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.
Werner von Bolternstern Shanghai Photograph and Negative Collection
Consisting of black and white photographs and negatives, the Werner von Boltenstern Shanghai Photograph and Negative Collection offers a valuable photographic record of life in Shanghai, China, in the war-torn years from 1937 through 1949. Every-day life in the city is captured in photographs of a sports rally for schoolchildren in Shanghai, the railroad station, or glassblowing. The greatest importance of the collection rests in its remarkable photographic documentation of the Jewish community of Shanghai, consisting mostly of Jewish refugees fleeing the Holocaust. Examples of subjects of these photographs and negatives include businesses, cultural life, living quarters, and government documents ...
Institution: Loyola Marymount University, Department of Archives and Special Collections, William H. Hannon Library
UCR-California Museum of Photography faces the challenge of providing ready, useful and intellectual access to a valuable body of cultural and educational resources of interest to the general public and scholars alike. Consisting of 250,000 stereoscopic glass-plate and film negatives and 100,000 vintage prints, UCR-California Museum of Photography's Keystone-Mast Collection is the archive of the Keystone View Company of Meadville, PA (active from 1892-1963). As a collection, it is the world's largest body of original stereoscopic negatives and prints providing an encyclopedic view of global cultural history. Formed over the period of the United States' emergence as a world power, ...
Institution: UC Riverside, California Museum of Photography
OC Stories Videos
OC Stories celebrates the rich cultural diversity of Orange County's past and present by documenting people, businesses, institutions, and events of historical significance to Orange County, California.
Institution: OC Public Libraries
John S. Eastwood papers
Reports, correspondence, and other material pertaining to dams and water related issues in San Diego, California.
Institution: UC Riverside, Library, Water Resources Collections and Archives
Fashion Plate Collection
Over 6,200 hand-colored, finely detailed fashion illustrations produced between 1780 and 1880 for British and American fashion magazines. The plates depict fashionable styles of dress for men, women and children, and constitute valuable source material on the history of dress during this period in history.
Institution: Los Angeles Public Library
Emeriti Society Oral History Collection
The University of the Pacific Emeriti Society Oral History Project started in 1994. The purpose of the Project is to help document the history of the University of the Pacific by collecting conversations and recollections of university personnel from a variety of academic disciplines, departments, and administrative offices. This online collection contains complete edited interview transcripts of former faculty, staff, and administrators.
Institution: University of the Pacific
Views from a Trip to California
The Views from a Trip to California collection contains 217 photographic prints collected by Harriet S. Tolman during a trip to California from 1888 to 1889. The dated prints range from 1887 to 1889, though many undated prints are likely to have been published earlier. The prints are primarily commercial views by popular photographers of the time depicting locales which Tolman presumably visited. California regions featured in the collection include Los Angeles, San Francisco, Pasadena, Santa Barbara, Ventura County, Monterey, and the Mojave Desert. Many California Missions are featured, including San Gabriel, San Diego, San Luis Rey, San Fernando, San ...
Institution: UC Berkeley, Bancroft Library
Jekyll (Gertrude) Collection
Contains records related to the life and career of landscape architect Gertrude Jekyll (1843-1932) who practiced primarily in England. Documents Jekyll's collaborative relationships with architectcs, especially Edwin Lutyens, through project records. Records include correspondence, photographs, drawings, and albums.
Institution: UC Berkeley, Environmental Design Archives
Boxing - Billy Shannon's Villa, San Rafael, c.1895-1912
Billy Shannon's Villa, located on the west end of Fourth Street in San Rafael, was both a saloon and boxing training camp, owned by former amateur lightweight champion, Billy Shannon.
Institution: Marin County Free Library
Old Master Prints
The Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts at the UCLA Hammer Museum is renowned for its splendid holdings of over 5,500 European prints and drawings dating from the 15th to the 18th centuries. The following collection guide includes a selection of prints from these holdings and is based on "Inventing the Print: 1500-1800," an exhibition organized by the Center in 2003....
Institution: UCLA, Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts
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