California History and Urban Studies Web Portal:
A frequently updated listing of relevant links,
compiled with the assistance of the 2005 Whitsett Student Fellow,
Jarrod Kellogg

  Under construction








Research Institutes and Foundations



Professional Organizations



Local Historical Societies



Libraries and Archives



California Museums



Publications in California/urban studies



California/urban history websites by alphabetically by topic/event : A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z





Research Institutes and Foundations






Center for Southern California Studies (CSUN)



Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West



Haynes Foundation









Professional Organizations






California Mission Studies Association



California Studies Association



Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association






Libraries and Archives






National Archives-Laguna Nigel



National Archives-Riverside



National Archives-San Francisco















California Museums






Fort MacArthur Museum San Pedro, CA









Local Historical Societies






San Francisco Museum and Historical Society



Fresno City and County Historical Society



Kern County Historical Society



San Diego Historical Society



San Pedro Bay Historical Society



San Francisco Museum and Historical Society



California Historical Society



Historical Society of Southern California






Publications on California and Urban Studies






American Quartlery



California History



Journal of Urban History



Next American City



Pacific Historical Review



Social Science History



Southern California Quarterly



Western Historical Quarterly









Websites by topic


















Before and After the Great Earthquake and Fire:  Early Films of San Francisco, 1897-1916












Sharing Colorado River Water:  History, Public Policy, and the Colorado River Compact



About the Salton Sea:  Salton Sea Authority



Plugged In:  The History of (Electric) Power in Los Angeles



Story of the Los Angeles Aqueduct:  Department of Water and Power



History of the Modoc National Forest-U.S. Forest Service



California Environmental History Links 



Mojave National Preserved Administrative History-National Park Service



Joshua Tree National Park:  Culture and History-National Park Service



History of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection






Gold Rush



Land of Glittering Dreams:  Photos and Letters from the Gold Rush



The Gold Rush:  PBS



California’s Untold Stories:  Gold Rush-Oakland Museum of California





















Five Views:  An Ethnic Historic Site Survey for California



Internment of Japanese Americans in San Francisco Newspapers-1942



Final Report:  Japanese Evacuation from the West Coast 1942



Manzanar Relocation Center-National Park Service



Immigrant Labor in California



The Chinese in California-Library of Congress












History of the California Dairy Industry-State of California


















Bibliography of California Labor History






 Los Angeles:






 Los Angeles:  Past, Present, Future-USC



 America’s Suburb:  The San Fernando Valley













Edwards Air Force Base/Flight Test Center History