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Gold Fever! The Lure and Legacy of the California Gold Rush

Art of the Gold Rush: Painters and Prospectors

Silver & Gold: Cased Images of the Gold Rush

Natives & Immigrants

Presenting Sponsors

The National Endowment for the Humanities

The Clorox Company Foundation

City of Oakland

California Department of Education

Oakland Museum
Women's Board

Major Sponsors

Walter & Elise Haas Fund
Kaiser Permanente
Wells Fargo
F.E. Corder
Levi Strauss Foundation
The Bernard Osher Foundation
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
The Rockefeller Foundation
The L.J. Skaggs and Mary C. Skaggs Foundation
Transamerica Foundation.

Contributing Sponsors

APL Limited
Richard & Rhoda Goldman Fund
Oakland Museum History Guild
Union Bank of California
California Arts Council
California Council for the Humanities
Crosby Heafey Roach & May
Pacific Bell Foundation
Members and friends of the Oakland Museum of California.

Media Sponsors


Bay TV

The Gate

San Francisco Chronicle


Additional Support

Hal Riney & Partners
Kamer-Singer & Associates
Eller Media
Outdoor Systems
Republic Entertainment
Universal Studios
Warner Bros. and Turner Entertainment Co.

Web Site Design and Development

The Gold Rush! web site made possible by the generosity of Kaiser Permanente

Brought to you by the Oakland Museum of California Web Team:

  • Christopher Richard
  • John Burke
  • Melanie Keilholtz
  • Abby Wassernman
  • Barney Desroches

Web site design and production by Isys Idea Systems, Inc.:

  • Cathy Dew
  • Sally Dew
  • Thom Smith
  • Doug Perine

Multimedia design and programming by: Texture & Salweb:

  • Mark Salvatore
  • Maryfran De Stefano
  • Cynthia Clifford

Audio provided by: Antenna Audio Tours:

  • Chris Tellis, Director of Audio Tours
  • Chris Hardman, Theater Director
  • Hilary Robbins, Project Manager
  • Christian Matthews, Associate Producer
  • Catherine Girardeau, Associate Producer
  • Bill Broder, Writer
  • Jim Christie, Writer

QTVRs by: Eric Goetze

Additional design by: Gordon Chun Design

Exhibition Content and Production

This web site presents the work of the following people:

  • Daryl Lillie, Chair, Oakland Museum of California Foundation
  • Dr. Dennis M. Power, Executive Director, Oakland Museum of California
  • L. Thomas Frye, Project Director
  • Heather Huxley, Co-Project Director
  • Dr. J. S. Holliday, Principal Historical Consultant

Curatorial Staff and Consultants:

  • L. Thomas Frye, Chief Curator of History Emeritus
  • Carey Caldwell, Chief Curator of History
  • Tom Steller, Interim Chief Curator of Natural Sciences
  • Phil Mumma, Associate Director for Public Programs
  • Marcia Eymann, Associate Curator of Historical Photography
  • Drew Johnson, Associate Curator of Art Photography
  • Inez Brooks-Myers, Curator of Costume and Textiles
  • Harvey Jones, Senior Curator of Art
  • Janice Driesbach, Crocker Art Museum
  • Christopher Richard, Associate Curator of Aquatic Biology
  • Barbara Henry, Chief Curator of Education
  • Deborah Cooper, Museum Collections Coordinator
  • James Henley, Sacramento Archives and Museum Collections Center
  • Norman L. Wilson, Consulting Archaeologist and Interpretive Planner
  • Raymond W. Hillman, Pride of the River Consulting
  • Dr. Allen G. Pastron, Consulting Archaeologist, Archeo-Tec
  • Judith Marvin, Consulting Historian
  • Craig D. Bates, Consulting Curator, Yosemite Museum, National Park Service
  • Brian Bibby, Consulting Curator

NEH Exhibition Planning Colloquia and Symposium Scholars:

  • Dr. Rodger C. Birt, San Francisco State University
  • Gray Brechin, environmental historian
  • John Burns, California State Department of Education
  • Dr. Ed Castillo, Sonoma State University
  • Gordon Chun, Gordon Chun Design
  • Dr. Raymond F. Dasmann, U.C. Santa Cruz (Emeritus)
  • Janice Driesbach, Crocker Art Museum
  • Michael Duchemin, Autry Museum of Western Heritage
  • Ida Rae Egli, Santa Rosa Junior College
  • Dr. Janet Fireman, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
  • Dr. Lisbeth Haas, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Dr. Gerald Haslam, Sonoma State University (retired)
  • Dr. David Gutierrez, University of California, San Diego
  • James Henley, Sacramento Archives and Museum Collections Center
  • Dr. J.S. Holliday, Principal Historical Consultant
  • Dr. Susan Johnson, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Dr. Howard Lamar, Yale University
  • Frank La Pena, California State University, Sacramento
  • Dr. Rudy Lapp, College of San Mateo (Emeritus)
  • Dr. Thomas Layton, San Jose State University
  • Dr. Ron Limbaugh, University of the Pacific
  • Dr. Patricia Limerick, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Dr. Robert Ryal Miller, University of California, Hayward (retired)
  • Dr. Richard Orsi, California State University, Hayward
  • Peter Palmquist, Photographic Historian
  • Dr. Allen G. Pastron, President, Archeo-Tec
  • Dr. James J. Rawls, Diablo Valley College
  • Dr. Malcolm Rohrbough, University of Iowa
  • Dr. Kevin Starr, California State Librarian
  • Dr. James Quay, California Council for the Humanities
  • Dr. Ling-chi Wang, University of California, Berkeley
  • T.H. Watkins, Montana State University
  • Rochelle Weintraub, Oakland Unified School District
  • Dr. Richard White, University of Washington

Gold Rush! Registration and Research:

  • Alida Bray, Registrar
  • Janice Capecci, Art Department Registrar
  • Candy Carlson, Curatorial Assistant
  • Diane Curry, Curatorial Aide
  • Susana Macarron, Registrar
  • Jill Misrack, Project Assistant
  • Jamie Muse, Project Assistant
  • Cherie Newell, Publications and Videos
  • Carolyn Rissanen, Registrar, Natural Sciences Department
  • Carl Ryanen-Grant, Curatorial Aide
  • Joy Tahan, Associate Registrar, Art Department
  • Valerie Verzuh, Curatorial and Research Assistant


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