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The American Libraries collection includes material contributed from across the United States. Institutions range from the Library of Congress to many local public libraries. As a whole, this collection of material brings holdings that cover many facets of American life and scholarship into the public domain. Significant portions of this collection have been generously sponsored by Microsoft, Yahoo!, The Sloan Foundation, and others.


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Sacramento City College
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Additional Title : History interview Collection Title : Ruth Heitfeld Oral History Collection Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Sacramento City College Special Collections. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be...
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History San José
by San Jose Historical Museum Association
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Description : Noble's interviews documents growing up in Massachusetts, her experience as a Girl Scout in the 1920s, attending Framingham Teachers College, before meeting her husband William Roberts Noble. They married in 1934 and drove cross-country to California; the interview details the trip, and later life in San Jose during the Great Depression, as well as her work with seniors and the Salvation Army on nutrition programs in the 1970s and 1980s. Two interviews conducted on January 6 and...
Topic: californiarevealed
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History San José
by San Jose Historical Museum Association
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Description : DeVincenzi was a professor of art at San Jose State University. His interview covers his Italian family's background (his father was the last of nine children to leave a small town in Genoa in the 1890s), the Italian community of San Jose, his musical and teaching career, and his work as one of the founding members of the Italian American Heritage Foundation and one of the guiding figures of the local art scene. Transcript available Digitized by California Audiovisual Preservation...
Topic: californiarevealed
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History San José
by San Jose Historical Museum Association
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Description : Fifth-generation Californian Malavos was an art teacher in the San Jose school system and a local artist who exhibited in both local and nationally recognized museums and galleries. Her interview documents her recollections of growing up in San Jose in the early 20th century, how teaching and students changed in the mid-20th century, her work as an artist, and her community involvement. Malavos is a descendant of Andrea Malavos, who was born in 1845 in Sipan, off the coast of...
Topic: californiarevealed
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History San José
by San Jose Historical Museum Association
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Description : Ms. Sullivan's interview documents her work in the San Jose canneries to pay her way through school in the 1930s, and her role in the San Jose Police Department, where she was the first female sergeant in the force. She also recounts changes in approaches to juvenile and domestic crime during the 1950s and 1960s and the role of police in society.  Transcript available Digitized by California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP)
Topic: californiarevealed
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History San José
by San Jose Historical Museum Association
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Description : Dr. Scofield's recollections of her career teaching literature and writing at San Jose State document changes in the university and approach to teaching writing between the 1950s and the 1990s. Transcript available Digitized by California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP)
Topic: californiarevealed
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History San José
by San Jose Historical Museum Association
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Description : Theron Fox had a long career in newspaper, radio and publishing in San Jose, as well as being an essential force in the San Jose Historical Museum. Fox was interested in magic and was editor of magic magazine "The Bat" for 17 years, as well as Secretary of the Pacific Coast Association of Magicians. The wide-ranging interview covers his experiences during World War I and World War II, local San Jose politics, and life in San Jose. He also covers his family history as a...
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History San José
by San Jose Historical Museum Association
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Description : Retired orchardist Gerdts was a greeter at the Santa Clara County Fair for over 50 years, and he recounts growing up on an orchard in the Evergreen area of San Jose in one of the first pioneer families to settle in Evergreen. Transcript available Digitized by California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP)
Topic: californiarevealed
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History San José
by San Jose Historical Museum Association
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Description : McKay ran a publishing press in San Jose and his interview documents the history of the printing business in San Jose in the 20th century, as well as his work publishing local history books and collecting local history. One side of McKay's family (the Barters) came to California by covered wagon in 1853 from Illinois; the other side emigrated from Scotland via Canada and Michigan. Part 3 touches on the development of the Peralta Adobe in downtown San Jose. Interviewed by Patricia...
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History San José
by San Jose Historical Museum Association
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Description : Part of the San Jose Historical Museum Oral History Project. Sister Hernandez's interview documents the changes she saw during her experience teaching in the parochial schools of the Santa Clara Valley from the early 20th century to her retirement in the 1980s. This is also an immigrant story; Hernandez was born in Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico in 1910 and immigrated to San Francisco at the age of 10, in 1920. She began teaching in San Francisco in 1932, then Gilroy, Los Angeles, before...
Topic: californiarevealed
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History San José
by San Jose Historical Museum Association
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Description : The daughter of English immigrants, Harris grew up in the Santa Cruz Mountains at the turn of the century and attended a one-room school. She became a teacher and spent most of her career at San Jose's Oak Grove School, which was a County school when she began teaching. Her interview documents changes in the school system in the 20th century, and experiences teaching children of migrant farm workers. Transcript available Digitized by California Audiovisual Preservation Project...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1/8 inch audio cassette
South San Francisco Historical Society
by South San Francisco Historical Society
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Note: Due to original recording: Clicking sound throughout; High Background Noise; Levels decrease at 00:16:26. Description : Oral history interview of long-time South San Francisco resident. Call Number: SSF022
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette