Guide to the H. Alan Sims research collection on Sacramento martitime history

Amanda G. DeWilde
Sacramento Room, Sacramento Public Library
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Sacramento Public Library. All rights reserved.


Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: Sacramento Public Library, Sacramento Room
Title: H. Alan Sims research collection on Sacramento Maritime History
Identifier/Call Number: MC 22
Physical Description: .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

None.

Biographical Note

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.

Collection Contents

 

Research Files Series 1.

box-folder 1:1

Sacramento: Port of Gold

box-folder 1:2

Hawaiian Heritage

box-folder 1:3

Gold Rush Ships: Globe

box-folder 1:4

Gold Rush Ships: La Grange

box-folder 1:5

S. M. Whipple

box-folder 1:6

"Ships that Opened the West"

box-folder 1:7

Gold Rush Vessels Sailing for California 1848-1849 Chart Listing

box-folder 1:8

Ship Manifests 1850

box-folder 1:9

Capitol Hornblower

box-folder 1:10

Delta Queen

box-folder 1:11

Elizabeth Louise

box-folder 1:12

San Diego

box-folder 1:13

Spirit of Sacramento

box-folder 1:14

Matthew McKinley

box-folder 1:15

Yorktown Clipper

box-folder 1:16

1956 River Trip

box-folder 1:17

Old Sacramento, A-L

box-folder 1:18

Port of Sacramento: A-I

 

Slides Series 2.

box-folder 1:19

Port of Gold slides 1-102

box-folder 1:20

Port of Gold slides 103-132; Early Sacramento sketches, Old Sacramento

box-folder 1:21

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