Collections in Calisphere
All of the items on Calisphere are organized into collections. Collections bring context to images, documents, videos, and audio recordings. Some collections represent a particular topic or format, some have items created by the same person, and some showcase an institution’s special project or initiative. Use the tabs below to explore the hundreds of collections on Calisphere.
The Oakland Churches Collection consists of photographs of over 35 Oakland churches of various denominations and architectural styles, ranging from the 1880s to the 1980s.
Institution: Oakland Public Library, Oakland History Room and Maps Division
Hotel Del Monte, ca. 1910 - Views
The Views of the Hotel Del Monte album contains 27 photographic prints taken circa 1910. The primary subject of the album is the Hotel Del Monte, the lavish 126-acre Swiss Gothic resort constructed in Monterey, California in 1880 by the Southern Pacific Railroad Company. The album includes several exterior views of the hotel and grounds, many of which feature the extensive landscape gardening surrounding the structure. Interior scenes include verandas, a dining room, a lobby, and a billiard room. Also included are photographs of the greater Monterey Peninsula, which picture golfers, the Pebble Beach Lodge, and the 17-mile Drive and ...
Institution: UC Berkeley, Bancroft Library
Carbonaceous Aerosol Particle Measurements from Cal-Mex 2010 in Tijuana, Mexico
Single Particle Soot Photometer (SP2) measurements of aerosol refractory black carbon (BC) content for individual particles and Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopic analysis of organic functional groups of submicron particles at Parque Morelos during Cal-Mex 2010 from 15 May to 30 June.
Institution: UC San Diego, Library, Research Data Curation Program
San Quentin Prison - Dr. Leo Stanley Collection, c.1910-1915
Family album of San Quentin guard, Richard M. Smith, and his wife, the San Quentin matron, Genevieve Smith. Depicts living conditions and activities of San Quentin inmates as well as prison grounds and buildings. During this period there were two wardens at San Quentin: John E. Hoyle (1907-1913), and James A. Johnston (1913-1925). Both men were reform wardens who tried to make prison life more humane. Warden Johnston initiated many industrial and educational training opportunities for the inmates. The photographs reflect this reformist climate, showing inmates engaged in sporting events as well as playing in a prison band and acting ...
Institution: Marin County Free Library
Chapman University Event Photos
A collection of photos from the University Archives of school events down through the decades.
Institution: Chapman University, Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives
California Revealed from Laguna Beach Historical Society
California Revealed is a State Library initiative to help California’s public libraries, in partnership with other local heritage groups, digitize, preserve, and provide online access to archival materials - books, newspapers, photographs, audiovisual recordings, and more - that tell the incredible stories of the Golden State. We also provide free access and preservation services for existing digital collections for partner organizations with in-house digitization programs. California Revealed is supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.
Institution: Laguna Beach Historical Society
Sonoma County Library Aerial Photography Collection
The Sonoma County Library Aerial Photography Collection includes photographs taken from the air and from the tops of tall buildings. The collection records the changes in the Sonoma County Landscape over the second half of the 20th century. The majority of images originate from the collection of Henry N. Wallace, Sonoma County Surveyor, taken during the 1960s and early 1970s. Photographer Don Meacham (1929-2010) flew with Wallace and took many of the photographs.
Institution: Sonoma County Library
Digital Storytelling videos
This collection of 36 digital stories documents the experiences of people coming to and living in Monterey Park and in California. The stories feature three topics of people, places and events. Highlights include stories about local theatre productions and plays, family stories about immigrating to the United States and to Monterey Park, stories from local artists and authors, the establishment of East Los Angeles Community College, and general experiences in the community.
Institution: Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library
Spooner California Stereograph Collection
This collection consists of stereographs taken by John Pitcher Spooner in California between approximately 1875 and 1905. Most of the photos are of Stockton and include downtown businesses and buildings, private homes, local farms, the Stockton Rural Cemetery, and the California State Hospital and Insane Asylum. John Pitcher Spooner (1845-1917) was a prominent Stockton photographer. After working for the Bradley-Rulofson Company, a photographic firm in San Francisco, Pitcher moved to Stockton around 1875. He operated a photographic studio here from the 1870s to the early 1900s (he advertised himself as a "Photographist"). In addition to the John Pitcher Spooner stereographs, ...
Institution: University of the Pacific