The African American Museum and Library at Oakland 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 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.
The American Jewish University collection contains audio files from the 1960s to the 1990s. The majority of the collection consists of oral histories and various lectures on Jewish history, philosophy, and culture.
The Autry Museum of the American West collection contains audiovisual material (moving images and audio) from the 1900s to the 2000s. The majority of the collection consists of oral history and musical recordings, particularly of Chicano folk music, including recordings on wax cylinder.
The Ayn Rand Archives collection contains audio recordings from the mid-late 1990s. The majority of the collection are episodes from The Leonard Peikoff Show, also known by its alternate title, "Philosophy: Who Needs It." This conservative talk radio show discusses Rand’s legacy, current events topics like drug legalization and the O.J. Simpson defense, and features guest interviews with celebrities and thinkers like Jayne Meadows, Steve Allen, and Vincent Bugliosi.
The Bancroft Library collection contains audiovisual material (moving images and audio) from the 1910s to the 2000s. These recordings include a collection of California nature produced by the Sierra Club, home movies by David Ross Brower with footage of Yosemite and Big Sur, and a series of 1960s televised lectures by then University of California president Clark Kerr.
The Butte County Library collection contains audiovisual material (moving images and audio), still images, and text material from 1878 - 2001. The majority of the collection consists of photographs relating to Butte County railroads, dams including the Oroville Dam, local bridges such as the North Fork Bridge, and the local industries of the Great Western Power Company, Las Plumas Powerhouse, and more.
The California Academy of Sciences Films and Videos collection contains audiovisual material (moving images and audio) from the 1940s to the 2000s. The majority of the collection consists of educational videos on life sciences, including episodes of the television program Science in Action, presented by Earl Stannard Herald.
The California College of the Arts collection contains movies and images from the late 1940s to the early 2000s. The collection features works by various students and members of the Capp Street Project, footage of campus activities, as well as interviews with artists and intellectuals like Raymond Saunders and Marlon Riggs.
The Caltrans Transportation Library holds a collection of selected historical materials such as documents, photographs, maps, and artifacts that track the history of the Department. In the collection are two oral history series that have been digitized through the California Revealed project.
The "Highway Recollections" series consists of tape recordings and transcripts of interviews with retired engineers, highway maintenance workers, administrators, and other personnel. The participants shared their insights on past highway development and changes within the Department. They were produced by Department volunteers, Caltrans History Preservation Committee and District 3 History Committee members in the late 1970s. There are 21 recordings that have been digitized and are available via streaming.
In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of 258 Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. Caltrans District 4 staff produced the “Loma Prieta series.” It was organized quickly and the informal interviews were completed within three months of the earthquake while memories were fresh. The selected employees cover a cross section of job titles and geographic areas to better illustrate the size and scope of the disaster. Nearly all of the 258 interviews have been digitized and available via streaming.The California Department of Transportation (CalTrans) collection contains audiovisual material (moving images and audio) from the 1970s to the 2000s. These recordings include an oral history collection conducted with caltrans employees in the wake of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake and another oral history collection entitled Highway Recollections, which chronicles the experience of people who worked on California highways.
The California Historical Society collection contains audiovisual material (moving images and audio) from the 1900s to present day. These recordings include film footage from the Peoples Temple (the Jonestown Massacre) shot by residents of the camp, home movies from a Corcoran, California family, historical film footage of Donner Pass, and an oral history of San Francisco labor organizers.