The Archives of the Archdiocese of San Francisco collects, preserves, and makes available records of enduring value which pertain to the growth, development, and governance of the Archdiocese and its institutions, and to the Catholic faith experience in the counties of Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo.
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 California College of the Arts collection contains movies and images from the late 1940s to the early 2000s. The collection features works by various students and members of the Capp Street Project, footage of campus activities, as well as interviews with artists and intellectuals like Raymond Saunders and Marlon Riggs.
The Caltrans Transportation Library holds a collection of selected historical materials such as documents, photographs, maps, and artifacts that track the history of the Department. In the collection are two oral history series that have been digitized through the California Revealed project.
The "Highway Recollections" series consists of tape recordings and transcripts of interviews with retired engineers, highway maintenance workers, administrators, and other personnel. The participants shared their insights on past highway development and changes within the Department. They were produced by Department volunteers, Caltrans History Preservation Committee and District 3 History Committee members in the late 1970s. There are 21 recordings that have been digitized and are available via streaming.
In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of 258 Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. Caltrans District 4 staff produced the “Loma Prieta series.” It was organized quickly and the informal interviews were completed within three months of the earthquake while memories were fresh. The selected employees cover a cross section of job titles and geographic areas to better illustrate the size and scope of the disaster. Nearly all of the 258 interviews have been digitized and available via streaming.The California Department of Transportation (CalTrans) collection contains audiovisual material (moving images and audio) from the 1970s to the 2000s. These recordings include an oral history collection conducted with caltrans employees in the wake of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake and another oral history collection entitled Highway Recollections, which chronicles the experience of people who worked on California highways.
The California Historical Society collection contains audiovisual material (moving images and audio) from the 1900s to present day. These recordings include film footage from the Peoples Temple (the Jonestown Massacre) shot by residents of the camp, home movies from a Corcoran, California family, historical film footage of Donner Pass, and an oral history of San Francisco labor organizers.
The California Nursery Company - Roeding Collection contains text materials from the 1920’s-1960s relating to California Horticulture. The collect, featuring materials in both English and Spanish, primarily consists of catalogs from the California Nursery Company.
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 Center for Asian American Media collection contains moving images from the 1930s to the 1980s. The majority of the collection consists of home movies, and include subjects and topics such as Asian-Americans living in California, family life 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 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 City College of San Francisco Library collection contains images from the 1940s. A majority of the collection consists of paintings by Mexican artist, Diego Rivera, and his first assistant, Mona Hofmann.
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.