San Francisco Archives Crawl

Im(migration) & Indigenous Voices of California
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October is American Archives Month!

Join the California Historical Society, Society of California Pioneers, San Francisco History Center, California State Library's Sutro Library, UCSF Archives & Special Collections, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Library & Archives, Environmental Design Archives at UC Berkeley, and The National Archives at San Francisco for San Francisco’s second Archives Crawl. The theme for the Crawl is Im(migration) & Indigenous Voices of California in connection with San Francisco's One City One Book read The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui.

San Francisco’s Archives Crawl is designed to celebrate archives in the city and encourages guests to explore and engage with institutions that collect archival material. Visit institutions you may not have visited before, pose questions, learn more about what an archive is and what archivists do. More details and information on each institution shared on the San Francisco Archives Crawl blog.

Pick your own starting point at one of these three institutions and have the personal goal of visiting all three locations:

When you visit California Historical Society, you’ll also meet archivists and see archives from:

When you visit San Francisco Public Library, you’ll also meet archivists and see archives from:

Tips for getting around and participating with the Archives Crawl:

  • Taking public transit is the best way to visit the three locations on the Archives Crawl. Use to plan your route. Take MUNI or BART to and between San Francisco Public Library and California Historical Society. Use the PresidioGo Downtown Shuttle to get to Society of California Pioneers.
  • Each institution may have tips on how to handle or view the materials. Remember to listen closely to the archivists and staff on hand.
  • Ask questions, listen to stories, and have fun!
  • RSVP and invite your friends on Facebook.

Learn more about History and Genealogy through the wealth of resources available at the Library.

This is a Reading, Writing & Poetry program from SFPL. We love reading/sharing/creating words.

One City One Book is San Francisco's citywide book club.
In 2018, we're reading The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui.
Find out more at: One City One Book.

Upcoming Events

Writing: Creative Group
Sunday, December 8, 2019, 2:00 pm
Portola, Portola Meeting Room
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Sunday, December 8, 2019, 4:00 pm
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Monday, December 9, 2019, 10:00 am
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Through Thursday, December 19, 2019
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