Sacramento Public Library

Sacramento Room Digitization Project

Partnership with Sac State History program adds hundreds of images and records.
Here in the Sacramento Room we’ve been digitizing like crazy and adding valuable new research material to the Sacramento Room Digital Collections, a free database of historical Sacramento photos, postcards, periodicals, ephemera and yearbooks.

Since establishing a partnership with the Capital Campus Public History program at Sacramento State this semester, we’ve been delighted to see hundreds of high-quality images going online each month, scanned and uploaded by our student intern, Kaitlyn Crain. The most exciting additions have been from our robust collection of early Sacramento magazines. Dating from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, periodicals in the digitization queue cover social life (Sacramento Weekly & Alta California), agriculture (Natomas News, Sacramento Valley Monthly), neighborhoods (The Home Designer, House Hunter), government (Frank Hichborn’s Legislative Bulletin), and business (Weinstock-Lubin & Co. Store News, Sacramento Bank Depositor).  These publications are just the beginning of a push to make more and more Sacramento history freely available online.

The Sacramento Room Digitization Project is made possible by generous support from the Sacramento Public Library Foundation and our digitization internship is funded by a bequest from the estate of local historian Frances J. Pendleton. The Collections database is searchable online through the Research page of our website.

Amanda Graham
Sacramento Room Archivist

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