A themed collection of images and family portraits throughout California. A majority of the collection contains images from series such as the Shades of Humboldt, Shades of Sutter County, Shades of South San Francisco, and Shades of Riverside.
Still image material relating to the Marin City Flea Market, circa 1990. The flea market operated for two decades and was one of the largest outdoor markets in the Bay Area. Operations shutdown in 1995 as the Marin City Community Development Corp. made way for the Gateway Shopping Center as part of the $72 million “Marin City USA” project.
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.
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.
Audiovisual, text, and image material relating to topics about the California Gold Rush which lasted from 1848 to 1855. Material includes recorded oral histories, documentaries, Gold Rush-era newspapers, and Gold Rush-era maps.
Audiovisual, image, and text material related to California immigration and migration. Content includes a local Slavic-American newsletter, as well as recorded oral histories about the Dust Bowl-era migration. Other material consists of images of the Angel Island Immigration Station and recorded oral interviews from the Sacramento Ethnic Communities Survey Collection.