2021 marks ten years since California Revealed began digitizing and providing online access to artifacts from libraries, archives, and history centers across California. As part of our anniversary celebration, we asked partner organizations to spotlight materials from their California Revealed collections. Their passion is our inspiration! See below for partner highlights.
Image, text, and audiovisual material relating to topics of anti-war activism. Content includes: World War I, 1914 to 1918; The Vietnam War, 1967 to 1973; The Cambodian Civil War, 1967 to 1975; and the Iraq War, 2003 to 2011. Other material includes relevant college protests, media coverage, political demonstrations, and political graphics.
Image, text, and audiovisual material relating to the Civil Rights Movement and Black Power experience in California during the 1950s, '60s, and '70s. Content includes words from Malcolm X, the Black Panther Party, and state legislation regarding civil rights.
Audiovisual material relating to topics about California Chicano history. Content includes histories about the Mexican Revolution in the 1910s, the Chicano Movement of the 1960s, Chicano visual arts, and news coverage about Chicano protests and police brutality. Other material includes recorded oral interviews and histories with leading Chicano figures like Cesar Chavez, Juanishi Orosco, and Daniel Valdez.
Audiovisual material relating to California environmental activism. Content includes words from the spokesperson of the Citizens for the Preservation of Santa Rosa Creek, scenes from University of California, Davis's Whole Earth Festival, and protests from the Redwood National Park against logging. Other material includes images of the Delta Fish Facility and the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill.
Audiovisual material relating to LGBTQ activism in the San Francisco Bay Area between the 1950s and 2000s. Content includes a large collection of recorded oral interviews with male activists such as Dick Gayer, Jim Eilers, Craig Daley, and Jack Fertig, who ran for mayor of San Francisco in 1983. Other material includes recorded video documenting San Francisco's LGBTQ community between 1965 and 1970.
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.
The African American Museum and Library at Oakland’s archival collection is a unique resource on the history of African Americans in Northern California and the Bay Area. The archive includes over 160 collections documenting 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 the African American Museum and Library at Oakland’s oral history collection researchers can listen to interviews with local civil rights activists, educators, writers, and musicians. The African American Museum and Library at Oakland 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 African American Museum and Library at Oakland’s digital collection at California Revealed consists of moving images and audio recordings from the 1940s to the 2000s. These recordings include an oral history collection containing recent interviews with African-American residents of Oakland, interviews with legendary blues musicians Brownie McGhee and Jesse Fuller, home movies recorded by Oakland's Collier family, original episodes of the Jay Peyton Show, and many recordings related to the political work of former Oakland mayor and congressman Ron Dellums.
The Alameda Free Library serves those who live, work, play, and learn in Alameda, California by providing materials, services, and programs to advance their recreational, educational, and professional goals.
The Alameda Free Library’s digital collection at California Revealed consists of audio recordings from the 1976 Bicentennial year. These oral histories were made by Alameda’s Bicentennial Committee and relay personal stories about the Naval Air Station, local sports, Prohibition, and more.
The Hancock Family Estate Archive is a digital archive of materials available at the Allan Hancock College Library's archives. These materials pertain to college namesake G. Allan Hancock, an extraordinary California resident and Central Coast visionary, as well as his family and associates.
The Allan Hancock College’s digital collection at California Revealed consists of moving image and audio recordings from mid to late 20th century. The collection includes oral histories from various Santa Barbara County residents and members of the Hancock College community, as well as historical films documenting aviation, Santa Maria infrastructure, and Allan Hancock’s extensive travels.
The American Jewish University Archives are various collections of documents, pamphlets, letters, audio, films, publications, photographs, scrapbooks, and ephemera that document the history of the University of Judaism and the Brandeis-Bardin Institute which merged to become American Jewish University in 2007.
The American Jewish University’s digital collection at California Revealed consists of audio recordings from the 1960s to the 1990s. The majority of the collection consists of oral histories and lectures on Jewish history, philosophy, and culture.
Image, text, and audiovisual material relating to animals and California wildlife. Content includes images and text about the San Diego Zoo, wildlife rehablitation, and California livestock and agriculture. Other material includes California wildelife in motion, images from the turn of the century, and recorded oral interviews.