The African American Museum and Library at Oakland is dedicated to the discovery, preservation, interpretation and sharing of historical and cultural experiences of African Americans in California and the West for present and future generations.
The African American Museum and Library at Oakland’s archival collection is a unique resource on the history of African Americans in Northern California and the Bay Area. The archive includes over 160 collections documenting prominent families, pioneers, churches, social and political organizations. Freedom's Journal, the Liberator, California Voice, Sun Reporter, Muhammed Speaks, and the Black Panther newspapers are available on microfilm. Using the African American Museum and Library at Oakland’s oral history collection researchers can listen to interviews with local civil rights activists, educators, writers, and musicians. The African American Museum and Library at Oakland is home to the Eternal Voices video library containing more than 80 years of African American East Bay history and Susheel Bibb's Meet Mary Pleasant DVD (scholarly interviews, key issues and documents). The microfilm collection includes primary research information on African American enslavement, military service, California census records 1910-1930, Marcus Garvey's Universal Negro Improvement Association, W.E.B. Dubois, Benjamin Banneker, Mary Church Terrell, Paul Robeson and others.
The African American Museum and Library at Oakland’s digital collection at California Revealed consists of moving images and audio recordings from the 1940s to the 2000s. These recordings include an oral history collection containing recent interviews with African-American residents of Oakland, interviews with legendary blues musicians Brownie McGhee and Jesse Fuller, home movies recorded by Oakland's Collier family, original episodes of the Jay Peyton Show, and many recordings related to the political work of former Oakland mayor and congressman Ron Dellums.
The Alameda Free Library serves those who live, work, play, and learn in Alameda, California by providing materials, services, and programs to advance their recreational, educational, and professional goals.
The Alameda Free Library’s digital collection at California Revealed consists of audio recordings from the 1976 Bicentennial year. These oral histories were made by Alameda’s Bicentennial Committee and relay personal stories about the Naval Air Station, local sports, Prohibition, and more.
The Hancock Family Estate Archive is a digital archive of materials available at the Allan Hancock College Library's archives. These materials pertain to college namesake G. Allan Hancock, an extraordinary California resident and Central Coast visionary, as well as his family and associates.
The Allan Hancock College’s digital collection at California Revealed consists of moving image and audio recordings from mid to late 20th century. The collection includes oral histories from various Santa Barbara County residents and members of the Hancock College community, as well as historical films documenting aviation, Santa Maria infrastructure, and Allan Hancock’s extensive travels.
The American Jewish University Archives are various collections of documents, pamphlets, letters, audio, films, publications, photographs, scrapbooks, and ephemera that document the history of the University of Judaism and the Brandeis-Bardin Institute which merged to become American Jewish University in 2007.
The American Jewish University’s digital collection at California Revealed consists of audio recordings from the 1960s to the 1990s. The majority of the collection consists of oral histories and lectures on Jewish history, philosophy, and culture.
The Archives of the Archdiocese of San Francisco collects, preserves, and makes available records of enduring value which pertain to the growth, development, and governance of the Archdiocese and its institutions, and to the Catholic faith experience in the counties of Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo.
The Archives of the Archdiocese of San Francisco’s digital collection at California Revealed consists of moving image and audio recordings. Complete episodes of I Believe, a local television program hosted by Father Miles Riley, founding director of the Archdiocese of San Francisco’s Communication Center, feature interviews with prominent cultural figures like Maya Angelou, George Moscone, Willie Brown, Allen Ginsberg, Eldridge Cleaver, and Jerry Garcia. Other historical films document Catholic life in the Bay Area.
The official repository for the records of ArtCenter College of Design, Archives and Special Collections serves as the collective memory of the College. Other special collections, such as photograph and manuscript collections, rare books, graduate theses, oral histories, and artist books are collected to help tell the stories of people and communities that shape the history of art and design.
The ArtCenter College of Design’s digital collection at California Revealed consists of moving images from the late 1940s through the early 1980s. Highlights include student film projects, as well as footage of student life and art gallery receptions. The collection also contains a documentary about a painting class taught by influential Los Angeles artist Lorser Feitelson.
The Autry Museum of the American West’s Library and Archives holds unique, rare and significant primary and secondary resources focusing on the peoples and cultures of the American West. The collections contain rare books, serials, maps, photographs, artwork, sound recordings, and manuscript collections.
The Autry Museum’s digital collection at California Revealed consists of moving image and audio recordings, primarily oral histories with musicians like Chris Hillman (The Byrds, The Flying Burrito Brothers), Eddie Cletro, and Freddie Hart; Bonanza producer David Dortort; as well as a multipart program of interviews with Chicano artists and poets.
The Ayn Rand Archives is a corporate repository maintained by the Ayn Rand Institute. Our collections feature the Ayn Rand Papers (her private papers, formerly held by her estate) as well as other materials in all media. These materials document Ayn Rand’s intellectual development and cultural impact.
The Ayn Rand Archives’ digital collection at California Revealed consists of audio recordings from the 1990s. The majority of the collection are episodes from The Leonard Peikoff Show, also known as Philosophy: Who Needs It. This conservative talk radio show discusses Rand’s legacy and contemporaneous events, as well as featuring guest interviews with celebrities and thinkers like Jayne Meadows, Steve Allen, and Vincent Bugliosi.
The Bancroft Library is the primary special collections library at the University of California, Berkeley. One of the largest and most heavily used libraries of manuscripts, rare books, and unique materials in the United States, Bancroft supports major research and instructional activities and plays a leading role in the development of the University's research collections.
The Bancroft Library’s digital collection at California Revealed consists of moving image and audio recordings from the 1910s to the 2000s. These recordings include a collection of California nature films produced by the Sierra Club; home movies by the prominent environmentalist David Ross Brower featuring footage of Yosemite and Big Sur; a series of 1960s televised lectures by then University of California president Clark Kerr; film footage of the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition; documentaries on the San Francisco Beat Poets; and other striking artifacts illustrating the landscape, arts, and cultures of Northern California.
The Benicia Public Library contributes to the success of our diverse community by being a vital center of learning, communication, culture and enjoyment. We serve a community with a uniquely rich history and character. Benicia exudes small-town charm, with its ideal San Francisco Bay waterfront location and high quality of life.
The Benicia Public Library’s digital collection at California Revealed consists of moving images made in the 2000s, primarily oral histories made as part of a digital storytelling project documenting the memories and experiences of Benicia residents.
The Berkeley Public Library has served the people of Berkeley since 1893 and is one of the most heavily used libraries in California, serving a local population of 121,240 and more from the surrounding area.
The Berkeley Public Library’s digital collection at California Revealed consists of text materials from the 1890s to the 1940s, including city directories covering Oakland, Berkeley, Emeryville, Alameda, and Piedmont.
The Bishop Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center’s mission is to promote business, tourism, responsible recreation and Greater Bishop for the betterment of the community and its residents.
The Bishop Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center’s digital collection at California Revealed consists of moving image recordings spanning the 1920s to the 1980s. The collection includes home movies and nonfiction films focusing on Bishop, California, including promotional films of the Eastern Sierra and documentation of local landscape and community gatherings.