Welcome to Calisphere: your gateway to California’s remarkable digital collections. Calisphere provides free access to unique and historically important artifacts for research, teaching, and curious exploration. Discover over one million photographs, documents, letters, artwork, diaries, oral histories, films, advertisements, musical recordings, and more.
The collections on Calisphere have been digitized and contributed by all ten campuses of the University of California and other important libraries, archives, and museums throughout the state.
Calisphere aggregates digital collections from libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, and other cultural heritage organizations in California. If you represent such an organization and are interested in contributing digital content to Calisphere, click here to learn more.
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