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.
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.