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 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.
A themed collection of oral histories and interviews recorded between the 1970s and 1990s. Topics include, but are not limited to, early California settlers, ranching, homosexuality, and the East Bay during World War II.