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    • Reference Desk at Oak Park Branch

    • 1935
    • Pictured in 1935 is the reference desk of the Oak Park Branch of the Sacramento City Library, located at 3301 Fifth Avenue. As stated in July 1930 News and Notes of California Libraries, the structure contained “four rooms; a large well-lighted...
    • PH-SPL-OAK-1-2
    • Sacramento, The Heart of California

    • 1960
    • This circa 1960 postcard invokes a traditional Capital City marketing pitch, going back to the 1920s: "Sacramento, the Heart of California." In addition to a large camellia, shown are the Governor's Mansion, the Library and Courts Building, K...
    • BBSAC806
    • Librarian and Children at Mabel Gillis

    • 1960
    • Pictured in October 1961, a young librarian issues a library card at the Mabel Gillis Branch of the Sacramento City Library, located at 4001 Sixtieth Street. According to the then City Librarian, Miss Dorothy Drake, libraries in the early-60s were...
    • PH-SPL-GIL-1-10
    • Mabel Gillis Branch

    • 1960
    • This circa 1960 shows the front of the Modernist-style Mabel Gillis Branch of the Sacramento City Library, located at 4001 Sixtieth Street. Opened in December 1957, it was one of four branch libraries in the city system and a considerable upgrade...
    • PH-SPL-GIL-1-29
    • Reference Desk

    • 1960
    • A moment of giddiness is captured in this 1960 photograph of the Reference Room in Sacramento's Central Library at 828 "I" Street. The library was built in 1917/18 through 100,000 dollar grant from Scottish-American steel baron and philanthropist...
    • 900
    • The Review, June 1898

    • 1898-06-01
    • Sacramento High School is located at 2315 Thirty-Fourth Street in Sacramento, California. Founded just one week after San Francisco’s Lowell High School opened its doors in mid-August 1856, “Sac High” has matured into the second oldest high school...
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    • Bret Harte School

    • 1950
    • A view, circa 1950, of the school library at Bret Harte School, which was located at 3250 Franklin Boulevard, showing children enjoying reading time.
    • 826
    • Librarians at Main Library

    • 1936
    • Pictured in circa 1936 are librarians Dorothy Drake (left) and Grace Taylor Dean. Drake went on to serve as the library’s director from 1958 to 1971. Dean, a graduate of Sacramento High School and library director from 1933 to 1958, holds the...
    • PH-SPL-CEN-1-1
    • Librarians at Main Library

    • 1962
    • In this April 1962 photograph, librarians Bonnie Crell (left) and Melissa Silverberg sit in the staff area at the Sacramento City Library’s downtown branch, located at 828 I Street.
    • PH-SPL-CEN-1-2
    • Librarian at Central Library

    • 1962
    • Librarian Helen Mayden poses for this April 1962 photograph, taken at the downtown branch of the Sacramento City Library, located at 828 I Street. Mayden was senior librarian in charge of business and municipal departments.
    • PH-SPL-CEN-1-3
    • Library Workers at Main Library

    • 1962
    • In this April 1962 photograph, library workers Bonnie Crell (left) and Melissa Silverberg sit in the staff area at the Sacramento City Library’s downtown branch, located at 828 I Street.
    • PH-SPL-CEN-1-4
    • Irma Grimshaw at Main Library

    • 1962
    • This April 1962 photograph shows librarian Irma Grimshaw sitting at the Sacramento City Library’s downtown branch, locted at 828 I Street.
    • PH-SPL-CEN-1-5
    • Children at Main Library

    • 1960
    • In this circa 1960 photograph, a group of giddy children qeueu up in the lobby area of the Sacramento City Library’s downtown library, located at 828 I Street.
    • PH-SPL-CEN-1-6
    • Students Studying at Main Library

    • April 18, 1962
    • This Apil 18, 1962, photograph shows several students making use of reference materials and study space at the Sacramento City Library’s downtown branch, located at 828 I Street.
    • PH-SPL-CEN-1-8
    • Reading Room at Main Library

    • 1962
    • This November 1962 images shows a beehive of activity within the reading room of the Sacramento City Library’s downtown branch, located at 828 I Street.
    • PH-SPL-CEN-1-9
    • National Library Week

    • 1961
    • Shown in April 1961 are several librarians standing in front of a National Library Week billboard. Standing to the far left is library director Dorothy Drake.
    • PH-SPL-CEN-1-12
    • Man at Main Branch

    • 1949
    • This 1949 image captures a man reading newspapers at the main branch of the Sacramento City Library, located at 828 I Street. Beyond the open window is I Street.
    • PH-SPL-CEN-1-17
    • Pages and Book Trucks

    • 1955
    • In this March 1955 photograph, library pages Esther Hicks (left) and Janie Jones stand behind book trucks at the downtown branch of the Sacramento City Library, located at 828 I Street.
    • PH-SPL-CEN-1-18

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