The Sacramento City College collection contains audiovisual material (moving images and audio) and texts from the 1920s to 2000s. A majority of the collection consists oral history interviews with previous faculty and the Pioneer college yearbooks.
The SAG-AFTRA Foundation collection contains audiovisual material (moving images and audio) from the 1990s to 2000s. A majority of the collection consists of filmed footage Q&A interviews with actor and politician, Barry Gordon, hollywood executive director, Leonard Chassman, and actor and activist, Edward Asner.
The Salinas Public Library collection consists of audiovisual material (moving images and audio) from the 1930s to 1990s. A majority of the collection contains recorded oral interviews with people who personally knew John Steinbeck and are recounting their memories with him. Other material includes film from the Steinbeck Festival XIII in 1995.
The Salinas Public Library has proudly served the community since 1909 when it first opened its doors as a Carnegie Public Library. Today, there are three branch libraries, John Steinbeck Library, Cesar Chavez Library, and El Gabilan Library, with services available 7-days a week. The collection includes more than 100,000 books, magazines, movies, and audiobooks, and a separate Steinbeck Collection of more than a thousand books, articles, and historical items.
In 2005, the library was featured in the movie “The Hollywood Librarian” after it received national attention for nearly closing its doors because of severe budget cuts. Rally Salinas, a local and regional effort to restore funding for the library through a local tax measure, was ultimately successful in sustaining operations. Today, the Salinas Public Library is experiencing a renaissance of programs and services with its recent launch of a Digital Branch that includes an extensive collection of online resources, databases, instructional software, as well as eBooks, eMagazines, streaming movies, and much more.
The San Bruno Public Library collection consists of texts and images from the 1850s to the 1990s. A majority of the collection contains images of residents and activities local to San Bruno. Other material includes texts advertising past events and activities, such as the Annual Posy Parade.
The San Bruno Public Library provides materials and services of popular interest to the community, emphasizing and encouraging reading by children, supplementing the educational needs of the community, and furnishing timely, accurate information. Our mission statement is anchored by the following assumptions:
A responsibility to offer free library service;
The City's commitment to a municipal library;
A responsiveness to the community;
Utilization of modern technology;
Cooperative efforts with other City departments, other libraries, and other agencies;
Commitment to intellectual freedom for all.
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 County Library collection contains audio recordings from the 1990s to the 2010s. All audio recordings are part of the Del Mar Voices Oral History Project where local residents share stories about life in San Diego and Del Mar.
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.