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...

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
4 pm: Discussion on the Incarceration of Japanese Americans During World War II
11 am: Presentation on the Japanese American Community of Winters
2 pm: Marshall Gold Discovery State Park's Coloma Gold Rush Live
1 pm: Presentation on Sacramento's Depression Era Hoovervilles

SAC2021, Day 3...

We're back with Day 3 of the Sacramento Archives Crawl. With an eye on better understanding the fight for racial equality in California, the California State Library's California History Section takes us on a journey through the various formats within the Jeremiah Burke Sanderson Collection. We also see photographic documentation of the Old City Cemetery Committee's dedicated efforts to raise $35,000 for the restoration of various headstones in Sacramento's beloved-by-many Old City Cemetery. Finally, brought to us by the Placer County Museums Division, learn about the gritty (and, of course, perseverant) town of Iowa Hill.   

Monday, October 4, 2021

SAC2021, Day 2...

Monday's crawl takes us on a LIVE! look into the Center for Sacramento History, a guided VIP tour within the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park's Wah Hop Store, a pleasing trip through the world class facility known as the California State Archives stacks, and via various archival entry points in the Sacramento Public Library's Sacramento Room, the events that have faced down Sacramento throughout its post-European contact history, including the Influenza Pandemic of 1918/1919, the Great Depression, World War II, and the Cold War.

Sunday, October 3, 2021

And So the Perseverance Begins...

Kicking off SAC2021 is this wonderfully unique dive into the holdings of the California State Railroad Museum Library and Archives, the El Dorado Historical Museum, and the San Joaquin County Historical Society and Museum. These presentations on the restorative elements of Blood, Justice, and Water are worth a view.

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Happy Sacramento Archives Crawl Eve!

SAC2021 has arrived...almost. Every morning this week - October 3 through 9 - join us at the crawl's Facebook page for an infusion of programming that surrounds - from every side - this year's theme: "Preserving Perseverance." You can get to the crawl's Facebook page by clicking here: Sacramento Archives Crawl | Facebook. Make sure to "like" the page when you visit. You can also check in here for fresh links to each day's new set of events.


Saturday, July 31, 2021

Persevering Details for the 2021 Crawl

Like last year, public health has led us to opt for a virtual Sacramento Archives Crawl for the first week of October.

And also like last year, expect to see videos, displays and photos right here, this time within a shorter span of time: Sunday October 3 through Saturday October 9. Chunks from our collections will, again, help tackle our chosen theme - "Preserving Perseverance." 

Virtual tours of our storage vaults, exhibits, and Facebook Live sessions will all be on the menu. Stay tuned for some good surprises along the way!

Sacramento members of the 91st Infantry Division return from Europe to the Capital City in spring 1919. They march easterly down K Street. The Weinstock-Lubin department store is visible in the upper left section of the frame. 135 Sacramentans perished while serving during World War I. (MC 25, Betty Jane Powell Papers, Hiram Albert Photographic Album). 

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Sacramento Archives Crawl 2021: "Preserving Perseverance"

Greetings gentle crawlers. It's been a year unlike few others - one demanding the guile, strength and perseverance of all of us living in the Sacramento Region. Accordingly, the theme for the 2021 Sacramento Archives Crawl will be "Preserving Perseverance," a deep dive into all the ways that our indomitable city, county, and region has risen above the myriad challenges placed before it, from pre-European contact to today. 

Staying on the safe side of things, we are - again - making the crawl virtual, but not without some exciting enhancements to what you saw last year! Expect more "live" programming and return to the always fun opportunity to win stuff through our traditional scavenger hunt and some well placed virtual pub quizes. We loved interacting with you in 2020 and look forward to another exciting October. 

Check back with this page or our Facebook page for updates as we move closer to "Preserving Perseverance."

Taken on November 30, 1950, this aerial photograph shows the intersection of Fulton Avenue and Fair Oaks Boulevard flooding due to the American River overflowing. The surge of water caused many houses to be evacuated.