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. 

Friday, October 8, 2021

SAC2021, Day 6...

Stand by for another great day of history! Today, at 11:00 am, the Yolo County Archives and historians Floyd Shimomura and Emily Masuda speak about the Japanese American community of Winters (click here to attend event). Then, at 2 pm, TODAY, the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park shows its historic wares with its living history weekend. The State Library's California History Section tackles the San Francisco earthquake of 1906. Archivist Jason Sarmiento of the Welga Archive, Bulosan Center for Filipino Studies, shines a light on Filipino activism through an excellent presntation on the Liz Fenkell Papers. Root Cellar – Sacramento Genealogical Society, then presents a video that addresses their mission to encourage public interest in researching, documenting, and preserving family histories.

Thursday, October 7, 2021

SAC2021, Day 5...

Good morning, CRAWLERS!!!! Today, the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park takes us through the procedures used by the indigenous Nisenan people for processing acorns, while the Old City Cemetery Committee takes us into the life of Mary Gregory, a person that Leland Stanford regarded to be a better business person than him. Then our friends at California Revealed take us back to the influenza pandemic of the early 20th-century with items that shed light on the California experience during this time. ALSO!!! At 4 pm today, join activist and educator Marielle Tsukamoto along with Sacramento State archivist Julie Thomas for a discussion on the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II, how democracy failed during that time, and how we can protect it in the future. The great Juan Ramos of the California State Archives wraps up Day 5 with a talk on book restoration.

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

SAC2021, Day 4...

China painter Lulu Weatherwax of Placerville is the subject of a cool presentation by the El Dorado County Historical Museum. Archivist Kelsey Monahan of the Placer County Archive and Research Center goes LIVE for a terrific look into one of the Sacramento Region's historically rich repositories. And here come those great folks at Cox Black and White Lab with a presentation on how to care for your old family photographs and documents. Finally, Nick and William of the Center for Sacramento History take us on a LIVE look into film and photographic preservation.

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Later Today and for the Rest of SAC2021...

Make sure to catch us at 5 pm today for our inaugural "Meet the Archivists" discussion panel. Seven archival professionals from Sacramento area heritage institutions will share their experiences from the vaults, stacks and research rooms. You can join what's sure to be a lively and fascinating conversation by clicking HERE!

Also this week...

WEDNESDAY
11 am: Tour of Placer County Museums Division’s Archives and Collections Storage
2 pm: Overview of Film and Photo Preservation at the Center for Sacramento History
THURSDAY
4 pm: Discussion on the Incarceration of Japanese Americans During World War II
FRIDAY
11 am: Presentation on the Japanese American Community of Winters
2 pm: Marshall Gold Discovery State Park's Coloma Gold Rush Live
SATURDAY
1 pm: Presentation on Sacramento's Depression Era Hoovervilles