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American Libraries

The American Libraries collection includes material contributed from across the United States. Institutions range from the Library of Congress to many local public libraries. As a whole, this collection of material brings holdings that cover many facets of American life and scholarship into the public domain. Significant portions of this collection have been generously sponsored by Microsoft, Yahoo!, The Sloan Foundation, and others.


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Center for Sacramento History audiovisual archives
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828
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207,410
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The audiovisual archives of the  Center for Sacramento Histor y  contain moving images and audio recordings related to the region's vast cultural heritage. See our textual archives  here . Founded in 1953, the Center for Sacramento History (CSH) is funded by the City and the County of Sacramento and is the repository and research center for City and County historic collections. These collections are held in the public trust and reflect the many aspects of the social,...
Topic: californiarevealed
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BAMPFA is UC Berkeley’s premier visual arts venue, presenting more than 450 film screenings, scores of public programs, and up to twenty exhibitions annually. With its vibrant and eclectic programming, BAMPFA inspires the imagination and ignites critical dialogue through art, film, and other forms of creative expression. BAMPFA’s collection includes more than 17,500 films and videos, including the largest collection of Japanese cinema outside of Japan, impressive holdings of Soviet...
Topic: californiarevealed
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Established in 1961, the UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive is a world-renowned research archive dedicated to the study of musical traditions from around the globe. The Archive’s collection of more than 150,000 audio, video, print, and photographic items documents musical expressions throughout the world and includes unique field recordings as well as rare commercial recordings. As part of UCLA’s Department of Ethnomusicology, the Archive preserves and makes accessible over 50 years’ worth of...
Topic: californiarevealed
California State Railroad Museum Library
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426
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78,873
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On May 2, 1981, the California State Railroad Museum opened to the public, as did the Museum Library. The library has been an integral component of CSRM since the project's inception. It was clear to the founders of the Museum that a thoughtfully assembled collection of published, manuscript, and pictorial materials would not only enhance the museum's services but also support its conservation and education programs. With this goal in mind, as railroad equipment and artifacts were gathered for...
Topic: californiarevealed
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The Bancroft Library is the primary special collections library at the University of California, Berkeley. One of the largest and most heavily used libraries of manuscripts, rare books, and unique materials in the United States, Bancroft supports major research and instructional activities and plays a leading role in the development of the University's research collections. Bancroft's holdings include: * more than 600,000 volumes * 60,000,000 manuscript items * 8,000,000 photographs/pictorial...
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California Historical Society
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126
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59,024
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The mission of the California Historical Society is to inspire and empower Californians to make the past a meaningful part of their contemporary lives. The current CHS headquarters accommodate the administrative offices, North Baker Research Library, exhibition galleries, and museum store. * Keeps an active public program schedule, including exhibitions, lectures, and other public events. * The California Historical Society holds one of the richest collections of primary and secondary materials...
Topic: californiarevealed
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The UC Santa Barbara Library, Department of Special Research Collections collects, maintains, preserves, and makes accessible the UCSB Libraries’ most valuable, rare, and unique materials. Included are printed materials such as books and serials, as well as manuscripts, and audio-visual materials. The department’s materials are non-circulating, but are available for research in the reading room during posted hours. Among Special Research Collections holdings are approximately 250,000...
Topic: californiarevealed
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The Media Resources Center (MRC) is the UC Berkeley Library's primary collection of materials in electronic non-print (audio and visual) formats. These formats include: videocassettes, DVDs; compact audio discs; audiocassettes; and online (streamed) audio and video. The MRC collection is intended to support the broad range of study and research interests on campus. There are particularly strong holdings in humanities and social sciences materials, as well as a broad range of general interest...
Topic: californiarevealed
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California's first legislature, meeting in 1849–50, charged the Secretary of State to receive "…all public records, registered maps, books, papers, rolls, documents and other writings…which appertain to or are in any way connected with the political history and past administration of the government of California…" The California State Archives, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State, continues to serve in the spirit of those early instructions, providing a...
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History San José
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441
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37,139
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History San José (HSJ) is Silicon Valley’s largest and most comprehensive historical organization. History San José preserves and enriches the cultural heritage of San Jose and the Santa Clara Valley through research, collections, partnerships, educational programs and events.. History San José operates three locations: History Park — a historical and cultural campus featuring 19 partner organizations who each tell their own history in their own words; the Peralta Adobe-Fallon House...
Topic: californiarevealed
Orange County Archives
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367
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32,181
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The Orange County Archives serves as the main repository for historic property documents, vital records and other materials from county government. The Archives is open daily to offer assistance to local historians, property researchers, genealogists and students. The Archives is also home to a vast collection of historic photos and archival materials from affiliated government agencies, as well as the Knott’s Berry Farm Collection, the federal court record of the county’s 1994 bankruptcy,...
Topic: californiarevealed
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At the core of the founding of the Hoover Institution in 1919, the Hoover Institution Library and Archives are a central part of the overall mission of the Institution. By collecting rare and unique material on political, economic, and social change in the modern era; preserving it; and providing it to researchers, the library and archives provide a rich and growing knowledge base and promote and encourage scholarship and research. Archival holdings amount to nearly 6,000 separate collections...
Topic: californiarevealed
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The Model Colony History Room was established in the Ontario City Library in 1970. The room contains non-circulating materials concerning the social, economic and governmental history of Ontario and the western region of San Bernardino County. Materials available in the Model Colony History Room include: manuscripts, photographs, documents, maps, local school yearbooks, news clippings, Ontario city directories, and phone books. Many of these materials date back to 1882 when George Chaffey and...
Topic: californiarevealed
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The Department of Special Collections and University Archives within the Stanford University Libraries exists to arrange, describe, preserve, and make available documents of enduring historic value, both as intellectual items and as historical artifacts, to support the research needs of the undergraduates, graduate students, faculty and other scholars at Stanford University and beyond. Stanford University Library curators actively seek out collections to enhance our holdings, primarily in the...
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California Institute of Technology Archives
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462
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19,217
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The Caltech Archives were formally established in 1968 to serve as the collective memory of the California Institute of Technology. Our mission is to preserve and make accessible the institutional records, personal papers, documents, artifacts and pictorial materials that tell the school's history. The Archives' unique research collections in the history of science and technology range from the time of Copernicus to today. They are available to the campus community for instructional and...
Topic: californiarevealed
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UC Davis's Department of Special Collections , established July 1966, houses the Library's rare books, manuscript collections, the University Archives, and other noncirculating research materials requiring care and control that cannot be provided in the open stacks. The Department's major purposes are to acquire these materials, make them available for use, and preserve their integrity for future generations of students and scholars. The Special Collections Department houses the J. Richard...
Topic: californiarevealed
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The mission of the Paulina June & George Pollak Library is to uphold the University's commitment to making learning preeminent through its support and enhancement of the teaching, learning, and research activities of the California State University, Fullerton community. The Library will be the hub of an information and instruction network, designed to facilitate the delivery of recorded knowledge and information. Contact Information: Paulina June & George Pollak Library California State...
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Museum of Performance and Design
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145
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16,116
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Located in San Francisco, the Museum of Performance + Design is the only independent, non-profit art organization in the United States devoted to the history of performing arts and theatrical design. Founded in 1947 by Russell Hartley, a dancer and designer with the San Francisco Ballet, the organization was long known as the San Francisco Performing Arts Library & Museum (SFPALM) until it changed its name to Museum of Performance + Design in 2007. MP+D has served the arts community for...
Topic: californiarevealed
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The Oral History Center is a research program of the University of California, Berkeley, working within The Bancroft Library . The Oral History Center preserves the history of the San Francisco Bay Area, California, and the Western United States. By conducting carefully researched, tape-recorded, and transcribed interviews, OHC creates archival oral histories intended for the widest possible use.
Topic: californiarevealed
Bishop Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center
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39
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15,177
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* The Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit 501 c(6) corporation and member-driven organization which gathers diverse community interests together to work on common issues that affect the region's economic health. * The Chamber is an advocate for business on issues which impact the ability of the region's businesses to be successful in a competitive marketplace. * The Chamber works to improve and promote the tourism industry of the Bishop Area. * The Chamber assembles community...
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Eastern California Museum
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124
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14,696
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The Eastern California Museum was founded in 1928, and has been operated by the County of Inyo since 1968. The mission of the Museum is to collect, preserve, and interpret objects and information related to the cultural and natural history of Inyo County and the Eastern Sierra, from Death Valley to Mono Lake. The Museum collection is held in public trust, and a computerized database with over 15,550 records is used to manage the Museum's extensive collections. In addition to those artifacts,...
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Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
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447
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13,070
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The mission statement of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is to inspire wonder, discovery and responsibility for our natural and cultural worlds. The Research Library has been an integral part of the Museum since it's founding in 1913, and its holdings reflect the breadth of its collections. The collection consists of materials in a variety of fields, most particularly regarding anthropology, ethnology, zoology, mineralogy, paleontology, and history – especially as it relates...
Topic: californiarevealed
Humboldt State University Library
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176
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12,736
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The Humboldt State University Library supports the research and information needs of Humboldt State University. The University, located in Arcata, California, is a member of the 23-campus California State University system, serving the northwestern region of the state. The HSU Library houses over 500,000 print monographs, provides access to more than 79,000 ejournals and 40,000 ebooks, and is a federal depository for United States government publications. In addition to its main monographic and...
Topic: californiarevealed
University of California, San Diego, Library
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62
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12,589
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The collections of the UC San Diego Library are the result of more than 45 years of intensive efforts to build one of the outstanding research collections within the University of California System. The success of our collection-building activity is due to the commitment between librarians, faculty, staff, students, and private donors. With more than seven million digital and print volumes, journals, and multimedia materials, the Library directly supports the research and instructional needs of...
Topic: californiarevealed
Fresno County Public Library
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478
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12,582
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Located in the heart of California's San Joaquin Valley, the Fresno County Public Library provides collections and services through its Central Resource Library and 34 branches. We are part of the San Joaquin Valley Library System (SJVLS), a cooperative network of 10 public library jurisdictions in the counties of Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced and Tulare. * Mission, Vision & Values * History of the Fresno County Public Library Contact Information: Fresno County Public...
Topic: californiarevealed
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This is an extensive video archive, originally acquired through purchase in U-matic format and later reformatted into VHS. The coverage includes a major 1982 conference held at the University of California, Santa Cruz. The collection contains presentations of musical theatrical works, cultural events such as el Dia de los Muertos and interviews with performers, artists and authors related to Chicano culture and society in California.
Topic: californiarevealed
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life
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151
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12,003
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The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life was established in 2010 after the transfer of the Judah L. Magnes Museum to the University of California, Berkeley . Its remarkably diverse archive, library and museum holdings include art, objects, texts, music, and historical documents about the Jews in the Global Diaspora and the American West. As one of the world's preeminent Jewish collections in a university setting, it provides highly innovative and accessible resources to both researchers and...
Topic: californiarevealed
El Teatro Campesino Archives
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85
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11,622
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The archives of El Teatro Campesino are the largest archival collection on Chicano theater, consisting of approximately 157 linear feet of archives and manuscripts. They include a variety of formats, dating from the Teatro's founding in 1965. They include primary materials for researchers with an interest in theater arts, cultural arts, history, political science, labor relations, ethnic studies, sociology, antropology, and women's studies. Most materials are in English; some are in Spanish or...
Topic: californiarevealed
Lambda Archives of San Diego
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223
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11,127
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Lambda Archives of San Diego (LASD) has been established to preserve and make available for research and educational purposes the tangible record of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community with a special emphasis on those materials relating specifically to San Diego County and northern Baja California. LASD views all aspects of LGBT life as important to the understanding of our communities' values, interests and issues. To this end, LASD actively seeks to acquire and...
Topic: californiarevealed
The Autry Museum of the American West
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38
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10,467
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The Autry Museum of the American West is a history museum dedicated to exploring and sharing the stories, experiences, and perceptions of the diverse peoples of the American West. Located in Griffith Park, the Autry’s collection of over 500,000 pieces of art and artifacts, which includes the collection of the Southwest Museum of the American Indian, is one of the largest and most significant in the United States. The Libraries and Archives of the Autry include two research libraries: the...
Topic: californiarevealed
Santa Clara Valley Water District Library
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1,101
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10,454
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The Santa Clara Valley Water District Library supports the district's mission by providing professional research services for district staff and the public, using its core reference and journal collections, satellite libraries, on-line databases, interlibrary loan, and outside experts. The library maintains a catalog database of the core and satellite libraries. The district library has an extensive collection of books, reports and other materials. While we do not check out materials to the...
Topic: californiarevealed
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The USC Libraries Special Collections Department provides access to and preserves archival, historic, and primary source materials in its main areas of strength: Los Angeles regional history; American literature; Lion Feuchtwanger and the German émigré experience; natural history; Iberian, Latin American, and U.S. Hispanics studies, and USC history and the university’s intellectual life. Our quarters provide an area where students, faculty, and their classes may pursue intellectual exchange...
Topic: californiarevealed
California College of the Arts Libraries
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532
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8,732
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California College of the Arts , formerly California College of Arts and Crafts, was founded in 1907 by Frederick Meyer, along with Xavier Martinez, Perham Nahl, and Isabelle Percy West. Originally in Berkeley, California, the college moved to its Oakland campus in 1922. Another campus in San Francisco was established in 1986. Reflecting the history of the college as an art and design school, the library collections focus on the practice of contemporary art and design as well as on the...
Topic: californiarevealed
Loyola Marymount University
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87
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8,521
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The Department of Archives and Special Collections houses a variety of rare and unique materials. The Department is located on the third floor of the William H. Hannon Library on the campus of Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. Collections include: * Art & artifacts * Audiovisual materials * Postcards * Rare books * Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles Research Collection * Manuscripts * University archives Contact Information: Department of Archives and Special...
Topic: californiarevealed
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The Ethnic Studies Library is a consolidation of the four collections in the Ethnic Studies Department, University of California, Berkeley: Asian American Studies Collection Chicano Studies Collection Comparative Ethnic Studies Collection Native American Studies Collection Contact Information: 30 Stephens Hall #2360 University of California Berkeley, CA 94720-2360 Telephone: (510) 643-1234 Fax: (510) 643-8433 Email: esl@library.berkeley.edu
Topic: californiarevealed
Oakland History Room, Oakland Public Library
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102
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8,115
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The Oakland History Room is an important center for the study of the history and current development of the East Bay. Its collection contains a wide variety of materials relating to the history of Oakland and the larger Bay Area, including books, magazines, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, photographs, postcards, sheet music, trade catalogs, and scrapbooks. Contact Information: Oakland History Room Oakland Public Library 125 14th Street Oakland, CA 94612 Telephone: (510) 238-3222 Email:...
Topic: californiarevealed
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Few regions can rival the rich, lively labor history of the San Francisco Bay Area. This history is preserved in primary source and vintage history materials at the Labor Archives and Research Center (LARC) . Founded in 1985 by trade union leaders, historians, labor activists and university administrators, the Labor Archives is a unit of the J. Paul Leonard Library at San Francisco State University. The Labor Archives collection includes materials from the counties surrounding San Francisco...
Topic: californiarevealed
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The San Francisco History Center contains a research collection of books, newspapers and magazines, photographs, maps, posters, archives and manuscript collections, and ephemera, documenting all aspects of San Francisco life and history. The Center is also the archives for the City and County of San Francisco. The San Francisco History Center contains a wealth of primary and secondary source materials in print, manuscript, audio-visual, and digital formats. These include books, periodicals,...
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Computer History Museum
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121
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5,662
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The mission of the Computer History Museum is to preserve and present for posterity the artifacts and stories of the information age. As such, the Museum plays a unique role in the history of the computing revolution and its worldwide impact on the human experience. The Computer History Museum was formally established as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization in 1999. The Museum is dedicated to the preservation and celebration of computing history. We are home to one of the largest international...
Topic: californiarevealed
Sacramento City College
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177
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5,504
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Sacramento City College, Special Collections collects records of the college, unique local artifacts, and other materials documenting the history of the college and surrounding area, and makes them available to the college community and external researchers. The department stores, preserves, and arranges these collections according to standard archival practices. Users may access original materials in the Special Collections Room. The department also creates exhibits, scans photographs, and...
Topic: californiarevealed
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The San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park and its partners seek to forge emotional and intellectual connections through preservation and interpretation of the resources and stories of America's maritime gateways, history, and culture, especially the development of the Pacific Coast. The Library Collections consist of over 35,000 book and periodical titles dating from 1536 to the present, 50,000 pieces of ephemera, over 3000 maps and charts covering the Pacific Basin and the West Coast...
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California State Military Museum
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23
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The The California State Military Museum houses over 33,000 artifacts as well a substantial library and archives. In addition to the main facility in Sacramento, the museum also has three satellite museums at Camp Roberts in Monterey County, Camp San Luis Obispo in San Luis Obispo County, and the Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base (under development) in Orange County. We also oversee non-public Regimental Rooms at the San Diego Armory and other National Guard facilities across the state....
Topic: californiarevealed
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Pepperdine University Special Collections and University Archives collect, organize, preserve, and make available materials with enduring historic value that can be used to support research, teaching, administrative activities, and community involvement. The department consists of rare book collections, archival collections (including the University Archives), the Malibu Historical Collection, and the Churches of Christ Heritage Center. Materials in these collections are available for use by...
Topic: californiarevealed
Manzanar National Historic Site
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78
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4,719
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Manzanar National Historic Site was established to preserve the stories of the internment of nearly 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II and to serve as a reminder to this and future generations of the fragility of American civil liberties. Congress established Manzanar National Historic in 1992. Three distinct eras are represented in the site's museum collection. Owens Valley Paiute inhabiting the area from A.D. 600 to the early 1900s; the early ranching and farming period from...
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Visual Communications
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15
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4,553
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Visual Communications (VC) is the first non-profit organization in the nation dedicated to the honest and accurate portrayals of the Asian Pacific American peoples, communities and heritage through the media arts. The Visual Communications Archives is the repository for the records generated by and related to the history of Visual Communications. Its purpose is to document the history of the organization by  organizing, preserving, and creating access to primary materials for...
Topic: californiarevealed
Yolo County Archives
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106
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4,528
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The Yolo County Archives is a permanent collection of material pertaining to the history of Yolo County from approximately 1850 to the present. The collection consists of records from various Yolo County agencies/departments as well as those from private individuals and businesses. It is available for research on the premises. It includes a variety of media, including maps, blueprints, photographs, bound volumes, manuscripts and oral history tapes. Online finding aids are available at Online...
Topic: californiarevealed
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The Special Collections and Archives department of the Robert E. Kennedy Library, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo was established in 1969 to build primary source research collections that reflect and support the polytechnic curriculum of the university. Major subject areas in the collections include architects, architecture and the built environment of California; book arts; environmental history; ethnic studies; fine printing; graphic arts; Julia Morgan; landscape...
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The Graduate Theological Union Library and Archives support the curriculum and preserve the records of the Graduate Theological Union. The collections are dedicated to diverse religious dialogue, the Christian and wider religious intellectual heritage, the American religious experience in the West, and the ministries and missions of the Member Schools and Institutes of the GTU. Contact Information: Graduate Theological Union 2400 Ridge Road Berkeley, California 94709 USA (510) 649-2500...
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Headlands Center for the Arts
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82
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3,757
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Headlands Center for the Arts is a multidisciplinary, international arts center dedicated to supporting artists; the creative process; and the development of new, innovative ideas and artwork. Headlands Center for the Arts provides an unparalleled environment for the creative process and the development of new work and ideas. Through a range of programs for artists and the public, we offer opportunities for reflection, dialogue, and exchange that build understanding and appreciation for the...
Topic: californiarevealed
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The Meriam Library Special Collections and University Archives is a unique regional resource of written and pictorial materials which document the historical as well as the contemporary issues of the 12-county region known as Northeastern California as well as the history of California State University, Chico. Special Collections is composed of several collections which are housed together in this non-circulating area of the library because of rarity, source, condition or form. Access to the...
Topic: californiarevealed
California State University, San Marcos
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17
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CSU San Marcos is a comprehensive, medium-sized university. California State University San Marcos focuses on the student as an active participant in the learning process. As a Carnegie classified "community engaged" university, CSUSM students work closely with a faculty whose commitment to sustained excellence in teaching, research, and community partnership enhances student learning. The university offers rigorous undergraduate and graduate programs distinguished by exemplary...
Topic: californiarevealed
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California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Special Collections and Archives collect, organize, preserve, and make available Cal Poly Pomona's rare books and archival collections. The collections center around themes relevant to the mission of the university and are available for use by all interested users including students, faculty, staff, and the general research community. Special Collections and University Archives actively acquires new materials on a regular basis in our subject...
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American Jewish University
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30
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3,196
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The American Jewish University with its Familian campus in Bel Air, California and Brandeis-Bardin campus in Simi Valley, California, is the outcome of the 2007 union of Brandeis-Bardin Institute (BBI) and the University of Judaism (UJ). In 1947, the University of Judaism was founded in Los Angeles, the vision of Dr. Mordecai Kaplan, the author of Judaism as a Civilization, who advocated the creation of an educational institution incorporating diverse elements of Jewish civilization and culture...
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Institute of Governmental Studies
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131
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3,035
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The IGS Library is one of the nation’s major collections in public administration, public affairs, and public policy. The library holds more than 400,000 volumes and is a depository for California local government documents. Special collections include California Reapportionment Archives and California Election Campaign Ephemera. Pamphlets and unbound reports from a broad range of public interest organizations, research institutes and government agencies are the heart of the collection, which...
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Petaluma Historic Library and Museum
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244
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2,955
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The Petaluma Historic Library and Museum has a vast collection of local historical items. The Hoppy Hopkins Memorial Research Library, named after Petaluma City Historian Hoppy Hopkins (1921-2003), contains books and files that assist in history, genealogy, and architectural research of Petaluma and close environs. They include such treasures as: early maps, the Vallejo land grant; books relating to topics as the Miwok Indians, poultry and dairy industries; histories of surrounding communities....
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Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library
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76
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2,881
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The mission of the Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library is to meet the cultural, educational, and informational needs of the residents of the City of Monterey Park by providing free and open access to its resources and services. Contact Information: Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library 318 S. Ramona Ave. Monterey Park, CA 91754 Telephone: 626-307-1368 Fax: 626-288-4251 Email: LibraryReference@montereypark.ca.gov
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The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Research Library and Archive is one of the most comprehensive transit operator-owned library resources in the United States. As the only multimodal transportation library in Southern California, we serve employees, the public, governments and research institutions. Our collection contains approximately 250,000 items of significance to Los Angeles transportation history from 1873 to the present. This includes 45,000 books, reports,...
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Sausalito Historical Society
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72
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2,636
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The Sausalito Historical Society collects and preserves art, artifacts, photographs and printed materials that document Sausalito’s history; provides access to the collection for public and academic research; and develops publications and outreach programs to inspire local interest in Sausalito’s history to educate the visiting public and enrich the community. Contact Information: Sausalito Historical Society P.O. Box 352, Sausalito, CA 94966 Telephone: 415-289-4117 Email:...
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Kitchen Sisters Collection
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2,474
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The Kitchen Sisters (Davia Nelson & Nikki Silva) are Peabody Award winning independent producers. Their non-profit 501c3 production company is dedicated to creating public media and educational programs that work to build community through storytelling. The Kitchen Sisters are the creators of hundreds of stories for public broadcast about the lives, histories, art and rituals of people who have shaped our diverse cultural heritage. They are the producers of the duPont-Columbia Award-winning...
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Claremont Colleges Library
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41
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2,415
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Claremont Colleges Special Collections located in Honnold/Mudd Library is a place where you can connect to the past by examining rare books, reading original letters and manuscripts, and studying historical photographs and other objects. We collect, preserve, and make accessible collections that span more than 900 years of human history, with particular depth in 16th-20th centuries, the American West, science, music and theater, Asian history and culture, books and printing, and the history of...
Topic: californiarevealed
Sierra Club Library
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27
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2,205
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The Sierra Club has maintained a library since its beginnings more than a century ago. The Club's first library was based on a small collection of mountaineering literature that served John Muir and other mountaineers at the turn of the twentieth century. In San Francisco's devastating 1906 earthquake and fire, this early collection was destroyed, but the library was soon reestablished through an outpouring of donations. From those small beginnings the library has grown to accommodate the...
Topic: californiarevealed
Environmental Design Archives
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24
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1,781
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The Environmental Design Archives is committed to raising awareness of the significant architectural and landscape heritage of Northern California through collecting, preserving, and providing access to the primary records of the built environment of the region and landscaped environment of the world. The work of most of the San Francisco Bay Region's historically significant architects and landscape architects are represented in the collections of nearly 100 architects and firms. These...
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California State University, Bakersfield
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26
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1,707
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The Walter W. Stiern Library opened in 1994 and is the largest building on the California State University, Bakersfield campus. The 150,000 square-foot building houses nearly half a million volumes and provides electronic access to more than 34,000 periodical titles via its hundreds of computer terminals. The Library is managed and operated by 26 staff members and faculty librarians. The Library also maintains a branch library at the CSUB Antelope Valley campus in Lancaster. The Dean of...
Topic: californiarevealed
Napa County Historical Society
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The mission of the Napa County Historical Society is to discover and keep history alive through exhibits, lectures, and events, as well as research, publications, and educational activities. We are a membership-based archival and educational organization dedicated to the discovery, preservation and presentation of the people and history of Napa County and its place in California history. Napa County Historical Society was founded in May 1948 by locals passionate about preserving local history....
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Inyo County Free Library
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Inyo County is the home of Mount Whitney, the highest peak in the lower 48 states and Death Valley National Park, the lowest point in the United States. The Los Angeles aqueduct runs through the valley and transports water to the City of Los Angeles. The Inyo County Free Library was formed in 1913, serves a population of about 18,000, and has six branches. Inyo County stretches over 10,000 square miles. It is 240 miles and a 6 hour drive from the City of Bishop to the most southern branch in...
Topic: californiarevealed
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The Special Collections Research Center at California State University, Fresno, Henry Madden Library, is comprised of several specialized book collections, manuscript collections, the University Archives and the Central Valley Political Archive. Anyone is welcome to use our collections but all materials must be viewed in the Woodward Family Reading Room. A picture I.D. is required while you are doing research. Photocopying is done by our staff. Special Collections is open by appointment between...
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Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park
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James W. Marshall discovered gold in 1848 on the South Fork of the American River in the valley the Nisenan Indians knew as Cullumah. This event led to the greatest mass movement of people in the Western Hemisphere and was the spark that ignited the spectacular growth of the West during the ensuing decades. The gold discovery site, now Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park , located in the still visible tailrace of Sutter's sawmill, in present day Coloma California, is one of the most...
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Pasadena Museum of History
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Pasadena Museum of History was founded as Pasadena Historical Society in 1924, just 50 years after the first members of the Indiana Colony settled along the banks of the Arroyo Seco. The original mission, which remains essentially unchanged today, was to collect, preserve, and exhibit materials that documented the founding and early history of the city. This was an ambitious, forward-looking mission statement in 1924, when the collections filled just one filing cabinet! The museum’s...
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San Diego Air and Space Museum
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The San Diego Air and Space Museum celebrates aviation and space flight history and technology. Contact Information: San Diego Air and Space Museum 2001 Pan American Plaza San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 234-8291 Phone (619) 233-4526 Fax Email
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California State Parks, Monterey District
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The California State Parks, Monterey District provides for the health, inspiration and education of the people of California by helping to preserve the state's extraordinary biological diversity, protecting its most valued natural and cultural resources, and creating opportunities for high-quality outdoor recreation. California Department of Parks and Recreation manages 280 park units, which contain the finest and most diverse collection of natural, cultural, and recreational resources to be...
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Little People of America
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Little People of America, Inc. is a national nonprofit organization that provides support and information to people of short stature and their families. LPA has more than 6000 members across the United States and internationally. Contact Information: Little People of America 250 El Camino Real Suite 211 Tustin, CA 92780 Telephone: (888) LPA-2001 Email: info@lpaonline.org
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California Automobile Museum
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The California Automobile Museum (formerly the Towe Auto Museum) is a spacious 72,000 square foot Museum. It is home to over 150 vehicles of various makes and models. Cars on exhibit range from the early 1900s to alternative power vehicles of the future and are all uniquely displayed chronologically among exhibits befitting the times and changes of the automobile. A knowledgeable docent staff provides visitors with guided tours through exhibits that recreate the momentous love affair we have...
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Special Collections & Archives at the University of California, Riverside houses rare books, manuscripts, archival materials, photographs, videotapes, broadsides, and other media formats covering a wide range of special subject areas. Our holdings do not circulate, but may be used in the departmental reading room by those with an interest in our materials and valid photo identification. The Special Collections Archives is comprised of unique archival collections covering a wide-range of...
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Writers Guild Foundation
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The collections in the Writers Guild Foundation Archive include writers from the dawn of cinema, early radio, the Golden Age of Television, and current writers for film, television, radio and new media. The archival holdings consist mainly of scripts, annotated drafts and production material, but may include oral histories, photographs, correspondence and ephemera. The archive also collects materials from Writers Guild Foundation events and Writers Guild of America West programs, awards and...
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The Center for Oral and Public History (COPH) —a component of the Department of History and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at California State University, Fullerton—embraces a three-fold mission. First, COPH collects and preserves the stories of distinctive individuals and diverse communities whose historical experiences have shaped the collective memory of Southern California, defined national and transnational identities, and reflected life in an era of globalization....
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