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Oakland History Room

125 14th Street, Oakland Public Library, Oakland, CA 94612-4319
+1 510-238-3222
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Lots of Great Photos, Documents

For anyone who loves city history or Oakland history, you must stop here. It's an archive. The... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2017
Thomas V
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Oakland, California
Local history fans will love this place!

An amazing place for history or American Material Culture buffs. I "discovered" this place when... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2016
rrenfro12
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Berkeley, California
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16 Mar 2017
“Lots of Great Photos, Documents”
14 Nov 2016
“Local history fans will love this place!”
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125 14th Street, Oakland Public Library, Oakland, CA 94612-4319
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

For anyone who loves city history or Oakland history, you must stop here. It's an archive. The walls are covered with historic photos. And they have a copy of my book.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 15 November 2016

An amazing place for history or American Material Culture buffs. I "discovered" this place when writing a final paper at Cal that analyzed the contents excavated from a privy at 7th and Wood that dated back to the early 1800's. Fascinating stuff! They had so...More

Thank rrenfro12
Reviewed 7 May 2016

I went to the Oakland history room to research my family that immigrated from italy to Oakland. The staff there not only pointed out several books that pictured the properties my family lived in but also found me school yearbooks and newspaper articles about my...More

Thank NanetteS
Reviewed 15 December 2015

I have not recently been to the Library, but in the past spent a great deal of time in the Oakland History Room. The material there is so very interesting to those of us who are history buffs. While in high school in the mid-50's...More

Thank Carol N
Reviewed 23 June 2013

The friendly staff will help you find rare, old, and long out of print books stored in this room. Also of particular note is their map room, where they have an extensive collection of the gorgeous Sanborn fire insurance maps dating back to the 1880s....More

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