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California Museum: Hall of Fame     View
Biographies of individuals inducted into this hall of fame established in 2006 for "extraordinary Californians who have made their mark on the state, the nation and the world." Some of the individuals profiled include Cesar Chavez, Walt Dis ...

Junipero Serra (1713-1784)     View
Biography of Junipero Serra, a "priest in the Franciscan order of the Catholic Church ... [who] was a driving force in the Spanish conquest and colonization of what is now the state of California." Includes highlights of his life and inform ...

California of the Past     View
Collection of short videos of first-person narratives from community members about their California experiences. The videos were produced by public libraries in Benicia, Covina, Hayward, Orange County, Sacramento, and South San Francisco, California. ...

The Great Nature of Chiura Obata     View
Online exhibit about California artist Chiura Obata (1885-1975), known for his paintings of the Sierra Nevada region. Features background about Obata (who was first taught to paint in Japan when he was 7), details about the sumi painting technique, a ...

Elizabeth Marion Saunders Papers, 1933-1989     View
Born on a farm in eastern Washington state in 1916, Elizabeth Marion Saunders was a journalist who wrote about the Palouse country of Washington and, as Elizabeth Marion, published three novels: "The Day Will Come" (1939), "Ellen Sprin ...     View
Presents the work of Ellensburg, Washington state, artists Richard C. Elliott and Jane Orleman. Briefly describes Elliott's use of reflectors in his painting, and introduces Orleman's autobiographical book, "Telling Secrets," and her focus ...     View
Official website for Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul G. Allen. Features brief descriptions and links to additional material about his many projects in areas of technology, museums (such as his Experience Music Project in Seattle), aerosp ...

San Diego Biographies     View
Collection of biographies of individuals who have "played a significant role in San Diego history," such as Clara Breed, Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, Wyatt Earp, Gaspar de Portola, Jonas Salk, and Father Junipero Serra. Photos accompany most bi ...

Larry Keenan     View
Official website for internationally noted San Francisco Bay Area photographer Larry Keenan. The site features examples of his photos of topics such as the Beat Generation (Neal Cassady and Allen Ginsberg), 1960s and 1970s counterculture (San Francis ...

A Sad Flower in the Sand     View
Companion website to a film about John Fante, "the renegade author whose highly autobiographical novels illustrate his deep-rooted love of Los Angeles and his struggles working through poverty and prejudice." Features a biographical essay, ...



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