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California As I Saw It

http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/cbhtml/cbhome.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: First-Person Narratives of California's Early Years, 1849-1900 consists of the full texts and illustrations of 190 works documenting the formative era of California's history through eyewitness accounts. Standard 4.4.3

Comments: The collection is easy to search and a great source of primary documents on early California history. Includes a concise overview of early California history.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 494

Early Days at the Mission San Juan Bautista

http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/cgi-bin/ptext?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A2000.02.0133

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This narrative about California was written by Isaac Mylar in 1929. He recounts the history of California as he learned it and recalls life in San Benito in the 1850's when he was a youngster. He shows the biases of his era: a complete lack of knowledge of California pre-Columbian people and a strong pro-mission perspective. The chapters are short and readable. The detail about daily life and conditions in the 1850's and 60's is fascinating. Standard 3.3 and 4.4.3

Comments: Based on the Library of Congress "California as I Saw It" sources and part of the Tufts University Perseus Project, this site has embedded links to key words, people and places. You can even plot the locations of the sites on a map.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1013

After the Great Earthquake and Fire, 1897-1916

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/papr/sfhome.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Here are archived film clips from the San Francisco Earthquake and Fire. Standard 4.4.4

Comments: The film size is small and takes a long time to load.

Resource Type: Photos or Pictures.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 122

Angel Island

http://www.angel-island.com/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This is an oral history project of Chinese Americans done by Lydia Lum. Standard 4.4.3, 4.4.4 and 8.12.5

Comments: These short primary interviews are a good length for students.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 267

Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park

http://www.fredyt123.com/Creation.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park is the only California town to be founded, financed and governed by African Americans. Standard 4.4.4 and 8.11.3

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 749

Covered Wagon to California: Diary of Harriet Booth Griswold, 1859

http://www.ccnet.com/~laplaza/Griswold/Griswold.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This is the transcription of the dairy of Harriet Booth Griswold's trip to California. It records events from April to October 1859 beginning in Illinois and ending in "Sacramento City." You will be especially interested in her observations of the landscape. The transcriber has made hotlinks to maps and other sources throughout the diary text. Standard 4.4.3 and 5.8.1

Comments: The format is not eye-appealing but the primary source information and linked material is fascinating and very useful.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 832

Hundred Years After the Fall: Recollections of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake

http://www.gilderlehrman.org/collection/docs_archive_SFearthquake.html#intro

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This newly discovered account of the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 written by U.S. Commissioner Silas W. Mack vividly speaks of the approximately 700 lives lost and efforts to rebuild a city left in shambles (GLC 08697). Accompanying Mack's solemn letter is a proclamation stating that law enforcement was "authorized [by the city] to KILL any and all persons found engaged in Looting or in the Commission of Any Other Crime." This broadside, issued by San Francisco Mayor E. E. Schmitz, exemplifies the mass hysteria that occurred following the quake (GLC 04967.01). Both documents illustrate the way in which random disasters continue to capture human curiosity and remind us that, even with the technological advances of the twentieth century, we still have no control over nature's wrath. Standard 4.4.4

Comments: This Gilder Lehrman site also has an introduction to the document, a transcript, and discussion questions to accompany the facsimile letter and poster.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3732

Immigration Station

http://www.angelisland.org/immigr02.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This is a brief history of Angel Island, California, as an immigration station from 1905-1910. It was primarily a detention facility for immigrants from Asia.The site links to information on the Miwok people who originally inhabited the area, the Spanish period, and to data on the natural history of Angel Island. Standards 3.3.1 and 4.4.3

Comments: This site is written and maintained by the Angel Island Association.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1698

Photos of Historical San Francisco and Los Angeles

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/pnhtml/pnhome.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This site can be used to access historical panoramic photographs of San Francisco or Los Angeles. Simply input the name of your desired city into the search engine and a multitude of photos wll be available to view. Excellent source for observing the development of a city over time! Standards 3.3.2, 4.4.2, and 4.4.4

Comments: These photos may be used for a virtual historical field trip.

Resource Type: Photos or Pictures.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2443

Pioneer Asian Indian Immigration

http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/punjab/chrono.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This is a timeline of Asian Indian immigration, most orignially Sikh, to the West Coast since 1897. Quotes and pictures from old newspapers and other primary sources demonstrate the prejudice the people of Indian ancestry faced. Standard 4.4.3 and 4.4.4

Comments: More background material to put the quotes in context would be helpful. This site presents very hard-to-find information about California's population of South Asian ancestry.

Resource Type: Other.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2460

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