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 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.
Images and audiovisual material relating to California architecuture. Content includes recorded oral interviews with California painters, architects, designers, and artists, such as Jack Matson, Helen Dowd, and Paul Lingren. Other material includes information about the architectural growth of California cities like San Diego, Monterey, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.
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.
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.
Audiovisual material relating to California's Cambodian theatrical arts and dance. Content includes recorded video of the University of California, Los Angeles "Khmer Dance and Music Project," which features the art and dance of Cambodia. Other material incudes concerts by Prahlung Khmer and recordings of the "City Roots Festival: Cambodian Dance and Music."
Audiovisual material relating to African American community and church life in California from the 1980s to 2010s. A majority of the themed collection contains recorded audio and video of music and choirs. Other material includes oral interviews with church members, such as Father Charles Boykins, the Associate Pastor of St. John's Catholic Church, and Bernadette Davis, president of the St. Bernadette Catholic Church Choir.
Audiovisual material relating to Asian American community life in California. Content includes home videos in 1950s Sacramento and surrounding areas from the Ouye family. Other material includes oral interviews with survivors of Japanese Internment, recorded by the Issei Oral History Project in the 1970s.
Audiovisual material relating to the history and modern life of California Native Americans. Content includes oral interviews with tribal members about family life, activism, labor, and cattle ranching in the Owens Valley from 1920s through the 1960s. Other material includes histories of the California missions, recording of native California music, and lectures on the signs and symbols of early California Native Americans.