Calisphere continues to grow adding new collections providing insight into innovations in architecture, television, and more.
Last December, the UC Santa Barbara’s Art, Design & Architecture (AD&A) Museum enabled harvesting of some digitized materials in its Architecture and Design Collection. One of the largest architectural archives, the AD&A’s collections include drawings, photographs, models, decorative objects, and furniture from Southern California architects and designers from the late nineteenth through the early twenty-first century.
The Television Academy Foundation has also made available a collection of interviews with people who have made an impact on television. Lucy Lawless, LeVar Burton, George Takei, Barbara Walters and RuPaul are just a few of the 872 individuals whose personal stories provide a unique perspective on television history through The Interviews: An Oral History of Television collection.
Along with these noteworthy collections, Calisphere has also added over 6,800 items last month from 69 libraries, archives, and museums who participated in “California Revealed“, a State Library initiative to help California’s public libraries digitize, preserve, and grant online access to archival materials that tell the fascinating stories of the state. Contributions from the Museum of Western Film History, Siskiyou County Museum, Napa County Historical Society, and many more have been added and will be added to Calisphere over the coming months.