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Calisphere: A World of Primary Sources and More

Calisphere: A World of Primary Sources and More

This site allows the public to access over 150,000 primary sources that were previously dispersed in separate archives in California.  There are themed collections divided by time period.  One may also browse the site by a selected list of topics.  It also has a segment especially for teachers.

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Sue Patrick
Sue Patrick (Faculty)
7 years ago

I saw a review of this site in the Journal of American History, and it sounds like it could be used to devise lessons about any topic related to the history of California.  To quote the reviewer, "Whether a photograph of a real Rosie the Riveter in the Richmond shipyards or an 1888 political cartoon that depicts Uncle Sam beating back a Chinese snake entering through the 'back gate' of British Columbia, these sources demonstrate that investigating California history can reveal regional, national, and international stories."