San Francisco Archives Crawl

The Histories of California in 10 Objects
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Join San Francisco archival repositories for San Francisco’s THIRD Archives Crawl. San Francisco’s Archives Crawl is designed to celebrate archives in the Bay Area and encourages guests to explore and engage with institutions that collect, preserve, and provide access to archival material. Visit institutions you may not have visited before, pose questions, learn more about what an archive is and what archivists do, and view archival materials closeup. The theme for the crawl is The Histories of California in 10 Objects and we are celebrating in October which is American Archives Month! Pick your own starting point at one of these two institutions. Aim to set a personal goal of visiting both locations!
  1. California Historical Society, 678 Mission Street, San Francisco, 94105
  2. Labor Archives & Research Center, J. Paul Leonard Library, Room 460 4th floor, San Francisco State University, 1630 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132

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

When you visit Labor Archives, J. Paul Leonard Library, San Francisco State University, you’ll also meet archivists and see archives from:

  • Environmental Design Archives
  • California State Archives
  • Archives of the Archdiocese of San Francisco
  • Sutro Library, California State Library
  • University Archives, San Francisco State University
  • Global Museum, San Francisco State University

More details about the crawl and information about each archive:

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Note: This event will be taking place at a location outside the San Francisco network of public libraries. For questions concerning the event, please contact the hosting library: Main Library.

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

Upcoming Events

Gallery Talk: All That Glitters Is Not Gold
Thursday, November 21, 2019, 6:30 pm
Main Library, Skylight Gallery
Presentation: San Francisco Mime Troupe
Saturday, December 7, 2019, 3:00 pm
Noe Valley, Noe Valley Meeting Room

Upcoming Classes

Presentation: Genealogy and Family History Research
Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 6:15 pm
North Beach, North Beach Meeting Room

Current Exhibits

Don't Disturb the Dead
Through Thursday, December 19, 2019
Main Library, Government Information Center
All That Glitters Is Not Gold:
Through Thursday, January 2, 2020
Main Library, San Francisco History Center
The Native Reclamation of Alcatraz Island, 1969
Through Thursday, January 9, 2020
Main Library, Magazines & Newspapers Center 5th Fl
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