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.
Audiovisual and image material relating to California labor history. Content includes recorded oral interviews about the preservation of the Manzanar National Historic Site and its relation to themes of labor. Other material consists of political posters, agriculture, and information about the United Farm Workers of Union.
Audiovisual material relating to Mexican folk music. A majority of the themed collection contains rehearsal and performance recordings of the Mexican Players at the Padua Hills Theatre. Other material includes recorded oral interviews and histories of Mexican players and hostesses at the Padua Hills Theatre, such as Michaela Jimenez, Gilberto Flores, and Casilda Amador Thoreson.
Audiovisual, image, and text material relating to the Vietnam War, 1961 to 1975. A majority of the themed collection includes written letters and images from Eric Gustafsson, a California Vietnman veteran. Other material consists of movings images from the KNTV News Broadcast about the war, as well as images of military insignia.
Audiovisual material relating to topics about the California homefront during World War II, 1939-1945. A majority of the content consists of recorded oral interviews from workers of the Marinship Coorporation, a shipbuilding company founded in 1942 in Sausalito, California.
Text and audiovisual material relating to mining in California. Contenct includes finacial ledgers from gold-mining town, Bodie, California. Other material consists of moving images about the Champion Spark Plug Mine and oral inteviews with retired miners.
Image material relating to the Natomas Water & Mining Company, founded in 1853. A majority of the themed collections consists of maps mining property and irrigation lines along the American and Feather Rivers.
Audiovisual, image, and text material relating to trains and the railroad. Content includes correspondence between railroad exectives, moving images of trains, and still images of railroad life. Other material consists of ticket stubs, dining car menus, and Southern Pacific bulletins.