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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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Note: Due to original recording and/or condition when digitized: audio goes in and out throughout different spliced sections. Description: KCRA-TV news footage of the arrest, trial, and conviction of Richard Chase, a serial killer who murdered six people in Sacramento in the span of one month -- December 1978 through January 1979. Called "The Vampire of Sacramento," Chase cannibalized his victims and drank their blood. Trial footage includes reporting by Spencer Michaels, courthouse...
Topics: californiarevealed, Serial murderers, Chase, Richard
Source: 5 Reels of 5: 16mm film
University of California, Davis, Library, Special Collections
by Whole Earth Festival, UC Davis
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Note : Very dark image from 00:40:45 to 00:45:54. Description : This recording features a series of speeches and interviews of attendees at the 1978 Whole Earth Festival. The festival theme that year was “Space Exploration for Humanity." A quote at the end of the recording mentions that the footage would be used for a documentary about the festival. The Buckminster Fuller speech can be seen here: Buckminster Fuller at the Whole Earth Festival, UC Davis The Whole Earth Festival (WEF) is...
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Topic: californiarevealed
African American Museum and Library at Oakland
by Williams, Benjamin V.
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Description : KPIX news reporter Ben Williams' news report and interview with Sara Jane Moore, attempted assassin of president Gerald Ford in San Francisco, California in 1975. Source : 1 Tape of 1: 3/4 inch videotape Collection Guide : Williams (Benjamin V.) Papers 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...
Topic: californiarevealed
Note : Program begins at 00:01:00 after bars and tone. Description : A twenty-minute film produced by the Sacramento Convention and Visitors Bureau provides a tour of the historic buildings in Sacramento, California. A warm welcome is given by Sacramento Mayor Phil Isenberg and the general tour is introduced by California Governor Jerry Brown. Among the sites featured in the film are the State Capitol, Fort Sutter, the Governor's Mansion, Blue Diamond Almond Factory, the Crocker Art Museum, Old...
Topics: Blue Diamond Growers, Brown, Jerry, Crocker Art Museum, Isenberg, Phillip, Sacramento (Calif.),...
The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
by White, Kenneth
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Description : Motion pictures from the League of Women Voters of the Bay Area. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Collection : League of Women Voters of the Bay Area records Call Number : Motion Picture 978C Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topic: californiarevealed
University of California, Davis, Library, Special Collections
by Whole Earth Festival, UC Davis
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Note : Program begins at 00:01:11. Ends abruptly at 01:00:25, then no content for last few minutes, as on original tape. Description : Buckminster Fuller spoke at the Whole Earth Festival in 1978. The festival theme that year was “Space Exploration for Humanity.” Source : 1 Tape of 1: MiniDV 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...
Topic: californiarevealed
The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
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Note : Part 1 has no image, blue screen only from 00:05:00 - 00:05:25. Part 1 has audio warble and image break-up in last couple minutes as on original tape. Part 2 has no image, blue screen only from 00:07:00-00:07:30. Additional Title : [Frank Castro: The Skills of a Cowboy] Series Title : The West on Videotape Description : One of the last old-time California cowboys reminisces. Source : 4 Tapes of 4: 3/4 inch videotape Call Number : Motion Picture 350D:13 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are...
Topic: californiarevealed
California State Military Museum
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Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Notes in original box : AFN-108, Unclassified, Air Force Now 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 reproduction of works protected by copyright beyond...
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Department of African American Studies, University of California, Berkeley
by Department of African American Studies, University of California, Berkeley
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Note : Banding, tearing, and some flagging as on original tapes. Part 1: Mary Lou Patterson begins at 00:15:50; Part 2: Ericka Huggins at beginning of tape, Attorney Howard Moore begins at 00:27:00; Part 3: Sister Don Duggan begins at 00:25:06; Part 4: Sister [Aziza] begins at 00:15:35, Charles Chapel from Coalition Against Police Abuse begins at 00:25:40; Part 5: Fleeta Drumgo begins at 00:04:55, Elena Beck from Gary Tyler Committee begins at 00:21:20, Tahimbe from Republic of New Afrika...
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California State Military Museum
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Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Notes in original box : AFN-106, Unclassified, Air Force Now 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 reproduction of works protected by copyright beyond...
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Museum of Performance and Design
by Snake Theater
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Note : Program begins at 00:01:00. Image is dark throughout as on original tape. Image break-up from 00:26:00-00:27:30. Call Number : 014.035.177 Description : A truck stop waitress creates a love triangle in hopes that one of the men involved will take her out of the desert and away from the job she loathes. Note from original label : Snake Theatre, 24th Hour Cafe, Color, Stereo Sound, Leavenworth Theatre, San Francisco, CA, Chris Hardman, Laura Farabough, Evie Lewis, Larry Graber, Jon...
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Little People of America
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Source : 1 Tape of 1: 3/4 inch videotape 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 or trademarks. This work is accessible for the purposes of education and research. Transmission or reproduction of works protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written...
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California State Military Museum
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Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Notes in original box :  AFN-105, Unclassified. Air Force Now Special Report: Readiness 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 reproduction of works...
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Note : Program ends at 00:21:22, then 4 minutes of no content at the end as on original tape. Description : Russell Schweickart and Buckminster Fuller spoke at the Whole Earth Festival in 1978. The festival theme that year was “Space Exploration for Humanity.” The Whole Earth Festival (WEF) is an event that began in 1969 when an art class taught by Jose Arguelles held an “Art Happening” on the University of California, Davis campus. The students used art to teach visitors about...
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Note : Time code burned on image throughout as on original tape. Periodically (from 00:01:00 - 00:01:30, later from 00:27:20 - 00:27:54) interview audio is in right channel only while a speaker describes the interview process in the left channel. Additional Title : [Emma Garrod: Roots of the Sunsweet Cooperative] Series Title : The West on Videotape Description : Emma Garrod's founding and development of the Sunsweet dried-fruit cooperative. Emma Garrod, at 93 years old, tells her story of the...
Topic: californiarevealed
Note : Parts 1 and 2 have audio warble and image break-up in the last 30 seconds, as on original tape. Additional Title : [Ernest Wente: Livermore Valley Wine Grower] Series Title : The West on Videotape Description : Erneste Wente gives a tour of Livermore Valley vineyard and history of Wente wines Source : 3 Tapes of 3: 3/4 inch videotape Call Number : Motion Picture 350D:4 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Steven Fisher. Copyright Holder has given the Bancroft Library permission to...
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California State Archives Audiovisual and Cartographic Records
by California Department of Water Resources
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Description : Documents flooding and the resulting damage in Southern California in 1978, specifically in Los Angeles County. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm  Call Number : 2015-154  Digitized by  California Revealed .
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Note : Part 1 has image break-up throughout due to deterioration on original tape. Parts 2 & 3 have audio warble and image break-up in last couple minutes as on original tape. Additional Title : [Alden Oliver: The Last Salt Maker] Series Title : The West on Videotape Description : Recall of and film of the first site of San Francisco area salt maker, an industry now overtaken by large corps. Source : 4 Tapes of 4: 3/4 inch videotape Call Number : Motion Picture 350D:6 Rights : Copyrighted....
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University of California, San Diego, Library
by KPBS
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Source : 1 Tape of 1: 3/4 inch videotape Call Number : MSS 131; 7:2 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by University of California, San Diego Libraries. 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 restricted by terms of gift or...
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Orange County Archives
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Note : Breakups and dropouts visible throughout. Description : Candidates debate for 2nd district Supervisor in Orange county. A debate that would cover all the hot topics of 1998 in Orange County. Still reeling from Orange County's bankruptcy, incumbent Jim Silva defends his position on the proposed expansion of the El Toro marine base into a commercial airport. Source : 1 Tape of 1: 3/4 inch videotape Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law...
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Center for Sacramento History audiovisual archives
by KOVR
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Siskiyou County Museum
by Schultz, R.G.
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Description:  Location is Lava Beds National Monument and features California Big Horn sheep in their habitat. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Museum of Performance and Design
by Snake Theater
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Note : Several performances of Her Building with different content after each. Notes from original labels : t1: Her Building, Sunday Night (Not the best sound.) t2: Her Building, Saturday Night (Opening) t3: Her Building, Monday Night t4: Her Building, Snake Theatre, Tuesday July 4/1978 Sausalito City Hall Call Number : 014.035.192-196 Source : 4 Tapes of 4: ED-Beta Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Snake Theater. Snake Theater has given the Museum of Performance + Design permission to...
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Description : Exhibition opening at Art Center College of Design for "Berggruen at Art Center-- Selected works from the John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco. From 1978." Footage shows people in the gallery for the opening reception and some of the artwork. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Call Number : FIL0062 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Art Center College of Design. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use...
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Kern County Library
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Note : Audio level at beginning of original tape is virtually inaudible, slightly higher after 00:04:00. Frequent video dropout and break up. Additional Description : Note on original container: "Aired at Warner Cable, 1978-07-10, 1978-10-09, & 1979-02-22." Source : 1 Tape of 1: 1/2 inch videotape: reel-to-reel 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...
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The Huntington Library
by Junior League of Pasadena
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Description:  Introduction to The Huntington Library, presented by the Junior League of Pasadena. Narrated by Howard Culver, editorial supervision Stan Gilman. Written by Wendy Crowley, Nancy Edmundson, Lee Herlihy, Kay Onderdonk, Susan Stebbins and Anne Wahle. A Galway Production.
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Source: 1 Reel of 1:Film: 16mm
Siskiyou County Museum
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Description:  Cross and Kaufman Logging (later named Croman) operation. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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California State Military Museum
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Source : 2 Reels of 2: Film: 16mm Note : Double-perf color reversal (picture) and full-coat magnetic soundtrack edited together digitally. 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...
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Orange County Archives
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Note : Breakups and dropouts visible throughout all parts. Original tape crease visible in upper part of image throughout. Ends abruptly. Additional Title : Sumner vs Jarvis Description : Judge Sumner and Harold Jarvis debate the Property Tax measure Proposition 13. Proposition 13 limited the property taxes for homeowners and is still debated today. Proposition 13 was a landmark property tax case that is still controversial. Seeing how the issue was debated before passage in 1978 would be...
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History San José
by KNTV (Television station : San Jose, Calif.)
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Notes:  Portions of these news reels are silent. Description : Footage from KNTV's in-depth "Live Wire" feature, on California Propositions 8 and 13. Prop 13 limited the tax rate for real estate, and Prop 8 allowed for a reassessment of real property values in a declining market. Part 1 comprises interviews with Santa Clara County Supervisor Rod Diridon, Sr.; County Fire Chief Gordon C. "Bill" Payne; and two members of the "Yes on 13 No on 8" campaign. Parts 2 and...
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Bishop Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center
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Note : Tracking issues throughout both parts. Abrupt cuts, mostly at the beginning of each part and in the middle of the second part. Dirt on the camera lens. No picture from 25:35-26:12 on Part 2. Image is skewed. Part 2 ends abruptly. Description : Videotape of TriCounty Fair in Bishop - 2 volumes - 1978. Source : 2 Tapes of 2 : 1/2 inch videotape: reel-to-reel Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its...
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Siskiyou County Museum
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Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Department of African American Studies, University of California, Berkeley
by Department of African American Studies, University of California, Berkeley
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Note : Banding and tearing as on original tapes. Additional Description : Note on original containers: t01: "Afro Amer. studies, Mrs. Christopher Davis Roberts"; t02: "Questions, Afro Am., Davis". Source : 2 Tapes of 2: 1/2 inch videotape: reel-to-reel Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Department of African American Studies, University of California, Berkeley. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires...
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The Huntington Library
by Southern California Edison Company
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Note : Color starting to fade blue. Digitized by  California Audiovisual Preservation Project .
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Source: 3 Reels of 3:Film: 16mm
The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
by Berkeley Stage Company
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Notes: Collection: Berkeley Stage Company records, 1973-1984 Call Number: Motion Picture 416 A
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Source: 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm
Note: Due to original recording: audio cuts in and out, for example in part 2 starting at 07:50:13. Description: KCRA-TV news footage of the Squaw Valley tram accident on April 15, 1978, that killed four people and injured over 30 others. Includes interviews with survivors at the hospital and Squaw Valley owner Alex Cushing. Also includes footage of the tram operating on January 6, 1979, the first day it was put back into service after the accident. Call Number: 1983/131 Container notes:...
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Source: 2 Reels of 2: 16mm film
The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
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Notes: Due to original recording: buzzing sound. Collection: Magic Theatre Records, 1967-1990 Call Number: Motion Picture 387 D
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Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 3/4 inch videotape