The California State Library collection contains text and still images spanning from the late 1700s through the modern era. This expansive collection contains California Automobile Registrations, local and industry newspapers and newsletters, California magazines, and include subjects and topics such as the motion picture industry, State budgets, the diversity of California, and much 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 the Study of Political Graphics collection contains print materials from the 1960s through the present. The majority of the collection consists of political posters that record the Chicanx/Latinx perspective of national and international events. Subjects and topics include social change, protest, United Farm Workers, healthcare, civil rights, and more. Creators featured in the collection include some of the best known Chicano artists such as Rupert Garcia (Oakland), Barbara Carrasco (Los Angeles), Malaquias Montoya (Davis) and Ester Hernandez (San Francisco); important art collectives such as the Royal Chicano Air Force (Sacramento), Self Help Graphics (Los Angeles), Mechicano Art Center (Los Angeles), Mexica Movement (Los Angeles) and Mission Cultural Center (San Francisco). The collection also includes younger and emerging artists such as Jesus Barraza, Melanie Cervantes, and Julio Salgado.
The Fresno County Library collection contains texts, images and audiovisual materials (moving images, audio) from the 1860s to the early 2000s. The majority of the collection consists of photos of residents through the ages and includes subjects and topics such as Japanese Americans, Armenian Americans, Bill Clinton, William Saroyan and more.
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 Mill Valley Public Library, Lucretia Little History Room collection contains texts and images from the 1860s to 1930s. A majority of the collection consists of portraits and photographs of residents of Mill Valley, Marin County, California. Included also are train tickets and time cards from the early 1900s.