The Archives of the Archdiocese of San Francisco collects, preserves, and makes available records of enduring value which pertain to the growth, development, and governance of the Archdiocese and its institutions, and to the Catholic faith experience in the counties of Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo.
Audiovisual and image material relating to California art and artists. Content includes recorded oral interviews with watercolorists, painters, and ceramicists, such as Paul Lingren and Isabelle Churchman. Other material consists of moving images of art projects and arts council meetings.
The ArtCenter College of Design collection contains audiovisual material (moving images) from the late 1940s through the early 1980s. The collection consists of student film projects, footage of student life in the classroom and around campus, and art gallery receptions. The collection also contains a documentary about a painting class taught by Lorser Feitelson.
Images from the 1930s to 1950s relating to California's film and theatre industry. Content includes images of the Strand Theatre in East Los Angeles, California. Other material consists of documentary films from makers like James David Zellerbach and Jonathan Raymond.
Audiovisual material relating to music of California ethnic groups. Content includes recordings of Spehardic music, African American Gospel music, and American Jazz. Other material includes footage from the 2003 Festival of Philippine Arts and Cultures and audio recordings from the 1960s American Jazz musician, Don Ellis.
Images relating to the arts and California theater prodution. A majority of the themed collection consists of the Teatro de los Ninos. The theatre group was the first Chicano theater group in the United States with children performers, located in the Los Angeles region. Other material consists of Asian American theater productions, such as the Asian American Theater Company based in San Francisco.
The Autry Museum of the American West collection contains audiovisual material (moving images and audio) from the 1900s to the 2000s. The majority of the collection consists of oral history and musical recordings, particularly of Chicano folk music, including recordings on wax cylinder.
The Ayn Rand Archives collection contains audio recordings from the mid-late 1990s. The majority of the collection are episodes from The Leonard Peikoff Show, also known by its alternate title, "Philosophy: Who Needs It." This conservative talk radio show discusses Rand’s legacy, current events topics like drug legalization and the O.J. Simpson defense, and features guest interviews with celebrities and thinkers like Jayne Meadows, Steve Allen, and Vincent Bugliosi.
The Bancroft Library collection contains audiovisual material (moving images and audio) from the 1910s to the 2000s. These recordings include a collection of California nature produced by the Sierra Club, home movies by David Ross Brower with footage of Yosemite and Big Sur, and a series of 1960s televised lectures by then University of California president Clark Kerr.
The Benicia Public Library collection contains audiovisual material (moving images) from the 2000s. The majority of the collection consists of a digital storytelling project that shares the memories and experiences of Benicia residents.