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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 : Recording done outdoors - frequent wind noise. Description : Matthew and Isabel Fine with Jean Minasian walking through the Jewish Cemetery and talking about the individuals interred there. Call Number : 2016-050-0021 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, Ethnic, Minority and Gender Groups--Jewish Life, History...
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Description : They discussed the items pictured on the Bicentennial Mural that was painted on the side of the Oroville City Hall. Call Number : 2016-050-0020 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Butte County Historical Society. 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 of gift or purchase agreements, donor...
Topics: californialightandsound, History--Oral History--Community--Oroville, californiarevealed
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Note : Part 1 ends abruptly, but minimal gap in narrative before Part 2 begins. Part 2 ends abruptly. Description : Regarding preserving the Chinese Temple and the Chinese in Oroville in general. Call Number : 2016-050-0019 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Butte County Historical Society. 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...
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and Structures--Churches and Temples--Chinese Temple, Oroville,...
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Note : Periodic popping.   Description : Regarding McLaughlin's Wall and Forbestown. Call Number : 2016-050-0022 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...
Topics: californialightandsound, History--Community--Forbestown, History--Community--Forbestown...
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Note : High background noise on original recording. Each part ends abruptly. Part 2 low level, particularly toward end. Description : Regarding the Chinese Temple and the Oroville Chinatown New Year's celebrations. Call Number : 2016-050-0023 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, Entertainment--Parades, Ethnic, minority and gender groups--Chinese,...
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Note : Outdoor recording of multiple speakers at different levels with wind and microphone handling noise. Ends abruptly. Description : Dick was the long time manager of the Feather River Parks and Recreation District. They discussed Bedrock Park and the Feather River levee.   Call Number : 2016-050-0015 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--Oroville, Parks--Bedrock Park, Sports...
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