California Cornerstones: Selected Images from The Bancroft Library Pictorial Collection

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Creator:Online Archive of California
Title:California Cornerstones: Selected Images from The Bancroft Library Pictorial Collection

California Cornerstones is a collection of significant historical images from The Bancroft Library and provides a preview of recent technological developments and their application in a series of Library research and development projects. These projects are designed to solve problems involving access to and control of digital images and information on electronic networks, such as the Internet.

California Cornerstones also serves as a showcase for a series of digital images that are now available worldwide through electronic network technology. These images were selected from the Pictorial Collection of The Bancroft Library to illustrate the entire span of California's modern history, from exploration through early European settlement, to the present.

This is a sampling of the kinds of material that appear in a project called California Heritage Digital Image Access Project, a large digital archive of important California images that is part of an ambitious collaboration with other state archival institutions. Through digital access projects, such as California Cornerstones, the University of California, Berkeley Library is positioned to be the catalyst for other valuable project collaborations.

Civil rights materials in the collection come from the Afro American posters, greeting cards, and portraits collected by James de T. Abajian. They include a photograph of Maya Angelou and Cecil Williams at Glide Memorial Church, Sunday, July 14, 1974 and members of the Black Panther Party at the second day of Huey Newton's trial, July 16,1968.

The Civil Rights Digital Library received support from a National Leadership Grant for Libraries awarded to the University of Georgia by the Institute of Museum and Library Services for the aggregation and enhancement of partner metadata.

Subjects:California--History | Race relations | California--Race relations | African Americans--California | African Americans--Civil rights--California | Civil rights--California | United States, California, Placer County, California, 39.009344, -120.7707639
Institution:Bancroft Library (UC Berkeley)
Contributors:Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
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