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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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Digitizing a GIANT Map

Posted by on Jan 29, 2016 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

By Vincent Beiderbecke, California State Library, Information Technology Bureau Recently library staff unfurled a giant map showing the California County Free Libraries of 1915 in BTBL’s sorting area. The map had been stored on top of BTBL shelving for quite some time before it was decided to take it down and examine its condition.… Read more...

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A Night at the State Library presents: Fortune to the Bold: How French Argonauts Struck it Rich in Gold Rush California

Posted by on Jan 11, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

  “Arrivée en Californie.” An 1850 lithograph from the California State Library Special Collections.   Historian and author Dr. Claudine Chalmers will speak at the California State Library on January 13 on the topic of the French pioneers, artists and entrepreneurs who joined the California Gold Rush seeking their fortune. As many as...

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