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.
Land Case Files
In 1851 the U.S. Congress passed "An Act to Ascertain and Settle Private Land Claims in the State of California" which required all holders of Spanish and Mexican land grants to present their title for confirmation before the Board of California Land Commissioners. Land from titles not confirmed became part of the public domain. This Act placed the burden of proof of title on landholders and initiated a lengthy process of litigation that resulted in most Mexican Californians, or Californios, losing their titles. While 604 of the 813 claims brought before the Board were confirmed, most decisions were appealed to ...
Institution: UC Berkeley, Bancroft Library
Otto Stern Photograph Collection
The collection includes portraits and snapshots of Otto Stern from childhood and throughout his career, and group portraits and snapshots with physicist colleagues and friends. Groups at international meetings of physicists and Nobel laureates, chiefly in Europe, are the subjects of many of the views, as well as group portraits of Stern and classmates early in his academic career. Group portraits at the Rome conference on nuclear physics in 1931 are included. Colleagues pictured in the collection include: Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, Wolfgang Pauli, E.O. Lawrence, Walther Gerlach, Peter Debye, Merle Tuve, Rudolf Ladenburg, Llewellyn H. Thomas, Alfred Landé, Maria ...
Institution: UC Berkeley, Bancroft Library
California Revealed from Santa Clara 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. The California Revealed Project 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 Clara City Library
Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration (CCBER) collection
The Katherine Esau collection represents the entire body of plant anatomy research Esau conducted from 1924 when she began research on curly top virus in sugar beets for the Spreckels Sugar Company to 1991 when she published her last article. The collection includes correspondence, research notes, photographs, biographical material, objects, and printed matter.
Institution: UC Santa Barbara, Library, Department of Special Research Collections
Analog to Digital
San Francisco Public Library is digitizing, preserving and creating access services to historic San Francisco audiovisual recordings. Access is provided to these digitized items for teaching, research and study. Through a California State Library grant, San Francisco Public Library selected a sample of audiovisual heritage - there is much more to be preserved. Analog recordings are threatened by fragile physical condition, format obsolescence and the lack of playback equipment.
Institution: San Francisco Public Library
Maps of Burbank and surrounding area.
Institution: Burbank Public Library
Collection of Photographs by Carleton E. Watkins, ca. 1874-1890
The collection consists of 140 albumen prints on their original 22 x 28 inch mounts. The collection comprises views of the western United States including Upper Geyser Basin National Park, a rare set of images of Mammoth Hot Springs National Park, Casa Grande Pre-Historic Ruins in Arizona, scenes along the Columbia River in Oregon and Washington including Cape Horn, views from Mt. Lola and Round Top, Lake Tahoe, scenes along the route of the Central Pacific Railroad, views of San Francisco, and uncommon images of Monterey county. These are primarily landscape views, but also include scenes of industrial and urban ...
Institution: UC Berkeley, Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology
Fort Chaffee Photographs of Vietnamese and Cambodian Refugees
This collection is comprised of black and white photographs and negatives taken of Vietnamese and Cambodian refugees living at Fort Chaffee, a military base in Arkansas. The photographs document the daily life of the refugees, including the arrival of refugees by plane and bus, a visit from President Gerald Ford, refugee education and social activities.
Institution: UC Irvine, Libraries, Southeast Asian Archive
UPI - Charles A. Lindbergh
Charles A. Lindbergh was born February 4, 1902 to Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Sr., a lawyer, and Evangeline Lodge Land. Charles A. Lindbergh was most prominently known as an aviator who flew the first nonstop, solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean aboard his plane, the Spirit of St. Louis (May 20-21, 1927). Charles A. Lindbergh was also known as an inventor (invented the artificial heart for keeping organs alive outside the body), author, and conservationist. He married Anne Morrow Lindbergh (1906-2001), daughter of diplomat Dwight Morrow, on May 27, 1929 and had 6 children. Charles A. Lindbergh died of cancer on ...
Institution: Chapman University, Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives
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