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Guide to the Don Rivett collection
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The collection documents Sacramento amateur historian Don Rivett’s activities with local historical associations, employment with Sacramento County Parks and Recreation, and his family. He had a hand in the creation of the Sacramento History Museum and registering Old Sacramento as a historic landmark. Rivett was a member of the Historic Landmark Commission, Sacramento History Center (now the Center for Sacramento History), Sacramento Pioneer Association and Foundation, and Sacramento County Historical Society. Each organization has its own series that contains meeting minutes, membership information, newsletters, brochures, clippings, ephemera, and material related to specific projects. County Parks and Recreation material documents his work and projects, including work with buildings on the historic register. Material related to his family documents his father Alfred “Irving” Rivett’s work with the California Division of Highways and various historical associations, his grandfather Edgar Rivett, the family’s church activities, and various family members’ interests.
Don Rivett was a local amateur historian who worked with the Sacramento County Department of Parks and Recreation. Along with his father, he was a member of the Sacramento Historic Landmarks Commission, the Sacramento County Historical Society, and the Sacramento Pioneer Association. He also worked with docents at the Sacramento History Museum. Through his affiliation with historical societies and his work at the county, Rivett helped to register Old Sacramento as a historic landmark.
9.63 linear feet (9 boxes)
All requests to publish or quote from private manuscripts held by the Center for Sacramento History (CSH) must be submitted in writing to csh@cityofsacramento.org. Permission for publication is given on behalf of CSH as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the patron. No permission is necessary to publish or quote from public records.
Collection is open for research use.