Image, text, and audiovisual material relating to topics of anti-war activism. Content includes: World War I, 1914 to 1918; The Vietnam War, 1967 to 1973; The Cambodian Civil War, 1967 to 1975; and the Iraq War, 2003 to 2011. Other material includes relevant college protests, media coverage, political demonstrations, and political graphics.
Image, text, and audiovisual material relating to the Civil Rights Movement and Black Power experience in California during the 1950s, '60s, and '70s. Content includes words from Malcolm X, the Black Panther Party, and state legislation regarding civil rights.
Audiovisual material relating to topics about California Chicano history. Content includes histories about the Mexican Revolution in the 1910s, the Chicano Movement of the 1960s, Chicano visual arts, and news coverage about Chicano protests and police brutality. Other material includes recorded oral interviews and histories with leading Chicano figures like Cesar Chavez, Juanishi Orosco, and Daniel Valdez.
Audiovisual material relating to California environmental activism. Content includes words from the spokesperson of the Citizens for the Preservation of Santa Rosa Creek, scenes from University of California, Davis's Whole Earth Festival, and protests from the Redwood National Park against logging. Other material includes images of the Delta Fish Facility and the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill.
Audiovisual material relating to LGBTQ activism in the San Francisco Bay Area between the 1950s and 2000s. Content includes a large collection of recorded oral interviews with male activists such as Dick Gayer, Jim Eilers, Craig Daley, and Jack Fertig, who ran for mayor of San Francisco in 1983. Other material includes recorded video documenting San Francisco's LGBTQ community between 1965 and 1970.
The African American Museum and Library at Oakland digital collection contains audiovisual material (moving images and audio) from the 1940s to the 2000s. These recordings include an oral history collection containing recent interviews with African-American residents of Oakland, interviews with Blues musician Brownie McGhee, and home movies recorded by Oakland's Collier family.
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.
AAMLO's archival collection is a unique resource on the history of African Americans in Northern California and the Bay Area. The over 160 collections in the archives contain the diaries of 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 AAMLO's oral history collection researchers can listen to interviews with local civil rights activists, educators, writers, and musicians. AAMLO 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 Alameda Free Library collection consists of audio material from the bicentennial, 1976. A majority of the collection contains recorded oral histories from the Bicentennial Committee in Alameda, California. Content includes various stories from the history of Naval Air Station, local sports, and prohibition.
The Alameda Free Library serves those who live, work, play, and learn in Alameda by providing materials, services, and programs to advance their recreational, educational, and professional goals. The Library offers a wide range of services to support community priorities, including answering reference questions, staging story times, providing summer reading programs, hosting class visits, and offering free public programs and displays for all ages and interests.
The Allan Hancock College collection contains audiovisual materials (moving images and audio) from the mid to late 20th century. The collection contains musical performances, oral histories from various Santa Barbara County residents and Hancock College students and alumni, as well as discussions on local flight schools and aviation.