Searls Historical Library


Operated by the Nevada County Historical Society: an archive of original historical documents and photos made accessible by a comprehensive card index. You will be assisted by volunteers.

Photocopies available, $.50 each.

Researchers are welcome to access over 29,000 Nevada County historical photographs, nearly 3,000 printed books on early California and Gold Rush history, and thousands of maps of the area.

161 Nevada City Hwy. Nevada City, CA 95959
​Open Mon -Sat, 1pm -4pm or by appointment
(530) 265-5910

Searls Photo Index

Click Here To View The Searls Photo Index (pdf)


Doris Foley Library

Library For Historical Research

Newspapers on microfilm, cemetery and mortuary indexes, naturalizations, court records, tax records, property records on microfilm, mining collection, maps, directories, local histories and much more.

211 N. Pine Street, Nevada City, CA 95959
Open Thurs - Sat 10-4  
(530) 265-4606​