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.
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.
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.
A growing collection of yearbooks from some of Sacramento’s most significant schools spans over 50 school years. From the collections of the Sacramento Room and the Center for Sacramento History.
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.