Sunday, July 17, 2011

Sacramento Archives Crawl Coming October 1, 2011

Join us on October 1, 2011, for Sacramento's first annual “Explore History: Sacramento Archives Crawl.” From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., twenty-two archives and special collections libraries from the Sacramento area and beyond will be celebrating National Archives Month by exhibiting rarely-seen historic treasures from their collections at four host locations in the downtown area.

Start off at any of the host locations - the California State Archives (1020 O Street), California State Library (900 N Street), Center for Sacramento History (551 Sequoia Pacific Blvd.), or Sacramento Public Library (828 I Street), and "crawl" to the others using the map provided in your Archives Crawl passport. At each location, you can view archival collections on display and take behind-the-scenes tours. Representatives from other archives and special collections libraries will be on hand to discuss their archival collections - historic photographs, rare books, historic artifacts - and answer your questions about how to connect with local history resources. Those who have their passports stamped by at least three of the host locations will receive a set of limited-edition collectible coasters with images from Sacramento's former Buffalo Brewing Company.

A list of participating institutions will be posted soon.

This event was made possible by financial support from the Sacramento History Foundation, the California State Library Foundation, and the Gordon-Goldstein Foundation.


  1. Sounds like fun. Is there a map that could be put online showing the locations? Are they walkable?

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  3. Darleen - the Archives Crawl passport contains a map to all four locations. You can view it online here (pdf, 6MB):
    You can walk comfortably between three of the locations - the State Archives, State Library and Sacramento Room at the Central Library.