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The California Surf Culture Digital Archive highlights digital objects and oral histories that explore various aspects of California surf culture from the early part of the 20th century to the present day.

As part of the Digital Methods in History course (taught by Sean Smith at California State University, Long Beach), students conduct research about California and the importance of surfing and surf culture in the state. Each semester students collect primary sources from across the web, have digitized private collections, and will be ultimately tasked with organizing these digital artifacts into exhibits. Students also blog about their experiences researching their topics, learning about digital humanities and its tools and publishing to the web.