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For speaking engagements by archives staff please email for more information. Please be advised, speaking engagements are limited to staff availability and distance of event. Due to the ongoing pandemic staff will only be able to participate in virtual events.

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California State Archives Speaker Series

2020 Speaker Series

COVID-19 Update: Due to the ongoing pandemic, our in-person Speaker Series events for 2020 have been postponed until further notice. Check back here for new updates on our Speaker Series events. See below for our speakers from past years.

Unless otherwise noted all events take place at the California State Archives, 1020 O Street, Sacramento, CA 95814.

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Please visit our previous speakers page for a list of past events.

Press Releases 

California State Archives news, events, and exhibits are announced in press releases from the Secretary of State's office.

Media Archives


External media sources covering State Archives news or featuring our records.

9/24/20  Ashley Wong, Sacramento Press, "In California, new effort launched to teach shameful history of anti-Chinese bigotry."

9/2020  Traci Rockefeller Cusack, USA Today, "Sacramento Archives Crawl Celebrates 10 Years with a Month-Long Virtual Crawl."

9/3/20 California Black Media, Los Angeles Sentinal, "Family Announces Private Funeral Service for Hon. Gwen Moore."

8/28/20 Chloe Veltman, KQED, "'We Have Come Far, But Not Far Enough': California Women Reflect on 100 Years of Voting."

8/13/20 Justine Frederickson, Ukiah Daily Journal, "Mural in downtown Ukiah documents the fight for voting rights."

7/20/20 Joe Blackstock, Daily Bulletin, "After killing her husband, campaign helped save abused woman from San Quentin gallows."

6/12/20 Sierra Sun Times, "California State Archives Releases New Digital Exhibit Featuring Yosemite National Park."

6/6/20 Jeff Shectman, Who What Why, "Unique Recollections of the Night RFK was gunned down."

5/22/20 Cal Matters, News feature at end of article on Calfiornia COVID-19 Archive Project.

4/6/20 Davis Enterprise, article mentions California State Archives' digital exhibits on Google Arts & Culture. "10 free library resources you can use at home."

3/31/20 Jill Cowan, New York TImes, news blurb at end of article mentions California State Archives' Digital Exhibit, "Farmworkers in the Land of Plenty" under "And FInally...'"

2/28/20 Jody Martinez, Ukiah Daily Journal, "Mendocino County History: America's Women and the Right to Vote."

1/21/20 Berkeley News, Anne Brice, "Berkely oral history project reveals '20 shades of Jerry Brown."

1/17/20 Chloe Veltman, KQED, "Oakland Tech High School Honors Its Own Role in MLK Day - 40 Years On."

12/11/19 Phillip Zonkel, Q Voice News,"RuPaul Inducted into California Hall of Fame."

11/27/19 Sierra Sun Times, "New State Archives Digital Exhibit on Woman's Suffrage for 100th Anniversary of 19th Amendment Ratification in California, California Secretary of State Reports."

11/22/19 Linda McIntosh, San Diego Union Tribune, "Patriotic group documents history of Rancho Buena Vista Adobe."

11/20/19 Capitol Public Radio, "Meet California's New State Archivist And a Behind-the-Scenes Tour."

11/8/19 Jill Cowan, New York Times, Feature at end of article mentions California State Archives digital exhibit,"Proposition 187, 25 Years Later." 

10/26/19 The San Diego Voice and View, Latanya West, "CA History: New Digital Exhibits of the Transcontinental Railroad, African American History."

10/24/19 Nathaniel Levine, The Sacramento Bee, "Historic Sacramento Bee protest photos on exhibit for Archives Crawl."

10/23/19 Hannah Crawley, The Sacramento Bee, "Wildfire claims shape new insurance law + 'Split-roll ralley + Cal Channel lives on."

10/17/19 Ben Adler/Capital Public Radio, Jefferson Public Radio, "Lawmakers, Advocacy Groups Explore Replacement For California Channel After It Shuts Down."

10/16/19 Matthew S. Bajko, The Bay Area Reporter, "Political Notebook: 44 years ago, gay employment bill died in CA."

10/11/19 Carolina C. Rose and Chris Micheli, California Globe, "Understanding California Legislative History and Intent."

10/6/19 Sierra Sun Times, "California State Archives Digitizes its Complete, 'Diseños Collection' of Hand-drawn Spanish and Mexican Land Grant Maps."

9/18/19 Star Editorial Board, St. Helena Star, "St. Helena's Robert Louis Stevenson Museum Turning 50."

9/12/19 California Museum,, "California State Archives to Host Rare Display of the Original 1849 California Constitution at the California Museum."

8/28/19 Carla Maranucci and Jeremy B. White,, news feature at end of article under "California and the Capitol Corridor" mentioning California State Archives' special State Parks behind-the-scenes tour

7/25/19 Steve Lech, The Press Enterprise, "In 1933, years of integrity in the Riverside County Treasurer's office ended."

7/15/19 Mike McPhate, California Sun, features photo from California State Archives' collection, "The Indian revolt that nearly led California down a wholly different path."

5/8/19 Kathleen Sullivan, The Stanford News, "Stanford scans storied Judah railroad map."

5/8/19 Kate Chesley, The Stanford News, "First Transcontinental Railroad and Stanford forever linked."

5/8/19 The Sierra Sun Times, "California State Archives 'First Complete Rail Map of the Sierras' Available Digitally, On Public Display for the First Time."

4/25/19 Traci Rockefeller Cusack, Sacramento Press, "Sacramento to Commemorate 150th Anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad Completion." 

3/29/19 The Rafu Shimpo/Los Angeles Japanese Daily News, "Secretary of State Building Complex Renamed in Honor of March Fong Eu."

3/20/19 CBS Sacramento Channel 13, "Here's what to do in Sacramento this week" mentions a California State Archives' Speaker Series event featuring Steve and Susie Swatt's book, "Paving the Way: Women's Struggle for Political Equality in California."

2/7/19 Press Release, Mountain Democrat, "Regional museums commemorate 150th anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad."

8/27/18 California Secretary of State Alex Padilla,, "Newly Digitized Records Mark 98 Years of Women's Suffrage Movement in California."