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Mark your calendar: Sacramento Archives Crawl on October 6

August 28th, 2012 by Sara Gunasekara

Special Collections is excited to be participating again this year in the Sacramento Archives Crawl. This year’s event will occur from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  on Saturday, October 6, 2012.

The California State Library, California State Archives, Center for Sacramento History and Sacramento Public Library will serve as hosts and open their doors in celebration of National Archives Month. This year’s theme will be Building Sacramento/Building Communities, so crawlers can expect to see a wide range of materials documenting the growth of the region.

As with the 2011 Sacramento Archives Crawl, participants will start at any of the four host locations and gather stamps in their passports as they view treasures from dozens of archives and special collections libraries, visit with archivists, and go on special behind-the-scenes tours.

Those who visit at least three host locations during the 2012 Archives Crawl will receive a set of beautiful limited-edition coasters. This year’s coasters celebrate the theme with images of four Sacramento landmarks: Tower Bridge, the State Capitol, Sutter’s Fort and Memorial Auditorium.

Special Collections staff will be hosting a table at the California State Library, 900 N Street, Sacramento. Stop by and say hello!

More information about the Sacramento Archives Crawl can be found here.

Look Familiar???

August 24th, 2012 by Jenny Hodge

This photograph from the University Archives has no description or  approximate date. It is obviously an early image of the University Farm seeing as how there are very few structures in the background or foreground. In fact are these people building or taking down a structure? Any ideas as to the activity, time period or location of this photograph would be welcome. Please comment below.

UAP 02749

National Lighthouse Day

August 6th, 2012 by Sara Gunasekara

In celebration of National Lighthouse Day on August 7, here is an image from our Eastman Originals Collection.

Battery Point Lighthouse, Crescent City, Calif., 1949