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    • Sacrafornian, 1929

    • 1929-01-01
    • Founded in 1876 by the Brothers of the Christian Schools at the southwest corner of Twelfth and K Streets, Christian Brothers School has held subsequent locations at Twenty-First and Broadway, and 4315 Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. After a...
    • Central Library Expansion Groundbreaking

    • 1988
    • With the 1917-built, Carnegie Foundation-funded Main Library in the background, librarians and politicians dig in to christen the groundbreaking of the library’s 1988 expansion. Developed by the Library Plaza Group, the block-sized project included...
    • PH-SPL-CEN-15-38
    • 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
    • Mary L. Cascio

    • March 1955
    • Shown in March 1955 is library clerk Mary Cascio at the downtown branch of the Sacramento City Library, located at 828 “I” Street. Cascio, a first generation Italian American, retired from the City Library in January 1982 as a Library Technician II...
    • PH-SPL-CEN-1-19
    • California State Law Library

    • 1929
    • This 1929 photograph shows the pristine tables and stacks of the new California State Law Library within the Library and Courts Building at 914 Capitol Avenue. It was renamed the Witkin State Law Library in 1998, in honor of Bernard E. Witkin, the...
    • 798
    • Interior of Arcade Library

    • 1976
    • This September 1976 image shows the interior of the Sacramento County Library’s Arcade branch, as seen from the building’s circulation desk. The environmental concerns of architect John Harvey Carter were manifested in natural lighting by way of...
    • PH-SPL-ARC-2-19
    • Janet Larson and Jon Hamblin at Arcade Library

    • 1976
    • Shown in October 1976 are branch manager Janet Larson and library employee John Hamblin standing amidst boxes at the Sacramento County Library’s Arcade Branch, located at 2443 Marconi Avenue. Larson would go to the postion of Associate Director for...
    • PH-SPL-ARC-2-38
    • Robert Frost at Central Library Groundbreaking

    • 1988
    • Shown in 1988 is the Sacramento City Library Reference Librarian Robert Foster making his way though the festivities surrounding the groundbreaking for the new expansion of the Central Branch of the Sacramento City Library, located at 828 I Street.
    • PH-SPL-CEN-15-13
    • Balloon Release at Groundbreaking of Central Library Expansion

    • 1988
    • Shown in 1988 is the exultant release of balloons at the groundbreaking for the expansion of the Sacramento City Library’s Central Branch, located at 828 I Street. The balloons were released from the upper floors of the older section of the...
    • PH-SPL-CEN-15-30
    • Men's Choir at Central Library Expansion Grand Opening

    • 1992
    • Shown in July 1992, on the west side of Ninth Street, between I and J Streets, and in front of the newly remodeled Central Library, is a men’s choir. The choir was part of a two day weekend celebration that included over twenty live performances....
    • PH-SPL-CEN-16-7
    • Ashley Bryan at Central Library

    • 1992
    • In this 1992 image, professor, story teller and illustrator Ashley Bryan performs within the newly built Tsakopoulos Library Galleria at the opening of the Sacramento Public Library’s Central Branch, located at 828 I Street.
    • PH-SPL-CEN-16-12
    • 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
    • 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
    • National Library Week Display at Main Branch

    • 1960
    • Shown in circa April 1960 is a display for National Library Week, April 21 through April 28. Prominent in the display is the phrase “Any Man Who Reads Succeeds: Use Your Library Today.” The display could be found at the main branch of the...
    • PH-SPL-CEN-2-37
    • Central Library

    • 1918
    • Pictured here is the reference desk and stacks located on the second floor of the Sacramento Public Library's Central Library as it appeared around the time of the opening in 1918. The Carnegie-funded library was constructed on the corner of 9th...
    • 2030
    • Central Library Reference Room

    • 1918
    • Photograph of the second floor landing at Sacramento Public Library's Central Library, including a view of the stairwell and the entrance to the main reading room. The picture was captured around the time of the library's opening in 1918.
    • 2031
    • The Sacramento Weekly and Alta California

    • January 1, 1910
    • Sacramento Weekly & Alta California was published Saturdays from October 16, 1909 to July 29, 1911 by the Sacramento Weekly and Alta Publishing Co. Managing Editor Evander B. Willis was a high-ranking member of the Masonic Order with newspaper...


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