Thursday, August 11, 2022

Sacramento Archives Crawl Updates! Less than Two Months Away

We're all looking forward to the 2022 Sacramento Archives Crawl, the theme being "Acquired Tastes: Food and Agriculture in Regional Collections." We'll have the topic surrounded from all sides as we continue a strong tradition of ensuring that the "Heart of California" continues to be a beating heart of archival exploration. Here's some fresh information on the cool things taking place:

One of the Sacramento region's most prolific food historians, Maryellen Burns, will be delivering a 1:00 pm talk on October 1 at the Sacramento Public Library's Tsakopoulos Galleria. Entitled "Sacramento Food History A to Z," she'll take you through an exciting overview of the food serving and cooking history of America's "Farm to Fork" capital. Burns' Lost Restaurants of Sacramento and Their Recipes is the class of titles covering the culinary history of the Capital Region and is now in its sixth printing. Don't be late to the table on this one. 

Also, did you know that you can win stuff at the Sacramento Archives Crawl? Between our standard drawing at the crawl's Central Library stop to the always fun scavenger hunt, our amazing sponsors have provided us with some very generous prizes. How about a $100 gift card to the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op, a $100 gift card to Raley's, or a fun-filled gift card/swag package from the venerable Sudwerk? And these are just a few of what awaits on October 1.


Friday, July 15, 2022

Dinner Bell Rings in Less Than 3 Months! Until then, though....

As we near the resumption of our beloved brick and mortar crawl, we wanted you to get a sneak preview of our much sought after Archives Crawl coasters. Attend the crawl and you'll receive a set - it's that simple. Add to your collection. Flaunt your history hepness. Prevent those awful ring stains. Whatever your thing is with coasters, we have you covered.  


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.