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.
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.
Audiosvisual material relating to Folk Music in California. A majority of the themed collection contains recorded audio from the UCLA Folk Festival between 1963 and 1985. Other material includes moving images and recorded audio from the 2000 and 2001 Other Minds Festival at Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, California.
Audiovisual material relating to tales and folklore throughout California history. Tales consist of Gold Rush-era lore such as "The Luck of Roaring Camp," by Bret Harte, and "The Legend of Joaquin Murietta." Other material includes tales from Peter lassen, Mt. Shasta, and Grass Valley.
Audiovisual material relating to Mexican folk music. A majority of the themed collection contains rehearsal and performance recordings of the Mexican Players at the Padua Hills Theatre. Other material includes recorded oral interviews and histories of Mexican players and hostesses at the Padua Hills Theatre, such as Michaela Jimenez, Gilberto Flores, and Casilda Amador Thoreson.