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.
Photograph Collection, American Jewish University
This collection features 200 photographs digitized as part of the California Local History Digital Resources Project (LHDRP). To view the American Jewish University's , which includes over a thousand digitized photographs and records, please see
Institution: American Jewish University
Paul Pickowicz Collection
Paul Pickowicz, Distinguished Professor of History and Chinese Studies at UC San Diego, traveled to China as a member of Committee of Concerned Asian Scholars (CCAS) Friendship Delegation from June 23 to July 24, 1971. He was working towards his PhD at University of Wisconsin, Madison during that time. Included in this collection are color slides that captured many aspects of China during his trip in 1971.
Institution: UC San Diego, Library, Digital Library Development Program
Rare Books and Manuscripts Collection
This collection contains complete and partial reproductions of books and manuscripts principally from the Special Collections of the USC Libraries. Subject areas cover a) fine arts, b) geography, c) history, d) language and literature, e) music and performing arts, f) philosophy and religion, and g) science.
Institution: University of Southern California Digital Library
Spanish-American War - Photographs and Cartoons from the Graupner Family Papers
The first scrapbook (BANC PIC 1964.026) was assembled by Graupner in 1899. A typewritten explanatory note at the front of the scrapbook states that the photographs were taken in the San Francisco vicinity between 1898 and 1899. The second scrapbook (BANC PIC 1964.066) was assembled in 1898. It is unclear if it too was assembled by Graupner. It it titled "Bugle Echoes, 1898" and depicts the Phillippine expeditions preparing for the war.
Institution: UC Berkeley, Bancroft Library
Chinese Political Posters
The Ann Tompkins (Tang Fandi) and Lincoln Cushing Chinese Poster Collection preserves a genre of art that was known to and accepted by hundreds of millions of Chinese during the years of the Cultural Revolution. These posters were everywhere in China during the Cultural Revolution.
Institution: UC Berkeley, C.V. Starr East Asian Library
California Revealed from Sierra Club Library
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: Sierra Club, William E. Colby Memorial Library
Hard-to-find information about Santa Cruz County, brought to you by SCPL librarians.
Institution: Santa Cruz Public Libraries
Cartazes do Revolução Português (Posters from the Portuguese Revolution)
The “Revolução dos Cravos” (Carnation Revolution) of 25 April 1974 brought an abrupt end to 41 years of the Estado Novo regime and 48 years of brutal dictatorship. With serious opposition political parties banned and dissenters underground or in jail, it was left to disaffected army captains and soldiers across the country to refuse orders and challenge the regime. Organized as the Movimento das Forças Armadas (MFA), the rebel soldiers seized radio stations and strategic state properties. Cautioning people to stay safe inside their homes, thousands of civilians instead came out into the streets to join with and support the ...
Institution: San José State University, Special Collections and Archives