Schools & Churches

Special Collections

Berkeley's public schools were among the first in the nation to voluntarily desgregate.  View some local desegregation stories here.

The Berkeley History Room has the Berkeley Junior Traffic Police Archives, a collection of newspapers clippings, photographs, service records of participants from the 1930s to the 1960s, and a BJP flag.

School Yearbooks Available in the Berkeley History Room

The Berkeley History Room contains many of Berkeley's yearbooks from the 1880s to the present, inluding many from elementary, junior high, and senior high schools as well as the University of California.


Books About Berkeley Schools

Books about schools in Berkeley are generally in the call number range 370-379 in the Berkeley History Room.  We have many yearbooks, directories, and sources about things like racial integration in the schools.

The Newspaper Clipping File is a great source of primary documentation on school-related topics.

Below are some books available online.


Berkeley Churches

Local School Associations

The Berkeley Alumni Association (for public schools in Berkeley, NOT U.C. Berkeley) allows you to connect with old school chums, find reunions, and so forth.