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 History San Jose collection contains print and audiovisual material (text, still images, moving images, and audio) from the 1790s to the 1990s. The majority of the collection consists of KNTV news broadcasts, oral history recordings, and transcripts.
The Huntington Library collection contains images and audiovisual material (moving images and audio) from the 1900s to 2000s. A majority of the collection consists of film, oral history, and recorded interviews concerning working class history and the politics of Los Angeles County and surrounding areas.
The Media Resources Center at the University of California, Berekely consists of moving images from the 1910s to the 1990s. The video recordings in this collection cover a wide range of topics and include interviews and events featuring members of the Black Panther Party, Malcolm X, and Angela Davis. The collection also includes a few short documentaries on housing and architecture in California and the social movements of the 1960s.
The San Diego State University, Special Collections and University Archives collection contains audiovisual materials (moving images and audio) and text from the 1960s to 1990s. A majority of the collection consists of oral interviews concerning women's rights, agriculture, the arts, and cultural movements of California.
The San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco History Center collection contains audiovisual material (moving images, audio) from the 1910s to the 1990s. The majority of the collection consists of oral history. Highlights include a home movie recording of Franklin D. Roosevelt visiting San Francisco.
The University of California, Los Angeles, Ethnomusicology Archive collection contains audiovisual material (moving images and audio) from the 1940s to 2010s. A majority of the collection contains filmed footage and recorded audio of ethnic musical groups in California and around the world. Subjects include African American music, folk music, and music created by California inmates.
The University of Southern California, USC Libraries, Special Collections online collection contains audiovisual material (moving images and audio) from the 1940s to present day. The recordings in this collection include videos from the USC Thornton School of Music records which document lectures by notable composers such as Henry Mancini and Andre Previn, as well as video and audio which document and comment on the brutal beating of Rodney King in Los Angeles and its effect on race relations in that era.