The Daly City Public Library collection consists of print and audiovisual materials relating to local history and residents from the early twentieth century to the present. Of particular interest is a large collection of Daly City newspapers dating from the late nineteenth century to the mid-1960s.
The Daly City Public Library provides library services to the residents of the City of Daly City. Daly City, population 101,123 (U.S. Census 2010), is the largest city in San Mateo County and is located immediately south of the City and County of San Francisco. The Library also serves residents of the Town of Colma and unincorporated Broadmoor. Daly City is proud of its vibrant and ethnically diverse urban community. Daly City has been identified as one of the "Capitals of Asian America" - with Filipinos constituting the largest ethnic group. Daly City is 55.6% Asian; 23.7% Hispanic or Latino; 13.9% White, Non-Hispanic; 3.6% African-American; and 12.3% Other (U.S. Census 2010).
The de Saisset Museum collection contains audiovisual materials (moving images) from the 1970s. The majority of the collection consists of artist related interviews and documentaries, and include subjects and topics such as New Deal Art, Edward Biberman, the Bruton Sisters and more.
The Department of African American Studies, University of California, Berkeley collection contains audiovisual materials (moving images, audio) from the 1970s and 1980s. The majority of the collection consists of lectures given at the Berkeley campus and other Bay Area locations, and include subjects and topics such as James Baldwin, Angela Davis, St. Clair Drake, African American studies and more.
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.
The Dixon Public Library collection contains audiovisual material (moving images, audio) from the 1970s to the 1990s. The majority of the collection consists of oral history recorded in the 1990s of elder residents of Dixon speaking on local history.
Audiovisual and image material relating to topics about the Dust Bowl migration from 1931 to 1939. Content includes recorded oral histories and interviews with California residents who have first-hand knowledge of the Dust Bowl-era migration. Other material includes slide show images of the California environemt and terrain typical to that of the given era.