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Notes about these resources: This database includes both video materials accessible by the general public, and videos licensed for access by current University of California, Berkeley students, faculty, and staff only (CalNet authentication required). Audio recordings in the collection are accessible by all users. Materials in the collection may be accessed from either campus or off-site computers.

The copyright holders reserve the exclusive right to grant permission to reuse the material, in whole or part, in any way, in any form or format, including rights to download, reproduce, record, or transcribe the contents in part or whole.

Access to the videos in the collection requires Windows Media player. Macintosh users may access them by downloading the free Flip4Mac plug-in.

Access to the audio recordings in the collection requires the Real Media player

UC Berkeley Library Social Activism Sound Recording Project

The UC Berkeley Social Activism Sound Recording Project is a partnership between the UC Berkeley Library, the Pacifica Radio Archives, and other private and institutional sources. The intent of the project is to gather, catalog, and make accessible primary source media resources related to social activism and activist movements in California in the 1960's and 1970's. Some recordings have been slightly edited for purposes of sound quality and continuity.

Free Speech Movement

Black Panther Party

Anti-Vietnam War Protests in the San Francisco Bay Area & Beyond

LGBT History

Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982

Ethnographic Video Online

Ethnographic Video Online provides the largest, most comprehensive resource for the study of human culture and behavior -- more than 750 hours and 1,000 films at completion. The collection covers every region of the world and features the work of many of the most influential documentary filmmakers of the 20th century, including interviews, previously unreleased raw footage, field notes, study guides, and more. This first release includes 404 videos totaling roughly 270 hours. Access to the database is limited to UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff.

Enter the EVO Database Here (UCB users only)

Theater in Video

Theatre in Video contains more than 250 definitive performances of the world's leading plays, together with more than 100 film documentaries, online in streaming video - more than 500 hours in all. This release contains 242 titles, representing hundreds of leading playwrights, actors and directors. (Alexander Street Press)

Enter the Theatre in Video Database Here (UCB users only)

Literature Online

Shakespeare Audio Plays
Fully dramatised, unabridged audio recordings of each of Shakespeare's 38 plays (Arkangel Shakespeare) [UCB users only]

Poets On Screen
Nearly 900 video clips of poets reading their own and other poets' works. [UCB users only]

City Arts and Lectures (Online audio archive)

Since 1980, City Arts & Lectures has presented events with leading figures in the world of art & ideas. Each season, there are more than fifty lectures and onstage conversations -- and a few surprise performances -- with outstanding figures in literature, criticism, science, and the performing arts, offering the most diverse perspectives about ideas and values. The broadcasts are co-produced with KQED 88.5 FM in San Francisco.

See Separate Listing in MELVYL

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UC Berkeley Webcasting Archive (Campus Lectures and Events)

See separate listing (maintained by Educational Technology Services)

Online Media Resources Outside of UC Berkeley

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