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Common Ground

Explore materials related to the culture of the Central Valley

The Search for Common Ground

The Search For Common Ground: Culture in California’s Central Valley" is a two-year Humanities Initiatives Grant Project (#AC-226761-15) funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities aimed at fostering discussions and curricular development that critically explore the rich cultural heritage, daily life and struggles of those who live in California’s Central Valley.  The materials listed in this guide were purchased with this grant.

The Central Valley

Central Valley Memoirs

Food and Agriculture

Race and Ethnicity

Philosophy, Sociology, History


Local Music CDs

Photography, Music, and Art

Poetry, Plays and Fiction