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Butte County Library

The mission of the Butte County Library is to provide all individuals, regardless of age, ethnic background, educational or economic level, with free access to ideas, information, and technology.

Originally established in the Butte County Charter in 1913, the Butte County Library system today consists of six branch libraries and a literacy program. Administrative offices for the Library are located in the Oroville Branch Library. The Library also serves residents through branches in Biggs, Chico, Durham, Gridley, and Paradise. 

Contact Information:

Butte County Library
1749 Spencer Ave.
Oroville, CA 95965
Telephone: (530) 538-7641
Email: buttehistory@sbcglobal.net

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Note : Original tape has high level of distortion that gets progressively worse as part 1 goes on, but most of it is understandable. Part 2 ends abruptly. Description : Regarding life near Sawmill Peak (Magalia area) in the early 20th century, teaching experiences, experience recovering from polio. Call Number : 2016-050-0011 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Butte County Historical Society. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use...
Topics: californialightandsound, Education--Personnel, Teachers, History--Oral History--Community--Paradise...
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Description : Two interviews: one regarding the history of the Rio Bonito area and early Paradise, and the second regarding her experience with the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Call Number : 2016-050-0006 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...
Topics: californialightandsound, Disasters--Earthquakes, History--Oral History--Community--Biggs,...
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Note : Loud background noise on tape makes subject hard to hear at times. Content break between part 1 and part 2. Description : Regarding Oroville in the early 20th century and her life in general. Call Number : 2016-050-0010 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....
Topics: californialightandsound, Education--Personnel, Teachers, History--Oral History--Community--Paradise...
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by Penney, Maudie; Pinker, Lillian
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Note : Break in content between part 1 and part 2.  Description : Interview of sisters Mary Frost and Dorothy Shaw by Lillian Pinker and Maudie Penney. Frost and Shaw spoke about the Yocum family and the early history of Paradise. Items that they had recently given to BCHS are mentioned in their interview. Call Number : 2016-050-0004 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, History--Oral History--Community--Paradise Ridge, californiarevealed
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Note : New speaker at 33:40 very low. Description : Regarding his memories of Oroville. Call Number : 2016-050-0018 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...
Topics: californialightandsound, History--Oral History--Community--Oroville, californiarevealed
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Note : Periodic speed issues throughout original tape that create brief losses of content. Ends abruptly. Description : Regarding the Huganey family, the Chinese Temple, and the Lott family. Miss Huganey was a long time teacher and principal for the Oroville Elementary District. Call Number : 2016-050-0035 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...
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and Structures--Churches and Temples--Chinese Temple, Oroville,...
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Note : High background noise on original tape. Program starts abruptly. Description : Regarding the Colonial Inn in Paradise. Mr. Schneider also provided background on his life and career before purchasing the inn. Call Number : 2016-050-0014 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...
Topics: californialightandsound, Business and Industry--Hotels--Colonial Inn, History--Oral...
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Note : High background noise on original recording and low interviewee level. Recording begins after interview is in progress.   Description : Beryl Fry interviewed by Lillian Pinker and Maudie Penney, date unknown, regarding early Oroville and her teaching career. Call Number : 2016-050-0004 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, History--Oral History--Community--Oroville, Education--Personnel,...
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by Penney, Maudie; Pinker, Lillian
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Note : High background noise on original tape and Interviewee voice low. Description : Elizabeth Abbey interviewed by Lillian Pinker. Elizabeth Abbey was in very frail health so her segment on her family and the early history of Paradise is very short. Call Number : 2016-050-0004 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, History--Oral History--Community--Paradise Ridge, californiarevealed
Source: Tape 1 of 1: 1/8 inch audiocassette