Partial List of the Historical Research Collection

 

Books:

  • General Tulare County histories, some with biographical sketches, published between 1883 and 1976.
  • Books on specific places or subjects in Tulare County, the San Joaquin Valley, the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and related geographical and biographical material.
  • Books on the state of California with an emphasis on the history of our state and places therein.
  • Histories of other California counties, including the neighboring counties of Kern, Kings and Fresno.
  • Academic dissertations and other manuscripts concerned with local history.

 

Lists:

  • Assessment lists for 1855 and 1858
  • Lists of attorneys and physicians for 1859, 1860, 1876, and 1888.
  • Election results for Tulare County, including the also-rans to 1910.

 

Other Materials:

  • Los Tulares, the Tulare County Historical Society Quarterly.
  • Vertical File of clippings, folders, brochures, maps, letters, lists, other items.
  • Photograph file, indexed.
  • George David Smith (1871-1935) Photograph collection. Over 150 images taken from glass negatives.
  • Maps.
  • Annual Reports of Tulare County agencies and Sequoia National Park's early days.
  • Papers of George R. Stewart.
  • Papers and Scrapbooks of A.W. Frost.

 

Indexes:

  • Great Register of Voters for Tulare County, beginning in the 1870's, with maps. 
  • United States Census of Tulare County for 1852, 1860, 1870, 1888, and 1900.
  • Tulare County Marriages, 1853 through 1909 under both bride and groom surnames.
  • Index to Los Tulares, the Tulare County Historical Society Quarterly.
  • Naturalization Records from 1853 to about 1927.
  • Card index of the Vertical File materials.

 

Aerial photographic maps of Tulare County:

  • 1937: 608 unbound maps
  • 1952: 266 unbound maps
  • 1956: 478 unbound maps
  • 1967: 589 unbound maps
  • 1977: 74 unbound maps

 

Directories:

  • Langley’s San Francisco Business Directory
    1889
  • Mercantile Guide California Edition
    1891
  • California State Gazetteer and Business Directory
    1890, 1891
  • Fresno County General Directory
    1881-82
  • Kings County Directory
    1901
  • Tulare County Business Directory
    Historical & Descriptive Hand-book
    1888 (4 copies)
  • Visalia City Directory
    1900 (2), 1912, 1913, 1918, 1920, 1922, 1923
  • Tulare County Directory incl. cities Visalia, Tulare, and Hanford
    And Classified Business Directory
    1892, 1904-5, 1910, 1928-29
  • Fresno Herald Classified Business Directory
    1919-20
  • The Visalia Morning Delta Classified Directory
    1928
  • California Mercantile Guide – A Business Directory
    1931
  • Visalia Classified Directory
    1926, 1928
  • Los Angeles City & County Directory “The First”
    1872 published 1963
  • Visalia and Tulare County Directory
    1913 (2)
  • Tulare County Business Directory
    1888
  • Tulare County Directory
    1912, 1926, 1930-31, 1932-33, 1934, 1936, 1937, 1939, 1941 (2), 1942-43, 1944,
    1947-48 (2), 1950 (2), 1952 (2), 1953-54 (2), 1956-57 (2), 1958 (2)
  • Visalia City Directory
    1949, 1959 (2), 1961 (2), 1962, 1963 (3), 1964 (2), 1965 (2), 1967 (2), 1968 (2),
    1969 (2), 1970 (2), 1971, 1972, 1973 (2), 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979,
    1980 (3), 1981 (3), 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989 (2), 1991, 1992, 1994 (2),
    1998, 1999, 2000
  • Visalia Special Telephone Directory
    Sept 1955
  • Tulare-Visalia City Directory
    1955 (2)
  • Tulare City Directory
    1959, 1961, 1963, 1965, 1967 (2), 1968 (2), 1969 (2), 1970, 1972 (2), 1973 (2), 1974 (2),
    1975 (3), 1976 (2), 1977 (2), 1979, 1980 (2), 1981, 1982, 1985 (2), 1986, 1989, 1991
  • Visalia – Tulare City Directory
    2001 (3), 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
  • Dinuba City Directory
    1969
  • Porterville City Directory
    1959, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1965 (2), 1967 (2)
  • Porterville – Lindsay City Directory
    1968 (2), 1970 (3), 1971 (2), 1972 (3), 1973 (3), 1974 (3), 1975 (2), 1976 (2), 1977 (2),
    1978, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1983 (2), 1984-85, 1986, 1989
  • Kings County Directory
    1956
  • Hanford – Corcoran – Lemoore City Directory
    1969, 1978, 1982, 1983-84, 1985, 1989, 1991
  • Delano – McFarland City Directory
    1962
  • Delano – Earlimart – McFarland City Directory
    1965, 1967, 1968, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1986, 1987
  • Fresno City Directory
    1957
  • Farmersville Business and Service Directory
    1961
  • Visalia Shoppers Guide and Business Directory
    1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979
  • Telephone Directory
    Fresno, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced and Tulare Counties
    Feb 1912, July 1916, Mar 1918, Sept 1918, Mar 1919, Sept 1919, Mar 1920, Sept 1920,
    Mar 1921, Mar 1922, Sept 1922, Mar 1923, Sept 1923 (2), Mar 1924, Oct 1924, 
    Apr 1925, Oct 1925, Apr 1926, Oct 1926, June 1927, June 1931, May 1939 
  • Tulare Telephone Directory
    Nov 1921
  • Lindsay Telephone Directory
    Nov 1921, May 1924
  • Exeter Telephone Directory
    1924, 1961 (2), 1965, 1966 (2), 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977,
    1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982
  • Kings and Tulare Counties Telephone Directory
    Oct 1953, Nov 1960, Nov 1961, Nov 1962, Mar 1964, Dec 1964, Dec 1965, Dec 1966,
    Dec 1967, Dec 1968, Dec 1969, Dec 1970, Dec 1971, Dec 1972, Dec 1973, Dec 1974,
    Dec 1975, Dec 1976, Dec 1977, Dec 1978, Dec 1979, Mar 1980, Oct 1980, May 1981,
    Oct 1981, May 1982, Oct 1982, Oct 1983, Oct 1984, Oct 1985, Oct 1986, Oct 1987,
    Oct 1988, Oct 1989, Oct 1990, Oct 1991, Oct 1992, Oct 1993, Oct 1994, Apr 1995,
    Apr 1997, Apr 1998, Apr 1999, July 2000, July 2001, Aug 2005, June 2007
  • Tulare-Visalia Telephone Directory
    July 1984, Aug 1985
  • Visalia Telephone Directory
    1908, 1909, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998
  • East Kern County Telephone Directory
    Aug 1971, Aug 1972, Aug 1973
  • Lindsay, Strathmore Telephone Directory
    Mar 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983
  • Tipton, Alpaugh, Pixley, Earlimart Telephone Directory
    1978, Sept 1979, 1982, 1984, 1985 (3)
  • Corcoran, Alpaugh Telephone Directory
    Jan 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1980
  • Porterville Telephone Directory
    1958
  • Badger, Dunlap, Grant Grove, Miramonte, Reedley, Squaw Valley, and portions of
    Dinuba, Orange Cove, Parlier, and Sanger Telephone Directory
    Mar 1970
  • McFarland, California Hot Springs, Glennville Telephone Directory
    June 1979
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