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!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Your passport to preservation

The 2013 Archives Crawl passport is packed with all the info you'll need to make your crawl a success, including a map, bus schedule, directory of participating archives, information about the preservation fair at Central Library, images of a few treasures you will see on the tour and more. Participants will be issued a passport when they begin the crawl at any host location.

Preview the full passport here.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Transportation and Parking


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)

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. 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.   

Bus: Crawlers can also choose to travel aboard a vintage 1958 Sacramento Transit Authority bus provided by Pacific Bus Museum and Stage Tours. See the bus and schedule below.

**This route repeats on the half-hour through the 3 o’clock hour.**

10:00 a.m./10:30 a.m.        Depart California State Archives  
                                                 Bus stop @ 1401 10th Street (at O Street)
10:05 a.m./10:35 a.m.        Arrive at Center for Sacramento History

10:10 a.m./10:40 a.m.        Depart Center for Sacramento History  
                                               Bus stop @ 551 Sequoia Pacific Blvd

10:15 a.m./10:45 a.m.        Arrive Sacramento Public Library

10:18 a.m./10:48 a.m.        Depart Sacramento Public Library  
                                               Bus stop @ 900 9th Street (at I Street)
10:20 a.m./10:50 a.m.       Arrive California State Library

10:23 a.m./10:53 a.m.       Depart California State Library  
                                               Bus stop @ 1416 9th Street (at O Street)
10:25 a.m./10:55 a.m.       Arrive California State Archives

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Preservation demonstrations at Central Library

Given that this year's theme is A Passion to Preserve, we will be hosting a special preservation fair at Central Library for the Archives Crawl!  In addition to the archives listed in a previous post, the following vendors will be on hand to answer questions and demonstrate simple preservation techniques:

Cox Black & White Lab, Inc.
Honestly Bound Books
Northern California Art Conservators
VideoLab MultiMedia

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Win preservation prizes at the 2013 crawl!

Sacramento Archives Crawl participants who visit at least three of the four host locations (California State Archives, California State Library, Center for Sacramento History and Central Library) will take home a set of limited-edition 2013 coasters featuring images of well-preserved treasures from participating archives (while supplies last):

In addition, this year we’ll be giving away bonus prizes at the Central Library host location.  The first twenty visitors to mention the code word Acid-Free will receive a giveaway bag full of local history and preservation goodies. And all who visit the library can enter a free drawing for a preservation kit, history books and more!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Archives at the 2013 Crawl

This year's Archives Crawl is shaping up to be even bigger than the last!  Below is a list of host locations and the archives that will be set up at each:

California State Archives (1020 O Street)
El Dorado County Historical Museum
Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park, Gold Rush Research Library
Nevada County Historical Society, Searls Historical Library
Placer County Museums Archives & Research Center
Root Cellar, SGS Library
Sacramento City College Archives
San Joaquin County Historical Society & Museum
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)
Congregation B'nai Israel Archives
Little People of America
Sacramento History Foundation
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 Military Museum, Walter P. Story Research Center
California State University, Sacramento
Friends of the Central Library
Roseville Historical Society
Roseville Public Library, Local History Collection

In addition, several vendors will be set up at Central Library (828 I Street, Sacramento), giving expert demonstrations on preserving everything from old photos to books.  The complete list of demonstrations will be posted here soon.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Take a look at the 2013 Archives Crawl poster

Next week we'll be posting a full list of participating archives.  For now, enjoy this preview of the 2013 poster:

Thursday, July 25, 2013

New Archives Crawl bookmarks have arrived

Visit your local Sacramento archives soon to pick up our new Sacramento Archives Crawl bookmark! The bookmarks feature a historical panoramic photograph of the old California State Fairgrounds on Stockton Blvd., ca. 1910, from the collections of the California State Archives.  Bookmarks will be available at participating repositories leading up to the big day and will be included in crawlers' bags on October 5.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

And the 2013 theme is...

A Passion to Preserve

2013 Sacramento Archives Crawl participants can look forward to special displays and expert demonstrations on preserving historical material.