Carlo M. De Ferrari Archive
Online Archive AccessAn online index to documents located in the Carlo M. De Ferrari Archive is now available! You now have access to a database that contains a wide variety records that are housed at the archive. In order to use this search engine, please enter "research" in the user name field, leave the password box empty, and click Enter. Then select "records" and click on the "Go" button.
For more information on how to make an appointment for further research at the archive, please call 209-536-1163.
Functions of the ArchiveThe function of the Archive is to preserve and protect Tuolumne County’s written history. The Archive is named in honor of Carlo M. De Ferrari, a third generation Tuolumne County native son and the official historian of Tuolumne County, a title bestowed in 1972 by the Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors in recognition of his extensive knowledge of local history and his dedication to its preservation.
The governing body of the Carlo M. De Ferrari Archive is the Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors. The Board of Supervisors designated the Assessor-Recorder as the County Archivist. The county archivist oversees general administration of the Archive. The records manager supervises daily operations. All records accepted for preservation in the Archive must have an historical connection to official county governmental business.
Volunteers from the Tuolumne County Historical Society and the Tuolumne County Genealogical Society accession records. The Archive is largely dependent on these volunteers to perform its mission.
- Consolidate the County's historical records in one central location
- Maintain a database of the inventory of all of the items in the County's historic records collection
- Maintain a system to protect, preserve, and restore the County's historic records collection
- Recruit, train, and maintain a core of volunteers at the Archive
- Maintain guidelines for which records are to be kept in the Archive