Yorba Linda History


Digital Collections

The Yorba Linda Public Library is dedicated to making the Local History Collection as easily available to the public as possible. To accomplish this task, the following materials have been digitized and are available online:

  • Yorba Linda Its History This book traces the history of Yorba Linda from the hacienda era through 1970. Written by March Butz, a former Yorba Linda librarian, it was originally published in 1970, with a second edition appearing in 1979.
  • Between Times Collection A collection of first person narratives from the newsletter Between Times, which is published by the Yorba Linda Heritage Museum and Historical Society. (Reprinted by permission of the Yorba Linda Heritage Museum and Historical Society).
  • Historic Documents including letters, articles, and ephemera.
  • History of the Yorba Linda Public Library
  • History of Yorba Linda
  • Jessamyn West Collection A collection of articles from the Yorba Linda Star written by and about noted Yorba Linda author Jessamyn West between 1944 and 1984. (Reprinted by permission from the Orange County Register).
  • The "Pink Lady" Ghost Story A collection of articles from the Yorba Linda Star written between 1978 and 1998 about Yorba Linda's famous "Pink Lady" ghost. (Reprinted by permission from the Orange County Register).
  • Photographs of Yorba Linda from the late nineteenth century to the present. Available from the Online Archive of California
  • Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Collection A collection of magazine and newspaper articles and pamphlets relating to the Santa Ana Botanic Gardens and the Susanna Bixby Bryant Ranch House and Museum. (Reprinted by permission from the Orange County Register and the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden).
  • Richard M. Nixon Oral History Project A collection of oral histories on early Yorba Linda and President Richard M. Nixon conducted for the Oral History Program, sponsored by the California State University at Fullerton. (Reprinted by permission of the Center for Oral and Public History, California State University, Fullerton. None of these materials may be duplicated or reproduced by any party without permission from the Oral History Program, California State University, Fullerton, California, 92634.
  • Richard Nixon Collection A collection of articles from the Yorba Linda Star written between 1929 and 1994 about native Yorba Lindan and former President Richard M. Nixon. (Reprinted by permission from the Orange County Register).
  • Timeline of important dates in Yorba Linda's history
  • The Yorba Legacy This book, written for children, traces the history of Yorba Linda from the hacienda era through 2000. Written by James V. Granitto, Mary Ruth Erickson, and Shakunthala S. Rajan, it was originally published in 1989, with a second edition appearing in 2000.
  • Yorba Linda Public Library Collection A collection of articles from the Yorba Linda Star written between 1922 and 2004 about the library. (Reprinted by permission from the Orange County Register).
  • Yorba Linda Star index from 1920 to present.

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