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Coming Up: Weird & Wacky Archives Crawl Oct. 7th

Posted by on Sep 22, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The annual Archives Crawl is rapidly approaching! The State Library’s California History Room will be participating again with some “weird and wonderful collections” on display. In addition, scavenger hunt partipants will be entered into a drawing with a chance to win a Samsung Tab 4 Nook. Three Nooks will go to K-5 grade students, three...

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Alfred A. Hart Monument Unveiled by Mead B. Kibbey

Posted by on Aug 25, 2017 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

One of Alfred A. Hart’s many breathtaking images held at the California State Library, Special Collections On Monday morning, August 21, Foundation Board Member Mead B. Kibbey dedicated a beautiful granite monument dedicated to pioneer photographer Alfred A. Hart. The ceremony took place before an appreciative audience at Sacramento’s Historic Old...

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Purchasing Books for the State Library in 1853

Posted by on Aug 8, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

By Gary F. Kurutz When California State Government was in its infancy, high level officials became involved in routine activities such as the purchase of books for the State Library. Recently, the Foundation acquired on behalf of the Library a beautifully printed warrant from the Comptroller’s Office for $260 dated March 14, 1853.… Read more...

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New Acquisition: The Ozcot Photograph Album

Posted by on Jul 25, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

“Ozcot” was the name of the Hollywood residence at Magnolia and Rose streets, in which L. Frank Baum, author of the children’s book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900), lived from 1911 – 1919. The book was later transformed into the now-iconic film The Wizard of Oz, released by MGM in 1939.… Read more...

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The Dr. Kevin Starr Memorial Issue of The Bulletin

Posted by on Jul 13, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Members of the Foundation automatically receive a copy of the Bulletin.  Hard copies can be ordered here for $7.50 each, plus shipping. If you would like to become a member of the Foundation, click here to join online, or mail in the form provided. The following is Mr. Kurutz’s introduction to this very special issue:  This special memorial issue of...

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For the Joy of Doing

Posted by on Jun 16, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

(Press Release reprinted with permission from the California State Library, June 15, 2017): “For the Joy of Doing,” A Selection of Fine Printing from the Collections of the California State Library On display now at the State Library Branch at 900 N Street is an exhibit devoted to the history of fine printing and book arts in...

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