Media Collections
Materials Digitized Through the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP)

Special Collections has digitized audiovisual materials through our participation in the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP), a grant funded project that is administered by the California Preservation Program.

The films, which focus on California history, feature Northern California locations and UC Davis campus activities as well as topics such as water issues and native plants. The digitized films are hosted on the Internet Archive as part of the California Light and Sound Collection. You can view a list of the films here.

The digitized films, which range in date from circa 1933-1958, are comprised of: eight from the Eastman Originals Collection, four from the Henry Dart Greene Papers, one from the Saratoga Horticultural Foundation Collection, and two of UC Davis campus activities.

The Eastman Originals Collection films are of scenes from the following Northern California counties: Lassen, Modoc, Shasta, Tehama, and Trinity. Two of the films from the Henry Dart Greene Papers focus on water issues (the Oroville Dam site and the Feather River Project) while the other two contain footage of the Sacramento River Association and Nevada County, as well as the California State Fair. The film, Native Trees and Shrubs for California Gardens, was produced as a public information service by the Saratoga Horticultural Research Foundation.

The two films related to UC Davis provide glimpses of historic campus activities including on-field performances by the Cal Aggie Marching Band for three football games in 1939 and Military Day exercises circa 1941-1942.