The California State Archives collection contains audiovisual material (moving images and audio), text material, and still images from the 1910s through the early 1990s. The majority of the collection consists of oral histories and government department videos, and include subjects and topics such as prisons, water resources, Jesse Unruh, the Senate Unamerican Activities Committee, and more.
The Center for Sacramento History collection contains audiovisual materials (moving images, audio), texts and still images from the 1850s to the present. The majority of the collection consists of news footage and oral histories, and include subject topics such as Sunset Tower Records, Charles Manson, The Black Panthers, Ronald Regan, Patty Hearst, The Free Speech movement and more. The collection also includes a series of Gold Rush-era newspapers published in Sacramento, San Francisco, and the surrounding areas.