Sunday, December 2, 2012

Mark your calendars for the 2013 crawl

Thank you to everyone who came out for the 2012 Sacramento Archives Crawl.  We counted over 1,800 visitors at the four host locations! Please mark your calendars for next year's big event: Saturday, October 5, 2013, and follow this blog for Sacramento Archives Crawl news and updates.

Archives Crawl bags in hand, a rapt audience learns about the California State Archives.

Visitors enjoy the Tower Records Project exhibit at the Central for Sacramento History (Photo credit: Dylan McDonald).
Crawlers view historical maps and other displays in the Sacramento Room at the Central Library (Photo credit: Amanda Graham).

Tuesday, September 25, 2012


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

Driving: Free parking is available at the California State Archives (1020 O Street) and 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. Free parking near the Central Library (828 I Street) is available in the Jury Parking lot at 8th and G Streets.  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.  The Center for Sacramento History will be offering a free RT bus shuttle among the four host sites. See schedule below.

RT Bus Schedule:
10:00 a.m.           Depart California State Archives bus stop 1401 block of 10th St.
10:10 a.m.           Arrive Sacramento Public Library bus stop 801 block of 8th St.
10:15 a.m.           Depart Sacramento Public Library bus stop                      
10:25 a.m.           Arrive Center for Sacramento History 551 Sequoia Pacific Blvd.
10:30 a.m.           Depart Center for Sacramento History                            
10:45 a.m.           Arrive California State Library bus stop 1416 9th Street
10:50 a.m.           Depart California State Library bus stop                             
10:55 a.m.           Arrive California State Archives bus stop 1400 block of 10th St.
11:00 a.m.           Route repeats on the hour through the 3:00 o’clock hour.

This beautiful bus will transport crawlers to and from each of the host locations.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Preview this year's passport

The 2012 Archives Crawl passport is now ready to preview here.  Printed copies will be available at every host location on the day of the crawl and include a map showing the locations of each host site and a directory of participating archives. Get your passport stamped by at least three of the four locations and you will take home an attractive set of commemorative coasters featuring images of Sacramento landmarks.

Monday, August 27, 2012

2012 Locations and Exhibitors - UPDATED

Listed below are the four host locations for the 2012 Sacramento Archives Crawl and the repositories that will be set up at each:

California State Archives (1020 O Street)
California Department of Transportation Library and History Center
El Dorado County Historical Museum
Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park, Gold Rush Research Library
Root Cellar - SGS Library
Sacramento City College Archives
Sacramento Historic City Cemetery Archives
Society of California Archivists

California State Library (900 N Street)
California State Parks
California State University, Chico
University of California, Davis

Center for Sacramento History (551 Sequoia Pacific Blvd.)
Little People of America
Natomas Historical Society
Placer County Museums Archives & Research Center
Sacramento History Foundation
Temple/Congregation B'nai Israel Archives
Yolo County Archives

Sacramento Public Library, Sacramento Room (828 I Street)
California State Railroad Museum Library
California State University, Sacramento
Friends of the Central Library

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Coloring page for the kids

Children who participate in Archives Crawl this year will find an additional treat in their bags: a coloring page created from a historical photograph of the Newton Booth kindergarten class of 1957.  Crayon sets will also be handed out with the coloring pages.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Preview Archives Crawl prize coasters

Those who visit at least three host locations during the 2012 Archives Crawl will once again walk away with a set of beautiful limited-edition coasters (pictured below). This year's coasters celebrate the theme of Building Sacramento, Building Communities with images of four Sacramento landmarks: Tower Bridge, the State Capitol, Sutter's Fort and Memorial Auditorium.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Bookmarks coming soon

The 2012 Sacramento Archives Crawl bookmarks are coming soon to participating archives and libraries. The free bookmarks, which feature an image of the Capital National Bank building construction crew pictured August 19, 1915, will be available through Archives Crawl day (October 6, 2012).

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Building Sacramento/Building Communities: 2012 Sacramento Archives Crawl

The 2012 Sacramento Archives Crawl is several months away, but we already have a few details to share:

The California State Library, California State Archives, Center for Sacramento History and Sacramento Public Library will again serve as hosts and open their doors from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (that's an extra hour) on Saturday, October 6. This year's theme will be Building Sacramento/Building Communities, so crawlers can expect to see a wide range of materials documenting the growth of the region.

As with the 2011 Sacramento Archives Crawl, participants will start at any of the four host locations and gather stamps in their passports as they view treasures from dozens of archives and special collections libraries, visit with archivists, and go on special behind-the-scenes tours.

More information, including a list of participating repositories, will be posted here over the coming months.