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October 2, 2015

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State Archives to serve as a host for annual Sacramento Archives Crawl

October is California Archives Month


SACRAMENTO – The Secretary of State’s office will serve as a host for the fifth annual Sacramento Archives Crawl on Saturday, October 3. The Archives Crawl provides the public an opportunity to tour four host locations and view treasures from dozens of archives and special collections libraries, visit with archivists, and go on special behind-the-scenes tours. The event is part of California Archives Month, which is recognized yearly during October. 

California Archives Month celebrates the value of California's historical records and recognizes those who maintain our historical resources, local government archives, historical societies, genealogical societies, business archives, and university archives. 

“I encourage all Californians to explore our state’s rich and diverse history during Archives Month,” Secretary Padilla said. “The State Archives is not just a record of California history, but a monument to the enduring spirit of our citizens. Whether visiting the State Archives online or in person, or even making a trip to your local library, we can all learn from California’s past.” 

The Secretary of State is charged as the custodian of the State Archives. California’s very first law that was signed and enacted in 1850 directed the Secretary of State to collect the records of the government, safely keep and preserve them, and make them available to “the people of the State.”


Sacramento Archives Crawl



California State Archives 

California State Library 

Center for Sacramento History 

Sacramento Public Library


Saturday, October 3, 2015

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


All locations in Sacramento:


California State Archives, 1020 O Street

California State Library, 900 N Street

Center for Sacramento History, 551 Sequoia Pacific Blvd

Sacramento Central Library, Sacramento Room 828 I Street

More information on California Archives Month can be found at: The State Archives’ online home on the Secretary of State’s website: