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 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 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 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.
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 Department of Rhetoric, Film and Media, University of California, Berkeley collection contains moving images from the 1930s through the 1960s. The titles span a variety of topics and forms including presidential press conferences, springboard diving training, and more.
The Salinas Public Library collection consists of audiovisual material (moving images and audio) from the 1930s to 1990s. A majority of the collection contains recorded oral interviews with people who personally knew John Steinbeck and are recounting their memories with him. Other material includes film from the Steinbeck Festival XIII in 1995.
The Salinas Public Library has proudly served the community since 1909 when it first opened its doors as a Carnegie Public Library. Today, there are three branch libraries, John Steinbeck Library, Cesar Chavez Library, and El Gabilan Library, with services available 7-days a week. The collection includes more than 100,000 books, magazines, movies, and audiobooks, and a separate Steinbeck Collection of more than a thousand books, articles, and historical items.
In 2005, the library was featured in the movie “The Hollywood Librarian” after it received national attention for nearly closing its doors because of severe budget cuts. Rally Salinas, a local and regional effort to restore funding for the library through a local tax measure, was ultimately successful in sustaining operations. Today, the Salinas Public Library is experiencing a renaissance of programs and services with its recent launch of a Digital Branch that includes an extensive collection of online resources, databases, instructional software, as well as eBooks, eMagazines, streaming movies, and much more.
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.
The Whittier Museum collection contains audiovisual materials (moving images and audio) from the 1900s to 2000s. A majority of the collection consists of oral history interviews with residents of Whittier, California. Subjects include westward expansion and settlement of California.