This new UC website gives easy access to thousands of photographs, documents, newspaper clippings, works of art, and other primary source materials. Features include:
» Themed Collections, primary source sets created specifically to help educators easily find images aligned with the California State Board of Education Content Standards. Currently, the Themed Collections include 30 topics organized into six historical eras, from the Gold Rush to the 1970s.
» California Cultures, organizing Calisphere's images into subsets related to four historically undocumented ethnic groups (African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans). This organization gives educators another route to access compelling images that illustrate California's diversity.
» Japanese American Relocation Digital Archives, providing more than 10,000 governmental and personal resources that illustrate the story of Japanese-American internment during World War II.
» Browse A-Z, a search option tied to selected key terms in California's History-Social Science Content Standards. It allows educators to find even more primary source sets on specific topics for classroom use.
» More than 300 UC web sites created or maintained by UC libraries, museums, academic departments, and research units.
Calisphere was developed by the California Digital Library and the Librarians' Internet Index.