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About the Sacramento Room Digitization Project

 

The Sacramento Room Digitization Project is made possible by funding from the Sacramento Public Library Foundation, Sacramento Room Endowment, and was launched in October 2010 with the intention of showcasing, in digital form, several choice images from the Sacramento Public Library’s Sacramento Room. The project mission is to provide an image-based window into the social, political and economic history of the Greater Sacramento area from the 1840s to the present day. The Digitization Project is also intended to be a dynamic venture, seeking growth through the addition of collections and improvement through staff scholarship and community input.

Over 3,000 photographs, postcards and menus formed the original Sacramento Digital Collections which – from beginning to end – took over a year to compile, scan, and describe. Phase two of the project was launched in June 2011 and resulted in the digitization of 100 yearbooks from Sacramento-area schools, including some from the collections of the Center for Sacramento History.

In the summer of 2013, Sacramento Public Library established an ongoing relationship with the Capital Campus Public History Program at Sacramento State University.  A student intern from the graduate-level public history program assists with all aspects of the digitization project and is funded by a bequest from the estate of Frances J. Pendleton.

Your thoughtful suggestions are always appreciated. You may contact the staff of the Sacramento Room with questions, ideas and comments on the Sacramento Room Digital Collections by writing to sacroom@saclibrary.org.

The project could not have been completed without the efforts and expertise of the following people:

Staff:

 

Nina Biddle, Head of Collection Management
Amanda G. DeWilde, Archivist
James C. Scott, Librarian
Tom Tolley, Library Technician
Vivian Turner, Librarian
Megan Wong, Technology Librarian

 

Sacramento State University Interns:

 

Kaitlyn Emma Crain
Ignacio Sanchez-Alonso
Jason Sarmiento
Rebecca Riggs
Kirsten Schilling
Jason Partida
Laura Mele

 

Volunteers:

 

Michael Dolgushkin
Kimberly Galloway
Nathan Brumley
William Lett
Bill Mahan
Betty Miner
Spencer Yau
Toni Nix
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