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 University, Bakersfield collection contains audiovisual material (moving images and audio) from the 1930s to the 1970s. The majority of the collection are home movies and oral histories, and include subjects and topics such as Kern County, Yosemite, war relief efforts, 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 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 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 Its remarkably diverse archive, library and museum holdings include art, objects, texts, music, and historical documents about the Jews in the Global Diaspora and the American West.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.
The Mariposa Museum and History Center collection contains audiovisual material (movies, audio) and text from the 1850s through the early 2000s. The majority of the collection consists of newspapers and oral histories documenting subjects and topics such as mining, gold country, Yosemite and more.