The California State Archives collection contains audiovisual material (moving images and audio), text material, and still images from the 1910s through the early 1990s. The majority of the collection consists of oral histories and government department videos, and include subjects and topics such as prisons, water resources, Jesse Unruh, the Senate Unamerican Activities Committee, 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 History San Jose collection contains print and audiovisual material (text, still images, moving images, and audio) from the 1790s to the 1990s. The majority of the collection consists of KNTV news broadcasts, oral history recordings, and transcripts.
The Hoover Institution Archives, Stanford University collection contains audiovisual material (moving images, audio) from the 1920s to the 1990s. The majority of the collection consists of political election content and includes Ronald Reagan presidential campaign TV advertisements.
The Orange County Archives collection contains texts and audiovisual material (moving images and audio) from the 1910s to 2010s. A majority of the collection contains filmed footage and ledgers related to local history of Orange County, California. Subjects include DisneyLand, Knott's Berry Farm, and the Cypress Enterprise newspaper.
The Pepperdine University Special Collections and University Archives collection contains audiovisual material (moving images, audio) from the 1940s to the 2000s. The majority of the collection consists of lectures and speeches for students, including speakers such as Maya Angelou and George W. Bush.