El Paso de Robles Area Historical Society
The Virginia Peterson Research Room


The Virginia Peterson Research Room, located on the lower level of the Carnegie Library, is open to the public on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., or by appointment.   (Please see Collections for a complete list of materials available on site.)

The focus of our volunteers in the research room is to catalog our current and newly donated collections and to provide assistance to patrons in their research. If you are unable to come into the research room, please fill out the online research request form below.  Please be specific in your request so that we can get right to the main point(s) of interest to you.

Keep in mind that we are a non-profit organization and that all research is done by PRAHS volunteers. Requests are processed in the order that they are received and may take up to a month to produce any results.

Research Request Form


Research Room & volunteers

Research Room & volunteers