Founded in 1918, Santa Rosa Junior College is one of the oldest community colleges in the California. It was designed as a feeder program for the nearby University of California at Berkeley, with programs that provided direct transfer into the U.C. system. The SRJC mascot, the Bear Cub is an homage to U.C. Berkeley’s mascot, Oski the bear.

The SRJC Archives serves as “a repository for the historical records documenting the founding and evolution of the College. Its mission is to collect, organize, preserve, and make available the official and historically valuable records of the College.”

In preparation for the SRJC’s 100th anniversary, the archive has been accumulating a vast collection of images and ephemera. The assemblage includes the Bear Cub and Patrin yearbooks, the Oak Leaf student newspaper, early photographs of student life and much more.

To learn more about the collection visit libraries.santarosa.edu/archives.