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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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North Carolina Directories
collection
925
ITEMS
2.6M
VIEWS
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A collection of North Carolina City Directories from various contributing institutions. Visit the North Carolina Directories page at Digital NC: http://digitalnc.org/collections/north-carolina-city-directories
NYARC - New York Art Resources Consortium
collection
1,948
ITEMS
1.4M
VIEWS
collection
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The New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC) consists of the research libraries of three leading art museums in New York City: The Brooklyn Museum, The Frick Collection, and The Museum of Modern Art. With funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, NYARC was formed in 2006 to facilitate collaboration that results in enhanced resources to research communities. NYARC provides a framework to advance a series of programmatic services, with a potential for transforming the environments in which...
Topic: art
School of Theology Boston University
collection
453
ITEMS
768,921
VIEWS
collection
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This is the collection page for the School of Theology, Boston University
Military Industrial Powerpoint Complex
collection
1,272
ITEMS
576,546
VIEWS
by United States Military
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This collection was a special project originally done as part of the Internet Archive's 20th Anniversary celebration on October 26, 2016 highlighting IA's web archive. The collection consists of all the Powerpoint files (57,489) from the .mil web domain that were crawled from the public web (with no special login or credentials) by the Internet Archive and partners from 1996-2017. The original release in October 2016 featured 48,110 Powerpoint files. Another 9,379 unique new Powerpoint files,...
Topics: military, industry, powerpoint, complex
California Revealed
collection
38,922
ITEMS
527,781
VIEWS
by California Revealed
collection
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Historical archival materials from California Revealed in partnership with over 250 libraries, archives and museums  across the state. California Revealed provides digitization, digital preservation and online access services for archival materials documenting state history, including books, documents, photographs, audiovisual recordings, and ephemera. This collection provides glimpses and whispers of our state's rich heritage- there is much more to be mined and discovered. We must...
The Getty Alchemy Collection
collection
212
ITEMS
505,068
VIEWS
collection
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Materials from the Research Library, Getty Research Institute located in Los Angeles, CA. The Getty Alchemy Collection includes books from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries dealing with the art and science of alchemy. Its core is formed by the Manly Palmer Hall collection, acquired in 1995 from the estate of the Los Angeles theosophist, who founded the Philosophical Research Society in Los Feliz. Originally acquired for its contribution to the history of visual symbolism, alchemy is now...
Topic: Books
UMass Lowell Libraries
collection
93
ITEMS
468,483
VIEWS
collection
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The University of Massachusetts Lowell, Center for Lowell History was established in 1971 to assure the safekeeping, preservation, and availability for study and research of materials in unique subject areas, particularly those related to the Greater Lowell Area and the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Located downtown in the Patrick J. Mogan Cultural Center, the Center is committed to the design and implementation of historical, educational, and cultural programs that link the University...
SigEpJournals
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456
ITEMS
339,707
VIEWS
by Sigma Phi Epsilon
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This is a collection of the Journal of Sigma Phi Epsilon, published continuously since 1904. The Journal chronicles alumni and undergraduate achievements and highlights the Fraternityâs initiatives. Sigma Phi Epsilon was founded at Richmond College, now the University of Richmond, on November 1, 1901, on the Cardinal Principles: Virtue, Diligence, and Brotherly Love. Today, the Fraternity has grown to more than 280,000 lifetime members, including over 14,000 undergraduates on 241 campuses in...
Topics: sigma phi epsilon, sigep, fraternity
The University of Wisconsin-Stout Archives
collection
448
ITEMS
308,592
VIEWS
collection
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The University of Wisconsin-Stout Archives collects and preserves the records of the University of Wisconsin-Stout and its predecessors. It also serves as an Area Research Center for Dunn, Barron, and Pepin Counties in Wisconsin.
Topics: University of Wisconsin--Stout--Alumni and alumnae--Periodicals, University of...
Des Moines Public Library Yearbook Collection
collection
547
ITEMS
259,829
VIEWS
collection
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Des Moines Public Library yearbooks
Topics: Des Moines Public Library, yearbooks
fayettevillestate
collection
135
ITEMS
190,906
VIEWS
collection
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A collection of yearbooks from Fayetteville State University.
Topic: yearbooks
Elizabeth City State University
collection
90
ITEMS
188,003
VIEWS
collection
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This is the collection page for the G.R. Little Library, Elizabeth City State University.
The Frick Art Reference Library
collection
1,336
ITEMS
167,997
VIEWS
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The Frick Art Reference Library's book and photograph collections relate mainly to paintings, drawings, sculpture, and prints from the fourth to the mid-twentieth centuries by European and American artists. Known internationally for its rich holdings of auction and exhibition catalogs, the Library is a leading site for collecting and provenance research. Archival materials and special collections augment the research collections with documents pertaining to the history of collecting art and of...
Topic: art
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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
Bradley University Library
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201
ITEMS
132,808
VIEWS
collection
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BRADLEY UNIVERSITY LIBRARY Bradley University is an independent, privately endowed, coeducational institution founded in 1897 as Bradley Polytechnic Institute by Lydia Moss Bradley as a memorial to her husband Tobias. Today, with an enrollment of over 6,000, Bradley offers more than 100 undergraduate majors and 14 graduate degrees in over 30 academic areas, including a doctor of physical therapy degree. Although the Bradley University Library primarily serves the needs of the University'...
Rock Valley College
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48
ITEMS
103,677
VIEWS
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The Rock Valley College Publications offer a look at the history and students of RVC. The collection includes all published RVC Yearbooks (1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, and 1973). The Loft and Voices are student publications of creative writing and art. The Rock Valley Family History Collection contains the family histories of students in the History 143 class compiled in 1981. Rock Valley College Library
Amherst College Library
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210
ITEMS
95,923
VIEWS
collection
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In keeping with the College’s motto, “Terras Irradient,” the Amherst College Library is dedicated to the advancement, preservation, and distribution of knowledge. The Library’s contributions to the Internet Archive are drawn from the Archives & Special Collections, which houses Amherst College's rare books, literary manuscripts, recorded information of unique value, and materials that document the College and its history. Currently, our contributions will focus on the Amherst...
The Great School of Natural Science (GSNS)
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125
ITEMS
85,424
VIEWS
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Private collection of the works of the Great School of Natural Science (GSNS), a philosophical and educational organization that teaches a philosophy of personal responsibility and brotherly love. The GSNS is thought by some to be not dissimilar to some Masonic and Theosophical teachings.
Eastern Illinois University
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52
ITEMS
64,298
VIEWS
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This is the collection page for Eastern Illinois University
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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...
Topic: californiarevealed
California Historical Society
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126
ITEMS
57,715
VIEWS
collection
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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 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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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
New Albany-Floyd County Public Library
collection
58
ITEMS
41,874
VIEWS
collection
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The New Albany-Floyd County Public Library in New Albany, Indiana was established in 1884.  This collection consists of unique digitized items from the library’s Stuart Barth Wrege Indiana History Room relating to Indiana and Floyd County.   Items were chosen for digitization primarily because of either their fragility or simply because they were rare and we thought they'd be worth sharing
Topics: New Albany-Floyd County Public Library, New Albany Indiana City Directories
DC Public Library
collection
208
ITEMS
35,999
VIEWS
collection
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The Special Collections at DC Public Library focus on DC local history and Black Studies. DC Public Library's contributions to the Internet Archive include 55 years of the DC Commissioner's Reports (1874-1929). This is a series of official government reports with information and data about the city, such as maps, agency annual reports, and statistics about crime, public health, public works, and many other topics.
Topics: District of Columbia. Board of Commissioners, Washington (D.C.), Statistics.
Brooklyn Museum Libraries and Archives
collection
151
ITEMS
35,601
VIEWS
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The Brooklyn Museum Libraries and Archives comprise one of the largest art museum libraries in the country, with approximately 300,000 volumes and 2,000 linear feet of archival collections. The collection was founded in 1823 with the establishment of the Brooklyn Apprentices Library Association, which later evolved into the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences, the parent organization of the Museum. This collection has been developed to encourage understanding of the Museum’s object...
Topic: reference library
Orange County Archives
collection
367
ITEMS
31,441
VIEWS
collection
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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
collection
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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
collection
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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
Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
collection
20
ITEMS
29,473
VIEWS
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The Archives of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) serve to collect and preserve items relating to the history and activities of the Academy. The Archives include materials on the establishment of IMSA, led by Dr. Leon Lederman and then Governor James Thompson, as well as the documents, photographs, publications, artifacts, videos, and DVDs chronicling IMSA’s history. This collection features one publication, the NOVA, which began during the Academy’s first year (1986-1987)...
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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...
Topic: californiarevealed
LA County Library
collection
373
ITEMS
24,324
VIEWS
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Founded in 1912, LA County Library is one of the largest and most innovative library systems in the US. It offers free public resources including books, music, multimedia materials, computer and internet access, and educational and recreational services to 3.4 million residents across 3,000 square miles through its 87 community libraries and mobile fleet of 18 vehicles, including 3 bookmobiles, 10 MākMō maker mobiles, and 5 Reading Machines. LA County Library is dedicated to reducing barriers...
Topic: californialightandsound
Kankakee Community College
collection
2
ITEMS
18,605
VIEWS
collection
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This is the collection page for the Kankakee Community College Learning Resource Center
California Institute of Technology Archives
collection
462
ITEMS
18,338
VIEWS
collection
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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
collection
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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
University of California, San Diego, Library
collection
62
ITEMS
12,375
VIEWS
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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
Humboldt State University Library
collection
175
ITEMS
12,364
VIEWS
collection
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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
collection
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Archives and Special Collections at the UCSF Library preserves and maintains rare and unique materials to support research and teaching in the history of the health sciences. Contact Information: Archives and Special Collections, UCSF Library and Center for Knowledge Management 530 Parnassus Avenue San Francisco, CA 9414 (415) 476-8112 Phone (415) 476-4653 Fax Email form
Topic: californialightandsound
Butte County Library
collection
270
ITEMS
10,645
VIEWS
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The mission of the Butte County Library is to provide all individuals, regardless of age, ethnic background, educational or economic level, with free access to ideas, information, and technology. Originally established in the Butte County Charter in 1913, the Butte County Library system today consists of six branch libraries and a literacy program. Administrative offices for the Library are located in the Oroville Branch Library. The Library also serves residents through branches in Biggs,...
California College of the Arts Libraries
collection
532
ITEMS
8,590
VIEWS
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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
Computer History Museum
collection
121
ITEMS
5,588
VIEWS
collection
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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
Yolo County Archives
collection
106
ITEMS
4,454
VIEWS
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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
collection
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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...
Topic: californiarevealed
Carlsbad City Library
collection
148
ITEMS
2,961
VIEWS
by Carlsbad City Library
collection
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The Carlsbad City Library system serves the community with three inviting and unique facilities: Dove Library, Georgina Cole Library and Carlsbad City Library Learning Center. The  Carlsbad History Collection  was established in 2000 and is housed at the Georgina Cole Library. The collection focuses on resources that directly contribute to and enhance users’ understanding of local Carlsbad history. To respond to the broad range of information needs and interests, the...
Georgetown College Library
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2
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2,838
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by Georgetown College
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Collection contains The Georgetonian, Georgetown Colleges official student newspaper. Available issues run from September, 1975 -- May, 1978 and from August, 1994 -- May, 1996. Digitization funded in part through the generosity of Jacqueline Mattingly in Memory of Joseph Mattingly, Class of 1927.
collection
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The Department of Special Collections & University Archives (SCUA) houses rare, fine, unique, and valuable books, periodicals, manuscripts, and documents which require preservation, security and care in handling. Other valuable historical items such as photographs, prints, postcards, memorabilia, scrapbooks, and oral histories are also held in Special Collections. University Archives holds materials which document the history of San Diego State since its founding as a Normal School in 1897....
Topic: california light and sound
Marin County Free Library
collection
9,023
ITEMS
1,636
VIEWS
collection
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The Anne T. Kent California Room is an archive dedicated to collecting and preserving information on local, regional, and state history with a strong emphasis on the history and culture of Marin County. Resources include photographs, oral histories, biography files, maps, books, directories, voter registers, local newspaper clippings, documents and ephemera. We are currently in the process of digitizing our large collection of primary source materials. Contact Information : Anne T. Kent...
Topic: Marin County Free Library deaccession bookdrive book drive
San Diego Air and Space Museum
collection
21
ITEMS
1,270
VIEWS
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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
Topic: californiarevealed
sangamonvalleycollection
collection
1
ITEMS
880
VIEWS
collection
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This is the collection page for the Sangamon Valley Collection, Lincoln Library
Dixon Public Library
collection
49
ITEMS
610
VIEWS
collection
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The  Dixon Public Library Archives  serves as the repository for photos, documents and original artifacts relating to the local history of Dixon. Contact Information: Dixon Public Library 230 N First St Dixon, CA 95620 Telephone: (707) 678-5447 Email: archives@dixonlibrary.com  
Sonoma State University
collection
49
ITEMS
449
VIEWS
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The emphasis of Special Collections in the Sonoma State University Library is on the history, people, and culture of the North Bay region of California, but some collections cover a wide range of subjects. Contact Information: Sonoma State University, Library Special Collections 1801 E Cotati Ave Rohnert Park, CA 94928 Telephone: (707) 664-2364 email: specialcollections@sonoma.edu http://library.sonoma.edu/specialcollections
Coronado Public Library
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111
ITEMS
431
VIEWS
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The mission of the Coronado Public Library is to  acquire  and make available a collection of books, audio-visual, and other library an d information resources to meet the informational, recreational,  and cultural needs of the community and to actively promote reading, life-long learning, and the pursuit of knowledge. Contact Information : Coronado Public Library 640 Orange Ave Coronado, CA  92118 Telephone: ( 619) 522-2476 Email: consult...
Topic: californiarevealed
PC World
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0
ITEMS
241
VIEWS
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PCWorld, published by International Data Group. www.mcgovern.org/pcworld
unclaw
collection
0
ITEMS
117
VIEWS
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The items formerly in this collection have been moved to: http://www.archive.org/details/universityofnorthcarolinalaw Our apologies for the inconvenience.
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Books donated to the Internet Archive by the University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries.
Topic: book donation