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 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 Loyola Marymount University collection contains audiovisual materials (moving images, audio) from the 1960s to the 2000s. The majority of the collection consists of television segments by KCET, an independent television station licensed to Los Angeles, CA.
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life was established in 2010 following the transfer of the Judah L. Magnes Museum to the University of California, Berkeley. Its remarkably diverse archive, library and museum holdings include art, objects, texts, music, and historical documents about the Jews in the Global Diaspora and the American West. As one of the world's preeminent Jewish collections in a university setting, it provides highly innovative and accessible resources to both researchers and the general public. The holdings of The Magnes continue to grow. In 2017, The Magnes established the Taube Family Arthur Szyk Collection, and in 2018 it received the gift of the Roman Vishniac Archive.
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life at the University of California, Berkeley consists of audiovisual material (moving images and audio) from the 1920s to the 1990s. The recordings in this collection document various Jewish communities in 20th century California and include the Zellerbach family home movies (dating to the 1920s), audio tapes from the Development Corporation for Israel (Israel Bonds) documenting efforts to raise money for Israel, and other oral history recordings.
Audiovisual material relating to Mexican folk music. A majority of the themed collection contains rehearsal and performance recordings of the Mexican Players at the Padua Hills Theatre. Other material includes recorded oral interviews and histories of Mexican players and hostesses at the Padua Hills Theatre, such as Michaela Jimenez, Gilberto Flores, and Casilda Amador Thoreson.
The Oakland Public Library, Oakland History Room collection contains audiovisual material (moving images, audio) from the 1940s to the 2000s. The majority of the collection consists of oral history recordings. Highlights include a lecture by James Baldwin, as well as speeches by and interviews of Kathleen Cleaver, Bobby Seale, Huey Newton, H. Rap Brown, Stokely Carmichael, and George Jackson.
The Placer County Museums Division collection consists of audiovisual material (audio) from the 1940s. A majority of the collecton contains recorded oral histories of the DeWitt General Hospital, located in Auburn, California, during World War II. The hospital served the morale and physical well-being of many troops recovering from the war.
The Placer County Museums Division manages seven museums and maintains an Archive and Collection Center with a public reading room available for researchers. Archival and museum collections have been accumulated by this facility since 1948 and includes privately donated collections as well as official government records dating back to the establishment of Placer County in 1851. Our mission is to collect, preserve, interpret, and share the history of Placer County and its significant relationship to larger themes in California and American history.
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 Stanford University collection contains audiovisual material (moving images, audio) from the 1940s to the 1980s. The majority of the collection consists of oral history and nonfiction films. Highlights include historical information on early high-tech development as well as video recordings on the Stanford Prison Experiment.
The University of California, Riverside Special Collections and University Archives collection contains audiovisual material (moving images, audio) from the 20th century. Highlights of the collection are interviews with Tuskegee Airmen, Ray Bradbury, and others; films of hiking trips from the Trailfinders organization; and films from the Water Resources Collection and Archives.