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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 background noise on original tape and subject somewhat muffled. Description : Ted Meriam, long time owner of Oser's Department Store, interviewed about its history. Call Number : 2016-050-0039 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, Business and industry--Department stores--Oser's,...
Source: Tape 1 of 1: mini cassette
Note : Several speakers of varying levels. Program distorts at times, particularly with singing. Ends abruptly.   Description : Jim Lenhoff and Albertta Guiver (Tracy) narrating a tour of downtown Oroville. Call Number : 2016-050-0033 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...
Topics: californialightandsound, History--Oral History--Community--Oroville, Neighborhoods and...
Source: Tape 1 of 1: 1/8 inch audiocassette