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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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Images of railfair events in California Written on box: CSRM Railfair 1981: UP 84444 & 3985 and SP 4449 en route over SP to CSRM; on display at CSRM; entire opening day ceremony; SP 4449 returning to Oregon. Written on tape: Video 49; William R. Mays 13102 E. Sutton Street Cerritos, CA 90701 For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: VHS: 1 Tape of 1
Corona Public Library
Mar 11, 2020 Unknown
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The annual Corona Junior Miss Pageant of 1981. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: VHS: 1 Tape of 1
Center for Sacramento History audiovisual archives
Dec 3, 2019 KCRA-TV
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Description: Established in 1947, Vic's Ice Cream is one of Sacramento's most beloved businesses. This KCRA-TV footage was shot for their program "Weeknight" in 1981.  Vic's is located at  3199 Riverside Blvd in Sacramento  and still going strong as of December 2019, having changed little since this report. There is now a coffee shop in the space directly next door and the ice cream is still as wonderful as it always has been. For more information visit: http://www.vicsicecream.com...
Topics: KCRA-TV, Vic's Ice Cream, parlor, local business, Riverside Blvd, Sacramento, Weeknight, 1981
Center for Sacramento History audiovisual archives
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Description: This KCRA-TV news footage features extensive interviews with three of the greats of Olympic competition: coach Sherm Chavoor and swimmers Mark Spitz and Debbie Meyer, filmed in February of 1981.  Sherm Chavoor  (1919 – 1992) was a  swimming  coach known for training Olympic swimmers  Mark Spitz ,  Debbie Meyer  and  Mike Burton , among others at Arden Hills Swimming and Tennis Club, in Carmichael, California, which he founded in 1954. Chavoor coached at the Sacramento...
Topics: KCRA-TV, Olympic Swimmers, Sherm Chavoor, Mark Spitz, Deborah Meyer, athletics, gold medal, 1968...
The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
Apr 11, 2019 Rapoport, Sonya
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Note : Due to original recording: skewed image at top. California Artist; Label on spine of tape reads: "Sonya Rapoport, not edited, Objects on my Dresser - Shared Dynamics, TRT 51 Min. 1981." Label on front of tape reads: "Narrated by Sonya Rapoport, an in depth description of OOMD." For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: VHS: 1 Tape of 1
The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
Apr 11, 2019 Berkeley Stage Company
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Public service announcement for the Berkeley Stage Company For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 inch videotape: 1 Tape of 1
The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
Apr 11, 2019 Berkeley Stage Company
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Public service announcement for the Berkeley Stage Company. For additional information see California Revealed .
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Source: 2 inch videotape: 1 Tape of 1
Description:  A thirty-minute-film containing original KCRA-TV news footage pertaining to the Mulford Act, as well as the trial of serial killers Gerald and Charlene Gallego. The film highlights assemblyman Don Mulford (1915 - 2000) and his fight to pass the Mulford Act, a 1967 California bill that repealed a law allowing public carrying of loaded firearms. Following the coverage of Don Mulford is footage of Charlene Gallego attending court hearings in 1981.  Charlene and her husband Gerald...
Topic: Black Panther Party, Gallego, Charlene -- Gallego, Gerald -- Crime -- Trials -- Serial Killers --...
Orange County Archives
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Source   1 Reel of 1: Film: Super 8mm Digitized by California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topic: californialightandsound, home movies
University of California, Los Angeles, Ethnomusicology Archive
Jan 3, 2018 Aman Folk Ensemble
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Description:  Premiere  of  Armenian Suite, including men's solos in finale; Hardangen fiddle solo; Tuareg; Algerian, Bunjevacko; Kathak; Sop; Staro Bosansko; Turkish song; Samarkand; Lezghinka; Romanian, Hungarian; Egyptian; Irish; Appalachian. Source:  1 Tape of 1: VHS Call Number:  Collection 2005.05 Item 2005.05amvt090 Digitized by the  California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, Folk dance music--California, Folk dancing--California, Aman Folk...
University of California, Los Angeles, Ethnomusicology Archive
Jan 3, 2018 Xu, Shuying, Madame
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Description:  Madame Xu Shuying was an expert on minority folk dances from China.  Madame Xu called dance a kind of international body language and described Chinese ethnic dances ranging from the shoulder-twitching Mongolian style (suggesting the horseman's life) to Han "flower" dances or the suppressed Korean minority's relatively constrained movements.  She said the challenge is to find ways to "maintain and develop and pass on" dance traditions (and those of all art...
Topics: californialightandsound, Folk dance music--California, Folk dancing--California, Xu, Shuying,...
Department of African American Studies, University of California, Berkeley
Apr 10, 2017 Burch, Claire; Weiman, Mark
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Description :   Original mixed media images done by Berkeley based artist, poet and filmographer Claire Burch. 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 and trademarks. This work is accessible for purposes of education and research....
Topic: californiarevealed
LA County Library
Mar 17, 2017 Quigley, Paul; Sunrise Films; Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
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Description : A 12 year-old Tongan girl makes a barkcloth (tapa) wedding present. From the collection of the Asian Pacific Resource Center at the LA County Library. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm 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...
Museum of Performance and Design
Aug 18, 2016 Morris, Roy
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Note : Video is dark throughout as on original tapes. Part 1 has no audio. Part 3 has audio over black image at beginning; video comes in at 00:01:43. Part 3 ends abruptly. Part 4 ends abruptly. Audio is very low in parts 4 and 5, at times there is only hiss. Part 5 is extremely dark in last few minutes. Description : Ed Mock was an African-American dancer and choreographer who is credited with leading a local dance renaissance in San Francisco through his performances and teaching. Call Number...
Topic: californiarevealed
Kern County Library
Jul 1, 2016 Boyd, W. Harland (William Harland), 1912-2002
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Note : Break up, creases, and chroma issues throughout tape. Description : Part of California's historical and recurring debate on the Peripheral Canal, a part of California's vital water-supply history, including map. Additional description : Note on original container: Rosewood - Harlan Boyd, historian Peripheral Canal Debate Barbara [Griga] TV Video Can have it or give to library Source : 1 Tape of 1: 3/4 inch videotape Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the...
Topics: californialightandsound, Water-supply--California
California Academy of Sciences Films & Videos
Jun 23, 2016 Olmsted, John, 1938-2011
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Note : Part 1 has sound from 00:20:09 - 00:30:51. Parts 2-4 are silent. Additional Title : HikaNation I-IV Description : HikaNation, California. In 1980, thirty seven hikers joined naturalist John Olmsted on a 411 day, 4,279 mile march across the country in an attempt to draw attention to the state of American trails. The march was organized by the American Hiking Society in a response to deteriorating trails and dwindling trail mileage on public land across the nation. The hike began in...
Topic: californiarevealed
California Academy of Sciences Films & Videos
Jun 23, 2016 Olmsted, John, 1938-2011
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Additional Title : California Institute of Man in Nature Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by California Academy of Sciences. 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...
Topic: californiarevealed
Note : Audio is slightly distorted. Dropouts and head switching as in the tape. Description : This video recording provides a visual tour of the Adamson House in Malibu, California. Additional Description : Notes on original label: Chancellor's House Victory Video, Adamson - Rindge Beach House, musical background, while Youngs lived there. Source : 1 Tape of 1: 1/2 inch videotape Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In...
Topic: californiarevealed
Museum of Performance and Design
Mar 30, 2016 Antenna Theater
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Note : Color bars with camera audio until image comes in at 00:00:52. Performance begins at 00:04:45 with audio only and black image for a few minutes. Call Number : 014.035.191 Source : 1 Tape of 1: ED-Beta Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Antenna Theater. Antenna Theater has given the Museum of Performance + Design permission to provided access tot he digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the...
Topic: californiarevealed
Note : Dirt on lens through most of recording. Manzanar story ends at 00:11:15. Description : Dee Uyeda was sent to Manzanar War Relocation Center from San Francisco with her family, including her father, Shinjo Nagatomi, who was a Buddhist minister. Joan Busby grew up in Independence, just six miles north of Manzanar. The two women met as adults when both were teachers in Mill Valley. In this clip, they visit Manzanar together. Source : 1 Tape of 1: MiniDV Rights : Rights are owned by Sierra...
Topic: californiarevealed
University of California, Santa Barbara Library, Department of Special Research Collections
Jul 16, 2015 Obata, Wilbur
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Note : Some actors difficult to hear. Audio buzz throughout. Part 1 and 2 have several video artifacts in the last couple minutes due to deterioration of original tape. Part 2 ends abruptly, and has some static at the end. Call Number : V0035/UM-V0037/UM Description : This play is performed by the Asian American Theater Company based in San Francisco. F.O.B. (Fresh Off the Boat) won the 1980 Obie Award. In David Henry Hwang's first play he portrays the challenges faced by Asian Americans who...
Topics: californialightandsound, Asian American theater--California--San Francisco
Humboldt State University Library
Apr 22, 2015 [News Channel 3]
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Description : 1. Carter House - Victorian Mansion 2. Ernie the Fisherman 3. Bob Herrick (Plants) 4. Weitz Blaque (Hill Street Blues) 5. Nano Flemming (coffee). The Points of Interest series was a local news program that aired over 30 years ago and covered a variety of local interest stories. Source : 1 Tape of 1: 3/4 inch videotape Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by News Channel 3. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online....
Topic: californiarevealed
Humboldt State University Library
Apr 22, 2015 [News Channel 3]
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Description : 1. Intro at Bonboniere 2. Coupon Clipping 3. Gourmet Gal-Garlic 4. Kinetic Race 5. Sandeepanny West. The Points of Interest series was a local news program that aired over 30 years ago and covered a variety of local interest stories. Source : 1 Tape of 1: 3/4 inch videotape Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by News Channel 3. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by...
Topic: californiarevealed
Humboldt State University Library
Apr 22, 2015 [News Channel 3]
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Note : There is about a minute and a half of black (no content) between some segments. Description : 1. Society for Creative Ananchronism 2. Fire Fighting (burning down a house) 3. Jazzercise 4. Dick Dorris - Model Builder. The Points of Interest series was a local news program that aired over 30 years ago and covered a variety of local interest stories. Source : 1 Tape of 1: 3/4 inch videotape Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by News Channel 3. Copyright Holder has given Institution...
Topic: californiarevealed
The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
Dec 9, 2014
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Plaza Ceremonies For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1/2 inch videotape: 1 Tape of 1
California State Military Museum
Jun 26, 2014 [National Guard Bureau]
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Description : Commemorating the Historic National Guard Mobilization and the 40th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm 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: californialightandsound, National Guard Bureau
Oakland History Room, Oakland Public Library
Jun 23, 2014
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Additional Title : 1981 Christmas Pageant and Interview with Louise Jorgensen Series Title : Oakland Christmas Pageant Description : Footage of the 1981 Oakland Christmas Pageant. Performed annually from 1919 to 1987 by Oakland's elementary and junior high school students as a gift to the city, the pageant was organized and choreographed by Louise Jorgensen, of the Parks and Recreation Department, who travelled to each school and instructed the students in the their parts. Source : 1 Tape of 1:...
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Topics: californialightandsound, Oakland (Calif.)-Social life and customs
University of Southern California, USC Libraries, Special Collections
May 20, 2014 Mt. Hollywood Congregational Church
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Description : Videotape of Reverend Allan Hunter, former pastor of Mt. Hollywood Congregational Church. Three segments taped in 1981. Contents note: Worship Service; Prayer Retreat; Interview. Source : 1 Tape of 1: 1/2 inch videotape Collection Guide : Allan A. Hunter 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,...
Topics: californialightandsound, Pacifists--United States--Archival resources, Churches--United States,...
University of California, San Diego, Library
May 30, 2013 KPBS
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Source : 1 Tape of 1: 3/4 inch videotape Collection Guide : Helen S. Hawkins Collection 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 that...
Topic: californiarevealed
Media Resources Center, University of California, Berkeley
May 15, 2013 University of California, Berkeley, Office of Media Services
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Description : Interviews with UC Berkeley students from 1981. Source : 1 Tape of 1: 3/4 inch videotape (originally 16mm film) Collection : Media Resources Center Collection Call Number : VIDEO/C 2028 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by UC Regents. 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...
Topics: californialightandsound, University of California, Berkeley, College...
University of California, San Diego, Library
Apr 30, 2013
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Description : Hawkins leads a discussion between archaeologists and land developers, 2/18/81. Note : Content overlaps with related audio: Technology and Women's Future Conference Source : 1 Tape of 1: 3/4 inch videotape Call Number : MSS 131; 11:7; MSS 131; 9:2 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...
Topic: californiarevealed
University of California, San Diego, Library
Apr 30, 2013 KPBS
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Source : 1 Tape of 1: 3/4 inch videotape Call Number : MSS 131; 9:1 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...
Topic: californiarevealed
University of California, San Diego, Library
Apr 30, 2013 KPBS
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Source : 1 Tape of 1: 3/4 inch videotape Call Number : MSS 131; 6:2 Note : After the credits there is an additional minute of the interview followed by static (recorded in the original tape). 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...
Topic: californialightandsound