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Guide to the Gold Fever! exhibition collection
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Description
The collection documents the exhibition Gold Fever! The Lure and Legacy of the California Gold Rush, which was held at Sacramento’s Memorial Auditorium from August 1 to October 31, 1999. Organized by the Oakland Museum of California, the exhibit commemorated the sesquicentennial of the California gold discovery, documenting both Gold Rush history and the history and growth of California. Material dates from 1998 to 2000 and includes correspondence, legal documents, financial records, tour information, staffing information, security procedures, incident reports, facilities information, promotional and educational materials, audio guide transcripts, exhibition photographs, and videos.
Background
To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the discovery of gold at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, the Oakland Museum of California organized the exhibition Gold Rush! California’s Untold Stories. Gold Rush! consisted of a historical exhibition called Gold Fever! The Lure and Legacy of the California Gold Rush, and three art exhibitions: Art of the Gold Rush: Painters and Prospectors; Silver and Gold: Cased Images; and The Discovery of Gold in California: Paintings by Harry Fonseca.
Extent
3 linear feet (4 boxes)
Restrictions
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.
Availability
Collection is open for research use.