There is a wealth of books published on the history of Calaveras County. Although some sources are out of print, these can usually be accessed through County library branches, or at the Calaveras County Archives or Historical Society. Calaveras County is also frequently mentioned in articles, government and private documents, diaries, reports and scientific studies, and other publications related to the Gold Rush, mining, the Mother Lode, and other relevant topics. These are too numerous to reference here.
1967 A History of Mountain Ranch, El Dorado. Angels Publishing Company.
1985 Melones Memories. Tuolumne County Historical Society, Sonora, CA.
Buckbee, Edna Bryan
1932 Pioneer Days of Angels Camp. Calaveras Californian, Angels Camp.
2005 Calaveras County Gold Rush Stories. Edited by Wallace Motloch. Calaveras County Historical Society, San Andreas.
Calaveras County Historical Society
1986 An Album of the Pioneer Schools of Calaveras County. Calaveras County Historical Society, San Andreas.
var. Las Calaveras, the Quarterly Bulletin of the Calaveras County Historical Society. San Andreas, California.
Clark, William B., and Philip A. Lydon
1962 Mines and Mineral Resources of Calaveras County, California. Report 2. California Division of Mines and Geology, San Francisco.
Costello, Julia G.
1983 Melones, A Story of a Stanislaus River Town. US Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation.
1989 Historical and Archaeological Research at the Calaveras Big Tree Cottage Area. Editor. California Department of Parks and Recreation, Sacramento.
Deane, Dorothy Newell
1960 Sierra Railway. Howell-North. Berkeley, California.
Elliott, Wallace W.
1885 Calaveras County, Illustrated and Described. W.W. Elliott, Oakland, California. Reprinted 1976 by the Calaveras County Historical Society, San Andreas.
Fuller, Willard P., Judith Marvin, and Julia G. Costello
1996 Madam Felix’s Gold: The Story of the Madam Felix Mining District, Calaveras County, California. Calaveras County Historical Society and Foothill Resources, Ltd.
Limbaugh, Ronald H., and Willard P. Fuller, Jr.
2003 Calaveras Gold, The Impact of Mining on a Mother Lode County. University of Nevada Press, Reno and Las Vegas.
Long, Earnest, editor
1976 Trips to the Mines, Calaveras County 1857-1859. Calaveras Heritage Council, San Andreas.
1991 Between the Rivers: A History of Early Calaveras County, California. Gold Country Enterprises, Sutter Creek, CA.
Manna, Salvatore John, and Shannon Dixon Van Zant
2017 Brands of Calaveras County 1854-1880. Calaveras History Publishing, Burson, CA.
2018 Brands of Calaveras County 1881-1913. Calaveras History Publishing, Burson, CA.
2005 Around Murphys, Images of America Series. Arcadia Publishing, San Francisco, California.
Marvin, Judith, Julia Costello, and Salvatore Manna
2007 Northern Calaveras County. Images of America Series. Arcadia Publishing, San Francisco, California.
2009 Angels Camp and Copperopolis, Images of America Series. Arcadia Publishing, San Francisco, California.
Stone, Rhoda and Charles
1991 The Tools are on the Bar: The History of Copperopolis, Calaveras County, Califonria.
Wood, R. Coke
1952 Murphys, Queen of the Sierra. Oldtimer's Museum, Murphys.
1955 Calaveras, the Land of Skulls. Mother Lode Press, Sonora.
Zumwalt, Eve Starcevich
1990 The Romance of Mokelumne Hill. Pioneer Publishing Co, Fresno.