The records of the California State Historical Association consist of five cubic feet of textual records reflecting the Association's
survey work, publications, correspondence, and outreach efforts to disseminate information regarding the history of California.
The records date from 1915-1948.
The California Historical Survey Commission (Commission) was established by Statutes of 1915, chapter 763, to survey, compile,
and keep a record of county historical materials within the state. Commission members included John F. Davis, the Commission
Chairman, Herbert E. Bolton, Edward A. Dickson, in addition to staff member Owen C. Coy. Coy initially hired in 1916 as secretary
and archivist for the Commission, became the Commission's Director in 1919.
For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact the California State Archives. Permission for reproduction or publication
is given on behalf of the California State Archives as the owner of the physical items. The researcher assumes all responsibility
for possible infringement which may arise from reproduction or publication of materials from the California State Archives
While the majority of the records are open for research, any access restrictions are noted in the record series descriptions.