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June 23, 2016


Sam Mahood (916) 653-6575



Google and California State Archives to Announce New Partnership


Sacramento- Secretary of State Alex Padilla will be joined by State Archivist Nancy Lenoil and the Google Cultural Institute to announce a new partnership on Tuesday, June 28

The announcement will be held in the lobby of the California Museum. 

Press wishing to cover this announcement should RSVP to Sam Mahood at by 4:00pm on Monday, June 27. 


Secretary of State Alex Padilla

State Archivist Nancy Lenoil

Google Representative - TBD



Tuesday, June 28, 2016

10:00 a.m.



California Museum Lobby

1020 O Street

Sacramento, CA 95814



Sam Mahood, Secretary of State’s Office

(916) 653-6575


Patrick Lenihan, Google     

(201) 819-9871



Due to limited cabling opportunities from the street through the Museum’s front doors, wireless backpack units are strongly recommended for live feeds.


About the California State Archives:California's first legislature, meeting in 1849–50, charged the Secretary of State to receive "…all public records, registered maps, books, papers, rolls, documents and other writings . . . which appertain to or are in any way connected with the political history and past administration of the government of California." The California State Archives, a division of the Secretary of State’s office, continues to serve in the spirit of those early instructions, providing a repository for the state's permanent governmental records as well as other materials documenting California history.

 California State Archives 

About the Google Cultural Institute:

Since its launch in 2011, the Google Cultural Institute has worked closely with museums, foundations, archives, and others—from Carnegie Hall to the Musee D'Orsay in Paris to the British Museum in London. The Google Cultural Institute now has more than 1,000 partners from over 70 countries making a total of 6 million artworks, photos, videos, manuscripts and other documents of art, culture and history accessible to all online and by doing so, preserving it for future generations. 

Google Cultural Institute