lorenzo Valley.