University of California launches
California history web site
By Erica Holt, Bay City News Service
August 22, 2006
The University of California announced Monday it has launched
an educational Web site that gives anyone free access to more
than 150,000 digitized cultural and historical primary source
materials about the state.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell reports
that the scanned images come from UC libraries and cultural heritage
organizations from across the state and while it targets teachers,
it is open to the public.
The images include photographs, documents, newspapers, political
cartoons, works of art, diaries, transcribed oral histories and
advertising related to California history.
The Web site is a public service project of UC's Oakland-based
California Digital Library. Visit the Web site at http://www.calisphere.universityofcalifornia.edu.
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