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1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire
Information on the earthquake of 1906 from the Museum of the City of San Francisco.
California as I Saw It
First-person narratives of California's early years, 1849 - 1900.
California Folk Music
Library of Congress site documenting the WPA ethnomusicology project in 1938-1940 to collect English and ethnic folk music of Northern California.
California Heritage Collection
Archive of images illustrating the state's history and culture from the collections of the Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley.
California History Online
The story of California from the physical aspects to the historical is told in short articles accessed through a timeline, covering the state's history from the European exploration through the Great Depression of the 1930s.
California History Teacher and Student Center
Educator-developed site covering California history from Spanish settlement to statehood.
California Lecture Series
A series of seven lectures done by the Bancroft Library at UC Berekley on California history. Topics include Mark Twain, Hiram Johnson, and the Gold Rush.
California Newspaper Project
Project dedicated to locating, cataloging, and preserving newspaper publications published in California from 1846 to the present. Online catalog provides information on the location and condition of these publications.
California Pioneers Project
List of past settlers in California who migrated to or were born in California prior to 1880 obtained directly from individuals doing genealogical research.
California Railway History
Information on the history of railways in California.
California Research at The Records Room
Locate resources (online listings, books, CD-Rom, lookups and addresses) for vital records in each county within the state of California.
California State Archives
A division of the Office of the Secretary of State, provides a repository for the state's permanent governmental records as well as other materials documenting California history.
California Zephyr Virtual Museum
History, artifacts, and information about the California Zephyr passenger car.
Carrillo Family of Early California
Brief history and genealogy of the Joaquin and Maria Carrillo family of early California includes information about their lives in San Diego and Sonoma. Also includes information about their grandson Romualdo Pacheco, California's first native born and only Hispanic governor.
Center for Bibliographical Research and Studies
Located in the Tomas Rivera Library on the University of California, Riverside campus.
Governors of California
An online resource about the history of the governors of California.
H-Net group dedicated to discussing California culture and history. Features subject overview, archive, links to related resources, and subscription information.
Historic Bakersfield and Kern county
Essays on overlooked events and people in Bakersfield and Kern County history.
Historic photographs and drawings of the California gold rush. Prints are also available for sale.
Isla Vista California History Resources
This site lists all of the resources concerning the history of Isla Vista, California that are available to researchers at the Department of Special Collections at the Davidson Library, UCSB.
John Charles Fremont
Information on John Fremont, explorer, mapmaker, and scientist.
John Muir Exhibit
Features the life and legacy of John Muir; naturalist, writer, conservationist, and founder of the Sierra Club.
K & K Publications
Books on California history and the history of the Old West, plus research and events.
A collaboration between the California State Archives and the Golden State Museum that provides a portal for historical resources for children, teachers, and the general public.
Los Angeles River Railroads
Provides information on the history of the Southern Pacific, Union Pacific and the Santa Fe Railways.
Napa Valley - History of California Wines
From the Napa Valley Vintners Association
Points of Interest in the Desert
Photos of old buildings, ghost towns, gold mines, and graveyards throughout the California Mojave Desert.
An unofficial history of California Energy Commission power plant licensing cases from 1975 to 2001. Broken down by eras, the site describes over 70 different proceedings, with technologies such as geothermal, natural gas, solar, coal, and garbage burning.
Tears of Llorona
A doctoral student's research into how the story of La Llorona (the Weeping Woman) echoes the conflicts of colonized California.
The Anza Letters
Sixteen letters written by Juan Bautista de Anza to Fernando Javier de Rivera y Moncada, Captain Governor of Upper California in the 1770's.
The California Bear Flag Revolt - 1846
Information on the historic Bear Flag and the stories surrounding it.
Profiles O. Henry Mace, author of 47 Down: The 1922 Argonaut Gold Mine Disaster; Collectors Guide to Early Photographs; and Between the Rivers: A History of Early Calaveras County.