The Oakland Public Library, César E. Chávez Branch collection contains audiovisual material (moving images and audio) from the 1960s and 1970s. A majority of the collection consists of recorded audio relating to labor strikes, agriculture, and civil rights.
The Pacifica Radio Archives collection contains audio recordings from the 1940s to the 1990s. The majority of the collection consists of oral history and programs on politics, art and culture. Highlights include a recording of Allen Ginsberg reading his poetry.