“The Changing Image of California" CD-ROM
Developed in conjunction with the 1999 exhibition Pacific Arcadia: Images of California 1600 1915, made possible by the Ford Motor Company, this educational CD-ROM examines the development of California through primary visual sources ranging from early maps and lithographs to oil paintings, photographs, and picture postcards. Corresponding text and questions stimulate dialogue. A "zoom" feature allows users to examine any image closely for details, such as watercolor brushwork, artists' signatures, map legends, and street signs in photographs. The accompanying printed guide (36 pages, fully illustrated) provides suggestions for classroom discussion and activities. $44.95