Audiovisual and image material relating to topics about the Dust Bowl migration from 1931 to 1939. Content includes recorded oral histories and interviews with California residents who have first-hand knowledge of the Dust Bowl-era migration. Other material includes slide show images of the California environemt and terrain typical to that of the given era.
Image and text material relating to California's local and state economic activity. Content includes digitized mining ledgers, store ledgers, and account books. Other material includes poltical protest graphics about U.S. tax dollars and public education.
Image, text, and audiovisual material documenting over 100 years of California primary and secondary education. Content includes class photos from the turn of the century. Other material includes student drawings from Yuicaipa High School for a project titled, "The War Comes Home."
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.