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You can still access the UC Berkeley Library’s services and resources during the closure. Here’s how.
A noncirculating special research collection of books, manuscripts, photographs, maps, plans, and other materials, the Bancroft Library also houses the University Archives. Most holdings are listed in the library catalogs.
The Archives is a research collection of drawings, blueprints, photographs, personal and business records of many important Bay Area architects and landscape architects. The collection is available by appointment only and non-UCB users are charged a fee.
Nationally significant historic places designated by the Secretary of the Interior Today, fewer than 2,500 historic places bear this national distinction. Searchable database with information by state.
Oakland Public Library, Special collection of primary research materials focusing on Oakland and the East Bay, including city block books, 1877-1925, Sanborn map books, newspaper clippings, and a large photograph collection.
Bancroft Library, UCB, has transcribed oral histories of several Bay Area architects. Transcripts of interviews with Bay Area designers are available in the Environmental Design Library and can be located in the catalogs under name of architect.