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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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The University of Wisconsin-Stout Archives
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448
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344,664
VIEWS
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The University of Wisconsin-Stout Archives collects and preserves the records of the University of Wisconsin-Stout and its predecessors. It also serves as an Area Research Center for Dunn, Barron, and Pepin Counties in Wisconsin.
Topics: University of Wisconsin--Stout--Alumni and alumnae--Periodicals, University of...
The Tower Yearbook
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80
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96,203
VIEWS
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The Tower yearbook collection includes issues of an annual student publication of the University of Wisconsin Stout and its predecessors: The Stout Institute, Stout State College, and Stout State University. Volumes featured a variety of special sections about the campus, surrounding community, athletics, organizations, and activities. The first volume was published in 1909, and the final volume was produced in 1989.
Topics: University of Wisconsin--Stout --Periodicals, University of Wisconsin--Stout--History, University...
UW-Stout Alumni Publications
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55,407
VIEWS
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The Stout Alumni Publications collection includes issues produced by The University of Wisconsin-Stout and its predecessors: The Stout Institute, Stout State College, and Stout State University. Each issue provides information about events and changes in the institution, news about alumni, special programs, and history and news of the Stout Alumni Association.
Topics: University of Wisconsin--Stout --Periodicals, University of Wisconsin--Stout--History, University...
LA County Library
collection
373
ITEMS
26,392
VIEWS
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Founded in 1912, LA County Library is one of the largest and most innovative library systems in the US. It offers free public resources including books, music, multimedia materials, computer and internet access, and educational and recreational services to 3.4 million residents across 3,000 square miles through its 87 community libraries and mobile fleet of 18 vehicles, including 3 bookmobiles, 10 MākMō maker mobiles, and 5 Reading Machines. LA County Library is dedicated to reducing barriers...
Topic: californialightandsound
African American Museum and Library at Oakland
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261
ITEMS
20,309
VIEWS
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The African American Museum and Library at Oakland is dedicated to the discovery, preservation, interpretation and sharing of historical and cultural experiences of African Americans in California and the West for present and future generations. AAMLO's archival collection is a unique resource on the history of African Americans in Northern California and the Bay Area. The over 160 collections in the archives contain the diaries of prominent families, pioneers, churches, social and political...
Topics: African American, Museum, Oakland, californialightandsound
California Academy of Sciences Films & Videos
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107
ITEMS
13,584
VIEWS
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The California Academy of Sciences is a world-class scientific and cultural institution based in San Francisco. The Academy recently opened a new facility in Golden Gate Park, a 400,000 square foot structure that houses an aquarium, a planetarium a natural history museum and a 4-story rainforest all under one roof. The new facility is also home to the Academy’s staff of world-class scientists, an education department that provides a wide range of student and teacher services, and an extensive...
Topic: californialightandsound
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Archives and Special Collections at the UCSF Library preserves and maintains rare and unique materials to support research and teaching in the history of the health sciences. Contact Information: Archives and Special Collections, UCSF Library and Center for Knowledge Management 530 Parnassus Avenue San Francisco, CA 9414 (415) 476-8112 Phone (415) 476-4653 Fax Email form
Topic: californialightandsound
Sojourner Kincaid Rolle Papers
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10,148
VIEWS
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The papers of African-American poet and playwright, peacemaker, community activist, and television producer Sojourner Kincaid Rolle, have been established in CEMA. Her poetry includes chapbooks, inclusion in various anthologies and literary journals and a body of uncollected work, some of which has been choreographed for dance presentation and performed as theater. In 2002, she co-wrote with Robert A. Potter "Ayo's Journey", a multidimensional theater performance about the...
Topic: californialightandsound
Humboldt County Historical Society
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16
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6,309
VIEWS
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Since 1947, the Humboldt County Historical Society has worked to preserve original historical materials related to Northern California history. Our purpose is to further an understanding and appreciation of all peoples, places, events, and activities of Humboldt County and related areas. Toward this end, we focus on acquiring, preserving, interpreting, creating, and sharing historical information, and by educating and assisting others to do the same. The Historical Society archives contain...
Topic: californialightandsound
Description : Tales of the Pit River Indians as recounted by anthropologist Jaime de Angulo for KPFA in 1949. Re-edited and produced by Gui de Angulo in 1991. Call Number : BD0018.01 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Pacifica Radio Archives. 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 restricted by terms of gift or purchase...
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Police--Los Angeles (Calif.)--Complaints...
Source: 22 Tapes of 22: 1/4 inch audio tape
Description : Dr. Timothy Leary calls into WBAI-FM from La Madrague, Algeria, where he was living in exile with his wife Rosemary Leary in 1970. He acknowledges that his escape from prison and the United States was organized by the Weather Underground and that he is now hiding in Algiers thanks to the assistance of Eldridge Cleaver and the Black Panthers. Leary urges listeners to refuse cooperation with the police or the United States judicial system. Rosemary Leary offers a brief statement at...
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Topics: californialightandsound, The Black Panther Party, The Weather Underground, Leary, Timothy, 1920-1996
Source: 1 Tape of 1 : 1/4 inch audio tape
Graduate Theological Union Library and Archives
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Description : Werner Erhard discusses EST (Erhard Seminars Training) at a research seminar sponsored by the Center for the Study of New Religious Movements, Graduate Theological Union. The research seminar included 17 other participants, who asked questions and commented on the speakers' remarks. The first half hour of the seminar was not recorded due to a technical difficulty. Tape Label : NRM Seminar, 4-23-81, Werner Erhard Note : Side b of Tape 1 is blank. Beginning of Part 3 (first 7:32) is...
Topics: californialightandsound, Erhard seminars training, EST, an Educational Corporation
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Allan Hancock College
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16
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1,473
VIEWS
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Allan Hancock College is a California public community college located in northern Santa Barbara County. The college is ranked as one of the five best community colleges in California and one of the top 120 community colleges in the nation. The Library’s mission is to support all Allan Hancock College students and staff with both immediate research needs and the development of information literacy skills, to enhance lifelong learning. In addition, the library is the campus “center of...
Topic: californialightandsound
Note : Parts 1-4, 15-16, & 19 are interviews and conversations with Frank Herbert. Parts 5, 6, 20, & 21 are lectures by Frank Herbert. Parts 7 - 14 include Herbert reading aloud with some interaction / discussion with others. Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and...
Topics: californialightandsound, Herbert, Frank
Source: 11 Tapes of 11: ⅛ inch audio cassette
Description : Pabasa ng Pasyon (Reading of the Passion) by the Loma Lane-Doublegrove Block Rosary Group (Baldwin Park, California). Call Number : 2003.05-105; 2003.05-106; 2003.05-107; 2003.05-108; 2003.05-109; 2003.05-110 Collection Guide : Archiving Filipino American Music in Los Angeles (AFAMILA) Collection Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Regents of the University of California. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use...
Topics: californialightandsound, Filipino Americans--Music, Filipinos--Music, Music--Philippines,...
Source: 6 Tapes of 6: DAT
California State University, Chico, Meriam Library
by Lee, Hector
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Note : Audio levels are very low and in Left channel only until 00:00:38. Call Number : 2006_64_B09; Tape B9 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by California State University, Chico. 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 restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights,...
Topics: californialightandsound, Folklore--California
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio cassette
Oral History Center of The Bancroft Library at the University of California Berkeley
by Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley
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Description : Concerning John Muir, the Sierra Club, Yosemite Valley, conservation, etc. Collection Guide : Charlotte Mauk Sierra Club papers Call Number : Phonotape 185:1 B Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by The Regents of the University of California. 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...
Topics: californialightandsound, Muir, John, 1838-1914, Sierra Club, Conservation of natural...
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
Kern County Library
by Voice of America (Washington, D.C.)
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Description : Voice of America radio broadcast of interview with Steinbeck, discussing how things have changed since he wrote "The Grapes of Wrath." Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is accessible for purposes of education and research....
Topics: californialightandsound, Authors, American--California--20th Century
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio tape
Note : Periods of static throughout as in original recording. Description :  Allen Ginsberg begins by practicing meditation and then he recites his lyric poem Television Was a Baby Crawling Toward That Death Chamber. The poem lambastes the government, politics and the president.  Call Number : T1657 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements,...
Topics: californialightandsound, Beat generation--Poetry, Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
California Historical Society
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Note : Distortion and radio noises in original recording. Call Number : MS 4136; Audio tape 1 Description : Ham radio transmissions between Peoples Temple members in Guyana and San Francisco, California, intercepted by amateur radio station W6FWX in San Francisco. Jim Jones and other Peoples Temple members discuss the group's supporters and detractors, including Mayor George Moscone and California State Assemblyman Willie Brown, and other issues affecting the group. Note on original label l:...
Topics: californialightandsound, Peoples Temple, Peoples Temple Agricultural Mission, Jones, Jim,...
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Oral History Center of The Bancroft Library at the University of California Berkeley
by Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley
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Description : Early interest in photography; study with Clarence White; work with Arnold Genthe; her photography studio in San Francisco; marriage to Maynard Dixon; Bohemian group in San Francisco; beginnings of documentary photography and photo-journalism; photography work for the U.S. government - Farm Security Administration, Office of War Information and War Relocation Authority; comments on taking, printing, captioning and exhibiting pictures. Photographs inserted. Appended: copy of...
Topics: californialightandsound, White, Clarence H., 1871-1925, Genthe, Arnold, 1869-1942, Dixon, Maynard,...
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
Description : Recording of program produced by Cal Poly's student radio station KCPR, featuring then-Cal Poly student and KCPR DJ, Weird Al Yankovic. [00:24:04] Brian Hackney talks about Jimmy Boyd [00:24:10] Jimmy Boyd - I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus [00:27:19] Eartha Kitt - Santa Baby [00:30:51] Ray Conniff - Winter Wonderland [00:33:46] Bing Crosby - Do You Hear What I Hear [00:36:37] Commercials cut out, Brian Hackney discusses Spike Jones [00:37:49] Spike Jones - All I Want For Christmas...
Topics: californialightandsound, Hackney, Brian, Peek, Jerry, Yankovic, Al, 1959-
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audiotape
Description : Glass performs and researches folk dances from around the world. He has offered workshops in many forms of folk dance throughout the United States for over twenty years between 1976 and 1996. With collaborator Rosemary Hallum, he has also contributed major educational materials for children's movement. These materials still serve as standards in the field of children's movement curricula. Additional Description : Interview conducted for the Legacy Oral History Project. Rights :...
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Folk dancing, Movement, Children, Glass,...
Source: 7 Tapes of 7: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Description : Native Americans discuss their occupation of Alcatraz. Moderated by John Trudell and John Adair. Call Number : BB2309 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Pacifica Radio Archives. 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 restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and...
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Indians of North America--Political...
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
Oral History Center of The Bancroft Library at the University of California Berkeley
by Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley
audio
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Description : Recollections of Kathleen Thompson Norris of San Francisco's 1906 earthquake and fire. Collection Guide : The Regional Oral History Office, 1954-1979 Call Number : Phonotape 1684 B Full transcript available Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This...
Topics: californialightandsound, Norris, Kathleen Thompson, Earthquakes, Fires, Personal narratives, San...
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
Oral History Center of The Bancroft Library at the University of California Berkeley
by Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley
audio
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Description : Interviews with John H. Briones, William E. Colby, Herbert M. Evans and Frank Swett conducted by John M. Jencks and Ernest Lowe for radio station KPFA, Berkeley, 1964. Collection Guide : The Regional Oral History Office, 1954-1979 Call Number : Phonotape 3714 B Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by The Regents of the University of California. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of...
Topics: californialightandsound, Muir, John, 1838-1914, Sierra Club
Source: 2 Tape of 2: 1/4 inch audio tape
History San José
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Description : Dedication of California Historical Landmark No. 836 plaque commemorating the “Birthplace of Electronics” at the corner of Emerson Street and Channing Avenue, Palo Alto, 20 June 1970, where Lee de Forest developed the first vacuum tube amplifier and oscillator while working for Federal Telegraph Company. Recorded by Noel Porter for the Historical Committee of the Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers. Part 1: First part of the dedication ceremony held at Old City...
Topics: californialightandsound, Vacuum-tubes--History, Electronic industries--History, Palo Alto (Calif.)
Source: 3 Tapes of 3: 1/4 inch audio tape
Description : A series of taped statements and demands given to Pacifica station KPFK in Los Angeles by the S.L.A. (Symbionese Liberation Army), a terrorist group. Eighth tape was delivered on June 7, 1974 and concerns the East 54th Street police shootout. Call Number : BC1866.08 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Pacifica Radio Archives. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright...
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Blacks--Political activity,...
Source: 8 Tapes of 8: 1/4 inch audio tape
Description : Renowned beat poet Allen Ginsberg reads selections of his works, including a portion of "Howl." Call Number : BB1893 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Pacifica Radio Archives. 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 restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and...
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Poetry--History and criticism, Trials...
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
California State University, Sacramento
by California State University, Sacramento
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Description : Gregory Bateson, renowned anthropologist, social scientist, and cyberneticist, delivered this speech on April 21, 1966 at California State University, Sacramento. Call Number : T1411/T1412 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is accessible...
Topics: californialightandsound, Lectures, Bateson, Gregory, 1904-1980
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/4 inch audio tape
California Historical Society
by Peoples Temple
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Note : Distortion and static in original recording. Call Number : MS 4136; Audio tape 2 Description : Ham radio transmissions between Peoples Temple members in Guyana and San Francisco, California, intercepted by amateur radio station W6FWX in San Francisco. Much of the conversation is conducted in coded language. Note on original label l: 9:15 PM (Dupe Tape) People's Temple, transcripts of radio communications taken on August 8, 1977 on 14.345 MHz by Amateur Station W6FWX Rights : Copyright...
Topics: californialightandsound, Peoples Temple, Peoples Temple Agricultural Mission, Jones, Jim,...
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Historical Society
by Toyoshima, Joe
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Description : Sound recording of Joe Toyoshima's 1966 interview with Upton Sinclair in his Monrovia home documenting Sinclair's literary and political career, mostly in Southern California. Notable topics include: Sinclair's role in the Liberty Hill strike in San Pedro and the formation of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Southern California; the End Poverty in California (EPIC) plan and Sinclair's 1934 campaign for governor; the cooperative movement in California; the motion...
Topics: californialightandsound, Strikes and lockouts--California--San Pedro, Political...
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Historical Society
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Description : Sound recording of Sue Cobble's 1976 interviews with Caroline Decker Gladstein documenting her experiences as a Communist Party activist and labor organizer in the 1920s and 1930s across the United States. Topics include: the 1931 Harlan County, Kentucky, coal miners' strike; Communist organizing campaigns in Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and California; the Cannery and Agricultural Workers Industrial Union; and farm workers' strikes in California. Collection Guide : Finding aid to the...
Topics: californialightandsound, Strikes and lockouts--Agricultural laborers--California, Strikes and...
Source: 7 Tapes of 7: 1/8" audiocassette
LACMA with The European Fine Art Foundation
by Los Angeles County Museum of Art
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Additional Description : Note on original container: (2-screen version) Call Number : RT-0068-7 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Los Angeles County Museum of Art. 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 Holder. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms...
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
Lambda Archives of San Diego
by Moore, Rick; Dilno, Jeri
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Series Title : Out in San Diego Description : Out in San Diego (OISD) was an LGBT radio program that aired on KPBS in the mid-1980s. Producers included Rick Moore and Jeri Dilno, both active participants in the San Diego LGBT movement and local political organizations. This reel includes a show about lesbian mothers and Pride. Call Number : 95.06.01.97 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Lambda Archives of San Diego (LASD). LASD has given Institution permission to provide access to the...
Topics: californialightandsound, Moore, Rick, Dilno, Jeri
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audiotape
Graduate Theological Union Library and Archives
by Program for the Study of New Religious Movements in America
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Description : Diane Louie and Richard Clark discuss their experiences with People's Temple at a research seminar for the Center for the Study of New Religious Movements in America. They led a group of 11 people in an escape on the morning of the mass suicide at Jonestown. The research seminar included 20 other participants, who asked questions and commented on the speakers' remarks. Tape Label : NRM 1/15/81 Collection Guide : Inventory of the Centers and Programs, Center for the Study of New...
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Topics: californialightandsound, Peoples Temple, Jonestown Mass Suicide, Jonestown, Guyana, 1978, Jones,...
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Series Title : [United States, jazz, 1934-1978] / Don Ellis Description : Don Ellis and the Hindustani Jazz Sextet "live" at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), March 24, 1966. Night in Tunisia -- Bombay Bossa Nova -- Demonstration in 19 -- Sweet 19 -- Blues for Hari -- Turks Works Collection Guide : Don Ellis Collection Call Number : Collection 2000.02 AMR 272 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Ellis Music Enterprises. Copyright Holder has given Institution...
Topics: californialightandsound, Jazz
Source: 1 Tape of 1 : 1/4 inch audio tape
Lambda Archives of San Diego
by Moore, Rick; Dilno, Jeri
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Series Title : Out in San Diego Description : Out in San Diego (OISD) was an LGBT radio program that aired on KPBS in the mid-1980s. Producers included Rick Moore and Jeri Dilno, both active participants in the San Diego LGBT movement and local political organizations. Call Number : 95.06.01.02 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Lambda Archives of San Diego (LASD). LASD has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of...
Topics: californialightandsound, Moore, Rick, Dilno, Jeri
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
Oral History Center of The Bancroft Library at the University of California Berkeley
by Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley
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Description : Interview with an unidentified rioter. The Watts Riot was a large-scale riot which lasted 6 days in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles, in August 1965. By the time the riot subsided, 34 people had been killed, 1,032 injured, and 3,438 arrested. It would stand as the most severe riot in Los Angeles history until the riots of 1992. Collection Guide : The Regional Oral History Office, 1954-1979 Call Number : Phonotape 286 B Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by The Regents of...
Topics: californialightandsound, Watts Riot, Los Angeles, Calif., 1965, Riots--California--Los Angeles
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
Lambda Archives of San Diego
by Moore, Rick; Dilno, Jeri
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Series Title : Out in San Diego Description : Out in San Diego (OISD) was an LGBT radio program that aired on KPBS in the mid-1980s. Producers included Rick Moore and Jeri Dilno, both active participants in the San Diego LGBT movement and local political organizations. Call Number : 95.06.01.09 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Lambda Archives of San Diego (LASD). LASD has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of...
Topics: californialightandsound, Moore, Rick, Dilno, Jeri
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
Museum of Performance and Design
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Description : Ruth Hatfield, a modern dancer, choreographer and dance educator, talks about her life and career in dance. Martha Graham, Anna Halprin, Hanya Holm, Louis Horst, Doris Humphrey, Nik Krevitsky, Jose Limon, Gertrude Lippincott, and Bernice Van Gelder are some of the people Hatfield talks about. Additional Description : Interview conducted for the Legacy Oral History Project. Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Museum of Performance and Design. Transmission or reproduction of...
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Dance--Study and teaching, Dance teachers,...
Source: 13 Tapes of 13: 1/8 inch audio cassette
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Pacific Film Archive
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Description : Blacklisted filmmakers Abraham Polonsky and Alvah Bessie discuss Hollywood during the Cold War, the Hollywood Ten, and anti-communism with writer Nora Sayre and scholar Michael Rogin after a screening of the Cold War-era film "My Son John." Collection Guide : Pacific Film Archive Audio Recordings Collection Call Number : 4000-01-574; 4000-01-575 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its...
Topics: californialightandsound, Polonsky, Abraham, Sayre, Nora, Bessie, Alvah, Rogin, Michael, Hayes,...
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Description : Video artist/filmmaker/poet/educator Marlon Riggs introduces his films "Tongues Untied" and "Affirmation," and discusses the films, homophobia, and representations of gay African Americans in mass culture. Collection Guide : Pacific Film Archive Audio Recordings Collection Accession Numbers : 4000-01-1022 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by...
Topics: californialightandsound, African American motion picture producers and directors--Interviews,...
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Note : Program is distorted at times as on original tape. Parts 1 and 2 contain entire event but with high distortion. Part 3 - 6 duplicate most of the content in Parts 1 and 2 at a better quality, but some segments are missing, so both copies are included. Part 3 - Same content as Part 1 beginning to 00:12:10. Part 4 - Same content as Part 1 00:12:10 - 00:18:05. Part 5 - Missing 2 minutes. Same content as Part 1 00:20:01 - 00:31:20. Then skips to same content as Part 2 00:10:23 -end. Part 6 -...
Topics: californialightandsound, Baldwin, James, 1924-1987
Source: 4 Tapes of 4: 1/4 inch audio tape
History San José
by Rasmussen, Irv
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Description : Series of interviews of Douglas M. Perham, the creator of the Perham Collection of Early Electronics, recorded at his New Almaden Museum in June and July 1963 by Erv Rasmussen. Perham was an early wireless experimenter and radio broadcaster, and a life-long collector. The Perham Collection parallels Perham’s career and documents early electronics in the West, particularly the Santa Clara Valley, from the early 1900s to 1960. Perham was Federal Telegraph Company’s first...
Topics: californialightandsound, Electronics, San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.)
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
Note : Tone heard for 10 seconds at beginning of Part 1 and periods of silence throughout. Part 2 begins and ends abruptly and contains a tone within the first 30 seconds. There is brief audio dropout in Part 3,12 seconds in. Periods of silence or very low background noise throughout Part 4. Part 5 begins abruptly. Recorder stopped at 00:23:32 for a few seconds. Part 6 has audio dropout at 00:05:29 and 00:40:56. Periods of silence or very low background noise throughout. Begins and ends...
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Topics: californialightandsound, Jazz, Nightclubs--California--San Francisco
Source: 7 Tapes of 7 : 1/4 inch audio tape
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Pacific Film Archive
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Description : Hollywood costume designer Walter Plunkett discusses working on the film "Singin' in the Rain," and Hollywood history in general, especially his work as a costume designer for RKO in the 1930's and MGM in the 1950s. He also discusses his time as a UC-Berkeley undergraduate. Collection Guide : Pacific Film Archive Audio Recordings Collection Accession Numbers : 4000-01-351 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17,...
Topics: californialightandsound, Costume design--United States--History--20th century, Motion...
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Pacific Film Archive
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Description : Filmmaker Stanley Donen and photographer Richard Avedon discuss the making of the film "Funny Face," (directed by Donen, with Avedon as "visual consultant,") as well as their collaboration together. Collection Guide : Pacific Film Archive Audio Recordings Collection Accession Numbers : 4000-01-363 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms...
Topics: californialightandsound, Motion picture producers and directors--United States,...
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Pacific Film Archive
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Description : Bay Area filmmaker/poet/educator/gay rights activist Marlon Riggs discusses his newest film, "Ethnic Notions," and images of African Americans in mass media throughout the years. Collection Guide : Pacific Film Archive Audio Recordings Collection Accession Numbers : 4000-01-894 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements,...
Topics: californialightandsound, Motion picture producers and directors--California--San Francisco Bay...
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
History San José
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Description : Interview with "Trader Lew" well-known collector of antiques and memorabilia in San Jose, whose collection of antique vehicles was donated to the City of San Jose in 1965. Bohnett ran "Trader Lew's Amusement Park" on Monterey Road in San Jose. Bohnett walks through his collection with Clyde Arbuckle and describes the history of each vehicle. Call Number : 1966-1-28 Rights : Rights are owned by History San Jose. Transmission or reproduction of materials...
Topics: californialightandsound, Collectors and collecting, Museums, Horse-drawn vehicles
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
Description : Harland E. Hogue, 1908-1999, was professor emeritus in homiletics and church history at the Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, CA. The collection contains an 8 audiocassette oral history recorded from 1996 to 1998 by Doug Adams and other tapes of his sermons and lectures. The interviews focus on seminary education during his time as a student at San Francisco Theological Seminary, his later education and teaching career prior to arriving at PSR, his years at PSR, and his...
Topics: californialightandsound, Pacific School of Religion (Berkeley, Calif), Graduate Theological Union,...
Source: 8 Tapes of 8: 1/8 inch audio cassette
History San José
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Additional Title : The Eimac Story; Charles Litton; Dr. Leonard Fuller Description : Interviews by Erv Rasmussen conducted in 1963. Part 1: a) Interview with William Eitel and Jack McCullough, founders of EIMAC, conducted at the EIMAC plant in San Carlos, California; b) Interview with Charles Litton, glassblower and vacuum tube maker, and founder of Litton Industries, conducted in Grass Valley, California. Part 2: Interview with Dr. Leonard F. Fuller, chief engineer of Federal Telegraph Company...
Topics: californialightandsound, Rasmussen, Erwin A., Litton, Charles, Eitel, William, McCullough, Jack,...
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
History San José
by Rasmussen, Erv; Perham, Douglas M.
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Description : Interviews conducted by Erv Rasmussen and Douglas M. Perham at Perham's home in New Almaden, California, on June 14, 1963. Part 1: Wireless pioneer Archie Stevens was born in Litton, Iowa, and graduated Stanford University (1909). He discusses the earthquake in Palo Alto in 1906; working for Poulsen Wireless/Federal Telegraph Company as chief draftsman, designing and installing wireless stations in California, Oregon, Washington, and the Midwest. He left Poulsen/Federal with Cyril...
Topics: californialightandsound, Rasmussen, Erv, Perham, Douglas M., Stevens, Archie M., Laird, Ken, San...
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
Additional Title : The Sixties: What it was and what it wasn't Description : The artistic, cultural, and political moment of the Bay Area (and beyond) in the Sixties is discussed by key figures of the era, including R.G. Davis (founder of the San Francisco Mime Troupe), filmmaker Bruce Conner, filmmaker/distributor Peter Gessner (founder of Newsreel), and curator Tom Luddy. Topics include the link between politics, activism, and filmmaking;, the role of the artist in tackling politics; the Bay...
Topics: californialightandsound, Luddy, Tom, Davis, R.G., Gessner, Peter, Gitlin, Todd, Gorin, Jean-Pierre,...
Source: 8 Tapes of 8: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Note : Phone recordings with hum, hiss, and varying sound levels throughout, especially on receiving end of call. Dead time and sometimes dialing noises or beeps between calls. Part 3 has loud pops at 00:31:35 and 00:32:19. Part 4 beeps at 00:25:05. Part 7 has very loud beeps from 00:03:30 to 00:05:20, otherwise audio levels are extremely low. Part 8 has extremely low audio levels and some sections are silent. Part 9 has varying audio levels. Description:   The calls are related to an...
Topics: californialightandsound, San Francisco (Calif.). Police Dept, Hood, John B., Cahill, Thomas J....
Source: 7 Tapes of 7: 1/4 inch audio tape
Note : Warble at the beginning of Part 2. Part 3 ends abruptly. Part 4 begins abruptly. Series Title : [United States, jazz, 1934-1978] / Don Ellis Description : Don Ellis "live" in San Luis Obispo, California, February 4, 1972. Evening concert. Tape 1: 1) “Final Analysis," 01:01-17:09, feat. Jim Sawyer (trombone), Milcho Leviev (keyboard), Don Ellis (trumpet), Ralph Humphrey, Ron Dunn (drums), Lee Pastora (congas). 2) “K.C. Blues” (by Charlie Parker, Arr. Don Ellis),...
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Topics: californialightandsound, Jazz
Source: 2 Tapes of 2 : 1/8 inch audio cassette
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Pacific Film Archive
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Description : Filmmaker Errol Morris introduces the premier of his film, "Gates of Heaven," about California pet cemeteries, and discusses his time as a UC-Berkeley grad student. Collection Guide : Pacific Film Archive Audio Recordings Collection Accession Numbers : 4000-01-273 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor...
Topics: californialightandsound, Motion picture producers and directors--California--San Francisco Bay...
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
History San José
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Note : False starts and silence during the first 2:20 of part two. Part 1: Interview with Philo Farnsworth, 1968 Part 2: Interview with Clifford Gardner, 1965 Description : Two interviews by Jane Morgan on the subject of Philo Farnsworth. Jane Morgan was the author of "Electronics in the West," a primer on the early electronics industry in California, published in 1967. She was also involved with the Foothill Electronics Museum, located at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills. As part...
Topics: californialightandsound, Farnsworth, Philo, Television--History
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
California State University, Fresno, Henry Madden Library
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Description : Note on box: Singers Maggie Marvin (deceased), Sam Sample (deceased), May Sample (deceased) and Emma Chepo. Auberry (Old) Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is accessible for purposes of education and research. Transmission or...
Topics: Mono Indians, californialightandsound
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
University of California, Davis, Library, Special Collections
by Whole Earth Festival, UC Davis
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Note : Distortion inherent in original recording. Program begins at 00:40:00. Additional Title : Ram Dass Freeborn Hall Description : Part 1: Lecture & Chanting 01:30:00. Part 2: Chanting Continued +/- 00:30:00. Call Number : AR-118 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
Note : Ends abruptly. Series Title : [United States, jazz, 1934-1978] / Don Ellis Description : Don Ellis and the Hindustani Jazz Sextet "live" at the Lighthouse Cafe, Hermosa Beach, California, August 2, 1964. Don Ellis, trumpet; Hari Har Rao, tabla, dholak, sitar; Emil Richards, vibes; Dave Mackay, piano; Bill Plummer, bass; Ken Watson, drums. Sweet 19 -- Bombay Bossa Nova -- Free Four Collection Guide : Don Ellis Collection Call Number : Collection 2000.02 AMR 271 Rights :...
Topics: californialightandsound, Jazz, Nightclubs--California, Southern
Source: 1 Tape of 1 : 1/4 inch audio tape
Museum of Performance and Design
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Description : Tap dance instructor, Director of Mason-Kahn Studio of San Francisco, creator of Kahnnotation. Additional Description : Interview conducted for the Legacy Oral History Project. Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Museum of Performance and Design. 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 restricted by terms of...
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Tap dancing, Dance...
Source: 17 Tapes of 17: 1/8 inch audio cassette
History San José
by [Morgan, Jane]
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Description : Interview of Jo Emmett Jennings by Erv Rasmussen, conducted July 9, 1963. Jennings founded Jennings Radio in 1942, which was later sold in the 1960s to ITT. An abstract of the interview indicates that Jennings talked about his work at Eitel-McCullough between 1927 and 1941; starting Jennings Radio right as the U.S. entered World War II; wartime contracts for capacitors, condensers and vacuum tubes; and later work with vacuum switches. He also documents objects he donated to...
Topics: californialightandsound, Rasmussen, Erwin A, Jennings, Jo, Radio--History
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Pacific Film Archive
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Note : Part 4 has a moment of silence between 5:20 and 6:20 (recorded in the original tape). Description : Wide-ranging discussion with filmmaker/activist Robert Kramer, made before he would leave the country permanently for exile in France. "Robert Kramer made an important distinction about his films: they were not about the Movement, they were of the Movement. Of their time, just as Kramer himself can be said to have been of his: radicalized by studying philosophy and Western history in...
Topics: californialightandsound, Motion pictures--political aspects--United States, Politics in motion...
Source: 4 Tapes of 4: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Oakland Museum of California
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Note : Periodic loud tones from recorder. Part 22: slow speed at the end is recorded in original source. Part 24: begins quiet and gets louder at 00:00:35. Part 36: silent from 00:20:38 - 00:20:45. Part 42: silent from 00:15:55 - 00:16:11. Description : These tapes were produced just prior to Dorothea Lange's Death, by KQED for the purposes of a movie about Lange's life. The tapes are primarily Lange speaking about her photographs as well as her life as a photographer, mother, and wife....
Topics: californialightandsound, California--San Francisco Bay Area, Photography, Great Depression, Lange,...
Source: 47 Tapes of 47: 1/4 inch audio tape
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Pacific Film Archive
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Note : Distortion and buzz is on the original tape. There is more than one minute of silence at the end of part 2. Collection Guide : Pacific Film Archive Audio Recordings Collection Accession Numbers : 4000-01-261 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Description : Timothy Leary in conversation with Elsa Knight Thompson, Public Affairs Director for KPFA, about LSD and religion. Call Number : BB1196 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Pacifica Radio Archives. 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 restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions,...
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Hallucinogenic drugs, L. S. D., Leary,...
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
Museum of Performance and Design
by Sidbury, Mercy
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Description : Gentry talks about her life as a dancer, choreographer, and participant in the early days of modern dance in San Francisco, New York, and Santa Fe. Also, she talks about her studies of Laban notation and the Pilates method. Marta Graham, Hanya Holm, Doris Humphrey, Ann Mundstock, and Joseph Pilate are some of the people she talks about in the interview. Additional Description : Interview conducted for the Legacy Oral History Project. Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by...
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Lab notation, Dance notation, Exercise,...
Source: 4 Tapes of 4: 1/8 inch audio cassette
African American Museum and Library at Oakland
by McGhee, Brownie
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Note : Background noise and hiss as on original tapes. Begins and ends abruptly. Description : Part 1 : Silence [00:00]; J.B. Long, Blind Boy Fuller, and the dog song [00:05]; Women and blues lyrics, slave society [01:49]; Salvation in religion, resentment in his blues lyrics [05:15]; Giving up on religion [12:19]; J.B. Long, Blind Boy Fuller, and Old Red [15:43]; Song, "Me and my dog blues," blues lyrics [18:00]; Stopped using dirty lyrics in his songs [19:25]; "Love, truth, and...
Topics: californialightandsound, McGhee, Brownie
Source: 3 Tapes of 3: 1/8 inch audio cassette
American Jewish University
by American Jewish University
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Description : In this recording, Elie Wiesel discusses Talmudic characters and Jewish history at the Brandeis-Bardin Institute (Brandeis, Simi Valley, Calif.). Call Number : Cass. 1968 8/16 Spec. WEI Fri. Rights : Rights are owned by American Jewish University (formerly University of Judaism and Brandeis-Bardin Institute). Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. In addition, the...
Topics: californialightandsound, Talmud, Bardin, Shlomo, 1898-, Menahem Mendel, of Kotsk, 1787-1859,...
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
History San José
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Description : Extended interview of radio engineer Haraden Pratt, who was an amateur operator in San Francisco in the early 1900s and studied engineering at U.C. Berkeley, where he built the university's first radio station in 1914. Pratt worked at Mare Island Navy Yard, as well as Federal Telegraph Company, as chief engineer in the 1920s. Morgan used source material from these interviews with Pratt for her book, "Electronics in the West," published in 1967. The interview covers...
Topics: californialightandsound, Morgan, Jane, Pratt, Haraden, Telegraph, Wireless--History,...
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/4 inch audio tape
University of Southern California, USC Libraries, Special Collections
by Tepper, Sheila
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Note : Tone at beginning. Program begins at 00:00:32. Series Title : Backstage L.A. Description : Backstage LA and Backstage California were weekly radio programs of in-depth interviews between artists of all disciplines, scholars, critics, and others exploring issues in the arts and humanities. In this show, director Peter Sellars discusses his production of Aeschylus' "The Persians" at the Mark Taper Forum with Gordon Davidson, artistic director of the Forum. Collection : Sheila...
Topics: californialightandsound, Interview, Los Angeles (Calif.)
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
Call Number : Oral History Collection Description : Smith Act Defendant and Communist Party member discusses working-class childhood in Willimantic, Connecticut; her time with the party; and imprisonment as one of Smith Act defendants in 1951. Discusses the conditions of being jailed with the other female defendants, the strategy of their legal defense, and her feelings of the Communist Party USA's New York leadership going "underground" after the Smith Act arrests. Collection Guide :...
Topics: californialightandsound, Communism--California, Communism--United States, Communist trials--New...
Source: 17 Tapes of 17: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Oral History Center of The Bancroft Library at the University of California Berkeley
by Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley
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Description : A group of pioneers and descendents recollecting anecdotes concerning local figures and events of an early mining town. Collection Guide : The Regional Oral History Office, 1954-1979 Call Number : Phonotape 256 B Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by The Regents of the University of California. 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...
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Topics: californialightandsound, Gold mines and mining--California, Frontier and pioneer life--California,...
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
History San José
by Rasmussen, Erwin A.
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Description : Interview with former Federal Telegraph Company engineer Adrian L. Anderson, conducted July 25, 1963, at Douglas Perham’s residence in New Almaden, California. Anderson was born in Santa Cruz, California, in 1891, and was living in San Francisco at the time of the 1906 earthquake, which he describes in the interview. He studied mechanical engineering at Stanford University, and was hired by Federal Telegraph Company in 1916 while still in school. He taught at Montezuma High...
Topics: californialightandsound, Rasmussen, Erwin A., Anderson, Adrian, San Francisco Earthquake and Fire,...
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape