Friday, September 5, 2014

Archives at the 2014 Crawl

Now's the time to start planning your Archives Crawl tour route! Visit the four host locations in any order and check out the archives listed below. We will repeat last year's very popular Preservation Fair at Central Library, so look for additional vendors and presenters at that location.

California State Archives (1020 O Street)
ARMA International – Greater Sacramento Capitol Chapter
California State Parks Archives
California State Parks, Photographic Archives
California State University, Sacramento SAA Student Chapter
El Dorado County Historical Museum
Root Cellar – Sacramento Genealogical Society Library
Sacramento City College Archives
Society of California Archivists

California State Library (900 N Street)
California State University, Chico
Placer County Museums Archives & Research Center
University of California, Davis

Center for Sacramento History (551 Sequoia Pacific Blvd)
Congregation B’nai Israel Archives
Little People of America Archives
Sacramento River Delta Historical Society
Yolo County Archives

Sacramento Public Library, Sacramento Room (Tsakopoulos Library Galleria, Central Library, 828 I Street)
California State Railroad Museum Library
California State University, Sacramento
Roseville Historical Society
Roseville Public Library, Local History Collection

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Promotion of History conference on Archives Crawl weekend

This year the California Council for the Promotion of History (CCPH) will be holding its one-day annual meeting in conjunction with Sacramento Archives Crawl.  The conference will take place on Friday, October 10, at the California State Railroad Museum and will feature a panel discussion about the future of public history and a workshop on how to develop digitized records.  The CCPH website provides more information about the conference and its connection to the archives crawl.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Have Fun and Win These Coasters

We've designed a new set of coasters on this year's theme of "Having Fun in the Sacramento Region."  Visit at least three of four host locations on Saturday, October 11, and take home these collectible prizes featuring images from area archives:

Friday, May 2, 2014

2014 Bookmarks Coming Soon

Take a look at the new design for our 2014 Sacramento Archives Crawl bookmarks!  The free bookmarks will be available at participating archives next month.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Fun is the theme for 2014

We are overjoyed to announce next year's Sacramento Archives Crawl theme!  Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 11, 2014, and get ready for...

Having Fun in the Sacramento Region

See historical treasures from movie theaters, amusement parks, festivals and fairs, outdoor recreation and so much more on your 2014 crawl.

California State Fair at Stockton Blvd. location,
1947 (From the Frank Christy Collection, Center
for Sacramento History)

Friday, November 22, 2013

Recapping the 2013 Archives Crawl

Thank you once again to everyone who took part in the 2013 Sacramento Archives Crawl!  With the theme of A Passion to Preserve, this year's event offered practical advice and examples of well-preserved collections.  Many hundreds toured among the four host locations (California State Archives, California State Library, Center for Sacramento History and Sacramento Public Library), with a record number taking advantage of shuttle service aboard a 1958 vintage bus.  We also gave out a record number of commemorative coasters to those who gathered stamps in the their passports from at least three of the host sites.  Well done, everyone!

For those that could not attend any or all of the host locations -- and for those looking to relive the magic -- here are a few images from the Crawl:

Crawlers arrive at the California State Library.

A group tours through the Center for Sacramento History.

The Preservation Fair in the Tsakopoulos Library Galleria at Central Library.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Where To Begin

To get started on this year's Archives Crawl, begin at ANY of the four host locations: the California State Archives (1020 'O' Street), California State Library (900 'N' Street), Center for Sacramento History (551 Sequoia Pacific Blvd.), or Central Library* (828 'I' Street).  You will be given a passport at the first location you visit, which will provide a map to the others.  Each host location will stamp your passport when you arrive.  Read the posts below for details on transportation and parking, participating archives, and prize giveaways and drawings.

*Be one of the first twenty visitors to mention the code word "acid-free" at Central Library and take home a giveaway bag stuffed with goodies!