Scope and Content
Title: City of Stockton, California, Records
Date (inclusive): 1857-1959
Collection Number: GovRec2
100 linear feet
San Joaquin County Historical Society and Museum
11793 North Micke Grove Road
Lodi, CA 95240
Language of Material: Records written in English
Abstract: This collection includes a variety of local government records, mainly financial in nature: assessment and tax lists; warrants;
records of licenses, expenses, deaths, mortgages, and disbursements; budgetary and public works materials; ledgers; cash books;
plat books; and records of property transfers.
Given to the San Joaquin County Historical Society and Museum by the City of Stockton in 1997.
Collection is open for research
Conditions of Use
No access or copyright restrictions.
Preferred citation: [Item name], City of Stockton, California, Records, GovRec2, San Joaquin County Historical Society and
Museum, Lodi, California
Known at various times as Tuleburg, Gas City, Crapton, and Mudville, the City of Stockton was founded in 1849 by Captain Charles
Maria Weber, a native of Germany and an admirer of U.S. naval officer Commodore Robert F. Stockton. The city was incorporated
in 1850 and soon became the county seat of San Joaquin County.
From earliest times, Stockton served a major hub of transportation due to its proximity to San Francisco, which stands some
seventy five miles to the west, and its central location adjacent to the waterways of the San Joaquin Delta, features that
proved crucial for the development of agriculture in California's Central Valley.
During the century covered by these records, Stockton blossomed into a major manufacturing center, as well, and its increasingly
diverse population grew more than twenty-fold, from thirty-seven hundred to eighty-six thousand.
Scope and Content
The collection consists of records produced by city officials that afford insights into the administrative history of Stockton
city government between 1857 and 1959.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Society's catalog.
Stockton (Calif.)--Politics and government
San Joaquin County (Calif.)--History