Faye Ellis: San Lorenzo Valley Research

Faye Ellis moved to the San Lorenzo Valley in 1974, and started collecting a wealth of information on the history of this part of Santa Cruz County. Her research materials, covering the period from the 1840’s to the 1940’s, include interviews, photographs, biographies, family history charts, newspaper clippings, facts about businesses and buildings, and ephemera (newsletters, brochures, maps, etc.).

The collection consists of about 450 folders in a file cabinet and over 1500 4x6 index cards. When she moved away she donated her files to the Santa Cruz Public Libraries.

Access & Use: The files of Faye Ellis are open for research use. Appointments to view the collection can be made by contacting the library. Permission to publish materials must be requested from the Santa Cruz Public Libraries. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions.

The partial digitization of the Faye Ellis research files was supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.
Creator: Ellis, Faye
Source: Donated by Faye Ellis.
Date: Undated
  • San Lorenzo Valley
  • Ben Lomond
  • Felton
  • Boulder Creek
Rights: Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Santa Cruz Public Libraries. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Santa Cruz Public Libraries as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.
Identifier: MS-ELLIS



Ellis, Faye. “Faye Ellis: San Lorenzo Valley Research.” Donated by Faye Ellis. SCPL Local History. https://history.santacruzpl.org/omeka/items/show/135322. Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.