Retiring Judges: Donate Your Papers to Contra Costa County Historical Society

The Contra Costa County Historical Society is the county’s official archive.  It has extensive judicial materials and encourages retiring judges to consider donating their papers, photos and/or books for the sake of history. 

CCCHS, founded in 1951 by Louis L. Stein and Justice A.F. Bray, is an independent non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve, protect and provide public access to the records and heritage of Contra Costa County. Their archive proudly houses newspapers and newspaper clippings, photographs, maps, books, government records and reports, court case files and family papers from prominent local families and community members, dating back to the founding of our state.

The Contra Costa County Historical Society is always interested in collecting memorabilia from retired judges in Contra Costa County. They also are working on a collection of oral histories that demonstate how the work of the court has evolved and changed over the years.  If you are a retired judge who has papers or stories you would like to share, please contact LeighAnn Davis.