Monday, November 21, 2011

Looking forward to Archives Crawl 2012

On October 1, four host locations (the California State Library, California State Archives, Center for Sacramento History and Sacramento Public Library) welcomed hundreds of eager visitors who viewed exhibits from nearly two dozen archives; signed up for behind-the-scenes tours; talked with archives staff; and took home prizes and other goodies. Given the success of this year's Sacramento Archives Crawl, the participating institutions are looking forward to making the crawl an annual event.   For those that couldn't complete the crawl, here are photos of the action at each host location:

Visitors view collections in the Sacramento Room at the Central Library.

Gary Kurutz shows off Audubon's Birds of America elephant folio in the Rare Materials Reading Room in the California Room at the California State Library.

Senior Archivist Patricia Johnson leads a tour through the Center for Sacramento History's storage room/vault.

A view of the reading room filled with exhibits at the California State Archives.