The Pacific Grove Public Library collection contains texts, images, and audiovisual material (moving images and audio) from the 1900s to 1980s. A majority of the collection consists of oral interviews and postcards of Pacific Grove, California.
The Pacifica Radio Archives collection contains audio recordings from the 1940s to the 1990s. The majority of the collection consists of oral history and programs on politics, art and culture. Highlights include a recording of Allen Ginsberg reading his poetry.
The Palo Alto City Library collection contains texts from the 1950s to 2010s. A majority of the collection consists of texts about native trees in Palo Alto, women's history, and Japanese American history.
The Palos Verdes Library District collection contains text from the 1920s to 1930s. A majority of the collection consists of pamphlets and brochures about the Palo Verdes Estates and the booming community located southwest of Los Angeles, California.
The Pasadena Museum of History collection contains audiovisual material (moving images and audio) from the 1980s. A majority of the collection consists of filmed footage and recorded oral history interviews with African American residents of Pasadena, California. Subjects include the founding of the The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) chapter in Pasadena, California.
The Pasadena Public Library collection contains text materials from the late 1800s through the 1940s. The collection consists of Tournament of Roses Parade programs and pictorials that document the history of the Rose Parade as well as a few illustrated souvenir books that highlight Pasadena’s beauty and charm to tourists. These books include many images of Pasadena landmarks, public and commercial buildings, and private residences. The materials in this collection help document particular periods in Pasadena’s rich history and overall contribute to a better understanding of the history of California and its people.
The Paso Robles Museum of History collection contains audiovisual material (moving images and audio). Dates are unknown. A majority of the collection consists of recordings of reciting scripture, vocals, and harmonica performances.
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.