Guide to the Dan Flynn Sacramento guidebook research files

Brittani Orona
Center for Sacramento History
551 Sequoia Pacific Blvd.
Sacramento, California 95811-0229
Phone: (916) 808-7072
Fax: (916) 264-7582
Email: csh@cityofsacramento.org
URL: http://www.centerforsacramentohistory.org/
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Center for Sacramento History. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Dan Flynn Sacramento guidebook research files

Collection number: MS0091

Center for Sacramento History

Sacramento, CA
Processed by:
Brittani Orona
Date Completed:
2011
Encoded by:
Kim Hayden
© 2020 Center for Sacramento History. All rights reserved.

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.)


Collection Contents

 

Series 1. Printed material 1987-2000

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series consists of subject files. Material filed under subjects includes brochures, menus, magazines, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, and other records, plus ephemera from the book release. This series is arranged alphabetically by subject.
Box 1, Folder 1, Mapcase 2:15, Folder 1

Amador ca. 1987-2000

Box 1, Folder 2, Mapcase 2:15, Folder 1

American ca. 1987-2000

Box 1, Folder 3

Art in the Public ca. 1987-2000

Box 1, Folder 4, Mapcase 2:15, Folder 1

Bakeries ca. 1987-2000

Box 1, Folder 5

Bar-B-Que ca. 1987-2000

Box 1, Folder 6

Bars ca. 1987-2000

Box 1, Folder 7, Mapcase 2:15, Folder 1

Baseball ca. 1987-2000

Box 1, Folder 8

Boulevard Park ca. 1987-2000

Box 1, Folder 9, Mapcase 2:15, Folder 1

Burgers and Dogs ca. 1987-2000

Box 1, Folder 10, Mapcase 2:15, Folder 1

Cafes ca. 1987-2000

Box 1, Folder 11, Mapcase 2:15, Folder 1

Calaveras County ca. 1987-2000

Box 1, Folder 12, Mapcase 2:15, Folder 1

Capitol Area ca. 1987-2000

Box 1, Folder 13

Caribbean ca. 1987-2000

Box 1, Folder 14, Mapcase 2:15, Folder 1

Chinese ca. 1987-2000

Box 1, Folder 15

Citrus Heights ca. 1987-2000

Box 1, Folder 16, Mapcase 2:15, Folder 1

Coffee Houses ca. 1987-2000

Box 1, Folder 17, Mapcase 2:15, Folder 1

Coffee Shops ca. 1987-2000

Box 1, Folder 18

Dan Flynn Promotional ca. 1987-2000

Box 1, Folder 19, Mapcase 2:15, Folder 1

Davis ca. 1987-2000

Box 1, Folder 20, Mapcase 2:15, Folder 1

Delicatessen ca. 1987-2000

Box 1, Folder 21, Mapcase 2:15, Folder 1

Delta ca. 1987-2000

Box 1, Folder 22, Mapcase 2:15, Folder 1

Dixon ca. 1987-2000

Box 1, Folder 23

Downtown ca. 1987-2000

Box 1, Folder 24

Eastern European ca. 1987-2000

Box 1, Folder 25, Mapcase 2:15, Folder 1

Farmers Market ca. 1987-2000

Box 1, Folder 26

Fine Dining ca. 1987-2000

Box 1, Folder 27, Mapcase 2:15, Folder 1

Florin ca. 1987-2000

Box 1, Folder 28, Mapcase 2:15, Folder 1

Folsom ca. 1987-2000

Box 1, Folder 29

French ca. 1987-2000

Box 1, Folder 30, Mapcase 2:15, Folder 1

Galt ca. 1987-2000

Box 1, Folder 31

German ca. 1987-2000

Box 1, Folder 32, Mapcase 2:15, Folder 1

Gold Rush ca. 1987-2000

Box 1, Folder 33, Mapcase 2:15, Folder 1

Grass Valley ca. 1987-2000

Box 1, Folder 34

Greek ca. 1987-2000

Box 2, Folder 35

Ice Cream ca. 1987-2000

Box 2, Folder 36

Indian ca. 1987-2000

Box 2, Folder 37, Mapcase 2:15, Folder 1

Italian ca. 1987-2000

Box 2, Folder 38

Japanese ca. 1987-2000

Box 2, Folder 39

Land Park ca. 1987-2000

Box 2, Folder 40, Mapcase 2:15, Folder 1

Lodi ca. 1987-2000

Box 2, Folder 41

Markets ca. 1987-2000

Box 2, Folder 42

Mexican ca. 1987-2000

Box 2, Folder 43

Middle Eastern ca. 1987-2000

Box 2, Folder 44, Mapcase 2:15, Folder 1

Midtown ca. 1987-2000

Box 2, Folder 45, Mapcase 2:15, Folder 1

Nevada City ca. 1987-2000

Box 2, Folder 46, Mapcase 2:15, Folder 1

Nevada County ca. 1987-2000

Box 2, Folder 47

Oak Park ca. 1987-2000

Box 2, Folder 48, Mapcase 2:15, Folder 1

Old Sacramento ca. 1987-2000

Box 2, Folder 49

Orangevale ca. 1987-2000

Box 2, Folder 50

Pizza ca. 1987-2000

Box 2, Folder 51, Mapcase 2:15, Folder 1

Placer County ca. 1987-2000

Box 2, Folder 52, Mapcase 2:15, Folder 1

Placerville ca. 1987-2000

Box 2, Folder 53, Mapcase 2:15, Folder 1

Roseville ca. 1987-2000

Mapcase 2:15, Folder 1

Sacramento Bee Commemorative ca. 1987-2000

Box 2, Folder 54, Mapcase 2:15, Folder 1

Sacramento, General ca. 1987-2000

Box 2, Folder 55, Mapcase 2:15, Folder 1

San Joaquin County ca. 1987-2000

Box 2, Folder 56, Mapcase 2:15, Folder 1

Sierra County ca. 1987-2000

Box 2, Folder 57, Mapcase 2:15, Folder 1

Spanish ca. 1987-2000

Box 2, Folder 58

Steak ca. 1987-2000

Box 2, Folder 59

Thai ca. 1987-2000

Box 2, Folder 60

Tobacco ca. 1987-2000

Box 2, Folder 61

Vegetarian ca. 1987-2000

Box 2, Folder 62

Vietnamese ca. 1987-2000

Box 2, Folder 63

West Sacramento ca. 1987-2000

Box 2, Folder 64, Mapcase 2:15, Folder 1

Wine ca. 1987-2000

Box 2, Folder 65

Woodland ca. 1987-2000

Box 2, Folder 66

Yolo County ca. 1987-2000

 

Series 2. Photographs and audiovisual 1992-2001

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains slides, photographic prints, and negatives of Sacramento and surrounding areas. Slides are arranged alphabetically by subject. Prints and negatives are arranged in the original order received. Also included is a videotape with unknown content.
Box 3, Folder 1

Photographic slides - Amador-Downtown ca. 1992-2001

Box 3, Folder 2

Photographic slides - Suburbs-Old Sacramento ca. 1992-2001

Box 3, Folder 3

Unlabeled slides ca. 1992-2001

General

These slides were found in Kodak trays and plastic bags, and include Dan Flynn’s notes on Kodak tray content; information provided from notes did not match the order the slides were received in
Box 3, Folder 4

Prints - Sacramento-area landmarks ca. 1992-2001

Box 3, Folder 5

Negatives - Sacramento-area landmarks ca. 1992-2001

Box 3, Object 1

Bag of photographic slides ca. 1992-2001

Box 3, Object 2

Videotape, unknown content ca. 1992-2001