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Announcing The Kevin Starr California Literacy Fund

Posted by on Jan 20, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Kevin Starr California Literacy Fund California Library Literacy Services (CLLS) is a state-funded program that was first implemented in 1984 and is administered by the California State Library. Many of our CLLS programs want to either add a Family Literacy Service program to their existing services, or expand an existing program.  Your donation to the...

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The Passing of Dr. Kevin Starr

Posted by on Jan 17, 2017 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

The California State Library Foundation is deeply saddened to learn of the sudden passing of Dr. Kevin Starr on Saturday. Dr. Starr was California’s premier historian and advocate, as well as the State Librarian under three administrations. Tributes are pouring in over Facebook and Twitter. Stay tuned as the State Library and the Foundation plan to...

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Help needed to preserve new Pony Express collection!

Posted by on Jan 10, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Bronze Pony Express Statue by Avard Fairbanks Dear Readers, The California State Library Foundation seeks to raise funds to design and build two display cases to house and preserve historic Pony Express artifacts, including two bronze statues, a rare mochila replica, and other rare items from the Pony Express’s brief, but colorful moment in...

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New Bulletin Available!!

Posted by on Oct 14, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

  The California State Library and its Sutro Library branch in San Francisco make available for public research an outstanding collection representative of the history of the book and printing. Over the last several months, we have received three excellent articles pertaining to this theme, and it made sense to publish them together as a special issue...

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Out of the Vault: Treasures from YOUR State Library

Posted by on Oct 14, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

  The California State Capitol Museum and California State Library have partnered on an exciting exhibit featuring priceless treasures from the permanent collections of the California State Library. The exhibit is exquisitely curated by Gary F. Kurutz, Curator of the State Library’s Special Collections, in collaboration with John Allen of the...

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Selling, taming, and documenting California

Posted by on Mar 10, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

    The California State Library Foundation Bulletin (#114) is available in a full-color pdf on our website. California agriculture, transportation, and fine photography are just some of the topics highlighted in this issue. The California History Section’s Elena Smith provides an overview of the clever ways in which postcards were used to...

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