Guide to the H. Alan Sims research collection on Sacramento martitime history
Amanda G. DeWilde
Sacramento Room, Sacramento Public Library
828 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
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Sacramento Public Library, Sacramento Room
Title: H. Alan Sims research collection on Sacramento Maritime History
Identifier/Call Number: MC 22
.5 Linear Feet
Date (inclusive): 1956-2007
Abstract: H. Alan Sims, an archivist with California State Parks Gold Rush Historic Sites Divisions, created a presentation called "Sacramento
Port of Gold"; this collection contains 317 35mm color slides and clippings on the Port of Sacramento, Old Sacramento, and
historic vessels that docked in Sacramento (1848-2007).
Conditions Governing Access
H. Alan Sims moved to Sacramento in 1956 and began work as a docent in the California State Railroad Museum in 1992, setting
up a training class for Old Sacramento tour guides with a component on maritime history. Sims later worked as an archivist
with California State Parks Gold Rush Historic Sites Divisions. Over the years, he presented numerous slide presentations
on the subjectt of "Sacramento Port of Gold."
Scope and Contents
This collection is comprised of slides and clippings used in H. Alan Sims' presentation "Sacramento Port of Gold." It includes
317 35mm color slides and clippings on the Port of Sacramento, Old Sacramento, and historic vessels that docked in Sacramento
(1848-2007). Research files and slides are arranged and titled with the creator's original order.
Gold Rush Ships: La Grange
"Ships that Opened the West"
Gold Rush Vessels Sailing for California 1848-1849 Chart Listing
Port of Gold slides 1-102
Port of Gold slides 103-132; Early Sacramento sketches, Old Sacramento
Old Sacramento; Van Voorhee building (1969); Sutter's Fort; I-5 Construction (1970); I-880 Construction (1969); Sacramento
Deep Water Port; Steamboat Round the Bend (1935) movie stills; Delta King; Delta Queen; Fort Sutter; Globe; La Grange; Spirit
of Sacramento; Gold Rush Ships