October will be National Archives Month. To promote the role of archives in our local communities, the California State Archives is putting together a poster, one that describes what archives do and shows a few of the prime artifacts that are held in archives around the state. It just so happens that the SPL's own archives, the Sacramento Room, will be represented on said poster. The Room's contribution is the 1921 photo of a batboy for the Sacramento Senators baseball team. One word - precious.
This photo and many more like it can be found in the Sacramento Public Library’s Sacramento Room which is open to the public Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday 1 to 5, and Thursday 1 to 8.