Manuscript Collections
Sacramento Union Newspaper. Archives.

Collection Number: D-350

Extent
809.3 linear feet
Biography
Until it closed its doors in 1994, the Sacramento Union was the oldest daily newspaper west of the Mississippi.
Description
The archives contain 660 bound volumes and some accounting and business records from the early years of the newspaper. The photograph files run daily from 1966 to 1994. The clipping files provide subject access for 1972 through 1992. And the business records cover the last eighteen months of the newspaper's struggle to survive. The collection provides a wealth of information for researchers interested in the Sacramento region in the last quarter of the 20th century.
Inclusive Dates
18---1994.
Subject
California History
Finding Aid on the Online Archive of California (http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/c85t3nr6/)
Additional Collection Information
Microfilm Format:
The use copy of the Sacramento Union is the microfilm which is available for 1851-1994. Shields Library holds the microfilm for the years 1851-1854; 1856-1864 and 1869-1994. Researchers are welcome to use the microfilm, located in the lower level of Shields Library, anytime the Shields Library is open. Other local repositories that hold the Sacramento Union microfilm include the California State University, Sacramento Library, Sacramento Public Library, and the California State Library. Researchers not in the Davis area should contact their local public library to explore options to borrow the microfilm via inter-library loan.
Digital Format:
The California Newspaper Project has digitized the Sacramento Daily Union for 1851-1899. Search for articles (http://cdnc.ucr.edu/newsucr) and browse available issues (http://cdnc.ucr.edu/newsucr/cgi-bin/newsucr?a=d&cl=CL1.SDU&e=-------en-logical-20--1-----all).
The Library of Congress Chronicling America Collection (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/) has digitized the Sacramento Daily Record-Union for 1880-1891 (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn82014381/issues/) and the Record-Union for 1891-1899 (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn82015104/issues/).
Access
Many collections are stored offsite and need to be retrieved for your research visit. To begin the request process, researchers should e-mail speccoll@ucdavis.edu at least five business days before visiting. Please wait for confirmation that the collection is available before visiting.