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Guide to the Berkeley History Online
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Berkeley Public Library's online local history collection includes images of historical interest of Berkeley from the 1870s through the 1990s. These images portray the social life and customs of Berkeleyans, past and present. They document commercial, residential, and public buildings; city agencies, including the fire department and public library; street scenes; neighborhoods; notable individuals; average citizens; group portraits; annual events, including the How Berkeley Can You Be Parade; political demonstrations; fires and other major events; university and school buildings and campus scenes; and panoramas of the city.
Approximately 340 linear feet (of which 223 linear feet are book shelves, 82.5 linear feet are file drawers, 15.5 linear feet are map/poster drawers, and 18 linear feet are miscellaneous items including framed prints) 200 online items
Property rights reside with the Berkeley Public Library. The creators of the images and their heirs generally retain copyright in accordance with United States copyright law. For permission to publish or to reproduce, please contact the Berkeley Public Library Reference Department.
Collection is open for research.