Amador County Archives is a County Division under the umbrella of
the General Services Administration (GSA). This division
collects records, pictures, newspapers and various documents
relating to Amador County. The division is open to the public
and has two part-time employees and several volunteers. The Archives
Division has built a website, allowing Internet access to
information about the County's history.
- Archivist, Amador County
1999-2000 Final County Budget
- Expenditure Status Report, as of June 30, 1999
- Expenditure Transaction Analysis, for fiscal year
- Harvey M. Rose Accountancy Corporation Report
Archives site visit
- Website: www.amadorarchives.org
Amador County allocated $34,817 from the General Fund for
Archive expenditures, including salaries and supplies, for the
1999-2000 fiscal year.
- The Archives has an account at a local bank under the
name "Friends of the Archives." The initial deposit was a
donation from the Rotary Club.
- Public donations are deposited into the "Friends of the
- Expenditures for Amador County history items are taken
from this account, with only one signature required on
- "Friends of the Archives" is an informal organization.
- Archive items are donated to this division.
- Fixed assets have been donated to this division.
- All donated items become property of the County.
- The Archives Division maintains a record of donations
and expenditures pertaining to the "Friend of the Archives."
"Friends of the Archives" has contributed to the benefit of the
- The lack of checks and balances in an informal
organization creates the opportunity for fiscal irregularities.
Formalize the "Friends of the Archives" group with by-laws,
officers and meetings.
- "Friends of the Archives" should explore the feasibility
of being organized under the umbrella of the Amador County
- The group should hold fundraising efforts to enhance the
- Checks drawn on the "Friends of the Archives" account
should require two signatures.
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