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The Association for Northern California Historical Research is a non-profit group working to support historical research in Northern California by: publishing books and pamphlets on Northern California history written by local researchers; holding workshops, and providing publication services to help researchers accomplish their research and local history writing objectives. We especially encourage high school, college and university teachers and students to use this service to publish local history projects, papers, and theses of exceptional merit and deemed worthy of wider public access and availability. Membership for students is free.

From its beginning ANCHR has depended on membership support from interested citizens in the region and beyond to further its effort to preserve and make available historical documents and photographs through Meriam Library Special Collections, and to help and support researchers and authors to illuminate the history of Northeastern California through publications, the Internet, and other public access avenues. We invite you to join ANCHR as a member and welcome you as a contributor.

In 1984, the ANCHR membership honored a long-time friend and member, Ruby Johnson Swartzlow, by donating funds to build an archival photographic darkroom dedicated to her memory as a fine teacher and researcher. This state-of-the-art facility enables the staff of Special Collections in the Meriam Library to copy and preserve historical images of the region. These images are available for reproduction to interested community members for a nominal fee through Special Collections.

If you agree with these objectives, you can help us accomplish them by becoming a member of ANCHR. To do so, just click on the Membership Form (pdf) link on the right and send it to: ANCHR PO Box 3024 Chico, CA 95927-3024.  Prices and Categories are listed on the Membership Form. Membership is free for high school, college, and graduate students.