The Sacramento Archives Crawl Committee recently revisited and refreshed two of its guiding organizational statements to better clarify its mission and the scope and nature of its participating institutions. They are as follows:
The Sacramento Archives Crawl is held each October during American Archives Month to celebrate archival institutions and their work. Our aim is to educate the public on what archives are, what archivists do, and the importance of historical preservation and research.
Criteria to Participate
The Sacramento Archives Crawl is open to institutions that actively collect original archival records and make them accessible to the public for research use. This can include academic, government, and private archives; special collections libraries; museum archives; and other historical organizations that have active archival collections.
Organizations that support the work of archives by providing preservation or research services, but that are not active collecting archives, can request to participate as vendors.
The Sacramento Archives Crawl Committee annually considers archives and vendor participant requests and makes the final decision as a group on a case-by-case basis.