Internet Resources

Historic Newspapers – Sonoma County

Browse all Sonoma papers available at the California Digital Newspaper Collection or search the Press Democrat (1897-1916) /Santa Rosa Daily Democrat (1883-1890), Sonoma Democrat (1857-1886) and Healdsburg Tribune/Enterprise/ Scimitar (1888-1990):

 

 

 

 


Visitors to any Sonoma County library branch and subscribers to newspapers.com can also search or browse the Petaluma Argus-Courier (1899-1949) and the Sonoma County Journal (1855-1864) as well as other historic Petaluma newspapers. The Press Democrat from 1929-1954 (with gaps) is also available on newspapers.com.

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Some additional years of the Petaluma papers can be found in the free Google newspaper archive. The Sonoma Index-Tribune is also searchable and articles can be purchased individually.

Below is a collection of digitized original sources related to Santa Rosa,  Sonoma County and California  history. Under each topic is a catalog listing of relevant books, maps, or papers. In the “Comments” field is a link to an Internet location where the material can searched or downloaded. A listing of other online materials can be found in the Comstock House digital library.

History – Sonoma County

Historic Maps – Sonoma County

Santa Rosa Earthquake – 1906

Herbert Slater’s 1908 speech
Santa Rosa casualty list

History – California

Bancroft History of California series

San Francisco

California documents at SF Virtual Museum

Comstock and Oates

Testimonial Dinner for Judge Comstock, 1964
The Soul of the Nation by Nellie Comstock
Helen Finley Comstock video oral history
Collected Works of James Wyatt Oates

Luther Burbank

Updated April 5, 2017