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.
Songs of America: Browse an interactive state map for selected songs from the American Folklife Center’s collections, as well as songs from the Library’s Music Division and Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division.
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.
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]