The ground surface is so nearly level that you have no sense of contour. . . . It is not a former lake, although in large part it is a former swamp. Geology characteristically repeats itself around the world and down through time, but---with the possible exceptions of the Chilean Longitudinal Valley and the Dalbandin Trough in Pakistan---the Great Central Valley of California has no counterpart on this planet.

~ John McPhee, Assembling California

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Vertical Files

A valuable source of research materials often not readily available elsewhere is the sizeable collection in the Archives’ vertical files. This collection contains newspaper clippings, brochures, pamphlets, anniversary publications of churches and organizations, and annual reports that are arranged alphabetically by subject.

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