News and Announcements

The Yolo County Archives and Records Center is closed until further notice.

Renovation and Budget News

Yolo County Archives Is Ready for Renovation

Source: Yolo County Library Report

The Yolo County Archives and Records Center, located at 226 Buckeye Street in Woodland, will be undergoing extensive renovation this fall. To protect both the historic Archival Collection and the items stored in the Records Center, these collections will be moved off-site and stored in secured, climate-controlled facilities.

Accordingly, public access will be suspended October 1, 2018 until May 1, 2019. The Archives will continue to make researcher appointments, as space allows, on Tuesdays (9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.) and Thursdays (12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.) until September 27, 2018. Thereafter, Archives staff will handle research requests by phone and email on a more limited basis. The public will continue to have access to digital resources and digitized materials online at

[For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please contact Archives staff at 530-666-8010 or at To receive updates about the status of this project, visit]

More News

Last Board Meeting

After many years, Ted Smith and Roberta Stevenson are retiring from the FYCA Board. Ted has served as president and newsletter editor. Roberta has served as secretary. We thank you and salute you!

Incoming President Anastasia Panagakos adds: "Thank you to Ted and Roberta for many years of service and support of the Yolo County Archives!"

Patty Wong Is Leaving

We bid farewell to Patty Wong, Yolo County Librarian, as she embarks on a new job as city librarian for Santa Monica. Her tireless work to promote literacy, knowledge, and engagement with history in our communities will be missed!

Ted Smith wrote an article about Patty when she began the job in 2008. Read it in the The Archives Ledger--Fall, 2008.

Friends of the Yolo County Archives is celebrating its 30th Anniversary!

To learn more about the history of the FYCA, read Shipley Walters' article in The Archives Ledger--Spring, 2012.

William Petty, Board Member

It is with great sadness that the Friends share the passing of William Petty, long time Friends of the Yolo County Archives board member and Yolo County resident.

(Full Article: Bill Petty)