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California Revealed strives to engage in memory work that is reparative and reflexive, acting as a bridge between heritage organizations and the communities they serve.

We seek to expand the historical narrative of California by collaborating with regional organizations, including public libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, and community groups, to digitize, preserve, and provide online access to their archival materials. 

We aim to lower the barriers to digitization by providing equitable access to free services and training. Our work serves as a model to empower communities and individuals within and beyond California to preserve and share their own stories using approachable digital tools and archival practices.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Economic and social inequity directly impacts the creation and dissemination of information, and the ability for communities and individuals to access and control their own history, heritage, and identity. By providing free access to preservation tools, education, and support, California Revealed empowers community heritage groups to contribute their own stories to California’s historical narrative, particularly those whose stories are infrequently heard. Our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Evaluation outlines California Revealed’s goals to address equity, diversity, and inclusion by assessing the programs we currently offer in relation to our mission statement.