California State Parks Archives
The California State Parks Archives cares for and provides access to documents that tell the story of the State Park System in California. The mission of the Archives is to acquire, organize, preserve, and provide access to the cumulative body of reference documents and electronic data required for effective stewardship of the full range of natural and cultural resources present in the State Park System. The Archives is a clearinghouse for studies, surveys, bibliographies, reports, plans, and other records created by Parks staff which have enduring value. Materials collected pertain to the growth and development of the State Park System as a whole, as well as to individual park units.
The California State Parks Archives’ digital collection at California Revealed consists of text materials from the 1870s through the 1890s. Financial ledgers and documents from several mining corporations based in the Bodie Hills provide primary documentation of the California Gold Rush.