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.
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 California's computer and technology industry. A majority of the themed collection pertains to the West Coast Computer Faire, an annual computer industry conference and exposition first organized in 1977. Topics include computer building, software, graphics, and medical practices.
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.