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October 1, 2012
Sacramento Archives Crawl back for second year

DPSAC2011-03-01edit.JPGOn October 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., special collections and archives from throughout the region will showcase their rarely-seen treasures for the 2nd annual Sacramento Archives Crawl.  Participants will tour among four host locations (California State Archives, California State Library, Center for Sacramento History, and the Sacramento Public Library's Sacramento Room), viewing displays from more than twenty archives, talking with archivists, and going on behind-the-scenes tours (State Archives and Center for Sacramento History). 

This year's crawl theme is Building Sacramento, Building Communities. Items on display will include drawings and early photos of the State Capitol (California State Archives), watercolors from Gladding McBean ceramics company (California State Library), Tower Records memorabilia (Center for Sacramento History) and historic maps showing the growth of Sacramento from pre-Gold Rush days to the 1970s (Sacramento Room).

Guests can visit the locations in any order and will be issued a crawl passport at their first stop. Those who visit at least three host locations will take home a set of limited-edition commemorative coasters with images of Sacramento landmarks.

What: Sacramento Archives Crawl
When: October 6, 2012, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: California State Archives (1020 O Street), California State Library (900 N Street), Center for Sacramento History (551 Sequoia Pacific Blvd.), and Sacramento Room, Central Library (828 I Street)
For more info:

Press release

2012 Archives Crawl Passport

PHOTO CREDIT: Sacramento Archives Crawl at the Sacramento Room, Central Library (828 I Street), October 1, 2011. Photograph by Amanda Graham

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About Sac History Happenings

California and Sacramento have a long, rich, vibrant history. And our region is blessed with an abundance of historical resources maintained by museums, libraries, archives and societies. This blog aims to alert readers to the latest developments in local/state historical education and research.

Send tips concerning upcoming exhibits, tours, lectures and meetings, as well as new books, magazine articles and online collections to the blog's contributors.

The Contributors:

Michael Dolgushkin

Michael Dolgushkin is Manuscript Librarian at the California State Library History Section. He is co-author of San Francisco's California Street Cable Cars and is a frequent contributor to the California State Library Foundation Bulletin. Contact him at

Amanda Graham

Amanda Graham is a Certified Archivist working in the Sacramento Room of the Sacramento Public Library. She earned a BS in History from Southern Oregon University and a MS in Information Studies with an emphasis in archives from The University of Texas at Austin. Contact her at

Pete basofin

Pete Basofin is Director of Editorial Research at The Sacramento Bee. He previously worked at The St. Petersburg Times and Columbia (Mo.) Daily Tribune. Contact him at

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