Berkeley History

Panoramic View of Berkeley 1905

Explore Berkeley's history, from  the 1850's to the present.  

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Clipping File Subject Headings

1938 reverse directory

1944 reverse directory

Panoramic of Berkeley 1908
Access maps from 1856 to the present, information about transportation, streets and neighborhoods.

Coming soon!

The Berkeley Obituary Index is an index to death stories and obituaries of Berkeleyeans, both famous and not, contained in the Berkeley Daily Gazette. Currently available years: 1894-1910, 1920, 1923, 1925, 1930-1942, 1951, 1955, 1959-1965, 1967, 1970-1971, 1977-1980 & 1982. Other years are in progress. Call the Reference Desk... Read More