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Berkeley History Online

Owning Institution: Berkeley Public Library

About this Collection

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. View collection guide.

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