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Thousands of Historic California Legislative Publications Available for Access

Wed, September 19, 2018 2:50 PM to Sat, October 27, 2018 5:15 AM

A joint effort between CDL’s Mass Digitization Team, the California Office of Legislative Counsel, and librarians at UC Berkeley, Stanford University, and the California State Library has resulted in 4,000 volumes of historic California Legislative materials being digitized and made open access in HathiTrust and Google Books. These items include introduced and amended bills published between 1911 and 1988, Statutes and Legislative Journals published between 1849 and 1988, and supporting materials including some Final Histories, Final Calendars, Appendices, and Constitutional Amendments.

These digitized items may be searched via full text in a separate HathiTrust featured collection, or browsed by title and year in a Google sheet containing a link to each volume in both HathiTrust and Google Books. All volumes in both libraries are open access. All may download a page at a time on HathiTrust, and individuals affiliated with one of HathiTrust’s 140+ member institutions may login to download full-work PDFs of the volumes. Google Books provides full download of the volumes to everyone.

For more information on the collaboration and details about the materials, see HathiTrust’s blog post.