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.
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.
Images and audiovisual material relating to California architecuture and its historic built environment. 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.
Images from the 1930s to 1950s relating to California's film and theatre industry. Content includes images of the Strand Theatre in East Los Angeles, California. Other material consists of documentary films from makers like James David Zellerbach and Jonathan Raymond.
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.
Images relating to the arts and California theater prodution. A majority of the themed collection consists of the Teatro de los Ninos. The theatre group was the first Chicano theater group in the United States with children performers, located in the Los Angeles region. Other material consists of Asian American theater productions, such as the Asian American Theater Company based in San Francisco.