For Students

Overview

Research Resources

To assist students with projects on California’s history, arts and culture of diversity, research resources organized by topic are provided at the links below. 

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State History

Bear Flag Museum
Online exhibits detailing the state’s iconic flag

California Mission Resource Center
A comprehensive resource for teachers & students on the 21 Missions

California State Archives
Online Minerva catalog available to search the state’s permanent records & other contents on state history

California State Library 
Resources on the state’s official symbols plus online exhibits & searchable collections on history, art & various state ephemera

California State Parks
Official site of State Parks with many historical sites & museums

California Historical Society
Online searchable database of exhibits, collections & library materials

Online Archive of California
Searchable primary resource with over 20,000 collections from over 200 institutions including libraries, archives, historical societies, museums & collections from 10 University of California campuses

Society of California Pioneers
Searchable database with historical information & photographs

Virtual Museum of San Francisco
Documents & information on the history of San Francisco & California