The Oral History Center of the Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley collection contains audiovisual materials (moving images, audio) from the 1950s to the 2000s. The majority of the collection consists of oral history recordings focusing on the history of the Bay Area as well as the Western United States, including recordings with artists, activists, agriculturalists, and residents sharing local history. Highlights include an interview with Dorothea Lange.
The Palo Alto City Library collection contains texts from the 1950s to 2010s. A majority of the collection consists of texts about native trees in Palo Alto, women's history, and Japanese American history.
The University of California, Berkley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive collection contains text and audiovisual material (moving images and audio) from the 1910s to 2010s. A majority of the collection consists of filmed footage and text documenting life in Berkeley and the surrounding San Francisco Bay Area. Subjects include 1960s counterculture, the Black Panthers, Harvey Milk, cultural communities, and the independent film industry.