Thursday, August 18, 2016

2016 Archives and Libraries

We are delighted to announce our 2016 Sacramento Archives Crawl participants!  We'll keep this list updated and give a breakdown by host location in September.

California State Archives
California State Library
California State Parks Archives
California State Parks, Photographic Archives
California State Railroad Museum Library
California State University, Chico
California State University, Sacramento
Center for Sacramento History
Congregation B'nai Israel Archives
Cox Black & White, Inc.
El Dorado County Historical Society
Folsom Historical Society
Lavender Library, Archives and Cultural Exchange
Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park, Gold Rush Research Library
Old City Cemetery Committee
Placer County Archives & Research Center
Rocklin Historical Society
Root Cellar, Sacramento Genealogical Society
Sacramento Public Library, Sacramento Room
Sacramento River Delta Historical Society
San Joaquin County Historical Society
University of California, Davis Special Collections
Yolo County Archives
Yuba County Library, Local History Archives

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

2016 bookmarks arriving soon

Sacramento Archives Crawl bookmarks featuring this year's theme, "A Thirst for History," are coming soon to an archives near you.  In addition to a great image of fishing along the Feather River in the 1890s, the bookmarks give Crawl basics, including the event date and time along with host locations. We've sent the 2016 bookmarks out to the printer, and they will be available at local archives in a couple weeks.  Pick up a few and share with your friends!

Fishing Along the Feather River, 1890s. Courtesy of the Center for Sacramento History, Eleanor McClatchy Collection, 1982/005/0255

Friday, October 9, 2015

Congratulations to our scavenger hunt winners!

Isabel Matick of Yellow Cab Sacramento with the two History Scavenger Hunt winners from Saturday's Sacramento Archives Crawl - Jacie, 2nd grader from Theodore Judah Elementary School in Folsom and Simran, 7th grader from Natomas Charter School - Leading Edge Academy. Both received an iPad Mini 3 for successfully completing the scavenger hunt. Congrats!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

How to crawl on Saturday

Sacramento Archives Crawl is coming this Saturday (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.), and here's how you can take part:

1) Check out your transportation and parking options.  We have the same free bus shuttle between locations as last year.

2) Start at any host location:

California State Archives (1020 O Street)
California State Library (900 N Street)
Center for Sacramento History (551 Sequoia Pacific Blvd)
Sacramento Public Library (Tsakopoulos Library Galleria, Central Library, 828 I Street)

3) Pick up the Archives Crawl passport at your first location.

4) View great collections on the theme of "Powered by the Past," sign up for behind-the-scenes tours, ask for expert advice, and enjoy connecting with fellow archives fans.

5) If you're a K-12 student (or the parent of one), check out the details on our History Scavenger Hunt

6) Collect stamps in your passport from at least three of the host locations and receive a set of commemorative coasters.  Visit Sacramento Public Library to enter to win our grant prize basket full of archives goodies (no purchase necessary and you need not be present to win).

7) Mark your calendar for the next Sacramento Archives Crawl on October 1, 2015.  Next year's very topical theme: "A Thirst for History."

Friday, September 25, 2015

K-12 scavenger hunt for iPad Mini 3s

This year’s Archives Crawl will feature a “History Scavenger Hunt,” where K-12 students answer questions about the documents and artifacts on display at the four crawl locations. Those correctly answering ten of the clues are then eligible to enter a drawing for a chance to win two iPad Mini 3s, one for a K-5 student and another for a 6-12 student. The scavenger hunt is sponsored by Yellow Cab of Sacramento.  Entries must be submitted by 4 p.m. at the Center for Sacramento History; full contest rules and instructions will be available in the official Archives Crawl passport.  Be sure to pick one up when you start your crawl!


Thank you to our sponsors!

The 2015 Sacramento Archives Crawl is made possible through the generous support of the sponsors listed below.  This support went toward printing passports and coasters, securing bus transport between locations, and providing goodies for our prize drawing basket.  Thank you!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

What you'll find at each location

At the four host locations listed below, crawlers will be able to 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 and care for historical records and artifacts.

California State Archives (1020 O Street)
California State University, Sacramento SAA Student Chapter
Caltrans Transportation Library & History Center
El Dorado County Historical Museum
Lavender Library, Archive, and Cultural Exchange
Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park, Gold Rush Research Library
Root Cellar – Sacramento Genealogical Society Library
Sacramento Historic City Cemetery
Society of California Archivists

California State Library (900 N Street)
California State Parks Archives
California State Parks, Photographic Archives
Placer County Museums Archives & Research Center
University of California, Davis

Center for Sacramento History (551 Sequoia Pacific Blvd)
Congregation B’nai Israel Archives
Sacramento City College Archives
Sacramento River Delta Historical Society
Yolo County Archives

Sacramento Public Library, Sacramento Room (828 I Street)
California State Railroad Museum Library
California State University, Sacramento
Welga! Filipino American Labor Archives
Cox Black & White Lab, Inc.

A sampling of the items on special display for the event this year include photographs and printed material from the Panama-Pacific International Exposition of 1915 (California State Archives); photographs of Folsom Powerhouse (California State Library); a photographic exhibit on the history of electrical power generation in Sacramento (Center for Sacramento History); and photographs, newsletters, yearbooks, artifacts from the former Mather and McClellan Air Force Bases (Sacramento Public Library).

Free transportation between host locations will be provided. Look for details and schedules in an upcoming post.