Wednesday, September 23, 2020

It's Nearly Time to Celebrate!

We're just a week away from an archival celebration of a decade. Starting on October 2, you can go to our Facebook page or here for the week's docket of contributors to our virtual Sacramento Archives crawl.

The end of prohibition is celebrated at the Senator Hotel bar in Sacramento, 1933. California State Library, McCurry Photograph Collection, no. 28878-2, 2009-0533.


Thursday, September 10, 2020

The Time to Just Weeks Away

The 2020 Sacramento Archives Crawl is just weeks away! Join us for the entire month of October for a pleasing array of exhibits, tours and educational videos. All of them will appear on the Sacramento Archives Crawl's Facebook and YouTube pages. Also, check here every week for links and a list of which repositories will be throwing their virtual doors open.

John Jefferson of Sacramento celebrates his 109th birthday with his great-granddaughters, 1976. Center for Sacramento History, Sacramento Bee photo collection, 1983/001/SBPMP04065.


Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Archives and Activism - the 2019 Archives Crawl Makes a Meaningful Impact for Rocklin Student

You may recall that the theme of last year's Archives Crawl was "Preserving the Struggle: Archives and Activism." Aptly enough, it was through 2019 iteration of the event - and as reported in the Sacramento Bee - that Rocklin student Diego Liebman learned about the acrid racism and exploitation experienced by Chinese workers at the hands of by none other than the namesake of his current high school, Joel Parker Whitney High School. Liebman didn't just learn about Whitney's dark past, he decided to do something about it. 

It was Whitney, a white landowner and one of the wealthiest men in Placer County, who maintained a massive 18,000 acre farming complex that was built, cultivated and maintained through the exploitation of hundreds of Chinese laborers. To right the narrative, Liebman seeks to change school district curriculum to include the contribution of the Chinese and see a school building named after an impactful Chinese American. He will propose his ideas as a Rocklin School Board meeting on August 5, which you can watch live at 6:30 pm by clicking here.

And it all started with the 2019 Sacramento Archives Crawl.

Don't miss your chance to change history as we head toward this year's Archives Crawl, to be held virtually all throughout October of 2020. 

Joel Parker Whitney


Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Sacramento Archives Crawl: Celebrating 10 Years! (and more)

This year, the Sacramento Archives Crawl turns 10! Social distancing protocols mean we can’t have our usual in-person Crawl, so instead we’ll be having a monthlong virtual celebration in October for National Archives Month.

Expect to see videos and photos right here throughout October from archives and special collections libraries from around the Sacramento region. We’ll be highlighting pieces from our collections, taking you on virtual tours of our storage vaults, sharing exhibits, and hosting Facebook Live sessions. Stay tuned!


Thursday, October 24, 2019

Crawl this Way!

This year's Sacramento Archives Crawl is about "Preserving the Struggle" in the realm of activism. Here are some ways to avoid struggle associated with transportation during the Archives Crawl :

When and Where 

The Sacramento Archives Crawl will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 26, at the following locations:

California State Archives (1020 O Street)
California State Library (900 N Street)
Center for Sacramento History (551 Sequoia Pacific Blvd.)
Central Library (828 I Street)

Crawlers can begin at any location and visit locations in any order.


Driving: Free parking is available at the Center for Sacramento History (551 Sequoia Pacific Blvd.). The California State Library (900 N Street) is within easy walking distance of the California State Archives. Convenient street and garage parking is available at many locations downtown for a fee.

Walking: The California State Archives (1020 O Street) and California State Library (900 N Street) are within easy walking distance of one another. The Central Library (828 I Street) is 1/2 mile from the State Archives and State Library.

Bike: All locations now offer bike racks within a block - these are limited in availability. Bus: Crawlers can also choose to travel aboard a bus that conveniently departs every 15 minutes from each location. Click on the image below to view the bus stop locations and schedule.
Bus: Crawlers can also choose to travel aboard a bus that conveniently departs every 15 minutes from each location. Look below for stop locations, including the first and last pickup times, between which, the bus will be by every 15 minutes.


Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Your Passport to the Sacramento Archivosphere!

Take a look at the 2019 Sacramento Archives Crawl passports!  Be sure to grab one at the first location you visit. Inside, you'll find all the details you'll need to take part, including a map, shuttle schedule, speakers schedule and scavenger hunt info. Collect all the stamps!

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Crawl to Win - Prizes at the 2019 Archives Crawl

Scavenger Hunt

Back again is the always popular scavenger hunt. Crawlers who complete the hunt (answering all required questions) will be entered to win a pretty sweet prize. We'll have two Chromebook 3 laptop computers - one for Children, K-5, and one for Children, 6-12. Adults will be eligible to win a glorious 2 person hot-air balloon trip and winetasting session by way of our amazing friends at Yolo Ballooning Adventures and Turkovich Family Wines. Winners will be notified the week following the Crawl.

Central Library Drawings

Crawlers who visit Sacramento Public Library (828 I Street) on Saturday can enter a variety of free drawings for prizes listed below. Note: Winners need not be present to win!

-Swag and tickets package from your soon-to-be MLS home team, Sacramento Republic FC
-Powerhouse Science Center tickets (3 annual family passes)
-California State Railroad Museum Engineer-level annual membership
-Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op $50 gift card
-Lagunitas 'Sip and Spill' Package: 1 case of Lagunitas' signature IPA, 1 bottle opener, 2 pint glasses, 1 stone coaster, 1 t-shirt, 4 posters and a handful of magnets. Must be 21 to enter and win (IDs will be checked at pickup).
-A CASE(!) of local wine from Rio Viento Winery. Must be 21 to enter and win (IDs will be checked at pickup).