Research Center

Databases and eBooks:

Listed By Subject or By Name

Use these resources to find articles from magazines, newspapers, encyclopedias, and other reference sources

Free Online Classes

Internet Resources

Links to commonly-used websites

California Agricultural Workers’ History Center

A developing research center focused on the diverse and multicultural ongoing history of the people who work in California agriculture.

Local History

An American Story of WWII: the triumph and tragedy of the Japanese-American community during wartime

This documentary is the product of a yearlong collaboration to collect and record the stories of local Japanese Americans who were interned during WWII and served in the military.

California of the Past: Stories of Agriculture in the Pajaro Valley

We are collecting stories of agricultural workers and their families for our California Agricultural Workers’ History Center and as part of an online statewide project.

Library History

Information about the history of libraries in Watsonville, including an article by Betty Lewis.

Pajaro Valley Historical Association

Website of the not-for-profit organization concerned with preserving local heritage.

Pajaro Valley History

An article on the history of Pajaro Valley by Jane Borg and Jack Schoellhmer.

Shades of Watsonville

Information about the Shades of Watsonville local historical photograph collection.