Links/Resources

Here are some of our partners and other resources for exploring and preserving the history of Pajaro Valley:

Ag History Project
A non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of Agricultural history on the Central Coast of California.

Croatian Genealogy
Thousands of Croatians immigrated to the Pajaro Valley since the 1880’s. This website covers Croatian history, genealogy, customs, etc. Much of it is specific to the Pajaro Valley.

Mayo Hayes O’Donnell Library
MHOD is a non circulating research library providing an extensive collection of books, photographs, scrap books, and other historical artifacts pertaining to Monterey, Monterey County, and surrounding counties.

Monterey History and Art Association
The Monterey History and Art Association sharing the histories and the diverse legacies of people, stories, and places that continue to shape Monterey.

Santa Cruz Public Libraries – WWII Section
Focuses on the experiences of Japanese Americans in the Pajaro Valley.

Santa Cruz Public Libraries – Photo Gallery
A collection of local history photographs and postcards

Remembering the Struggle
“Remembering the Struggle” is a community art remembrance project that gives the Watsonville community an opportunity to commemorate the 1985-87 struggles of local cannery strikers.

Local Spiritual Organizations
Information about spirituality in Santa Cruz, past and present, maintained by Paul Tutwiler, PhD.