Oakland Post Photograph Collection

A group of stylish women, some in furs, stand in front of the Bonanza Motel
Bonanza Motel grand opening, circa 1960s, Oakland Post Photograph collection, MS 169, African American Museum & Library at Oakland, Oakland Public Library.
Dates: 1922-2005
Bulk Dates: 1963-1996
Collection number: MS 169
Creator: Oakland post.
Collection Size: 56 linear feet (116 boxes + 1 oversized box)

Guide to the Oakland Post Photograph Collection

Available at the African American Museum & Library at Oakland (AAMLO)

The Oakland Post Photograph Collection consists of 11,000 photographs appearing in the Oakland Post newspaper between 1963-2005. A majority of the photographs are portraits of African American politicians, business and community leaders, entertainers, athletes, and community and social groups from Oakland, California. The collection documents significant social and political events in Oakland, California, including social protest movements during the 1960s-1980s, festivals and sporting events, visits to Oakland, California by notable figures such as Nelson Mandela and Bill Clinton, and activities of Oakland politicians.

We encourage researchers to contact AAMLO before visiting so that we can be prepared to assist you. Please call 510-637-2000 or email aamlo@oaklandlibrary.org to arrange an appointment or inquire about access.