The Coronado Historical Association collection consists of audiovisual material from the early to mid 19th century. A majority of the collection contains advertisements and industrial films. Content includes information about the Spreckels Sugar Company, as well as moving images of Hotel del Coronado.
The Mingei International Museums collection contains audiovisual materials (moving images), texts, and still images from the mid- 1960s to the present. The majority of the collection consists of photos of exhibits and include subjects and topics such as California Fibers, Southern California New Work, Laura Anderson, Jackie Matisse, art and more.
The Ontario City Library collection contains audiovisual material (moving images, audio) and still images from the mid 1890s to the mid 1990s. The majority of the collection consists of oral histories and include subjects and topics such as automobiles, John S. Armstrong, the Long Beach Earthquake of 1933, Chaffey College, and more.
The Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden collection contains texts and images from the 1920s to the 1990s. A majority of the collection consists of images of the garden property, tours by staff, and booklets documenting native California horticulture.
The San Diego Air and Space Museum collection contains audiovisual materials (moving images and audio) and texts from the 1930s to 2000s. A majority of the collection consists of oral history interviews and radio recordings that include the 1969 moon landing. Other subjects include prints of Ryan Aircraft contracts and the North Islander newspaper.
The San Diego History Center collection consists of audiovisual material (moving images and audio) from the 1970s to 1980s. A majority of the collection contains recorded oral interviews with architects and artists who participated in the Panama-California Exposition from 1915-1917 and the California Pacific International Exposition from 1935-1936, both hosted in San Diego.
The History Center presents engaging, family-friendly exhibitions with participatory activities that tell the remarkable stories of our region – past, present, and future. We also offer popular public programs and special events.
The San Diego State University, Special Collections and University Archives collection contains audiovisual materials (moving images and audio) and text from the 1960s to 1990s. A majority of the collection consists of oral interviews concerning women's rights, agriculture, the arts, and cultural movements of California.
The San Diego Zoo Global Library and Archives collection contains texts from the 1900s to 1980s. A majority of the collection consists of postcards, zoo guide books, and bulletins of the Zoological Society of San Diego.
The StoryCenter collection contains video productions from the present day made across the state of California. The videos tell a wide range of stories from California residents, including accounts of the Yolo, Ventura, and Sonoma wildfires, as well as personal stories of community members from Los Angeles to Sacramento to Monterey County.
The University of California, San Diego Libraries collection contains audiovisual materials (moving images, audio) from the 1960s to the early 2000s. A majority of the collection consists of public broadcasting recordings from KPBS and news footage from local TV stations. Subjects and topics include Neil Morgan, San Diego Evening Tribune, deep sea, oceanography, naval engineering and more.
The University of California, Santa Barbara, Department of Special Collections online collection contains audiovisual material (moving images and audio) from the 1960s to the 1990s. A majority of the collection consists of video from the Califas: Chicano Art and Culture in California Collection, which documents a major 1982 conference held at the University of California, Santa Cruz, as well as musical theatrical works, cultural events such as el Dia de los Muertos, and interviews with artists and authors related to Chicano culture and society in California. The collection also includes video from the Sojourner Kincaid Rolle Papers, an African-American poet and playwright, peacemaker, community activist, and television producer.