National Sampler Project : Selections from California Collections: Listen to audio recordings and view photographs. Learn more about the National Sampler Project.
Finding Aid: View a complete list of our California collections.
Local Legacies Collection: This project provides a "snapshot" of local culture as it was expressed in the year 2000. View a list of California's Local Legacies projects.
Veterans History Project: Browse state collections from the Veterans History Project.
Online Collections: Listen to recordings and view images from the W.P.A. California Folk Music Project Collection, 1938-1940, Charles
L. Todd and Robert Sonkin Migrant Worker Collection, and Folk-Songs of America: The Robert Winslow Gordon Collection 1922-32 (AFS L68).
Educational Resources: View a list of educational materials related to California from A Teacher's Guide to Folklife Resources.
Folklife Resources: Find state folklife-related agencies, societies, archives, higher education programs, and more, in Folklife Sourcebook: A Directory of Folklife Resources in the United States.
Old Ties, New Attachments: Italian-American Folklife in the
West: Gene Autry Museum of Western Heritage, Los
Angeles (1993); de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara (1992)
The American Cowboy: San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose (1984)
Generation to Generation: Sharing the Intangible: Vallejo
Naval and Historical Museum , Vallejo (1983); (California
State College Library, San Bernadino (1983); California
Museum of Afro-American History, Los Angeles (1982)
From Ethnic Heritage and Language Schools
in America: "The Senshin Gakuin and the Dharma School of the Senshin Buddhist Church
of Los Angeles" and "Hupa Indian Language School of Hoopa Valley, California" [catalog record]
Federal Cylinder Project: A Guide to Field Cylinder Recordings in Federal
Agencies, Volume 5 (California Indian Catalog) [catalog record]
Old Ties, New Attachments: Italian-American Folklife in the West [catalog record]
The following include recordings from California:
Anglo-American Shanties, Lyric Songs, Dance Tunes, and
Spirituals, Library of Congress AFS L2 [audiocassette]
Anglo-American Songs and Ballads, Library of Congress AFS L20
and L21 [audiocassette]
American Sea Songs and Shanties, Library of Congress AFS L26
and L27 [audiocassette] [compact disc]
Songs of the Mormons and Songs of the West, Library of Congress
AFS L30 [audiocassette] [compact disc]
Child Ballads Traditional in the United States, I and II, Library
of Congress AFS L57 and L58 [audiocassette]