Ray Raineri Collection of Historical Materials About Oakland, Calif. and Environs, 1890s-1990s

Black and white photo of a passenger reaching up to wave at the driver of the A train to 12th and Oak Streets.
The last "A" Train, April 21, 1958. Oakland Public Library, Oakland History Center.

Ramond L. Raineri (1938-2015), who resided in Oakland and later Martinez, collected old photographs and other historical material about Oakland neighborhoods, Piedmont, Martinez and Contra Costa County. He also collected materials about transportation in the San Francisco Bay Area (trains, streetcars and ferries), the local Italian American community, and a wide range of other topics, including crate labels from California canning and packing companies, early automobiles and midget car racing.


(OHC COLL 2022-1)

6 boxes (3 linear feet)

Go here for a more detailed list of this collection's contents. 

Available at Oakland History Center, Main Library.  

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