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 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 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.
The California Polytechnic State University Special Collections and Archives collection contains audiovisual material (moving images and audio) from the 1930s to the 1970s. The majority of the collection consists of nonfiction films including home movies and amateur filming documenting agricultural life.
The California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Special Collection Archives collection contains audiovisual (moving images and audio) and text material from the 1930s through the 2010s. The majority of the collection consists of interviews, lecture series and oral histories from the campus, and includes subjects and topics such as the Rose Parade, higher education, Pomona history, and more.
The California State Railroad Museum Library and Archives collection contains audiovisual material (moving images, audio), texts, and still images from the 1860s through the 2000s. The majority of the collection consists of ephemera related to the railroad industry - including railroad advertisements, time tables, dining car menus, and train car images - and covers subjects and topics such as the Southern Pacific Railroad Company, the Santa Fe Railroad company and more.
The California State University, Bakersfield collection contains audiovisual material (moving images and audio) from the 1930s to the 1970s. The majority of the collection are home movies and oral histories, and include subjects and topics such as Kern County, Yosemite, war relief efforts, and more.
The California State University, Sacramento collection consists of audiovisual materials (moving images, audio) from the late 1950s through the early 2000s. The majority of the collection consists of oral history interviews and lectures, and include subjects and topics such as feminism, racism, gang culture, civil rights, Japanese internment and more.
The Center for LGBTQ Studies in Religion collection contains audiovisual materials (moving images, audio) from the 1970s to the 2000s. The majority of the collection consists of sermon’s performed by Troy Perry, founder of the Metropolitan Community Church, orientations for ordination for the Samaritan College, 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.