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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
by Forney, Darrell
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Description : An 11-minute film capturing the activities of employees and customers inside the Tower Records store, located on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood. Tower Records was founded in 1960 in Sacramento, California and helped revolutionize the music industry before closing in 2006. The film was made by Sacramento City College professor Darrell Forney and was developed by Leo Diner Films, Inc., a San Francisco-based film lab.  Additional Description : Note on original container:...
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Topics: Los Angeles (Calif.), Record Stores--California--Los Angeles--Tower Records, Tower Records,...
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Optic Nerve
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Description : A documentary on independent truckers. Source : 1 Tape of 1: 2 inch videotape: reel-to-reel Collection : Pacific Film Archive Film and Video Collection Rights: Rights are owned by Ideas in Motion. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some...
Topics: Truck drivers--United States, Optic Nerve, californialightandsound
Description : Features Jim Jones presiding over a meeting, presumably in Redwood Valley. Members offer testimony and songs in praise of Jim Jones and the Lord. Source : 1 Tape of 1: 3/4 inch videotape Collection : Media Resources Center Collection Call Number : VIDEO/C 2328 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by UC Regents. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond...
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Topics: californialightandsound, Jones, Jim, 1931-1978, Peoples Temple, Cults--California
Early Television Comedy: "The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show", episode "Gracie's Checking Account", originally aired 7 December 1950 (Season 1, Episode 5). A charming light 'Live TV' comedy, and well-suited to those who need something cheerful to, well, cheer them up. Complete with original commercials for Carnation evaporated milk. Please forgive the mediocre picture quality, as my DVD source is flawed.
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, 50s, 1950s, 50's, 1950's, Fifties, Sitcom, Humor, Humorous, Comedy, George...
The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
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Description : Segments devoted to equestrian events, stunt flying, wrestling, dancing, boating, pageantry and other events. Vistas of the Exposition, and close-ups of many individual buildings. Numerous speeches by dignitaries. Scenes of boats, including large warships. Short play titled, "Story of Jewel City", produced by the Exposition Players Company. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Collection : Hall of the Golden City collection of James Leonard Call Number : Motion Picture 771 C...
Topics: Panama-Pacific International Exposition, Exposition Players Company, Lind, Catherine, Dempsey,...
Stanford University, Special Collections and University Archives
by Apple Computer, Inc.
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Description : A demo video of "Lisa", an early personal computer developed by Apple. Source : 1 tape of 1: 1/2" videocassette dub Collection : Apple Computer, Inc. Records, 1977-1998 Item Identification : M1007_s14_b8_vc5 Rights : Copyright © 1983 Apple Computer, Inc. All rights reserved. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, Apple Computer, Inc.
Orange County Archives
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Description : Red Carpet style interviews at the opening of the John Wayne Theater in Knott's Berry Farm for the premiere of "Big Jake" including John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Richard Boone, Governor Ronald Reagan and Walter Knott. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Call Number : KBF 36 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Orange County Archives. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the...
Topic: californiarevealed
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Coney, John
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Series Title :  The Dilexi series Description : Commissioned work by Robert Frank for broadcast on KQED-TV, San Francisco. From Mugu Brainpan: Aired on KQED TV in 1969, the Dilexi Series represents a pioneering effort to present works created by artists specifically for broadcast. The 12-part weekly series was conceived and commissioned by the Dilexi Foundation, an off-shoot of the influential San Francisco art gallery founded by James Newman. Newman, who operated the Dilexi Gallery from 1958...
Topic: californiarevealed
Media Resources Center, University of California, Berkeley
by University of California, Berkeley, Office of Media Services
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Description : A panel discussion of women who are members of the Black Panther Party in which they relate their personal struggles and experiences as "Panther women" engaged in civil rights activism. This event was organized by the Graduate Assembly, University of California, Berkeley and took place on October 26, 1990 at Booth Auditorium, Boalt Hall, University of California, Berkeley. Source : 1 Tape of 1: 1/2 inch videotape Collection : Media Resources Center Collection Call Number...
Topics: californialightandsound, Black Panther Party, African American women--Biography, African American...
University of California, Los Angeles, Ethnomusicology Archive
by Ward, Jim
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Description : "Observes the activities of students and faculty at the UCLA Institute of Ethnomusicology, where a basis for international understanding is sought through cross-cultural studies in music and dance. Shows four of the Institute’s 15 performance study groups with students and faculty playing music of Java, Bali, Thailand and Africa on authentic native instruments. The Institute is unique in offering such practical training in the performance of non-Western music. Also shows...
Topics: californialightandsound, Ethnomusicology--Study and teaching (Higher)--California--Los Angeles,...
Newman Numismatic Portal
by David Lisot Video Library
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Greg Weinman, U.S. Mint senior counsel, speaks on the 1933 double eagle. Recently ten coins were shown to the government for authentication that the government promptly confiscated. Hear the story of these coins and the logic for the actions taken from the attorney for the US Mint.
Topics: newman portal, 1933 double eagle, Greg Weinman, David Lisot, Cointelevision, coin collecting, gold...
California Historical Society
by Kirk, Charles G., Col.
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Description : Film footage of tourists in Tijuana and Agua Caliente. Includes buildings and businesses, and a few seconds of Route 66. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is accessible for purposes of education and...
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Topics: californialightandsound, Tijuana (Baja California, Mexico), Agua Caliente (Baja California,...
Additional Title : The Commonwealth Club of California presents closeups of the club's founder, the late Edward F. Adams Description : Motion picture film from 1928 of Commonwealth Club of California founder Edward F. Adams. Also, footage of the club's first executive secretary, E. A. Walcott; Luncheon Committee chairman Alonzo Grimes McFarland; 1928 Luncheon Committee members Hibberd and Raas. Film contains intertitles. Additional content notes : Adams seated at desk, talking, smoking,...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source : Film: 16mm : 1 Reel of 1 Collection Guide : Comisión Femenil Mexicana Nacional Archives Call Number : V/989 Rights : The artist of any work retains all rights to that work. Copyright has not been assigned to the Regents of the University of California. The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. No further reproduction is permitted without prior written permission by the artist...
Topic: californiarevealed
California Historical Society
by Marinship (Firm)
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Description : Film made for Marinship Corporation between 1944 and 1945 documenting the Sausalito shipyard's wartime operations. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Call Number : Film box 13 Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Topics: californialightandsound, Shipbuilding--United States--20th century--History, World War,...
Eastern California Museum
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Description : Tourism film, highlighting the Bishop Creek area of the Eastern Sierra; Bishop Lakes Basin. Filmed by Burton Frasher, a commercial photographer who traveled through California, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, and the Pacific Northwest, spanning four decades, 1914-1949. His collection of Eastern Sierra scenic photographs, along with other regionally specific images were published and marketed as post cards, proving to be extremely popular with the public. He was...
Topics: californialightandsound, California, Eastern, Forests and forestry--California, Tourists,...
The Autry Museum of the American West
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Description : Jay and Deeth Harney are contemporary Vaqueros. Source : 4 Tapes of 4: MiniDV Call Number : F855.2.S75 H37 2003; IAL.0130 AUTRY Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Autry National Center Institute of the American West. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright Holder. In...
Topics: Vaqueros--California, Cowboys--California, Cattle trade--California, Ranching--California,...
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Taylor, Edward Silverstone
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Description : This edited Ektachrome home movie with titles documents a 1959 street fair, upper Grant Avenue, San Francisco--the center of Beat culture. The film includes shots of filmmaker Dion Vigne and his wife Loreon, artist and occultist Marjorie Cameron and her daughter Crystal, artist Wallace Berman and his wife Shirley, and Beat poet and surrealist Bob Kaufman. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm (original reversal) Collection : Pacific Film Archive Film and Video Collection Rights :...
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Topics: californialightandsound, home movie, way bay
Media Resources Center, University of California, Berkeley
by University of California, Berkeley
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Description : Malcolm X, interviewed by Herman Blake, discusses being a Black Muslim, the conditions of Blacks in this country, their relation with white people, and states the case for Black separatism. Note on original container : "Interview with Malcolm X, Oct 11, 1963, Dwinelle Studio" Source : 1 Tape of 1: 1/2 inch videotape (dub from 2" Quad video) Collection : Media Resources Center Collection Call Number : Video/C8501 Additional Notes : Originally recorded October 11,...
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Topics: californialightandsound, X, Malcolm, 1925-1965 -- Interviews, Black Muslims -- Interviews, Black...
Hoover Institution Archives, Stanford University
by Southern Educational Communications Association (SECA)
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Description : In this episode of William F. Buckley's Firing Line television show, Jerry Brown and several journalists join Buckley. Firing Line Program Catalog : Jerry Brown was Ronald Reagan's successor as governor; his father, Pat Brown, had been Reagan's predecessor. Governor Brown the younger would later become known as a flake, "Governor Moonbeam"; in this discussion, primarily of desegregation, he comes across as straightforward and well spoken. Brown: "I would leave this...
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Topics: californialightandsound, Buckley, William F. (William Frank), 1925-2008, Brown, Jerry, 1938-,...
Center for Sacramento History audiovisual archives
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Note : Some sections are silent. Description : A twenty-three-minute film, from KCRA-TV in Sacramento, California containing footage related to the September 24, 1972 airplane crash into Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour and Restaurant. The incident resulted in the deaths of twenty-two people, which included twelve children and ten adults. An additional twenty-seven people were injured during the crash. Footage includes scenes of the aftermath, eye witness interviews, and scenes of the injured...
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Topics: Air Show -- Aircraft accidents -- California -- Sacramento -- 20th Century, Farrell's Ice Cream...
Description : Poet Ross MacDonald focus of Writer's in America series Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Call Number : BANC MSS 2014/210 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Regents of the University of California. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright Holder. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions,...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Call Number : Bishop Chamber 9 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is accessible for purposes of education and research. Transmission or reproduction of works protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use...
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Eastern California Museum
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Description : Opened in 1918, Union Carbide’s Pine Creek Mine was once the largest tungsten producer in the United States. Located in the Eastern Sierra, northwest of Bishop, California. In its heyday (1940 – 1990) the mine produced 162,000,000 tons of ore and 8,350,000 20-pound “units” of tungsten oxide with a total value of more than $400,000,000. As well, Pine Creek produced approximately $30,000,000 worth of molybdenum and silver. During World War 2, the mine became an important...
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Description : Documentary footage of the recovery of Southern Pacific SD-9 diesel locomotive No. 4310, one of four locomotives marooned at Eureka following the Island Mountain Tunnel fire. The footage documents the 1979 movement of the detrucked diesel by Bigge Drayage from Alderpoint to Dos Rios, where it was put back onto NWP/SP rails. This is a bit of odd California railroad history, more recent history at that. The Island Mountain tunnel was the longest tunnel on the Northwestern Pacific...
Topic: californiarevealed
Center for Sacramento History audiovisual archives
by KCRA-TV; Park, Gary
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Description : A 22-minute film containing footage of the Beatles' 1964 and 1965 San Francisco tour dates at the Cow Palace and their 1966 tour of Candlestick Park. The film, which was shot by KCRA-TV also documents reactions to "Beatlemania" in Sacramento, California. Other clips include scenes of the Beatles arriving at San Francisco's airport, reporter Gary Park interviewing fans, parts of the Beatles' 1964 press conference at the San Francisco Hilton Hotel, and Sacramento fans...
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Topics: Beatles, Cow Palace (San Francisco, Calif.), Fox Senator Theater (Sacramento, Calif.), Sacramento...
Ontario City Library, Robert E. Ellingwood Model Colony History Room
by Cloyd E. Louis
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Description : Footage of the destruction in the Long Beach area after the Long Beach Earthquake, March 10, 1933. Also discusses two theories on what causes earthquakes. Source : 2 Reels of 2: Film: 16mm (mixed reversal and tinted print) Collection : Model Colony Audio-visual Collection Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor...
Topics: Long Beach (Calif.), home movie, californialightandsound, Long Beach (Calif.) -- History,...
University of California, Los Angeles, Ethnomusicology Archive
by Lipscomb, Scott David, 1959-; Horner, James
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Note : Color shifts occur throughout the early part of the tape. Description : Scott Lipscomb and James Horner guest lecture in Ethnomusicology 115, Professor Steve Loza, Musical Aesthetics in Los Angeles. Source : 1 Tape of 1: 8mm Video Collection Guide : UCLA Department of Ethnomusicology Collection Call Number : Collection 2002.01 Item 140 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Regents of the University of California. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright...
Topics: californialightandsound, Music--California--Los Angeles, Motion picture music, Lipscomb, Scott...
Additional Title : Washington Correspondent, Don Ellis Description : Don Ellis at Ellis Island (club) on the Sunset Strip, Hollywood, California, 1967. The Don Ellis Band plays "In a Turkish Bath" in celebration of the release of "Electric Bath." Ray Neapolitan is on sitar for "In a Turkish Bath." Opening sequence shows the Sunset Strip and includes the following famous clubs: Dino's Lounge, Sneeky Pete's, The Galaxy, The Whisky, Shelly's Manne Hole, and Ellis...
Topics: californialightandsound, Jazz, Ellis, Don
Center for Sacramento History audiovisual archives
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Description: Join KCRA-TV's Harry Martin in this second volume of short interviews with the entertainers and musicians we still know and love today. In this volume we see the first and ONLY interview ever conducted with "Star Trek" actor Leonard Nimoy in his Spock costume and make up, a rather shy Barbara Streisand in 1960, the always wonderful Vincent Price, the amazing Bruce Lee in a very early interview during his time as Kato on "The Green Hornet" program, Adam West as...
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Topics: Harry Martin, entertainment, show biz, Leonard Nimoy, Barbara Streisand, Bruce Lee, Vincent Price,...
Description : Amateur footage from the Hugh G. Martin Collection Call Number : WSF 200/31 Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 8mm Collection : Railroad Film Collection Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is accessible for purposes of education and research....
Topics: californialightandsound, home movie
History San José
by Carrol Films Production
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Series Title : Discover America Description : Professionally-produced film about the California Western Railroad, or "Skunk Line," running from Fort Bragg to Willits, California, built by Charles R. Johnson in 1885 as part of the “Redwood Route” for moving redwood logs to Mendocino coast sawmills from the back country. Appears to have been filmed circa 1970. Call Number : 1998-117-8 Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by...
Topics: californialightandsound, Railroad travel--California, Travelogue
Center for Sacramento History audiovisual archives
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Description:  KCRA TV news footage of an interview with Charles Manson on death row at San Quentin prison in the 1970's. Also featured are scenes filmed at the home of actress Sharon Tate the morning after the first night of murders by Manson's "Family", interviews with police and detectives, scenes of "Family" members at Manson's trial, and other historic footage.  Charles Milles Manson (1934 - 2017) was an American criminal and cult leader. In the late 1960's, he formed...
Topic: Atkins, Susan, California State Prison at San Quentin, Houten, Leslie Van, KCRA-TV, Krenwinkel,...
California State Military Museum
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Notes in original box : "OCD 10424" Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is accessible for purposes of education and research. Transmission or reproduction of works protected by copyright beyond that allowed by...
Topic: californiarevealed
Otis Historical Archives, National Museum of Health and Medicine Collection
by Elbert DeCoursey
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A compilation of four separate films created by or on behalf of Elbert DeCoursey of the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission: 1. Japan, October/November 1945 (22 minutes) [Primarily tourist-type footage.] 2. Atomic Bomb Studies - Nagasaki (17 minutes) [Gross tissue and microscope slides of damaged tissue at various intervals post-exposure.] 3. Medical aspects - Atomic Warfare (20 minutes) [Presentation of several people exposed to radiation.] 4. DeCoursey Footage in Japan (1 minute 30 seconds)
Topics: World War 2, WW2, atomic bomb, a-bomb, radiation, Japan, Nagasaki, medicine, Atomic Bomb Casualty...
Tenderloin Museum
by Raymond, Jonathan
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Description : Gay San Francisco by Jonathan Raymond, is a previously lost documentary depicting queer life in San Francisco five decades ago. Shot between 1965-1970, Gay San Francisco features a collection of incredible footage of San Francisco's thriving LGBTQ culture, with a focus on the Tenderloin, San Francisco's first queer neighborhood. Scenes from gay bars are intercut with fascinating interviews featuring gay men, lesbians, and trans women discussing issues from harassment to sex to job...
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Topics: californialightandsound, 1880-1889, Amateur films--California--San Francisco,...
Ontario City Library, Robert E. Ellingwood Model Colony History Room
by Robert Allen Productions
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Description : Footage of various people and places in Ontario, California. Filming took place over the course of one week in the spring of 1947 by cameraman Martin Rhode for Robert Allen Productions. Several local residents appear in the film and locations include the Daily Report, KOCS Radio, Euclid Avenue, the Chaffey Plunge, Exchange Orange Products (Sunkist), General Electric Hotpoint plant, and Ontario International Airport. After filming was complete, the community was invited to watch...
Topics: californialightandsound, Ontario (Calif.), Ontario (Calif.) -- History, Rhode, Martin
Description : 1933 film footage of downtown San Francisco, Fisherman’s Wharf, and San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is accessible for purposes of education and research....
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Topics: californialightandsound, San Francisco (Calif.), Fisherman's Wharf (San Francisco, Calif.), San...
African American Museum and Library at Oakland
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Description : Childcare: People's Liberation (Newsreel #56) Produced by Newsreel members Bonnie Friedman and Karen Mitnik. The film shows how community run childcare centers are a step toward liberation, by giving parents and children a chance to foster new relationships. Shown are parents utilizing community spaces to organize their own daycare centers. Featured in the film is the Children's Free School (1970-1977), operated by residents of Morningside Heights, New York, under Columbia...
Topics: Newsreel, Henry Williams Jr. Film Collection, Children's Free School (N.Y.), The Children's...
Additional Title : Promotional video Description : Performance ensembles and guest lectures, UCLA Ethnomusicology, 1997. Music and Dance of Bali -- Music and Dance of Japan -- Music of Korea -- Music and Dance of the Near East -- Music and Dance of Ghana -- Afro-Cuban Ensemble -- African American Music Ensemble -- "Strings and Soul" with Kenny Burrell, Shujaat Khan, Jihad Racy -- Music of the Balkans -- Francis Bebey -- Herbie Hancock. Collection Guide : UCLA Department of...
Topics: californialightandsound, Ethnomusicology--Study and teaching (Higher)--California--Los Angeles,...
Description : Talk by Distinguished Professor of Ethnomusicology, Anthony Seeger on Seegers and UCLA for Las Damas alumni group. Source : 1 Tape of 1: MiniDV Call Number : Collection 2002.1 Item 2099 Collection Guide : UCLA Department of Ethnomusicology Collection 1961- Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Regents of the University of California. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the...
Topics: californialightandsound, Musicologists--California--Los Angeles,...
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
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Additional Title: Off the Pig Description:  From the California Newsreel catalog: "This is the film the Black Panthers used to promote their cause. Shot in 1969, in Oakland, San Francisco and Sacramento, this exemplar of 1960s activist filmmaking traces the development of the Black Panther organization. In an interview from jail, Minister of Defense Huey P. Newton describes the origins of the Panther Party, Eldridge Cleaver explains the Panthers' appeal to the Black community, and...
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University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Optic Nerve
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Description : A behind the scenes look at the 1973 Miss California Pageant and the state of the feminist movement. By the early 1970s, pageants had become a target of feminists and the organizers and contestants found themselves facing protests and scrutiny from the media. Optic Nerve presents both sides neutrally, allowing the clueless pageant community to make the feminists' case for them.--Media Burn Source : 1 Tape of 1: 1 inch videotape: reel-to-reel Collection : Pacific Film Archive Film...
Topic: californiarevealed
University of California, Los Angeles, Ethnomusicology Archive
by Hackford, Taylor, 1945-; Harrison, George, 1943-2001
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Description : Harrison interview taped in Los Angeles, California. Concert Sequences Taped at the Royal Albert Hall, London, England. Source : 1 Tape of 1: 3/4 inch videotape Collection Guide : Don Ellis Collection Rights : Rights are owned by KCET, Community Television of Southern California. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires...
Topics: californialightandsound, Music--India, Shankar, Ravi, 1920-2012, Ellis, Don
California State Archives Audiovisual and Cartographic Records
by Employment Development Department
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Note : Includes B-roll. First three minutes and last thirteen minutes are silent. Description : An interview with Cesar Chavez at the United Farm Workers (UFW) headquarters in Keene, California. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Call Number : 2007-013 Collection : Employment Development Department Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements,...
Topics: californialightandsound, Keene (Calif.), Chavez, Cesar, 1927-1993, United Farm Workers, Agriculture
California Institute of Technology Archives
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Alternative Titles : Palomar Construction, Palomar Archives 2 and Palomar Archives 3 Description : Part 1 includes footage of all aspects of the construction of the Palomar 200-inch Hale Telescope. Part 2 includes footage of the 200" mirror, its grinding and cleaning. Follows the mirror through loading onto flatbed truck and transportation from Caltech to Palomar mountain. Part 3 begins with views of the site, vignettes on the engineers and proceeds to detail the contruction of the dome....
Topics: californialightandsound, Palomar, Mount (Calif.), Palomar reflecting telescope – history,...
Media Resources Center, University of California, Berkeley
by United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation
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Description : Scenes from the beating of Rodney King by members of the Los Angeles California Police Dept. on March 3, 1991 at regular speed, slow motion, and in a computerized simulation study. Source : 1 Tape of 1: 1/2 inch videotape Collection : Media Resources Center Collection Call Number : VIDEO/C 2494 Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, King, Rodney G., Police--California--Los Angeles, Video recordings--Social...
Otis Historical Archives, National Museum of Health and Medicine Collection
by Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Dr. Bruce D. Ragsdale, and Arnold R. Josselson
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Ballistics experiments conducted by shooting bones embedded in gelatin blocks, done at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology by Dr. Bruce D. Ragsdale, M.D., Orthopedic Pathology Department, AFIP & Arnold R. Josselson, LTC, USAF, MC, Forensic Sciences Department, AFIP. Film is circa 1970.
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Topics: Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, firearms, ballistics, Civil War
The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
by Sierra Club
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Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Collection : Sierra Club Papers Call Number : Motion Picture 40C Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, Point Reyes (Calif.)
Humboldt State University Library
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Description : This recording includes footage of Richard Nixon, Lyndon B. Johnson, Ronald Reagan and Billy Graham arriving by plane to Humboldt County and attending the dedication of Redwood National Park. Notes on film leader : "NROTC" TV-67-12 60 sec, Graphic Film, U.S. Navy Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Humboldt State University. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the...
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Description : Film footage of the first game of the Gay Community Softball League, playing against the San Francisco Police Department in 1974. Source : 2 Reels of 2: Film: Super 8mm Rights : Rights are owned by the California Historical Society (CHS). CHS has given permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of CHS. All requests to reproduce, publish,...
Topics: californialightandsound, San Francisco (Calif.), home movie
University of California, San Diego, Library
by Scripps Institution of Oceanography
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Description : The film consists of the best footage of benthic life generated by the "Monster Camera" project conducted in 1970. In this NSF-sponsored project, Isaacs and his team dropped a bait pail, light source and cine camera on the sea floor at various locations at depths of 200-3700 meters in order to get photographs of life on the sea floor. The film includes a detailed description of the underwater camera system and images of sea floor activity. This film was initially shown...
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Newman Numismatic Portal
by Lianna Spurrier
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Where did out coins come from? The first US coins were the Nova Constellatios, which few know the full history behind. This brief documentary explores the creation, discovery, and identification of this historic series.
Topics: Numismatics, Nova Contellatio
Stanford University, Special Collections and University Archives
by Zimbardo, Philip G.
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Call Number : SC0750_s5_b8_04 Description : Forty years later, the Stanford Prison Experiment (SPE) remains among the most notable—and notorious—research projects ever carried out. For six days, half the study's participants endured cruel and dehumanizing abuse at the hands of their peers. At various times, they were taunted, stripped naked, deprived of sleep and forced to use plastic buckets as toilets. Some of them rebelled violently; others became hysterical or withdrew into despair. As...
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Description:  On September 5, 1975,  Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme , a cult member of  Charles Manson's   Manson Family , attempted to assassinate  United States President   Gerald Ford  in  Sacramento.  She wanted to make a statement to people who refused to halt  environmental pollution  and its effects on Air, Trees, Water, and Animals ( ATWA ). Although Fromme stood a little more than an arm's length from Ford that Friday morning and pointed a  M1911 pistol  at him in...
Topics: Gerald Ford, State Capitol Building, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, assassination attempt,...
Note : All abnormalities seen in files are on the tape. Best possible transfer was achieved for this pre-EIAJ format. Part 5 is missing sound during Unruh's speech, until 00:15:23 Description : This series seems to capture the news media's coverage of the 1970 California Gubernatorial Campaign. While the majority of the coverage seems to focus on Unruh, a good amount of coverage does focus on appearances by Governor Reagan as well. One of the more notable incidents of the campaign that is...
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San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
by Hidzick, Joseph F.
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Description : The Joseph F. Hidzick motion picture films consists of 8 reels of 35mm cellulose nitrate film of San Francisco fishing companies operations in Alaska and San Francisco Bay from circa 1930-1935. "Iced Kist Treasures" shows salmon fishery and canning at the Wood River Cannery near Dillingham, Alaska. Joseph Hidzick was superintendent of the Wood River Cannery for the San Francisco-based Alaska Salmon Company. "Codfish film" shows the San Francisco-based Union...
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Museum of Performance and Design
by Anthony, Earle C.; Kales, Arthur
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Description : The Bohemian Grove is owned by The Bohemian Club in San Francisco, a private men's club founded in 1872, by a group of newspapermen and artists. Every July for two weeks, some of the richest and most powerful men in the world including U.S. Presidents and other world leaders gather at the Bohemian Grove, a 2,700 acre campground in Monte Rio, Calif. The Club is so exclusive that at one point the waiting list for membership was reportedly 33 years long! Source : 2 Reels of 2: Film:...
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Lambda Archives of San Diego
by Beautiful Lesbian Thespians (BLT); Labrys Productions
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Description : This is footage of a lesbian variety show produced by the Beautiful Lesbian Thespians (BLT) / Labrys Productions theater group. The variety show format featured a series of songs, parodies, skits, and plays. Additional notes : Note in box: videotape from Kithey Gately. Vertez Burks, Veronica Cunningham, Andrea Villa, Lesbian Health Heros video by Cindy Nelson UCSD with Renee Richetts, Diane F. Germain & others, Roxanne Orneles, Sherry Hopwood, Lois Gail & Kithey Gately....
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Hoover Institution Archives, Stanford University
by Southern Educational Communications Association (SECA)
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Description : In this episode of William F. Buckley's Firing Line television show, the Reverend Noel Maholy and Edward Castillo join Buckley to discuss Junipero Serra. Firing Line Program Catalog : Junipero Serra, the Franciscan founder of the string of missions along the California coast, had been beatified by Pope John Paul II, raising protests from those, like Mr. Castillo, who believe "that the system that he established here was not of benefit to the Indians." Today's...
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Topics: Buckley, William F. (William Frank), 1925-2008, Maholy, Noel, Castillo, Edward, Shrum, Robert,...
California Historical Society
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Description : Film footage of the 1906 earthquake and fire. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is accessible for purposes of education and research. åTransmission or reproduction of works protected by copyright beyond...
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California State Railroad Museum Library
by Western Pacific
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Description : A trip on the "California Zephyr" between Salt Lake City and San Francisco, the "Feather River Route." Narrator describes scenery as he writes a letter to his fiancee. Includes scenes of Portola, Sacramento, Oakland, San Francisco, East Bay and Marin County. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm (Kodachrome print) Collection : Railroad Film Collection Filing Location : WSF 800/17 Title on container : Go West to San Francisco Rights : Rights are owned by Union...
Topics: californialightandsound, Western Pacific Railroad Company, California Zephyr (Express train):...
California State Archives Audiovisual and Cartographic Records
by California Department of Employment
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Description: This film was aimed at employers to encourage them to expand the employee pool to workers who they may not traditionally consider. This promotion was advertised in newspapers as well, and encouraged employees to consider all workers, regardless of age, but did emphasize the particular skills and expertise more experienced workers do bring to the workplace. Source : 2 Reels of 2: Film: 16mm Call Number : AC77-17 Collection : Inventory of the Department of Employment and the...
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Description : Media collective Optic Nerve interviews San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk at Castro Camera, a camera shop operated by Milk since he opened it in 1972 and center of the neighborhood gay community. Note: Optic Nerve tapes 12, 13 and 38. Note on Tape 3: "Harvey Milk at Castro Camera - moving day. Financial and top of B of A." Source : 3 Tapes of 3: 3/4 inch videotape Collection : Pacific Film Archive Film and Video Collection Call Number: PM0016985; PM0016986; PM0016695...
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University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Callenbach, Ernest
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Description :  This film is based on the Vietnam Day held at Berkeley, California, from noon of May 21 to midnight of May 22, 1965. The program participants, who do not all appear in the film, included--Aaron Wildavsky, Robert Scheer, the Committee, I.F. Stone, Willie Brown, Barbara Dane, Phil Ochs, George Clark, Edward Keating, Levi Laub, Paul Jacobs, Jim Petras, Jack Grant, Si Casady, Stanley Sheinbaum, Senator Ernest Gruening, Isaac Deutscher, Michael Klein, Mario Savio, Jack Barnes,...
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Topics: californialightandsound, Callenbach, Ernest, Dane, Barbara, Ochs, Phil, Scheer, Robert, Spock,...
Califas: Chicano Art and Culture in California Collection
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Description : Historical narrative about Great Wall of Los Angeles, mural project by Judy Baca, Artists at work on the Great Wall of Los Angeles mural project. Source : 6 Tapes of 6: 3/4" videocassette Collection Guide : Califas: Chicano Art and Culture in California Collection Tape Titles : Tape no. 107 Great Wall L.A. J. Baca 8/9/1983; Tape no. 108 Great Wall L.A. 8/9/1983; Tape no. 109 Great Wall L.A. J.Baca 8/9/1983; Tape no. 110 Great Wall L.A./ Judy Baca 8/9/1983; Tape no. 111 Great...
Topics: californialightandsound, Baca, Judith Francisca, Art historians., Mural painting and decoration,...
Robert Newman Film Collection
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Keywords: 1977, Marriage, Lifestyles, families, 
Topic: Robert Newman Film Collection
Description : Footage of Ontario's annual All States Picnic and Parade during its heyday in the 1950s. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 8mm Collection : Model Colony Audio-visual Collection Rights: Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is accessible for purposes of...
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Description : Motion picture film of ceremonies held in Hindenburg Park in Los Angeles, California on German Day, 1936. Features bust of Hindenburg decorated with flowers and swastika, folk dancing, beer drinking, marching of bands, speeches, US flag pictured beside Nazi flag. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Collection : Warren Olney motion picture film Call Number : 66025 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition,...
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California State Archives Audiovisual and Cartographic Records
by California Department of Water Resources
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Description : Illustrates the Department of Forestry's various different methods of responses to wildfires.   Dispatch center as well as ground and aerial fire fighting are also demonstrated.  Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm  Call Number : 2015-154  Digitized by  California Revealed .
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California Historical Society
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Description : Amateur movie recording Jim Jones preaching at the Peoples Temple Church in Los Angeles during a likely healing service. Includes brief clips of scenes from the Peoples Temple Agricultural Mission in Jonestown, Guyana. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Collection Guide : Peoples Temple Records Call Number : MS 3800; Film reel 41 Rights : Rights are owned by the California Historical Society (CHS). CHS has given permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission...
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California State University, San Marcos
by Amoaku, Komla
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Source : 1 Tape of 1: 1/2 inch videotape Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by California State University San Marcos. Copyright holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor...
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California State Archives Audiovisual and Cartographic Records
by California Department of Fish and Game
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Description: Documents the events surrounding the oil spill off Santa Barbara's coast. This oil spill led to subsequent environmental protection legislation. Source : 2 Reels of 2: Film: 16mm Call Number : F3498 Collection: Inventory of the Fish and Game Records Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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University of California, Los Angeles, Ethnomusicology Archive
by Gleason, Ralph J.; Slate, Lane
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Series Title : [United States, jazz, 1934-1978] / Don Ellis Description : Highlights of the 10th annual Monterey (California) Jazz Festival, held in 1967. Artists include Illinois Jacquet, Ray Nance, Svend Asmussen, Jean-Luc Ponty, Dizzy Gillespie, the Modern Jazz Quartet, and the Don Ellis Orchestra. Jimmy Lyons, host. Produced by Ralph J. Gleason, Lane Slate; Directed by Richard Moore. N.E.T. Festival was a PBS television program. The acclaimed series covered the arts, featuring stage...
Topics: californialightandsound, Jazz, Jazz festivals--California, Jacquet, Illinois, Nance, Ray,...
University of California, Santa Barbara Library, Department of Special Research Collections
by California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives and the Chicano Studies Institute at the University of California, Santa Barbara
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The video documentary "Leo Limon: Portrait of an Artist" is about one of the most popular and visible artists in the Chicano art movement. The video captures various phases of the artistâs life in the context of the broader history of important cultural centers such as Self-Help Graphics & Art and the Mechicano Art Center, and his proactive and collaborative approaches to alleviate gang violence and other social problems confronting at-risk urban youth and residents in...
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Topics: Leo Limon, Chicano Art