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September 30, 2011
Archive Crawl will allow public into typically off-limit spaces

By Edward Ortiz
eortiz@sacbee.com

A historian's dream day will occur tomorrow when 19 archives and special collections partake in the first ever Archive Crawl at four locations.

The free event will allow the public the rare opportunity to tour archive spaces normally unavailable to them. The items to be found therein are wide-ranging and include ephemera such as a 16th century map depicting California as an island and the shovels used by convicted mass murderer Dorothea Puente.

Four historical organizations are partnering in the crawl and include the California State Archives, California State Library, The Central Library, and the Center for Sacramento History.

The items on display include the rarely seen papers of noted civil rights attorney Nathaniel Colley as well as items from the Little People of America, whose national archive is based in Sacramento.

WHEN: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: California State Archives, 1010 O St.; California State Library, 900 N St.; Central Library - Sacramento Room, 828 I St.; and Center for Sacramento History, 551 Sequoia Pacific Blvd.

INFORMATION: www.sacarchivescrawl.blogspot.com

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