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Guide to the Dan Flynn Sacramento guidebook research files
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing Information
  • Biography / Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Dan Flynn Sacramento guidebook research files
    Dates: 1987-2001
    Collection number: MS0091
    Creator: Flynn, Dan
    Collection Size: 3 linear feet (3 boxes)
    Repository: Center for Sacramento History
    Sacramento, California 95811-0229
    Abstract: This collection is made up of subject files and photographs compiled by Dan Flynn while researching for his Sacramento guidebook Inside Guide to Sacramento: The Hidden Gold of California’s Capital. Material includes ephemera, magazines, brochures, newspaper clippings, restaurant menus, pamphlets, and photographs of local area businesses and points of historic interest. The book itself provides an overview of Sacramento’s neighborhoods, restaurants, bars, cafes, nightlife, cultural institutions, events, and accommodations. It also touches on the towns surrounding Sacramento.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

    Access

    Collection is open for research use.

    Publication Rights

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item and/or item number], [box and folder number], Dan Flynn Sacramento guidebook research files, MS0091, Center for Sacramento History.

    Acquisition Information

    Donated by Dan Flynn in 2010 (accession number 2010/002).

    Processing Information

    Processing and finding aid by Brittani Orona, 2011. Finding aid edited by Kim Hayden, 2020.

    Biography / Administrative History

    Dan Flynn, author of Inside Guide to Sacramento: The Hidden Gold of California’s Capital, was born in 1961 in Oxnard, California. He earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from University of California, Santa Barbara, and a master’s degree in political science from Rutgers University. Flynn moved to Sacramento in 1986 and worked for the California state legislature until 2005, when he began working as the director of the Olive Center at University of California, Davis.
    Flynn came up with the idea to create a Sacramento guidebook when he saw there were few in existence. He began his research for the book in 1992 and self-published it in 1994. He continued his research and re-published the book two more times, in 2000 and 2002.
    The book itself provides trivia and an overview of Sacramento’s neighborhoods, restaurants, bars, cafes, nightlife, cultural institutions, events, and accommodations. It also touches on the towns surrounding Sacramento, and lays out tours in specific neighborhoods and the greater Sacramento area.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection is made up of subject files and photographs compiled by Dan Flynn while researching for his Sacramento guidebook Inside Guide to Sacramento: The Hidden Gold of California’s Capital. Material includes ephemera, magazines, brochures, newspaper clippings, restaurant menus, pamphlets, and photographic prints and slides of local area businesses and points of historic interest. The collection is separated into two series based on format: printed material and photographs.

    Arrangement

    The collection is arranged into 2 series:
    • Series 1. Printed material, 1987-2000
    • Series 2. Photographs and audiovisual, 1992-2001

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Guidebooks--Sacramento (Calif.)
    Guidebooks--Sacramento County (Calif.)
    Guidebooks--Sacramento region (Calif.)
    Sacramento (Calif.)
    Sacramento County (Calif.)
    Sacramento region (Calif.)