The collections of the Oakland History Center include images, manuscript materials, photomechanical prints, news clippings,
ephemeral items, programs, sheet music, monographs and serials and archival materials in audio-visual and digital formats
that document the history of Oakland, Emeryville and Piedmont, Calif. and the metropolitan East Bay area of Northern California.
The maps division of the collections of the Oakland Public Library holds an extensive run of historic maps of the Oakland
area dating from 1852-present.
Property rights reside with the Oakland Public Library. The content of the items are in public domain, except where noted.
Where copyright applies, the creators of the images and documents included in the collection retain the rights. For permission
to publish or reproduce anything in this collection, please contact the Oakland History Center.