Sacramento Archives Crawl 2013

In celebration of National Archives Month, archives and special collections libraries from throughout the Sacramento region will showcase their rarely seen holdings for the public in the Third Annual "Passion for Preservation: Sacramento Archives Crawl." The event occurs on Saturday, October 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in Sacramento. Historic treasures from more than twenty Northern California institutions will be on display at four downtown host locations: the California State Archives, the California State Library, the Center for Sacramento History, and the Sacramento Public Library.

Map of San Joaquin County, ca. 1910, full-size copies of which will be on sale at the Historical Society's exhibit.

Map of San Joaquin County, ca. 1910, full-size copies of which will be on sale at the Historical Society’s exhibit.

Participants will "crawl" between four host locations, all located within downtown Sacramento. At the four locations, the public can view archival collections on display and take behind-the-scenes tours. In addition, representatives from other archives and special collections libraries will be at the host locations to discuss their archival collections—historic photographs, rare books, historic artifacts—and answer questions about how to connect with local history resources.

Archives Crawl Passports will be given to guests as they visit the host institutions. The passport provides a map of the event and information about the participating archives and special collection libraries. Event attendees who get their passports stamped at three of the four host sites will be given a set of limited-edition commemorative coasters. The coasters honor the pub crawl theme by featuring reproductions of the city's architectural icons.

The display for the San Joaquin County Historical Society and Museum will be located at the California State Archives, the Secretary of State's Office, 1020 O Street.

This event is made possible by financial support from Sacramento Municipal Utility District, Hollinger Metal Edge, the Sacramento Public Library, the Sacramento History Foundation, the California State Library Foundation, and the Gordon Goldstein Foundation.

Click here for additional information, including directions, a schedule of events, and parking instructions.

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