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New Acquisitions for California History

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

A Propeller-driven Snow Mobile Among the many items acquired by the Foundation on behalf of the Library’s California History Section is an album of 62 original photographs documenting the construction of the Rush Creek Hydroelectric Project in Mono County, 1913––1923. Found in the album is a group of four images of a power “snow sled” built by Billy Young...

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Board Member Gary Noy Publishes Newest Book on the Gold Rush

Posted by on May 12, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Gary Noy, an esteemed member of the Foundation’s Board of Directors, has just released his latest book, Gold Rush Stories: 49 Tales of Seekers, Scoundrels, Loss and Luck (Heyday Books and Sierra College Press, 2017). At the most recent Night at the State Library event, Mr. Noy gave a fascinating talk that was well-attended and enthusiastically...

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New Bulletin Hot Off the Press

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

  The latest edition of the Bulletin is out in print, and the full color version is available on our website. In this issue CSUS Professor Emeritus Mark Riley details the treasure trove of “minor arts” found on the edifice and interior of the State Library’s Stanley Mosk Library and Courts Building at 914 Capitol Mall, Sacramento....

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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. … Read more...

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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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