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.
Local History Articles
Original articles by library staff and by local authors and material from historical books. Articles on Santa Cruz County history, many with illustrations, are available here. The Santa Cruz Public Libraries is grateful to our local historians and their publishers for giving permission to include their articles. The content of the articles is the responsibility of the individual authors.
Institution: Santa Cruz Public Libraries
California Revealed from Inyo County Free 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: Inyo County Free Library
Camp Jened newspaper archive collection
Collection of typewritten, mimeographed newsletters produced by campers. Also includes a few programs for camp performances, a color copy of a brochure for the Camp (circa 1954), and a letterhead for the camp listing its Executive Board. Denise Sherer Jacobson, a former camp attendee and co-producer of some of the newsletters provides an introduction and brief history of the camp (7 leaves, April 9, 2012).
Institution: UC Berkeley, Bancroft Library
California Fairs Collection
The Fairs Collection contains archival and printed material created in three separate offices: Western Fairs Association, a non-profit trade association; Division of Fairs and Expositions, an agency of the California Department of Food and Agriculture; and the Joint Committee on Fairs Allocations and Classification, a legislative group comprised of seven senators and seven assembly members. In addition, material collected through the years by Louis S. Merrill, director of Western Fairs Association from 1945-1972, has been added to the collection.
Institution: California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Woolsey (John Homer) Papers
Selections from the papers of Dr. John Homer Woolsey (born 1889). Material predominantly relates to his service during World War I, including photographs documenting the medical and nursing activities of Base Hospital #30 in France. Call number: MSS 70-5
Institution: UC San Francisco, Library, Special Collections
San Francisco Jewish Community Center Records, 1877-1979
The collection provides an overview of the San Francisco Jewish Community Center's activities between 1930, its incorporation, and circa 1979. Files on the building campaign in the early 1930s, recreation, social, and educational programs, institutional finances, board matters, and general administration comprise the bulk of the collection. In addition, there are materials from the Young Men's Hebrew Association (YMHA), from which the SFJCC evolved, and from United Jewish Community Centers, the coordinating body of the Marin, San Francisco, and Peninsula Jewish Community Centers that was formed in 1960. The YMHA materials consist of financial materials, scrapbooks, some administrative/program files, and ...
Institution: UC Berkeley, Bancroft Library
Maps of the Henry J. Bruman Map Collection
The Henry J. Bruman Map Collection at UCLA contains historical and contemporary maps from around the world. The digital collection focuses on historical maps of California, Los Angeles County, and the city of Los Angeles with an emphasis on maps from 1860-1950. This is an ongoing project and maps will be added to this collection as they are scanned and processed. More of this collection can be found in UCLA Library's Digital Collections: http://digital2.library.ucla.edu/viewItem.do?ark=21198/zz0028tr8x
Institution: UCLA, Henry J. Bruman Map Collection
Thurgood Marshall College Photographs
Photographs documenting Thurgood Marshall College's participation in campus and San Diego community events, provost office staff, and college programs. Of particular interest are images documenting the opening ceremony of Third College in 1970. (Third College was later renamed Thurgood Marshall College.) Images were digitized from originals held by the UC San Diego Library.
Institution: UC San Diego, Library, Special Collections and Archives
Schools - Private Schools of San Rafael
Photographs and ephemera documenting the history of some of the private schools of San Rafael. Includes information on: Dominican College; Mount Tamalpais Military Academy; the Selbourne School; Hitchcock Military Academy and other institutions. Click to read Jocelyn Moss’ detailed history of San Rafael’s private schools from an article originally published in The Marin County Historical Society Bulletin, August, 1989.
Institution: Marin County Free Library
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