The Library has long served as the repository for photos, documents and other materials about the community of Dixon. Many are original, one-of-a-kind items.

For archival inquiries please click here and be sure to choose Archives and Local History as your category. 


Dixon Archive Resources

The Library's Archives contain many different kinds of materials and resources which are not yet available online. These items must be used in the Library. For a list of these items Click Here. 

Dixon Tribune "Brevities"

These news items were published in the Dixon Tribune newspaper from the late 1800s to 1950. They were extracted by Historian Ardeth Sievers Reidel in the 1970s from the newspaper microfilm. The “Brevities” are a wealth of information as to what life was like in the first half of the 20th century in Dixon. They list marriages, births, deaths, and news items of local interest of that time era. You can do a search to look for information on your family to see if there was a news item published about them.  The "Brevities" document is a 930-page PDF document; please be patient as it downloads.

Reverend Andrew C. Strachan's 1900 Crazy Quilt

In the year 1900 to celebrate Andrew C. Strachan’s graduation from the San Francisco Theological Seminary a group of women from the Dixon Presbyterian Church made this quilt; with each block containing a signature and/or a set of initials.

From 1898 to 1901 Andrew C. Strachan served the congregation of the Dixon Presbyterian Church as a student/intern pastor while also completing his studies at the seminary in San Anselmo.  Visit the Reverend Andrew C. (Campbell) Strachan April 1900 Signature Crazy Quilt WIKI to learn more about these women and the gift they made for the Reverend Andrew C. Shachan.

Crazy Quilt from 1900

What happened to the Milk Farm?

The Dixon Public Library Archives contributed photographs and articles to this article about the Milk Farm by Melody Stone. This article is part of Capital Public Radio's Roadside Distractions series. Roadside Distractions focuses on "roadside oddities that catch our attention and then fade into our rearview mirror". 

Two pictures, side by side, of the Milk Farm sign which shows a cow jumping over a half crescent moon.