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Cultural & Academic Films

This library of academic and cultural films features collections from the Academic Film Archive and the Media Burn Independent Film Archive, as well as a selection of documentaries created by Dorothy Fadiman. In addition, films from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology are presented including those by Watson Kintner who used film to document his world travels, and the popular television show from the 1950s: “What in the World?”

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University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Optic Nerve
movies
eye 96,631
favorite 4
comment 0
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
Media Resources Center, University of California, Berkeley
movies
eye 22,537
favorite 13
comment 4
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
LA County Library
collection
373
ITEMS
22,080
VIEWS
collection
eye 22,080
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
The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
by Exposition Players Company
movies
eye 14,681
favorite 9
comment 0
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.
movies
eye 14,419
favorite 8
comment 0
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.
African American Museum and Library at Oakland
collection
261
ITEMS
13,861
VIEWS
collection
eye 13,861
The African American Museum and Library at Oakland is dedicated to the discovery, preservation, interpretation and sharing of historical and cultural experiences of African Americans in California and the West for present and future generations. AAMLO's archival collection is a unique resource on the history of African Americans in Northern California and the Bay Area. The over 160 collections in the archives contain the diaries of prominent families, pioneers, churches, social and political...
Topics: African American, Museum, Oakland, californialightandsound
Media Resources Center, University of California, Berkeley
by University of California, Berkeley, Office of Media Services
movies
eye 11,293
favorite 10
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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...
California Academy of Sciences Films & Videos
collection
107
ITEMS
11,016
VIEWS
collection
eye 11,016
The California Academy of Sciences is a world-class scientific and cultural institution based in San Francisco. The Academy recently opened a new facility in Golden Gate Park, a 400,000 square foot structure that houses an aquarium, a planetarium a natural history museum and a 4-story rainforest all under one roof. The new facility is also home to the Academy’s staff of world-class scientists, an education department that provides a wide range of student and teacher services, and an extensive...
Topic: californialightandsound
University of California, Los Angeles, Ethnomusicology Archive
by Ward, Jim
movies
eye 9,913
favorite 6
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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,...
Sojourner Kincaid Rolle Papers
collection
94
ITEMS
9,365
VIEWS
collection
eye 9,365
The papers of African-American poet and playwright, peacemaker, community activist, and television producer Sojourner Kincaid Rolle, have been established in CEMA. Her poetry includes chapbooks, inclusion in various anthologies and literary journals and a body of uncollected work, some of which has been choreographed for dance presentation and performed as theater. In 2002, she co-wrote with Robert A. Potter "Ayo's Journey", a multidimensional theater performance about the...
Topic: californialightandsound
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 & 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
California Historical Society
by Kirk, Charles G., Col.
movies
eye 6,343
favorite 3
comment 1
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,...
Humboldt County Historical Society
collection
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ITEMS
5,234
VIEWS
collection
eye 5,234
Since 1947, the Humboldt County Historical Society has worked to preserve original historical materials related to Northern California history. Our purpose is to further an understanding and appreciation of all peoples, places, events, and activities of Humboldt County and related areas. Toward this end, we focus on acquiring, preserving, interpreting, creating, and sharing historical information, and by educating and assisting others to do the same. The Historical Society archives contain...
Topic: californialightandsound
California Historical Society
by Marinship (Firm)
movies
eye 5,026
favorite 4
comment 1
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,...
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Taylor, Edward Silverstone
movies
eye 4,324
favorite 13
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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 :...
Topics: californialightandsound, home movie, way bay
Media Resources Center, University of California, Berkeley
by University of California, Berkeley
movies
eye 4,129
favorite 18
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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)
movies
eye 4,129
favorite 4
comment 1
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-,...
Eastern California Museum
movies
eye 3,828
favorite 4
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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,...
California State Library
image
eye 3,550
favorite 0
comment 0
Pyramid Oil Co. crew, world champion pullers, Oildorado Day, Taft, California, October 22, 1965. Billy Hillburn, Wally Bingham, Mat Bingham receive their trophy from Gena Fru. Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Taft, Kern County,...
Ontario City Library, Robert E. Ellingwood Model Colony History Room
by Cloyd E. Louis
movies
eye 3,498
favorite 7
comment 0
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
movies
eye 3,281
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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
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
movies
eye 3,082
favorite 3
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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
Ontario City Library, Robert E. Ellingwood Model Colony History Room
by Robert Allen Productions
movies
eye 2,835
favorite 3
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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...
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,...
Ontario City Library, Robert E. Ellingwood Model Colony History Room
image
eye 2,753
favorite 0
comment 0
Description : This is a scanned copy of a glass plate negative with the text of a song sung by Chaffey College or Chaffey High School students, called "A Chaffey Song." The song was likely published in an early annual for either the college or the later high school. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (3.4 x 4 in.) Call Number : gpn_041 Files were created by Ontario City Library and preserved by the California Preservation Program .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiarevealed
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,...
California State Archives Audiovisual and Cartographic Records
by Employment Development Department
movies
eye 2,585
favorite 5
comment 0
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
University of California, Los Angeles, Ethnomusicology Archive
by Hackford, Taylor, 1945-; Harrison, George, 1943-2001
movies
eye 2,505
favorite 0
comment 0
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
The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
by Sierra Club
movies
eye 2,452
favorite 4
comment 0
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.)
California Institute of Technology Archives
movies
eye 2,449
favorite 5
comment 0
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
movies
eye 2,404
favorite 6
comment 0
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...
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Newsreel
movies
eye 2,343
favorite 15
comment 1
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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Topic: californialightandsound
California Historical Society
movies
eye 2,287
favorite 3
comment 0
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
Stanford University, Special Collections and University Archives
by Zimbardo, Philip G.
movies
eye 2,153
favorite 8
comment 0
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...
Topics: californialightandsound, Prisons, Psychology--Experiments, Psychology--Study and teaching,...
Hoover Institution Archives, Stanford University
by Southern Educational Communications Association (SECA)
movies
eye 2,070
favorite 2
comment 1
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
movies
eye 2,025
favorite 3
comment 0
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...
Topics: californialightandsound, San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, Calif., 1906
California State Railroad Museum Library
by Western Pacific
movies
eye 2,019
favorite 8
comment 0
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):...
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
by Hidzick, Joseph F.
movies
eye 1,933
favorite 5
comment 1
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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Topic: californialightandsound
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Callenbach, Ernest
movies
eye 1,915
favorite 8
comment 1
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
movies
eye 1,882
favorite 1
comment 0
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,...
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...
Topics: californialightandsound, Milk, Harvey, way bay
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,...
Topics: californialightandsound, Amateur films--California--San Francisco, California, Southern, home movie
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...
Topics: californialightandsound, ontariocitylibrary, All States Picnic (Ontario, Calif.), Ontario (Calif.),...
University of California, Los Angeles, Ethnomusicology Archive
by Gleason, Ralph J.; Slate, Lane
movies
eye 1,661
favorite 2
comment 0
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,...
Glendale Library, Arts & Culture
image
eye 1,624
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Description : Translates to "with speed and courage" Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiarevealed
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life
by Zellerbach, James David
movies
eye 1,596
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Description : Between the mid-1920s and 1963, James David Zellerbach (1892-1963), an avid home movie maker, filmed numerous home movies of the Zellerbach family, founders of the Zellerbach Paper Company. The films document the family's life in San Francisco and include a good deal of footage of the San Francisco landscape. Also documented in the films are family trips and leisure pursuits. This film reel includes footage of a Zellerbach family retreat in 1929. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm...
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Topics: californialightandsound, Jewish families--California--San Francisco, Amateur films--California--San...
Hoover Institution Archives, Stanford University
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Description : These television commercials, part of the 1976 Ronald Reagan presidential campaign, aired around April 14, 1976. The commercials are titled "I believe" and "No time," and are available in 30 and 60 second versions. Source : 1 Tape of 1: 2 inch videotape: Quad Collection : Citizens for Reagan records Accession Number : 81141 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction...
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Glendale Library, Arts & Culture
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Description : Photocopy of a newspaper article titled, 'X' marks spot after planes leave Grand Central" Source : 1 Page of 1: Newspaper 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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Topics: californialightandsound, Peoples Temple, Peoples Temple Agricultural Mission, Jones, Jim,...
Pacifica Radio Archives - California Audiovisual Preservation Project 2014
by de Angulo, Gui
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Description : Tales of the Pit River Indians as recounted by anthropologist Jaime de Angulo for KPFA in 1949. Re-edited and produced by Gui de Angulo in 1991. Call Number : BD0018.01 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Pacifica Radio Archives. 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...
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Police--Los Angeles (Calif.)--Complaints...
Source: 22 Tapes of 22: 1/4 inch audio tape
Pepperdine University Special Collections and University Archives
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Description : Includes home-recorded footage of students at a picnic at Pepperdine's Los Angeles campus,George and Helen Pepperdine's home, and fishing scenes of a Pepperdine professor at his cabin in the mountains, with children playing in a stream. Source : 1 reel of 1: Film: 16mm (reversal original) Collection : George Pepperdine Family Papers 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...
Topics: californialightandsound, Pepperdine, Helen Louise, 1903-1990 -- Homes and haunts, Pepperdine...
Graduate Theological Union Library and Archives
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Description : Werner Erhard discusses EST (Erhard Seminars Training) at a research seminar sponsored by the Center for the Study of New Religious Movements, Graduate Theological Union. The research seminar included 17 other participants, who asked questions and commented on the speakers' remarks. The first half hour of the seminar was not recorded due to a technical difficulty. Tape Label : NRM Seminar, 4-23-81, Werner Erhard Note : Side b of Tape 1 is blank. Beginning of Part 3 (first 7:32) is...
Topics: californialightandsound, Erhard seminars training, EST, an Educational Corporation
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Historical Society
by Peoples Temple
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Note : Much of the footage after 00:01:55 is overexposed. Description : Amateur movie recording early Jonestown scenes, including residents sharing a large meal together. Films like this were recorded by Peoples Temple to promote the agricultural mission and encourage migration to Jonestown. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: Super 8mm Collection Guide : Peoples Temple Records Call Number : MS 3800; Film reel 12 Rights : Rights are owned by the California Historical Society (CHS). CHS has given...
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Santa Clara Valley Water District Library
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Description : Aerial video of a major wildfire near Lexington Reservoir, above Los Gatos, in 1985. Call Number : TH 9449 L49 G4 1985 Source : 1 Tape of 1: 1/2 inch videotape Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Santa Clara Valley Water District. 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...
Topics: californialightandsound, Fires--California--Los Gatos Region, Lexington Reservoir (Calif.)
Description :Don Ellis at the San Francisco Museum of Art. The Don Ellis Orchestra performs "New Horizons," "Open Beauty," "Turkish Bath", "Concerto for Trumpet" and "Indian Lady." Production made for television in June 1968, never broadcast. Collection Guide : Don Ellis Collection Source : 1 Tape of 1: 3/4 inch videocassette Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition,...
Topics: californialightandsound, Jazz, Ellis, Don, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
University of California, Los Angeles, Ethnomusicology Archive
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Note : Picture is distorted due to deterioration of original tape. Beginning of performance is missing - the original tape was not digitized due to oxide shedding. Description :The Don Ellis Band performs at Chapman College, Orange, California, May 1974. The Don Ellis Band: Don Ellis, trumpet, drums; Sam Falzone, alto saxophone; Gary Herbig, baritone saxophone; Gil Rathel, trumpet; Bill Stapleton, trumpet; Sidney Muldrow, French horn; Curt Berg, trombone; Ed Welter, tuba; Bill Mays, piano; John...
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University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Timberg, Bernard
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Description : Kodachrome home movie footage of Israel just before and after the Six Day War, shot by UC Berkeley alumnus Bernard Timberg in 1967. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Collection : Pacific Film Archive Film and Video Collection Rights : Copyrighted. 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...
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California State Railroad Museum Library
by Buell L. Edison
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Description : Amateur footage of Southern Pacific passenger trains, "Coast Daylight," Southern Pacific ferry between San Francisco and Oakland. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 8mm (Kodachrome camera original) Collection : Railroad Film Collection Filing Location : WSF 200/34 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,...
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California College of the Arts Libraries
by San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
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Description : San Francisco Museum of Modern Art interview of Raymond Saunders. Source : 1 Tape of 1: 1/2 inch videotape Collection : California College of Arts and Crafts Archives Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Raymond Saunders. 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...
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California Institute of Technology Archives
by E. Hoge; S. Zipser for the California Institute of Technology
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Description : Feature film about the building and use of the 200" telescope. Includes footage of Hubble, Humason, Rule, Porter, Max Mason, John Anderson, Marcus Brown, DuBridge, Bowen and technicians working on mirror. With sky picture and animation sequences demonstrating how optical (reflecting) telescope works. Source : 1 Tape of 1: Betacam (film-to-video transfer) Collection : Palomar Observatory motion pictures collection Rights : Public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by...
Topics: californialightandsound, Reflecting Telescopes--Palomar, Mount (Calif.)--History, California,...
Note : Parts 1-4, 15-16, & 19 are interviews and conversations with Frank Herbert. Parts 5, 6, 20, & 21 are lectures by Frank Herbert. Parts 7 - 14 include Herbert reading aloud with some interaction / discussion with others. 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...
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Source: 11 Tapes of 11: ⅛ inch audio cassette
History San José
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Note : Heavy emulsion scratches throughout in the original film. Description : Marketing/educational film about Langendorf Bakeries, Inc., produced circa 1945. The company was founded in San Francisco in 1895 by Bernard Langendorf. The firm moved to San Jose in 1926 where it operated out of a small plant on Race Street. In 1952, the bakery moved headquarters to a plant at Seventh Street and Phelan Avenue. Family-owned and operated by Langendorf's sons, with plants from Los Angeles to Seattle,...
Topics: californialightandsound, Bakeries, Family-owned business enterprises
California State Archives Audiovisual and Cartographic Records
by California Youth Authority
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Description : Silent film documenting various training, educational and athletic programs provided by Whittier State School for Boys. Also included is a portion of a monthly placement breakfast held for boys who were being paroled. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm (camera original) Call Number : 2007-134 Collection : Youth Authority 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, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Optic Nerve
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Description : Artist collective Optic Nerve documents author Anais Nin's visit to Berkeley, California, circa December 1971. Part 1 of 2: Anais Nin lecture at Zellerbach Auditorium, UC Berkeley, December 1971. Part 2 of 2: Optic Nerve interview with Anais Nin. Source : 2 Tapes of 2: 1/2 inch videotape: reel-to-reel Collection : Pacific Film Archive Film and Video Collection Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Optic Nerve. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access...
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Humboldt County Historical Society
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Description : Historic footage of Highway 101, featuring ocean views and Redwood trees. Call Number : 2014.026.03 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...
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California State Railroad Museum Library
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Description : Black and white amateur documentary footage of Western Pacific steam locomotives and trains (1937); color footage of Western Pacific freight trains and the "California Zephyr" (1957). From the Hugh G. Martin collection. Western Pacific was one of the more major railroads operating in California, and the "California Zephyr" one of its most well-known trains. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 8mm Call Number : WSF 200/25 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may...
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Oakland History Room, Oakland Public Library
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Additional Title : 1981 Christmas Pageant and Interview with Louise Jorgensen Series Title : Oakland Christmas Pageant Description : Footage of the 1981 Oakland Christmas Pageant. Performed annually from 1919 to 1987 by Oakland's elementary and junior high school students as a gift to the city, the pageant was organized and choreographed by Louise Jorgensen, of the Parks and Recreation Department, who travelled to each school and instructed the students in the their parts. Source : 1 Tape of 1:...
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California State Railroad Museum Library
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Description : Amateur footage filmed by Buell L. Edison, includes day and night scenes, freight and passenger trains, dieasel and steam locomotives, and Southern Pacific yards. Call Number : WSF 200/30 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...
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Media Resources Center, University of California, Berkeley
by University of California, Berkeley, Office of Media Services
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Additional Title : James Baldwin: questions and answers, Wheeler Auditorium, UCB, 4/26/74 Source : 2 Tapes of 2: 3/4 inch videotape Collection : Media Resources Center Collection Call Number : VIDEO/C 2092 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 that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the...
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Orange County Archives
by Orange County News Channel
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Description : A series of cut news packages that were aired on the Orange County News Channel reporting on local Orange County issues. Times are approximate. 0:00-1:25 Color Bars 1:26-7:08 Orange County Marshal details the process of serving warrants in South Orange County 7:09-9:21 Presidential Candidate Bill Clinton campaigns in Irvine, California. Scott Budman reporting. 9:22-11:50 Jim Shields, Jim Wehan and Jennifer Huff comment on the negotiated teacher’s contract with the Saddleback...
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Orange County Archives
by Delmar Watson Photography
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Additional Title : Reel #41 Knott's Berry Farm Description : John Wayne touring Knott's Berry Farm with his son Ethan and Walter Knott, culminating with the opening of the Timbermountain Log Ride. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Call Number : KBF 41 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 Copyright Holder. In addition, the...
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Central Pacific Railroad 4-6-0 steam locomotive second No. 177 on the turntable at the Sacramento Shops. This locomotive was built at the Sacramento Shops and placed into service August 7, 1886. It was renumbered 1764 in 1891 and 2193 in 1901, and scrapped November 20, 1916.
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Railroads, 1880-1889