Posted by on May 4, 2022 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Big Day of Giving is upon us, and we are asking for you to help us celebrate our 40th Birthday by donating in our honor. Over the past four decades the California State Library Foundation has provided much needed funding and service to our California State Library. We have put together an award winning publication the Bulletin and in so provided insight to the collections held by our beautiful library and the hard working staff that stewards these collections.… Read more >>

Dear California: Alfred Eichler’s Golden State

Posted by on Apr 12, 2021 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

Who is Alfred Eichler? The story of Eichler is one worth listening to. A story of a Deaf architect during the 1930s whose art and designs not only brought to life our Golden State, but who persevered during a time where Deafness was seen as a disability. He helped design and bring to life so many beautiful California scenes including one that is near and dear to all from Sacramento, the Tower Bridge!… Read more >>

Dear California: The Women Who Fought Slavery in San Francisco’s Chinatown

Posted by on Mar 4, 2021 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The third installment of our virtual event series Dear California is now open for registration. We will be joined by author and journalist, Julia Siler, who will be discussing her recent Bulletin article “Discoveries in the Library’s Archives: Louis J. Stellman’s Photographs of the Women Who Fought Slavery in San Francisco’s Chinatown.”Read more >>

Sacramento Archives Crawl 2019

Posted by on Oct 23, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Crystal Chapel, one of the chambers in Alabaster Cave

Come join us for the 9th Annual Archives Crawl this Saturday, October 26th, from 10 AM until 4 PM. You can start your crawl at any of the 4 locations:

California State Archives (1020 O Street)

California State Library (900 N Street)

Center for Sacramento History (551 Sequoia Pacific Blvd.)… Read more >>

New articles up on Sutro Blog

Posted by on Aug 8, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Have you heard of The Sutronian?

It’s a blog dedicated to the Sutro branch of the California State Library. It’s filled with insights on preservation, conservation, and spotlights many of the branch’s collections.

The newest article discusses the newly made map carrier that was designed by conservationist, Sarah Elson. Click on the link below to check it out:

The Sutronian

Fifty Years After Folsom and San Quentin: Johnny Cash Tribute Issue of Bulletin NOW AVAILABLE

Posted by on May 1, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Issue #123 of the California State Library Foundation Bulletin is hot off the press and pays tribute the infamous “Man in Black,” Johnny Cash. To read more check out the newest Bulletin here: BULLETIN 123Read more >>

Staff Development Fund

Posted by on May 1, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

“The most important asset of any library goes home at night — The Library Staff.”

Timothy Healy

During the month of May the California State Library Foundation will be hosting an online fundraiser to help support and promote Staff Development at the California State Library.

While the State Library and its services continue to be funded by the state and federal government, competition for funds has become keen in recent years.… Read more >>

Earl Payne Tribute Website Released to Public

Posted by on May 4, 2018 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

New Tribute Website to California Photographer, Earl Cecil Payne, is officially open to the public.

 This website was created by the Foundation to honor Mr. Payne and to thank the Payne family for their generosity. This website will continue to grow as more of the Payne collection is cataloged and digitized at the California State Library.

New Acquisition: Advertising for The Steamer H. J. Corcoran

Posted by on May 3, 2018 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

The H. J. Corcoran: The Fastest Steamboat on the Bay

The Foundation has acquired for the State Library’s California History Collection a fabulous San Francisco Bay advertising poster for the Steamer H. J. Corcoran. The Corcoran was touted as the “fastest on the Bay.” Built in Stockton in 1898, it ran three times daily for Vallejo and Mare Island and thence to San Francisco and the Ferry Building.… Read more >>