Over a century of images selected from the Special Collections of the Sacramento Public Library provide a panoramic presentation of the life and times of the Capital city
Colorful pocket-sized mementos of Sacramento’s past capture the growth of the region and chronicle its unique resources and often dramatic change.
A series of detailed maps covering many topics, including agriculture, transportation, and land ownership and use for over 100 years of Sacramento city and county history.
Tickets, programs, leaflets, advertisements, cards, letters, invoices and other forms of ephemeral
material provide a visual window into the history of Sacramento businesses, chambers of commerce, sports teams, schools, government agencies, theaters and clubs.
Amusements, events and topics of the late 19th and early 20th century are captured between the pages of select weekly and monthly magazines published with the express purpose of profitably promoting the professions, programs and projects that utilized the Sacramento Valley's vast resources.
This site features digital images of photographs, periodicals, ephemera, yearbooks and directories from the Sacramento Public Library’s Special Collections. Here, full and open access is provided to materials documenting the rich history of the Sacramento area.