The African American Museum and Library at Oakland digital collection contains audiovisual material (moving images and audio) from the 1940s to the 2000s. These recordings include an oral history collection containing recent interviews with African-American residents of Oakland, interviews with Blues musician Brownie McGhee, and home movies recorded by Oakland's Collier family.
The African American Museum and Library at Oakland is dedicated to the discovery, preservation, interpretation and sharing of historical and cultural experiences of African Americans in California and the West for present and future generations.
AAMLO's archival collection is a unique resource on the history of African Americans in Northern California and the Bay Area. The over 160 collections in the archives contain the diaries of prominent families, pioneers, churches, social and political organizations. Freedom's Journal, the Liberator, California Voice, Sun Reporter, Muhammed Speaks, and the Black Panther newspapers are available on microfilm. Using AAMLO's oral history collection researchers can listen to interviews with local civil rights activists, educators, writers, and musicians. AAMLO is home to the Eternal Voices video library containing more than 80 years of African American East Bay history and Susheel Bibb's Meet Mary Pleasant DVD (scholarly interviews, key issues and documents). The microfilm collection includes primary research information on African American enslavement, military service, California census records 1910-1930, Marcus Garvey's Universal Negro Improvement Association, W.E.B. Dubois, Benjamin Banneker, Mary Church Terrell, Paul Robeson and others.
The Alameda Free Library collection consists of audio material from the bicentennial, 1976. A majority of the collection contains recorded oral histories from the Bicentennial Committee in Alameda, California. Content includes various stories from the history of Naval Air Station, local sports, and prohibition.
The Alameda Free Library serves those who live, work, play, and learn in Alameda by providing materials, services, and programs to advance their recreational, educational, and professional goals. The Library offers a wide range of services to support community priorities, including answering reference questions, staging story times, providing summer reading programs, hosting class visits, and offering free public programs and displays for all ages and interests.
The Allan Hancock College collection contains audiovisual materials (moving images and audio) from the mid to late 20th century. The collection contains musical performances, oral histories from various Santa Barbara County residents and Hancock College students and alumni, as well as discussions on local flight schools and aviation.
The American Jewish University collection contains audio files from the 1960s to the 1990s. The majority of the collection consists of oral histories and various lectures on Jewish history, philosophy, and culture.
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.
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.
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.
The Berkeley Public Library collection contains texts from the late 1800s to the mid 2000s. The collection consists of student yearbooks from Berkeley’s own Berkeley High, McKinley Introductory High School, Willard Middle School, Garfield Junior High School, and Burbank Junior High School.
The Bishop Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center collection contains audiovisual materials (moving images) from the 1920s to the 1980s. The majority of the collection consists of home movies and nonfiction films, focusing on Bishop, CA.