Shasta Historical society

Research

Pandemic Information

The Shasta Historical Society is open to the public Tuesday – Saturday from 10am to 4pm. Face masks are strongly encouraged per State guidelines as we continue efforts to protect our collections and staff. To set up an appointment or speak with our Visitors Services staff, please call (530) 243-3720 or reach out by email to Jay Thompson jay@shastahistorical.org. Face masks and gloves are required when handling library and archival materials. Thank you for your patience and support during these unusual times.

Have a question about local history? Doing research on family genealogy? Our Library and Archives may be where you will find answers. Explore maps, photographs, yearbooks, reference books, telephone directories and more in your quest for answers.

What We Have In Our Collection

The SHS Library and Archives hold historical materials related to Shasta County as well as reference materials for Northern California and the State of California. Our Library is a non-lending library where you will find materials such as reference books, yearbooks, telephone books and more available for your research. Access is to our archive materials is available by advance notice. Our Visitors Services staff  and Collections Manager will look through our archival collection to see what we have that fits into your request. Materials will be pulled by staff and made available to you. Some restrictions do apply. Archival materials include maps, business records, personal correspondence, oral histories, newspapers and more.

On-Site Research

On-site library research is available by appointment. Appointments can be made by calling (530) 243-3720 or emailing the Visitor Services staff at  jay@shastahistorical.org. On-site collections research is available by appointment. Appointments can be made by calling 530-243-3720 or emailing our Collections Manager, Remus Moore, at remus.moore@shastahistorical.org

How To Make A Research Request

If you are unable to visit us in person, a written request may be made via email at jay@shastahistorical.org or by regular mail 1449 Market St., Redding, CA 96001 Attention: Visitor Services. Research requests are normally answered within two to three weeks but may vary depending upon the request.

Fees

Members

Members may visit our library and request assistance from our Visitor Services staff free of charge.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Non-Members

Visits to the Society are free of charge. If our Visitor Services staff is able to answer your question(s) in less than 15 minutes the assistance is free of charge. For use of our library and assistance from our Visitor Services staff that exceed 15 minutes there is a fee of $10 per hour.

Donations

All donations are welcome for consideration as long as they meet out collecting criteria. Please see our How To Donate page for more information.

For questions or to schedule an appointment, please contact Remus Moore, Collections Manager, at (530) 243-3720 or email remus.moore@shastahistorical.org