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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 : High level of background noise on original tape and speaker level low.   Description : Charlotte Leahy made a presentation on the history of Palermo for a Butte County Historical Society program. For her master's degree from Chico State she wrote a history of Palermo aimed at 4th graders. Call Number : 2016-050-0034 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...
Topics: californialightandsound, Education--Schools--Palermo Grammar School, History--Oral...
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Note : Recorded at variable levels. Volume of part 1 decreases as it goes on, and part 2 begins very low, then rises at 00:13:25. Description : Faith Drobish speaking on the subject of Bangor and the Osborn family for a Butte County Historical Society program on April 15, 1976. Call Number : 2016-050-0025 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, History--Oral History--Community--Bangor, californiarevealed
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Note : Recordings have several events and speakers at different levels Description :  Jim Lague speaking on the subject of Forbestown, Evansville, Rackerby, Robinson Mill and vicinity for a Butte County Historical Society program. There are additional comments on the subject by attendees, including Charles Randolph and Dick Gravier. Jim specifically mentioned the Forbestown Masonic Lodge in his comments.  The first 1:20 minutes  of Part 2  cover an unrelated topic . Part 1 is a non-history...
Topics: californialightandsound, Clubs and associations---Masons, History--Oral...
Source: Tape 1 of 1: 1/8 inch audiocassette