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Local History Digital Resources Featured in Calisphere and the Online Archive of California (OAC)

More than 3,600 digitized primary resources from 19 California cultural heritage institutions are now featured in the CDL’s Calisphere ( and Online Archive of California ( websites.

The new online collections showcase local history materials, including photographs, ephemera, posters, maps, and manuscripts from 19 public and academic libraries throughout California:

  • Berkeley Public Library
  • California State University, Stanislaus
  • Chula Vista Public Library
  • Covina Public Library
  • Glendale Public Library
  • Humboldt State University
  • Kern County Library
  • Marin County Free Library
  • Mill Valley Public Library
  • Mission Viejo City Library
  • Oakland Public Library
  • Palos Verdes Library District
  • Richmond Public Library
  • San Bruno Public Library
  • San Jose Public Library
  • San Mateo Public Library
  • Southern California Library for Social Studies & Research
  • Sutter County Library
  • Yuba County Library

Digitized collections from more 40 institutions are represented in the CDL’s Calisphere and OAC websites.  For a complete list, see

These resources were created as part of the Local History Digital Resources Project (LHDRP).  Supported by the infrastructure of the CDL and through Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant funding administered by the California State Library, this multi-year (2000-present) statewide program explores a model to aggregate, preserve, and provide permanent public access to local history digital resources via a statewide online access point.  For more information, see