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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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Description: Another view of "Turbin # 4" with one rim unfastened. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 3/4 x 4 7/8  in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0080 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Las Plumas (Calif.), Business and industry--Power--Las Plumas Power Plant,...
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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
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Note : First part of recording is a public event. Interview with Evelyn Joslyn starts at 00:05:42. Ends abruptly. Description : Evelyn Joslyn interviewed on May 13, 1983 at the dedication of the Adamstown historical marker. Adamstown is across the river from Long's Bar. She spoke regarding the cemetery there. Call Number : 2016-050-0027 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, Life history materials--Cemeteries and gravesites,...
Source: Tape 1 of 1: 1/8 inch audiocassette
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by Penney, Maudie; Pinker, Lillian
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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,...
Source: Tape 1 of 1: 1/8 inch audiocassette
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by Whitten, C. H.
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Description: Inscribed on the backside: "Judge C. C. Antram, native of Penn. Came to California in 1884. Was born in May 1st 1853. Came to Illo in 1870. Came to Nebrask 1881. Came to Calif 1884. Where he has lived ever since to this date Jan. 1918." Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 4 x 6.5 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 1983-095A Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Forbestown (Calif.), californiarevealed
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Description: Black and white photo of the same log crib-type structure as in #91-41-64, from the front angle with pipes (or some pipe device) attached to pull it. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 3/4 x 4 7/8  in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0064 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Las Plumas (Calif.), californiarevealed
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Description: Black and white photo of thrust pumps, probably in a different location, with another type of valve next to the pump. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 3/4 x 4 7/8  in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0074 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Power generation--Las Plumas Powerhouse, Las...
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Description: Black and white photo of a close-up of huge pipes intersecting - a study in circular dimensions. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 3/4 x 4 7/8  in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0081 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Las Plumas (Calif.), californiarevealed
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by Swartzlow, Ruby
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Note : Interviewee sometimes takes long pauses. Interviewer gives wrap up at end, but then interviewee continues and is abruptly cut off. Description : Subjects of discussion are early Oroville, Evelyn's family, Morris Ravine, and George Perkins. Call Number : 2016-050-0016 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...
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and Structures--Bridges--Bidwell Bar, Suspension Bridge...
Source: Tape 1 of 1: 1/4 inch audiotape
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Description: Black and white photo of turbin # 4 at the Las Plumas Powerhouse - a wheel shaped structure with blades. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 3/4 x 4 7/8  in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0077 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Las Plumas (Calif.), Buildings and structures--Power generation--Great...
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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...
Source: Tape 1 of 1: 1/8 inch audiocassette
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by Pinker, Lillian
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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,...
Source: Tape 1 of 1: 1/8 inch audiocassette
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Description: Black and white photo of an overview inside powerhouse with the large windows behind. A large cylindrical tank is in center ground, next to a very high wall with high windows. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 3/4 x 4 7/8  in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0087 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Business and industry--Power--Las Plumas Power Plant, Las Plumas (Calif.),...
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by Talbitzer
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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 5 x 7 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1479 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Dams--Oroville Dam, californiarevealed
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by Butte County Historical Society
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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...
Source: Tape 1 of 1: 1/8 inch audiocassette
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by Pinker, Lillian
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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...
Source: Tape 1 of 1: 1/8 inch audiocassette
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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 4 x 6.5 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 1983-095 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Forbestown (Calif.), californiarevealed
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Description: A close-up of another view of # 4 turbin. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 3/4 x 4 7/8  in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0079 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Las Plumas (Calif.), californiarevealed
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Description: Scene near Berry Creek (colored print) Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 7 x 9 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-0796 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Berry Creek, californiarevealed
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by Talbitzer
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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 8 x 10 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1455 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Bridges --Middle Fork Bridge, Middle Fork,...
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Description: Black and white photo of a hillside (very steep) with an overflow channel coming down the side that looks like it just spills out below (no water in it). Lots of weathered lumber supporting it and scattered below it. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 3/4 x 4 7/8  in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0066 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Business and industry--Power--Las Plumas Power Plant, Las Plumas (Calif.),...
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by Minasian, Jean
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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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Description: Perched on a platform, 749 feet above the rugged Middle Fork Feather River Canyon, a Bethlehem Steel Company worker rigs an anchorage section on the lengthy 1100-foot wire mesh catwalk to be used in stringing strands for the bridge's twin cables. Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 8 x 10 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1451 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Bridges --Middle Fork Bridge, Middle Fork,...
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Description: Black and white photo of the same log crib-type structure as in #91-41-64 and 5 from the side showing how it is built on the hillside. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 3/4 x 4 7/8  in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0065 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Business and industry--Power--Las Plumas Power Plant, Las Plumas (Calif.),...
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by Pinker, Lillian
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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
Source: Tape 1 of 1: 1/8 inch audiocassette
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Description: A black and white photo of a slightly different view of huge pipes in photo #91-41-81. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 3/4 x 4 7/8  in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0082 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Business and industry--Power--Las Plumas Power Plant, Las Plumas (Calif.),...
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Description: Inscribed on the backside: "Mrs. J. P. Price - an old settler of Forbestown, is dead". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 5.5 x 3.5 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 1983-095V Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Forbestown (Calif.), californiarevealed
Description: Black and white photo of the entrance to a tunnel in rocky area with wooden planks, a ladder and other lumber laying around. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 3/4 x 4 7/8  in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0062 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Las Plumas (Calif.), californiarevealed
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Description: Black and white photo of a log crib-type structure filled with what looks like small flat rocks, with a wooden tower base behind it. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 3/4 x 4 7/8  in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0063 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Las Plumas (Calif.), californiarevealed
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by Swartzlow, Ruby
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Description : Regarding the Bidwells, early 20th century Chico, and a trip she made with her father from Greenville to Chico in 1904. Elsie reminisced about staying with the Bidwells in Chico at the end of the trip. Call Number : 2016-050-0013 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,...
Topics: californialightandsound, History--Oral History--Community--Chico, Transportation--Roads and...
Source: Tape 1 of 1: 1/4 inch audiotape
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by Talbitzer
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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 8 x 10 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1454 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Bridges --Middle Fork Bridge, Middle Fork,...
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Description: Inscribed on the backside: "Forbestown School in 1918. This school building was built in 1862 and has been in constant use ever since, although it has been repaired many times to keep it up. Feb. 10, 1918". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 2.5 x 4.25 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 1983-095X1 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Education - Elementary Schools, Forbestown (Calif.), californiarevealed
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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
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Note : Part 1 ends abruptly. Gap in content between part 1 and part 2.   Description : Bill Talbitzer was invited to a meeting of the City of Oroville museum docents. When the meeting started, Bill was asked to speak on the Chinese Temple. He demurred saying that the docents knew more about that subject than he did, so someone asked him to just speak about the history of Oroville. Consequently, this recording covers diverse topics in the city's history. Call Number : 2016-050-0036 Rights :...
Topics: californialightandsound, History--Oral History--Community--Oroville, californiarevealed
Source: Tape 1 of 1: 1/8 inch audiocassette
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Description: Sepia photo of the south portal of the Great Western Power Co. A long distance shot with building in center and floodways below. A huge pipe is going up the hill, and another building with a crane-like structure higher on the hill, to the right. Printed on post card stock. Inscribed on the backside: "South Portal G. W. Power Co. Las Plumas". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (5 3/8 x 3 3/8 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0045...
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Power generation--Great Western Power Company,...
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Description: Black and white photo of a huge pipe hanging from a cable with four men standing on it. Background of mountain with buildings, wooden towers, etc. The structure at lower left is the same as shown in earlier photos of the railroad siding. There is a row of low buildings on the hillside above, and a very steep vertical hillside track at the left. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 3/4 x 4 7/8  in.) Collection Title : James Moak...
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Power generation--Las Plumas Powerhouse, Las...
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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 2.5 x 4.5 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 1983-095X2 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Education - Elementary Schools, Forbestown (Calif.), californiarevealed
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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 5 x 7 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1548 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings & Structures - Bridges - West Branch Bridge, Feather River...
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by Halsey, H. H.
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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 2.5 x 4 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 1983-095Z Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiarevealed
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by Howland, B. F.
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Description: Inscribed on the backside: "H. E. Veil, Forbestown, an old settler, still living. 1918". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 2.5 x 4 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 1983-095BB Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Forbestown (Calif.), californiarevealed
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by Baker, W.
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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 4 x 6.5 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 1983-095D Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiarevealed
Note : First part of recording is interview with Polly Yori, who takes long pauses, then at 00:25:36 it switches to husband Charles Yori who is lower in level. Description : Polly (Mrs. Charles) Yori interviewed by Ruby Swartzlow; followed by brief interview of Charles Yori. Polly and Ruby spoke about items that had been donated by her to the Oroville Chinese Temple. Charles spoke regarding his immigration from Switzerland and his first years in the United States. Call Number : 2016-050-0008...
Topics: californialightandsound, Ethnic, minority and gender groups--Chinese, History--Oral, Buildings and...
Source: Tape 1 of 1: 1/4 inch audiotape
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Description: View of an olive grove in Oroville, looking down a row. Inscribed on the backside: "Olive grove - Oroville". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (4 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0165 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Feather River Canyon (Calif.), californiarevealed
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by Talbitzer
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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 8 x 10 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1453 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Bridges --Middle Fork Bridge, Middle Fork,...
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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
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Description: Sepia photo of a scene of Las Plumas (residential area) with snow on the ground. Two houses are shown but both are obscured by vegetation. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas"; "17". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 1/4 x 4  in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0055 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and Structures--Community Recreation, Las Plumas (Calif.),...
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by New York Gallery
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Description: A studio portrait photographed by New York Gallery, in San Francisco, California. Inscribed on the backside: "Dr. Pierson, an old settler of Forbestown". "Corrected to Horace Persons (by Jim Lague). Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 2.5 x 4 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 1983-095T Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiarevealed
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by Parker, Virginia
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Note : Part 1: Distortion of interview from start until 00:03:10 then changes to public event recorded at low level. Both parts start and end abruptly. Description : Regarding the Chinese Temple and Chinese art techniques. Call Number : 2016-050-0038 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,...
Topics: californialightandsound, californiarevealed
Source: Tape 1 of 1: 1/8 inch audiocassette
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by Talbitzer
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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 8 x 10 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1457 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Bridges --Middle Fork Bridge, Middle Fork,...
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by Minasian, Jean
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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...
Source: Tape 1 of 1: 1/8 inch audiocassette
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by Swartzlow, Ruby
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Note : Program breaks up at end and stops abruptly.   Description : Regarding the Chinese, W.P. Hammon, Hamilton Bend, and the Moore family. Also discussed the Hamilton (aka Moore Family) Cemetery. Notes on original container :   "Regarding Milton Green Moore tape, July 14, 1967. Error - aunt was buried in family cemetery in 1860, not 1820. Grandfather paid $300.00 for ferry. Sister who fell in river while watching Indian fish was Anna. Miss Alice Byrne, teacher of Milton Moore called...
Topics: californialightandsound, History--Oral History--Community--Chico, Transportation--Roads and...
Source: Tape 1 of 1: 1/4 inch audiotape
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Note : Part 1: Starts and ends abruptly. Occasional loud noises as subject handles objects.  Part 2: Starts and ends abruptly. Lull for microphone readjustment from 00:02:13 to 00:02:36. Occasional loud noises as subject handles objects. Gap in program from 00:33:15 to 00:33:35. Speed varies toward end of program.   Description : Regarding local plants. Call Number : 2016-050-0041 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In...
Topics: californialightandsound, Plants, History--Oral, californiarevealed
Source: Tape 1 of 1: 1/4 inch audiotape
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by Howe, Ithamar
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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 4 x 6.5 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 1983-095M Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiarevealed
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Description: A black and white photo of a very large pipe (sectioned) coming down a steep slope. The lower portion looks like it is put in place, but the sections have not yet been telescoped into place. Scaffolding, letters, etc. are around the pipe. Above is what looks like a wooden fence running perpendicular to the pipe, with a tower above and a small shed-type structure off to the side. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas Power Plant"; "638". Source :  1 Page of 1 :...
Topics: californialightandsound, Las Plumas (Calif.), Business and industry--Power--Great Western Power...
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Description: Inscription on the backside of photograph: "Chaz Burrows, an old settler still living at a ripe old age." (In 1918.) Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 4 x 6.5 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 1983-095H Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiarevealed
Butte County Library
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Description: Black and white photo of a piece of broken machinery, like a blown valve (unscaled). Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 3/4 x 4 7/8  in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0092 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Business and industry--Power--Las Plumas Power Plant, Las Plumas (Calif.),...
Butte County Library
by Talbitzer
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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 8 x 10 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1452 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Bridges --Middle Fork Bridge, Middle Fork,...
Butte County Library
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Description: Another view of turbin # 4, a wheel showing a heavy steel cable going through the center. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (6 3/4 x 4 7/8  in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0078 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Business and industry--Power--Las Plumas Power Plant, Las Plumas (Calif.),...
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Description: Inscribed on the backside: "An old time settler, Joseph Payton, who has been dead several years ago at a ripe old age. A native of Missoura [sic]". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Postcard ( 3.5 x 5.5 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 1983-095S Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiarevealed
Butte County Library
by Talbitzer
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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 8 x 10 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1461 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Bridges --Middle Fork Bridge, Middle Fork,...
Butte County Library
by Talbitzer
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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 8 x 10 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1459 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Bridges --Middle Fork Bridge, Middle Fork,...
Butte County Library
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Description: View of an olive grove in Oroville, looking straight on. Inscribed on the backside: "Olive grove- Oroville". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (4 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0164 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Feather River Canyon (Calif.), californiarevealed
Butte County Library
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Description: Upper Cooling Silo, Oroville Dam. Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 5 x 7 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1477 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Dams--Oroville Dam, californiarevealed
Butte County Library
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Description: Black and white photo of three scenes of a bridge over the Feather River [Old Enterprise Bridge]. Inscribed on the backside: "Feather River Canyon". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (4 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0132 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Feather River Canyon (Calif.), californiarevealed
Butte County Library
by Talbitzer
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Description: Thermalito Diversion Dam, January 1965 Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 5 x 7 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1448 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Dams--Thermalito Diversion Dam,...
Butte County Library
by Talbitzer
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Description: Oroville Dam, Test Fills, June 27, 1960. Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 8 x 10 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1473 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Dams--Oroville Dam Construction,...
Butte County Library
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Note : Microphone handling noise throughout. Starts and ends abruptly.   Description :  Discussion of artifacts in the Oroville Chinese Temple.  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 agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is accessible for purposes of education...
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and Structures--Churches and Temples--Chinese Temple, Oroville,...
Source: Tape 1 of 1: 1/8 inch audiocassette
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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
Source: Tape 1 of 1: 1/8 inch audiocassette
Butte County Library
by Talbitzer
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Description: West Branch Bridge, August 1, 1961. Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 8 x 10 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1467 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Bridges--West Branch Bridge, californiarevealed
Butte County Library
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Note : Noise from microphone and paper. 15 second gap in recording at 21:55. Ends abruptly on a question with no answer. Description : Helen Gage interviewed regarding the Chinese in Chico. Call Number : 2016-050-0002 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...
Topics: californialightandsound, History--Oral Ethnic, Minority and Gender Groups--Chinese...
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
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by Minasian, Jean
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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
Source: Tape 1 of 1: 1/8 inch audiocassette
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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph ( 6 x 8 in. ) Collection Title : Talbitzer Collection Call Number : 0000-000-1484 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Dams--Oroville Dam, californiarevealed
Butte County Library
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Description: View of an olive grove in Oroville - a road in the orchard with an early roadster coming toward camera. Inscribed on the backside: "Olive grove- Oroville". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (4 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0166 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Agriculture--California, Oroville (Calif.), californiarevealed
Note : Gap in content between part 1 and part 2. Both parts start and end abruptly. Various speakers have different record levels. Description :  Evelyn Joslyn and Oliver Newsome spoke regarding the Thompson Flat Cemetery  in part 1 . Beryl Fry, a long time teacher,  is on part 2  speaking on the Bird Street School , beginning at 14:20 minutes. Another woman named Ida (surname unknown) is mentioned on the tape . Call Number : 2016-050-0037 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be...
Topics: californialightandsound, Education--Schools--Bird Street School, History--Oral...
Source: Tape 1 of 1: 1/8 inch audiocassette
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Description: Black and white photo showing the mountainside at Las Plumas with the river in the foreground. Buildings are seen on the lower level of the mountain with the road leading into them. One is a very large three story wood frame structure with full width balconies on each floor - with at least fourteen rooms (windows showing) on each level. Appears to have been taken prior to construction of the power house. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas". Source :  1 Page of 1 :...
Topics: californialightandsound, Geography--Rivers and streams--Feather River, Las Plumas (Calif.),...