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San Francisco History Days

To celebrate San Francisco History Days at the Old Mint, March 4-6, 2016, here are a few favorite recordings from the California Light and Sound collection.

Join us Saturday and Sunday in the "video vault" where we'll loop a program of historic film and video preserved through the California Audiovisual Preservation Project.

For additional information about the California Audiovisual Preservation Project, please visit the California Preservation Program. Comments or questions? Email


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Mill Valley Public Library, Lucretia Little History Room
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Description : Five young men pose on the front of a Mount Tamalpais and Muir Woods Railway locomotive. A gravity car can be seen in the left background. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (8.5 x 1 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.128 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Gravity cars, Locomotives, Railroads
LA County Library
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Tom Martinez (right) and his brother, Phillip Martinez (left), are wearing Felix the Cat and Donald Duck halloween costumes and masks at the Harrison Elementary Street School Halloween parade. In the background are other students sitting down and a view of the back of the school and brick building in City Terrace. This image was provided by Thomas B. Martinez for inclusion in the Foto East LA collection.
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Martinez, Tom--California--East Los...
National City Public Library
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Description : Hispanic Fiesta 1981. Source: 1 Page of 1: Photograph (5 x 3.5 in.) Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiarevealed
Celebration to mark completion of SP steam locomotive No. 4328, Class Mt-3, outshopped in Sacramento, September 1925 and placed into service September 30, 1925. This was the first 4-8-2 locomotive built at the Sacramento Shops. The locomotive was vacated January 22, 1953 and scrapped in Los Angeles February 27, 1953. The headlight and smokestack of SP steam locomotive No. 1, "C. P. Huntington," is visible to the right of No. 4328.
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Railroads, 1920-1929
Center for Sacramento History audiovisual archives
by Ouye, Harold N.
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Note : Soft focus or out of focus throughout. Description : An eleven minute film featuring the Ouye family in Sacramento, California. The film contains footage of four separate occasions including Halloween and a trip to the San Francisco Fleishhacker Zoo. The beginning of the film shows the Ouye children celebrating Halloween with pumpkin carving, costumes, and making cookies. The second segment is of a trip to San Francisco where the family rides on the Steamboat Eureka and tours places like...
Topics: Celebrations -- Halloween -- Holidays, Ferry Boats, Miniature Trains -- Railroads, Home Movie --...
The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
by Bingham, Ursula Griswold
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Note : Some images are washed out / overexposed as in original film. Description : Home movies of Ursula Griswold Bingham. Early footage of a Mt. Tamalpais home. Halloween parade. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 8mm Collection : Ursula Griswold Bingham motion picture collection Call Number : Motion Picture 1076:55 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...
Topics: californialightandsound, home movie
National City Public Library
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Source: 1 Page of 1: Photograph (2.5 x 4.5 in.) Call Number: 2011-8-16-19 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiarevealed
National City Public Library
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Source: 1 Page of 1: Photograph (2.5 in. x 3.5 in.) Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiarevealed
California State Library
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Janette Russey in 1966 Volkswagen Beetle, Richmond, CA, ca. 1969
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Richmond,...
California State Library
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Wilburn Dozier and daughter Karen, San Pablo Avenue, Pinole, CA, ca. 1955
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Richmond,...
California State Library
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Jon Eilers (5 years) in pumpkin patch at 23rd and McBryde Streets, Richmond, CA
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Richmond, Children
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
by Barron, Stephanie, 1950-; Bernstein, Sheri, 1966-; Fort, Ilene Susan; Los Angeles County Museum of Art
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Published in conjunction with an exhibition held at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, Calif., Oct. 22, 2000-Mar. 18, 2001
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Topics: Sheets, Millard, Shulman, Julius, 1910-, Schindler, Rudolph, Pettibon, Raymond, 1957-, Miyatake,...
California State Library
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Bessie Gartwhere with her husband's Wells Fargo Express wagon, Monterey, CA, ca. 1919. Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Monterey, Wells...
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...
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
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life
by Western Jewish History Center
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Description : San Francisco Jews of Eastern European Origin, 1880-1940 was an oral history project conducted from 1976 to 1978 by the Western Jewish History Center and the American Jewish Congress. Its goal was to provide information about the experiences of Eastern European Jewish immigrants to the U.S. and about their interaction with other groups in the context of the times. The project emphasized the south of Market Street district in San Francisco, where many of the immigrants first...
Topic: californialightandsound
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life
by Western Jewish History Center
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Description : San Francisco Jews of Eastern European Origin, 1880-1940 was an oral history project conducted from 1976 to 1978 by the Western Jewish History Center and the American Jewish Congress. Its goal was to provide information about the experiences of Eastern European Jewish immigrants to the U.S. and about their interaction with other groups in the context of the times. The project emphasized the south of Market Street district in San Francisco, where many of the immigrants first...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 3 Tapes of 3: 1/8 inch audio cassette
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life
by Western Jewish History Center
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Note : Part 5 has very loud distortion in the original tape. Description : San Francisco Jews of Eastern European Origin, 1880-1940 was an oral history project conducted from 1976 to 1978 by the Western Jewish History Center and the American Jewish Congress. Its goal was to provide information about the experiences of Eastern European Jewish immigrants to the U.S. and about their interaction with other groups in the context of the times. The project emphasized the south of Market Street...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 3 Tapes of 3: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Oral History Center of The Bancroft Library at the University of California Berkeley
by Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley
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Description : Interview with Albert Sperisen. Recollections of introduction to printing; the Toyon Press; the Black Vine Press; printers and fine printing in the Bay Area, with comments on John J. Johnck, Harold Seeger, Lawton Kennedy, Wilder Bentley, the Grabhorns, the Taylors, Brother Antoninus, John H. Nash, and others, and the Book Club of California. Collection Guide : The Regional Oral History Office, 1954-1979 Call Number : Phonotape 308 B Full transcript available Rights : Copyrighted....
Topics: californialightandsound, Sperisen, Albert, Black Vine Press, Book Club of California,...
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
Description : Bill and Hillel Resner and Luther Greene talk with Ralph J. Gleason, noted columnist and jazz critic, about their newly opened theater on Haight Street. The Resners and Greene discuss the building's history and renovation, the support they've received from the Haight-Ashbury community, and some of their past and upcoming programming. Call Number : BB1312 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Pacifica Radio Archives. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by...
Topics: californialightandsound, Theater -- San Francisco (Calif.)., Hippies--United States, Resner,...
Source: 1 Tape of 1 : 1/4 inch audio tape
Pacifica Radio Archives - California Audiovisual Preservation Project 2014
by Garrett, Laurie
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Description : Documentary on the eviction of elderly Filipinos from their residential hotel in San Francisco. Highlights the efforts of Sheriff Richard Hongisto and Mayor George Moscone to halt the eviction; contains actuality of the eviction itself. Contains sensitive language. Call Number : AZ0279 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...
Topics: californialightandsound, Garrett, Laurie, Eviction, Filipino Americans--California--San Francisco,...
Source: 1 Tape of 1 : 1/4 inch audio tape
Description : KPFA's Bill Schechner interviews marine biologist Fred Tarp of Contra Costa College about the effects of marine pollution on the environment. Call Number : BC0673 Date Published : 1972-03-07 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...
Topics: californialightandsound, Marine ecology, Water--Pollution, Schechner, Bill, Tarp, Fred
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
Label on original tape : K. Cleaver/B. Seale/Huey Newton/H. Rap Brown/S. Carmichael. Call Number : AC 322.42097 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...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Oral History Center of The Bancroft Library at the University of California Berkeley
by Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley
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Description : Notes on his family and background; experience in liquor business; history of Sussman, Wormser & Company; labor relations and employer groups; his public service. Collection Guide : The Regional Oral History Office, 1954-1979 Call Number : Phonotape 233 B Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by The Regents of the University of California. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of...
Topics: californialightandsound, Linderheim family, Falk family, Sussman, Wormser and Company, San...
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
Labor Archives and Research Center, J. Paul Leonard Library, San Francisco State University
by Labor Archives and Research Center
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Call Number : Oral History Collection Description : Official, Warehouse Union Local 6, International Longshore and Warehouse Union. Interview focuses on friendship with Nikki Bridges Flynn, wife of ILWU leader Harry Bridges. Collection Guide : Dorothy Elizabeth 'Betty' de Losada Oral History Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Labor Archives and Research Center (LARC), J. Paul Leonard Library, San Francisco State University. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide...
Topics: californialightandsound, Bonfield, Lynn A., 1939-, De Losada, Dorothy Elizabeth, 1921-, Women labor...
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Pacifica Radio Archives - California Audiovisual Preservation Project 2014
by McGillicuddy, Padraigin; Campbell, Bob; Holmquist; Monet
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Note : Content begins at 00:00:45 for both parts. Description : Documentary on the history of Irish immigration and assimilation in San Francisco. Part 1 examines the first wave of Irish immigration to the area, the Irish involvement in the building trade and politics, and their key role in the development of the city's religious, social and political life. Part 2 focuses on the social and family life of the Irish in the days when they were the majority in the now heavily Latino district The...
Topics: californialightandsound, San Francisco (Calif.)--Emigration and immigration, McGillicuddy, Padraigin
Source: 2 Tapes of 2 : 1/4 inch audio tape
San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco History Center
by Warr, Jesse J.
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Note : Parts 3-9 have a high amount of hiss and buzz on the original tape. Description : Oral history project co-sponsored by the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library, the San Francisco African-American Historical and Cultural Society. Series Title : Afro-Americans in San Francisco prior to World War II: Oral history project Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Friends of San Francisco Public Library. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that...
Topics: californialightandsound, African Americans--California--San Francisco, Lucas, Sybil Sanford, 1921-
Source: 5 Tapes of 5: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Oral History Center of The Bancroft Library at the University of California Berkeley
by Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley
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Description : Recollections of Kathleen Thompson Norris of San Francisco's 1906 earthquake and fire. Collection Guide : The Regional Oral History Office, 1954-1979 Call Number : Phonotape 1684 B Full transcript available 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...
Topics: californialightandsound, Norris, Kathleen Thompson, Earthquakes, Fires, Personal narratives, San...
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
Additional Title : San Francisco passage to Japan and China from Seattle; David in Japan; life in China, 1937 Intertitles from film : •(00:13) From Mark Hopkins Hotel Roof, Fairmont and Mark Hopkins Hotels Down California Street •(02:37) The Bay Bridge, Alcatraz Island, Golden Gate Bridge Through the Fog •(03:29) After the Crash, Oil on Life Boat, Movie Tug, Back to the Pier, All Off the Ship [SS President Coolidge and oil tanker collided] •(05:24) Golden Gate Bridge, Frank H. Buck [oil...
Topics: californialightandsound, Amateur films--California--San Francisco, California, Northern, home movie
Description : Black and white film footage of northern California including San Francisco, likely from the 1930s. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm 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...
Topics: californialightandsound, ontariocitylibrary, San Francisco (Calif.), California, Northern, home...
Sierra Club Library
by Townsend, Charles T.
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Description : Film of the Golden Gate Exposition, 1938-39. Additional Description : Note on original reel: "Beginning -- Fair - 1938s(?) or 1939 Treasure Island". 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...
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California Historical Society
by Armor, Albert
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Description : This film includes footage taken at the Golden Gate International Exposition in 1939, the Rose Bowl parade and football game and Armor family Christmas scenes. Note in can :The Bay; World's Fair 1939 C.H. & Allieise [?]; Mexican Ehib; Clipper ship; G.E. Ehib; Rose Bowl (Shirley Temple); Rose Bowl Game; Xmas 1939 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...
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Topics: californialightandsound, Amateur films, home movie
Additional Titles : [Golden Gate Expo 1939]; [San Francisco Expo 1939 Treasure Island] Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 8mm Collection : Pacific Film Archive Film and Video 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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Topics: californialightandsound, University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive,...
Additional Description : Note on original label: NO TITLE - Parade, City Hall area 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...
Topics: californialightandsound, Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974
The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
by Bingham, Ursula Griswold
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Note : Some dark images in the middle as in original film. Description : Home movies of Ursula Griswold Bingham. Footage of Berkeley and the San Francisco Airport 1951. Especially important to see what the San Francisco airport was like in the mid-20th century. Additional Description : Note from original box: Summer 1951, Jar Jag Berkeley. Airport SF San Jose Islands Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 8mm Collection : Ursula Griswold Bingham motion picture collection Call Number : Motion Picture...
Topics: californialightandsound, home movie
The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
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Description : Motion pictures from the League of Women Voters of the Bay Area. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Collection : League of Women Voters of the Bay Area records Call Number : Motion Picture 978C Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topic: californiarevealed
California College of the Arts Libraries
by California College of Arts and Crafts
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Description : Documents activities at California College of Arts and Crafts in Fall 1954. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Collection : California College of Arts and Crafts Archives Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by California College of the Arts Libraries. 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...
Topics: californialightandsound, home movie
California Historical Society
by Adams, Thomas Caldwell
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Description : Film footage of San Francisco, including the Golden Gate Bridge, Coit Tower, ferries in San Francisco Bay, and the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge; shipwreck near Seal Rocks; Los Angeles County, including Colorado Street Bridge and streets; highway tunnels; Pony Express plaque; Hotel Riverside; water treatment plant; laboratory (probably at Cal Tech). Includes footage of city and government buildings as yet unidentified. Note : Film dates from circa 1925-1935. Source : 1 Reel of...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: californialightandsound, Shipwrecks, Los Angeles County (Calif.), San Francisco (Calif.), home movie
The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
by Helm, Michael
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Note : Machine noise in the background and low audio levels throughout. Description : Interview with beat poet and City Lights Books co-founder, Lawrence Ferlinghetti Call Number : Phonotape 3952 C :20 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by The Bancroft Library. 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...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
by Walsh, James P.
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Note : Part 7 has unstable tape noise until 00:03:30. Part 8 is just 1 minute of 'testing', no interview. Part 9 interview begins at 00:01:43 after piano playing and 'testing'. Part 13 is very muffled as on original recording; very difficult to understand. Part 14 has regular clicks from 00:05:50 to end. Parts 15 through 18 have regular clicks throughout. Description : Part 1 & 2 - Interview with Mr. Harry Bridges, Part 3 & 4 - Interview with Vincent's sister, Patricia Hallinan, Part 5...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 10 Tapes of 10: 1/8 inch audio cassette
The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
by Pneuman, Frederick Ashley
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Note on original container : Reel 1 of 2, 1935; Reel 2 of 2, 1936. Description : Early footage of one of the Bay Area's most important pieces of infrastructure. Call Number : Motion Picture 281 B Source : 2 Reels of 2: Film: 8mm 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...
Topics: californialightandsound, home movie
Description : A report on the findings of the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission, 1969. Call Number : Motion Picture 210 C 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...
Topic: californiarevealed
Media Resources Center, University of California, Berkeley
by College of Environmental Design at UC Berkeley
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Description : A tour of various "hippie" vans parked by the panhandle in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California. Source : 1 Tape of 1: 3/4 inch videotape Collection : Media Resources Center Collection Call Number : VIDEO/C 2301 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...
Topics: californialightandsound, Hippies--California--San Francisco, Buses--California, Vans--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
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life
by Zellerbach, James David
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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 various Zellerbach family events that took place in 1929, including a...
Topics: californialightandsound, San Francisco (Calif.), Zellerbach, James David, 1892-1963, Jewish...
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
California Historical Society
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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
The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
by League of Women Voters
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Description : Motion picture from the League of Women Voters of the Bay Area. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Collection : League of Women Voters of the Bay Area records Call Number : Motion Picture 978C Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source : 3 Tapes of 3: 3/4 inch videotape Collection Guide : Califas: Chicano Art and Culture in California Collection Call Numbers : Tape no. 73 V708/UM; Tape no. 74 V709/UM; Tape no. 75 V710/UM Rights : Copyrighted. 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...
Topics: californialightandsound, Mexican American mural painting and decoration--California--20th century
Source : 2 Tapes of 2: 3/4" videocassette Collection Guide : Califas: Chicano Art and Culture in California Collection Call Numbers : Tape no. 94 V729/UM; Tape no. 95 V730/UM Rights : Copyrighted. 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...
Topics: californialightandsound, Murals, Mexican American artists
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Newsreel
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Description : A documentary of student attitudes and problems at San Francisco's Mission High School. Emphasizes their unhappiness with the segregation caused by the "tracking" system and with police harassment. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Collection : Pacific Film Archive Film and Video Collection Call Number: 1606-01-5625 Rights: Copyrighted. Rights are owned by California Newsreel. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work...
Topic: californiarevealed
Stanford University, Special Collections and University Archives
by Ampex Corporation
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Note on container : "Historical" Source : 1 Tape of 1: 2 inch videotape: Quad Collection : [Historical videorecordings, nd.] Item Identification : MssMedia0014_4 Rights : Rights are owned by Stanford University Libraries. All Rights Reserved. This includes all rights now in existence or which may hereafter come into existence in the Ampex Historical Collection, including but not limited to print, audio, electronic, video, CD ROM, photographic, digital and film, and all revenues...
Topic: californialightandsound
Description : Film footage of northern California in 1960. Note on original container: "Our Trip North March 1960 - Solvang -- San Francisco -- Sacramento -- Tahoe -- [Aquaco] Valley -- Las Vegas -- Phoenix" 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,...
Topics: California, northern, San Francisco (Calif.), Sacramento (Calif.), Las Vegas (Nev.), Phoenix...
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 Historical Society
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Description : Film footage of a Golden Gate Bridge celebration. 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...
Topics: californialightandsound, Golden Gate Bridge (San Francisco, Calif.), San Francisco (Calif.), home...
The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
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Description : Landscapes of parks, including Broderic Terry Trail and site of Capitan Fernando Rivera-Moncada memorial plaque. Deep sea diving. Golden Gate Bridge and Bay Bridge construction. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 35mm negative (nitrate) Collection : Hall of the Golden City collection of James Leonard Call Number : Motion Picture 772 C 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...
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Topics: californialightandsound, Golden Gate Bridge (San Francisco, Calif.), San Francisco-Oakland Bay...
The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
by Exposition Players Company
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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,...
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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Pacifica Radio Archives - California Audiovisual Preservation Project 2014
by Hayden, Tom; Brown, Rick; Gilbert, Bruce
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Description : Tom Hayden (1939-), author, lecturer, and a founder of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), leads a discussion of New Left politics; topics include the Black Panthers, the rent strike movement, and People's Park. The talk was arranged by the Sociology Liberation Movement of the American Sociological Assocation (ASA), and was held on September 2, 1969 at the ASA Convention in the San Francisco Hilton Hotel. Also acting as discussion leaders are Berkeley graduate student Rick...
Topics: californialightandsound, Hayden, Tom, Brown, Rick, Gilbert, Bruce, New Left, Political...
Source: 1 Tape of 1 : 1/4 inch audio tape
Pacifica Radio Archives - California Audiovisual Preservation Project 2014
by Bauersfeld, Erik; Grillo, Clay
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Description : A visit to the Josephine D. Randall Junior Museum in San Francisco. The children play tree to a boa constrictor and are led on a sawdust safari by Assistant Life-Science Curator Juanita Richardson. Director A. Kirk Conragan discusses some of the other activities at this busy institution on top of Corona Heights. Produced by Erik Bauersfeld and Clay Grillo. Call Number : BC0231 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Pacifica Radio Archives. Transmission or reproduction of...
Topics: californialightandsound, Children's museums, Museums (San Francisco, Calif.), Bauersfeld, Erik,...
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
Note : Audio drops out from 00:11:24 - 00:11:51. Series Title :Conflict and consensus in Chinatown Description : Statements about the alleged police harassment of Leways, a non-profit, self-help youth organization in Chinatown. This recording contains prepared statements by Alex Hing, chief of staff of the Red Guard Party, and Ron Kanzaki, the chairman of Leways, Inc. Denny Smithson of KPFA also talks with Patsy Chan, a community worker in the Leways office. Call Number : BB5495.01 Rights :...
Topics: californialightandsound, Chinatown (San Francisco, Calif.)--Social conditions,...
Source: 1 Tape of 1 : 1/4 inch audio tape
Series Title : Open hour Description : Reverend Larry Beggs, director of Huckleberry's for Runaways, talks with Elsa Knight Thompson about the work of his organization, which helps teenage runaways, through their own problem-solving and decision-making powers, to return home with dignity and without police pickup and incarceration. Call Number : BB1794 Date Published : 1969-06-23 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Pacifica Radio Archives. Transmission or reproduction of materials...
Topics: californialightandsound, Youth shelters, Beggs, Larry, Thompson, Elsa Knight, San Francisco (Calif.)
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
Description : Fred Martin, Urban Affairs representative of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce; C.F. 'Cliff' Green, Deputy District Engineer, California State Division of Highways; O.W. Willard, representative of Macy's of San Francisco and member of the San Francisco Planning Commission; Kenneth Rexroth, literary critic and writer; Terry Francois, San Francisco Supervisor; and Morton Rader, architect and President of the Telegraph Hill Dwellers Association, debate the pros and cons about...
Topics: californialightandsound, City planning, Government spending policy--California--San Francisco,...
Source: 1 Tape of 1 : 1/4 inch audio tape
Description : Native Americans discuss their occupation of Alcatraz. Moderated by John Trudell and John Adair. Call Number : BB2309 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 agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and...
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Indians of North America--Political...
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
Description : Dr. Frank Oppenheimer, director of the new Exploratorium of the Palace of Arts and Science, located in the Palace of Fine Arts building in San Francisco, is interviewed by Elsa Knight Thompson of KPFA about the concepts behind the new museum and what one can expect to find there. Call Number : BB2274 Date Published : 1969-11-04 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Pacifica Radio Archives. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by...
Topics: californialightandsound, Children's museums, Exploratorium (Organization), Oppenheimer, Frank,...
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
Pacifica Radio Archives - California Audiovisual Preservation Project 2014
by [KPFA]
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Description : Five members of Los Siete de la Raza discuss their imprisonment for the killing of San Francisco policeman Joseph Brodnik on May 1, 1970 at a press conference at the San Francisco Hall of Justice in June, 1970. The men discuss their relation to other liberation movements like the Black Panther Party, the politics of their trial, and conditions inside prison. The members of Los Siete de la Raza were Jose Rios, Nelson Rodriguez, Gary Lescallett, Danilo "Bebe" Melendez,...
Topics: californialightandsound, Trials (Murder)--San Francisco (Calif.), Smithson, Denny, Lescallett,...
Source: 1 Tape of 1 : 1/4 inch audio tape
Pacifica Radio Archives - California Audiovisual Preservation Project 2014
by [KPFA]
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Description : A conversation with members and organizers of The Mission Rebels, Inc., a neighborhood club formed in the Mission district of San Francisco. The Rebels, who were based on Shotwell Street, led direct organizing efforts for rent control in the Mission and decried US military intervention in Vietnam. Speakers are the Reverend Jesse James and Ray Towbis, who helped establish the Rebels; Olga Weir, secretary for the Mission Rebels; and Luis Marcial, youth member. Interviewer is Al...
Topics: californialightandsound, Community organization, Public welfare, Silbowitz, Al, James, Jesse, Weir,...
Source: 1 Tape of 1 : 1/4 inch audio tape
Description : Ronnie Davis, director of the San Francisco Mime Troupe, discusses the origins and growth of the oldest American mime group. Call Number : BC2486 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 agreements, donor...
Topics: californialightandsound, Mime, Fascio, Victor, Davis, R.G. (Ronnie)
Source: 2 Tapes of 2 : 1/4 inch audio tape
Description : Kevin Burke from People's Theatre at KPFA interviews Martin Worman and Scrumbly Koldewyn from the Cockettes, the early '70s San Francisco-based drag and theater troupe. Worman and Koldewyn discuss the history of the Cockettes, including their forming under the direction of Hibiscus and their first big show in June 1970 at Hollywood Babylon. They discuss the tensions within the group regarding their performance style and direction. Koldewyn discusses the group's...
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Blacks--Political activity,...
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
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...
Description : Footage includes excerpts of the 1948 performance of Willam Christensen's first full length story ballet, Coppelia at the Stern Grove Festival. As San Francisco Ballet was in a transitional period, the company performed under as the Willam Christensen Ballet Company. Music was provided by members of the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra under the musical direction of Fritz Berens. Coppelia featured music by Leo Delibes and costumes by Russell Hartley (the founder of the Museum of...
Topic: californiarevealed
Museum of Performance and Design
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Description : Historic footage of legendary opera singer Kirsten Flagstad at Stern Grove Festival, the oldest free festival of its kind in the country. 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...
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San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco History Center
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Description : Christopher of San Francisco. Note on can: This is complete version presented by C's friends 1-5-64. / 'C in Action' used material in this film with new ending for political purposes. Film lab receipt in can: dated 3/17/66. Produced at Leo Diner Films in cooperation with KRON-TV (Bill Cothran), KPIX-TV (Dave Caldwell), KGO-TV (News Department) and the San Francisco Chronicle and San Francisco Examiner. Original footage by Charles Stanyan and Bernie Rausch. Narrated by Art Brown....
Topics: californialightandsound, Mayors--California--San Francisco, Christopher, George
Visual Communications
by Ohashi, Alan
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Note : Faded to red. Description : 1977 film about the changing landscape of San Francisco’s Chinatown. Produced during a volatile period in which community re-development initiatives in most U.S. urban centers threatened the unique community fabric of various ethnic communities, CHINATOWN: PORTRAIT OF A WORKING COMMUNITY juxtaposes the vivacity of the people, businesses and community institutions of one of California’s first and arguably, largest Chinatowns against the violent closure, in...
Topics: californialightandsound, Documentary, Chinatown (San Francisco, Calif.), City planning,...
History San José
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Note : Some sections are silent. Description : Newsreel from KNTV San Jose broadcast on January 22, 1966; may be combination of the early and late news, includes national, local, sports and weather. According to transcript, stories include man attacked by shark in Monterey; Chinese New Year celebration in San Francisco; Christian Unity Week in Santa Clara Valley. Call Number : 1983-68-105 Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by History San Jose. Transmission...
Topics: californialightandsound, Newsreel