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.
Olsen (Donald) Collection
Donald Olsen was inspired by the teachings of the Bauhaus and the curriculum of Walter Gropius while studying at Harvard, and in turn transported the International Style of Modernism to the San Francisco Bay Area. Olsen's unwavering loyalty to Modernism drove his career and allowed him to flourish both as a practicing architect and a professor at UC Berkeley. This exhibit will explore the life and career of Donald Olsen from the start of his professional work - with firms such as Saarinen, Swanson and Saarinen; Skidmore, Owings and Merrill; and Wurster, Bernardi, and Emmons - to establishing his own ...
Institution: UC Berkeley, Environmental Design Archives
Sutter County local history photograph collection
Sutter County Library's photograph collection includes images of local historical interest including early farming; small town and country life in California's northern Central Valley; early recreational hunting and fishing; family life in a migrant camp; levees and floods; historical buildings, main streets, schools, railroads; cultural and ethnic diversity and tradition.
Institution: Sutter County Library
California Faces: Selections from The Bancroft Library Portrait Collection
consists of 1,232 photographic and other pictorial portraits of 416 men and women prominent in California's history. The portraits, selected from The Bancroft Library Portrait Collection, offer a diverse selection of artists, writers, businessmen, politicians, scientists, entertainers, and others, primarily from the early nineteenth-century until the present. Individuals from the San Francisco Bay Area tend to predominate since the library's holdings are strongest in this area....
Institution: UC Berkeley, Bancroft Library
Our fisheries program has gained considerable recognition for the research it has produced through a strong, international and regional network of collaborators from all sectors (government, public, academic, stakeholders). We produce and provide robust, high-quality scientific information related to the Gulf of California’s fisheries, marine reserves, coastal and marine ecosystems, and climate change. At the same time, we build scientific capacity in the region and broadly communicate the results of our research to all sectors and audiences to ensure that sound science is incorporated in management and policy decision processes.
Institution: UC San Diego, Library, Research Data Curation Program
Berkeley History Online
Berkeley Public Library's online local history collection includes images of historical interest of Berkeley from the 1870s through the 1990s. These images portray the social life and customs of Berkeleyans, past and present. They document commercial, residential, and public buildings; city agencies, including the fire department and public library; street scenes; neighborhoods; notable individuals; average citizens; group portraits; annual events, including the How Berkeley Can You Be Parade; political demonstrations; fires and other major events; university and school buildings and campus scenes; and panoramas of the city.
Institution: Berkeley Public Library
Sleepy Lagoon Defense Committee Records
The Sleepy Lagoon Defense Committee (formerly the Citizen's Committee for the Defense of Mexican American Youth) formed in 1942 in reaction to the indictment of 22 young men for murder. 12 defendants were convicted of first degree murder. The Sleepy Lagoon Defense Committee raised funds to appeal the case and roused public opinion through education and publicity programs. In 1944 the original judgment was overturned. The collection contains correspondence, publications, publicity materials, radio scripts, office records, a transcript of the Sleepy Lagoon trial, and research materials including articles about Mexicans and Mexican Americans in Los Angeles. Portions of the collection ...
Institution: UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
California Revealed from Santa Fe Springs City 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: Santa Fe Springs City Library
Dring (Harry) Photographs
The collection primarily documents the restoration and maintenance of the historic vessels at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park from 1954 to 1982. The bulk of the collection holdings consist of black-and-white photographs and negatives created or collected by the ships' manager Harry Dring from 1957 to 1976. Other items include photo albums and motion picture film. Along with restoration and preservation of the vessels, the collection documents daily activities at Hyde Street Pier....
Institution: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park