The roots of the State Library date to 1850 when a law was passed which provided that all books belonging to the state would
be maintained by the Secretary of State (Stats. 1850, c. 69). In 1852 a library fund was established for making book purchases
and a Board of Directors was created consisting of the Governor, Treasurer, Controller, President of the Senate, and Speaker
of the Assembly (Stats. 1852, c. 5).
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