KCL Local History Photograph Collection

Part of the Online Archive of California (OAC) launched in 2002, which provides free public access to primary resource collections by more than 200 contributing institutions throughout California, the Kern County Library’s photograph collection includes images of historical interest of Bakersfield and other areas of Kern County from the late 1800s to 2001. Historical photos 

SJVLS Photo Heritage Collection

The San Joaquin Valley Digitization Project began in the Summer of 2001. The project provided the 9 public libraries of the San Joaquin Valley Library System (SJVLS) with equipment and training so that they could digitize portions of their historical photograph collections. This Project aimed to improve access to historical images found in the region, […]

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