The African American Museum and Library at Oakland digital 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 African American Museum and Library at Oakland is dedicated to the discovery, preservation, interpretation and sharing of historical and cultural experiences of African Americans in California and the West for present and future generations.
AAMLO's archival collection is a unique resource on the history of African Americans in Northern California and the Bay Area. The over 160 collections in the archives contain the diaries of prominent families, pioneers, churches, social and political organizations. Freedom's Journal, the Liberator, California Voice, Sun Reporter, Muhammed Speaks, and the Black Panther newspapers are available on microfilm. Using AAMLO's oral history collection researchers can listen to interviews with local civil rights activists, educators, writers, and musicians. AAMLO is home to the Eternal Voices video library containing more than 80 years of African American East Bay history and Susheel Bibb's Meet Mary Pleasant DVD (scholarly interviews, key issues and documents). The microfilm collection includes primary research information on African American enslavement, military service, California census records 1910-1930, Marcus Garvey's Universal Negro Improvement Association, W.E.B. Dubois, Benjamin Banneker, Mary Church Terrell, Paul Robeson and others.
Images and audiovisual material relating to California architecuture. Content includes recorded oral interviews with California painters, architects, designers, and artists, such as Jack Matson, Helen Dowd, and Paul Lingren. Other material includes information about the architectural growth of California cities like San Diego, Monterey, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.
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, 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 Claremont Heritage collection contains audiovisual material (moving images and audio) from the 1950s to the 2000s. The majority of the collection consists of oral hisotries with local residents and business-owners and recordings of live music and performances at Claremont's Padua Theatre.
The Computer History Museum collection contains audiovisual material (moving images and audio) from the 1970s and 1980s. The majority of the collection consists of audio recordings of sessions at the West Coast Computer Faire, an annual computer industry conference and exposition. The collection also includes some film and videotape recordings of various computer science innovations made by institutions such as Stanford University and IBM.
Audiovisual material relating to California's computer and technology industry. A majority of the themed collection pertains to the West Coast Computer Faire, an annual computer industry conference and exposition first organized in 1977. Topics include computer building, software, graphics, and medical practices.
The Corona Public Library collection contains audiovisual material (moving images and audio) from the 1930s to the 2000s. These recordings include home movies made by local chemical engineer G. Manley Cole, a selection of oral history interviews with local residents discussing Corona's early 20th century history, and audio recordings of Corona High School class reunions.The Corona Public Library welcomes and supports all people in the enjoyment of reading and pursuit of lifelong learning. Working together, we strive to provide access to information, ideas and knowledge through books, technology, programs, services and other resources. We believe in the freedom to read, to learn and to discover.
Audiovisual material relating to the history and modern life of California Native Americans. Content includes oral interviews with tribal members about family life, activism, labor, and cattle ranching in the Owens Valley from 1920s through the 1960s. Other material includes histories of the California missions, recording of native California music, and lectures on the signs and symbols of early California Native Americans.