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.
The Petaluma Historic Library and Museum collection contains texts and audiovisual material (moving images, audio) and texts from the 1920s to 2010s. A majority of the collection consists of oral histories, interviews, and home movies concerning Petaluma Chicken Ranches, genealogy, the Argus Courier Newspaper, the Bojorques family and more. Other material includes texts such as oral transcripts and maps about the history of ranchos.
The Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology collection contains audiovisual material (moving images) from the 1930s to the 1990s. The majority of the collection consists of footage documenting Native American art, and includes subjects and topics such as anthropology, Northwestern Native Americans, boatmaking, Native American art and more.
The Placentia Library collection contains texts from the 1970s to 1980s. A majority of the collection consists of a newspaper titled, the Placentia News-Times.
The Purpose of the Placentia History Collection is the acquisition, organization, and preservation of both primary and secondary materials relevant to the history of Placentia and its vicinity. As a resource center for the people of Placentia, this collection includes both historical and current information concerning the cultural, geographic, agricultural, economic, social, and political development of the Placentia area.
The Placer County Museums Division collection consists of audiovisual material (audio) from the 1940s. A majority of the collecton contains recorded oral histories of the DeWitt General Hospital, located in Auburn, California, during World War II. The hospital served the morale and physical well-being of many troops recovering from the war.
The Placer County Museums Division manages seven museums and maintains an Archive and Collection Center with a public reading room available for researchers. Archival and museum collections have been accumulated by this facility since 1948 and includes privately donated collections as well as official government records dating back to the establishment of Placer County in 1851. Our mission is to collect, preserve, interpret, and share the history of Placer County and its significant relationship to larger themes in California and American history.
The Pleasanton's Museum on Main collection contains audiovisual material (moving images and audio) and texts from the 1890s to 2000s. A majority of the collection consists of oral interviews with residents of Pleasanton as well as a local newspaper, the Pleasanton Times.
The Point Reyes National Seashore Museum collection contains texts and images from the 1930s to 2010s. A majority of the collection consists of texts concerning privateer, Sir Francis Drake, and his 16th century voyage to the California coast. Other material includes images of Drake's Bay, located along the Point Reyes National Seashore.
Audiovisual, image, and text material relating to trains and the railroad. Content includes correspondence between railroad exectives, moving images of trains, and still images of railroad life. Other material consists of ticket stubs, dining car menus, and Southern Pacific bulletins.
Audiovisual and image material relating to the regional history of California's Central Coast. Content includes imags of the 1925 Santa Barbara earthquake, as well as moving images from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo.
Audiovisual, text, and image material relating to the regional history of California's Great Basin, also known as the Eastern Sierras. A majority of the content includes recorded oral interviews with residents of the Eastern Sierras and moving images of the Bishop Creek area.