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Mark your calendar for the Sacramento Archives Crawl

Join Special Collections and other area archival repositories on Saturday, October 1, 2011, for Sacramento’s first annual “Explore History: Sacramento Archives Crawl.” From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., eighteen 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.  Special Collections staff from UC Davis will be at the California State Library.

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.

Additional information will be posted on the Archives Crawl blog in the coming weeks.

We hope to see you on October 1!