Collections in Calisphere
All of the items in 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 in Calisphere.
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Charles James Papers
Handwritten copies of correspondence relating to the attempted export of arms from San Francisco, 1864. Handwritten copies of Presidential and Treasury Dept. orders; correspondence as Collector of the Port and Customs, with E.F. Beale, Thomas Brown, Placido Vega, General McDowell and others. v.2 - Invitation to Mr. & Mrs. James to the ball, San Francisco, Nov. 17, 1863, honoring Admiral Popoff and officers of the Russian Squadron; letter, Nov. 10, 1872, from Horace Greeley and printed copy of his acceptance of the Presidential nomination; photostat of obituary of James from the Washington Post, 1901; and other materials; v.3 - Document ...
Institution: UC Berkeley, Bancroft Library
Parks and Buildings of Sacramento, Calif.
The , collection contains 34 photographic prints probably taken during the 1930's. Included are views of parks, schools and other buildings. Parks include Fremont, McKinley Marshall, South Side, and Winn parks. Schools include Oak Park, Watson Grammar, and the high school. Other photographs show the Elvas Southern Pacific bridge, interiors and exteriors of the Alameda Municipal Electric light plant, Sutter's Fort (cannon, building and grounds), the city plaza, court house, city hall, armory, and other buildings. Also included are interior and exterior views of the Alameda Municipal Electric light plant. A few non-Sacramento scenes are also included. Some photographs are ...
Institution: UC Berkeley, Bancroft Library
Maps - Marin County Plat Maps, J.C. Oglesby Collection
A selection of plat maps from the J.C. Oglesby Collection, part of the Anne T. Kent California Room's Schroeder Collection of Marin County Unrecorded Maps.
Institution: Marin County Free Library
University Archives Photograph Collection
This collection, created by Special Collections and University Archives staff, consists of photographs from various campus departments and offices, as well as from university alumni, which document San Diego State University history. The collection includes photographs, negatives, and slides. It is broken into six series: Pre-1931 Photographs, Post-1931 Photographs, Glass Plate Negatives and Lantern Slides, Faculty Photographs and Negatives, Slide Binders, and Negatives and Contact Sheet Binders.
Institution: San Diego State University, Special Collections and University Archives
David Bratman collection on Hour 25
Seven reel-to-reel audio tapes related to the Hour 25 science fiction radio program, which was broadcast in southern California between 1972 and 2000, content from L.A. Con I, and interviews.
Institution: UC Riverside, Library, Special Collections and University Archives
Historic Map & Atlas Collection
The California Room has an extensive collection of over 1,000 maps from the 1870s to the 1980s. The collection includes historic maps of Santa Clara County and street maps of individual cities within the County. The collection also includes some old street and road maps for San Francisco and other cities in the San Francisco/Monterey Bay Areas. In addition to the street maps, there are also geologic, earthquake, planning, and land use maps for San Jose and Santa Clara County. While the collection concentrates on San Jose and Santa Clara County, it also includes many other maps for cities and ...
Institution: San José Public Library, California Room
Data from: The Influence of Cloudiness on Hydrologic Fluctuations in the Mountains of the Western United States
Daily cloud cover indices (CC) derived from 4x4 km GOES visible albedo product for snow pillow sites and stream gauges used and described in "The Influence of Cloudiness on Hydrologic Fluctuations in the Mountains of the Western United States". The CC data run from 1996-01-01 to 2015-12-31 and are stored as binary (.bin) files. The binary file dimensions are 7305x235 for the snow pillow sites and 7305x79 for the stream gauges.
Institution: UC San Diego, Research Data Curation Program
University Art Gallery Closure Events, 2016
In 2016, the University Administration at UC San Diego threatened to close the University Art Gallery (UAG). During the months of May and June there were 20-30 events advocating to keep the UAG open. This image collection documents these events (including performances) organized by Collective Magpie with Friends Collective. Due in part to these actions, the University Art Gallery at UC San Diego remains open.
Institution: UC San Diego, The UC San Diego Library
McDaniel (Wilma E.) Papers
This collection includes personal and professional correspondence, manuscripts, diaries, photographs, newspaper clippings and audio-visual materials documenting the life and career of Wilma Elizabeth McDaniel. Also included are publications containing poetry by Wilma McDaniel and select publications from her personal library. The audio-visual materials include interviews and scenes of Wilma McDaniel reading her poetry.
Institution: UC Merced, Library and Special Collections
Northeastern California Historical Photograph Collection
The rich visual heritage of northeastern California is documented in the over 30,000 images held in the Special Collections photograph collection, many dating from the nineteenth century and representing a wide variety of early photographic processes. This extensive collection is a result of gifts and loans from individuals, historical organizations, as well as public and private agencies.
Institution: California State University, Chico