Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Sacramento Archives Crawl Bookmark: Back on the Menu

Since we're back to an in-personal event for the 2022 Sacramento Archives Crawl, you - yes, you! - can expect the standard array of AC swag, including our always popular bookmarks. By visiting the Crawl sites at the Sacramento Public Library, Center for Sacramento History, California State Archives, and California History Section, in the weeks leading up to the event, and/or joining us on October 1, you'll be able to get your hands on one (or a few) to add to your collection. Below, we provide a sneak peak of this year's fantastic design. It's good to be back. 

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Our 2022 Theme! Acquired Tastes: Food and Agriculture in Regional Collections

We are excited to introduce the theme of the 2022 Sacramento Archives Crawl! This year we embrace our food, our soil, and our great fortune of living and working in one of the world's premier food producing regions. Our theme is Acquired Tastes: Food and Agriculture in Regional Collections

At this point, we are preparing to have a traditional in-person event so ready yourself to bus, walk, and crawl to our four main venues - the Center for Sacramento History, the Sacramento Room, the California State Library, and the California State Archives - to see the ephemera, photographs, manuscripts, artifacts, and so much more that document the development of the Sacramento region's unquestioned prowess in the realms of food and agricultural production. View preview displays and share the upcoming event with friends by going to

From the Sacramento Ephemera Collection. Sacramento Room, Sacramento Public Library.

Our Governing Principles

The Sacramento Archives Crawl Committee recently revisited and refreshed two of its guiding organizational statements to better clarify its mission and the scope and nature of its participating institutions. They are as follows:

Mission Statement

The Sacramento Archives Crawl is held each October during American Archives Month to celebrate archival institutions and their work. Our aim is to educate the public on what archives are, what archivists do, and the importance of historical preservation and research.

Criteria to Participate

The Sacramento Archives Crawl is open to institutions that actively collect original archival records and make them accessible to the public for research use. This can include academic, government, and private archives; special collections libraries; museum archives; and other historical organizations that have active archival collections.

Organizations that support the work of archives by providing preservation or research services, but that are not active collecting archives, can request to participate as vendors.

The Sacramento Archives Crawl Committee annually considers archives and vendor participant requests and makes the final decision as a group on a case-by-case basis.  

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

And it's a wrap...

That's all, folks! Thanks for being a great audience for our second virtual Crawl! We hope to see you back in person next year. In the meantime, all of the videos and recorded live events from this year's Crawl (and last year's) can be found on our Youtube page or by clicking on the image below.

Monday, October 11, 2021

In Case You Missed It....

Take a look are various talks that were given during SAC2021, including a talk at Sacramento State's Special Collections and University Archives on the incarceration of Japanese Americans in concentration camps during World War II, the "Meet the Archivists" panel, the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park's Gold Rush Live Tour, a presentation from the Sacramento Public Library on Sacramento's Depression Era Hoovervilles, Americans of Japanese ancestry living in the Sacramento Valley town of Winters, and much, much more...

Click here -or- on the image just below to watch Sac State's talk on Japanese American incarceration during World War II.


Saturday, October 9, 2021

SAC2021, Day 7...

Happy Saturday, All! Today, we enjoy another great tale from the good people at the Old City Cemetery Committee - in this case, it involves a few of those Masons, including a governor, a Canadian rebel, and a doctor. We also learn more about the magic within the El Dorado County Historical Museum. Soon after that at 1:00 pm, archivist James Scott of the Sacramento Public Library's Sacramento Room takes us on a journey to the Depression Era Hoovervilles of Sacramento. To attend, click here for Zoom credentials. Our friends at the West Sacramento Historical Society take us through a terrific presentation on redistricting in Yolo County. And, to the end the day, California Revealed brings us “Preserving Perseverance: Stories of Personal Power and Resilience” features a selection of four films from the California Revealed collection that tell stories of empowerment, connection, and personal growth.