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Looking back on the Golden State
October 17, 2005 8:09 PM   Subscribe

The Online Archive of California brings together historical materials from a variety of state institutions, including museums, historical societies, and archives. These materials include letters, legal documents, manuscripts, works of art, diaries, and historical photographs. Thousands of photographs.

From just the Bancroft Library at Berkeley: Artistic homes, 1887-1890, agricultural laborers, 1906-1911, the San Francisco earthquake and fire, construction of the Golden Gate Bridge, San Quentin Prison, and war relocation camps. And that's barely scratching the surface.
posted by Gamblor (5 comments total)

 
Wonderful post, those San Quentin pictures go on and on, I got lost there. I'll waste some time here. Thanks.
posted by marxchivist at 9:01 PM on October 17, 2005


Also: this is a great shot. What's with the sheild-shaped mat?
posted by marxchivist at 9:02 PM on October 17, 2005


wow. thanks. this just moved my research project forward a little...
posted by RedEmma at 9:19 PM on October 17, 2005


Love this stuff.

(Another resource worth looking at belongs to the University of Washington Digital Library )
posted by marvin at 10:32 PM on October 17, 2005


Rad - I'd never heard of the 1916 Preparedness Day Parade Bombings before this, thanks!!
posted by freebird at 12:23 AM on October 18, 2005


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