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The Orange County Archives serves as the main repository for historic property documents, vital records and other materials from county government. The Archives is open daily to offer assistance to local historians, property researchers, genealogists and students.



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by Conrad, James J.
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Series Title : Huntington Beach News
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Source: 16 Pages of 16: Newspaper (14 1/2 x 20 1/2 in.)
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Description : Red Carpet style interviews at the opening of the John Wayne Theater in Knott's Berry Farm for the premiere of "Big Jake" including John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Richard Boone, Governor Ronald Reagan and Walter Knott. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Call Number : KBF 36 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Orange County Archives. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the...
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Source  1 Reel of 1: Film: Super 8mm Digitized by California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Scenes from the 185 Halloween Haunt including the Witch Hanging and hypnotist Tony Angelo For additional information see California Revealed .
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Press event show casing the Halloween themed Characters and Events scheduled for the 1984 Knott's Berry Farm Halloween Haunt featuring Elvira Mistress of the Dark For additional information see California Revealed .
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Dress rehearsal footage including the headless horseman and ghosts on the mine train during the 1986 Halloween Haunt For additional information see California Revealed .
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Source: U-matic: S: 1 Tape of 1
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Source   1 Reel of 1: Film: 8mm Digitized by California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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by Clark Family
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Description:  Mammoth fishing, Jeff and Mom Source  1 Reel of 1: Film: Super 8mm Digitized by California Audiovisual Preservation Project  (CAVPP)
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Scenes from the 1986 Halloween Haunt featuring Elvira, Ramon Azteca, and Witch hanging (Shot from roof of Ice cream Parlor) For additional information see California Revealed .
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by Rick Spalla Video Productions
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Additional Title : Knott's Berry farm Reel # 37 Description : A short news package higlighing the opening of the John Wayne Thestre at Knott's Berry Farm. John Wayne, Walter Knott and Govenor Ronald Reagan all appear in the clip. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Call Number : KBF 37 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Orange County Archives. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright...
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See castaoca_000402 for 2nd show. The Elvira Show at the 1983 Knott's Berry Farm Halloween Haunt; 1983 Knott's Berry Farm Halloween Haunt Elvira show 1st show 2nd Camera Master For additional information see California Revealed .
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Source: U-matic: S: 2 Tapes of 2
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Footage of the Camp Snoopy Grand Opening Ceremony in Knott's Berry Farm in 1983 Written on tape case: "Master" For additional information see California Revealed .
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Scenes from the 1986 Knott's Berry Farm Halloween Haunt including, The Witch Hanging, The good Time Theater Marquee, Beary Tales Ride, Haunted Shack exterior, Ghost Town Streets, Skull Face on School house Road and Phantom of the Opera themed characters. For additional information see California Revealed .
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by Orange County News Channel
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Description : Contains several news packages that were aired on the Orange County News channel focusing on local issues. Times are approximate. 0:00 – 0:35 Anchor at desk 0:36 - 1:19 Color Bars 1:20 -3:22 Santa Ana’s 2nd Baptist Church remembers Martin Luther King Jr’s achievements with City Councilman Rob Richardson and Reverend John McReynolds. Norris Cadge of Tustin also makes a comment. Maria Solis Reporting. 3:23- 6:06 President Ronald Reagan speaks to guests of the Irvine Industrial...
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An look at the highlights of the 17th annual Halloween Haunt Written on tape: "1990 Halloween Haunt Overview. 8:40min." For additional information see California Revealed .
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by Kroessen, Paul
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Series Title : Cypress Enterprise
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Source: 4 Pages of 4: Newspaper (18 x 23 1/2 in.)
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Footage from the "Scary Tales Ride" At Knott's Berry Farm's Halloween Haunt including some video effects, riders and Monsters. Written on tape: "Scary Tales Ride. Video effect-Riders + Monster. Date 10/20/81. Length approx 6min. Master" For additional information see California Revealed .
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by Orange County News Channel
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Description : This tape contains a series of cut news packages that aired on the Orange County News Channel focusing on local issues. Clips (times are approximate): (0) 0:00-1:57 Color Bars (1) 2:00-5:17 Judge Richard N. Parslow presides over a child custody hearing , Johnson v Calvert, in Santa Ana, California. Surrogate mother Anna Johnson seeks custody, Dr. Justin David Call, Harold La Flamme, Crispina and Mark Calvert comment on the case, Tricia Takasugi reporting (2) 5:29-7:20 Surrogate...
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Description : This is a promotional film for Knott's Berry Farm, highlighting the attractions within the park and the Role The Knott Family plays in it's operations. Source : 1 Reel of 1 : Film: 16mm Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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by Conrad, James J.
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Series Title : Huntington Beach News
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Source: 8 Pages of 8: Newspaper (14 1/2 x 20 1/2 in.)
Note : Part 1 is first half of game; part 2 is second half. Audio is split - left channel is commentary and right channel is music. Description : The best high school basketball players in the county compete in a North vs South All-Star Game.   Source : 2 Tapes of 2: 3/4 inch Videotape 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...
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A walkthrough of a Haunted House Maze at the 1986 Halloween Haunt For additional information see California Revealed .
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by Delmar Watson Photography
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Additional Title : Reel #41 Knott's Berry Farm Description : John Wayne touring Knott's Berry Farm with his son Ethan and Walter Knott, culminating with the opening of the Timbermountain Log Ride. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Call Number : KBF 41 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Orange County Archives. 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...
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A Promotional video for the Knotts' Berry Farm Dance club Studio K During the Halloween Haunt Written on tape: "Edited Master. Halloween Haint Promo For Studio K. (w/o CG crawl) with effects. 9/26/86. 2:09 min." For additional information see California Revealed .
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Source   1 Reel of 1: Film: Super 8mm Digitized by California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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by Minter, Lulu M
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Additional Title : First Baptist Church of Santa Ana Description : Harlow House is a two story Bavarian style home once owned by actress Jean Harlow and MGM producer Paul Bern. Source : 2 Reels of 2: Film: 16mm Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Description : The Film Showcases Knott's Berry Farm's Historic Ghost Town. Walter Knott built the Ghost Town to entertain customers while they waited for a table at The Chicken Dinner Restaurant. The Ghost Town was an homage to the old west and used real buildings that were moved from other parts of the southwest and became an iconic part of Orange County. Source : 1 Reel of 1 : Film: 16mm Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual...
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the "Witch Hanging" during the 1986 Halloween Haunt (shot facing South, toward the Saloon) For additional information see California Revealed .
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by Hurlbut, Wendell "Bud"
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Note : All parts are overexposed and out of focus at times. Source : 6 Reels of 6 : Film: Super 8mm Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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This is presumably a home movie shot in three California locations, Randsburg Ghost Town, Sunset Beach and Santa Ana. Most notably written on the canister is High Water Santa Ana this could indicate flooding possibly the Flood of 1938 Written on film can: "Randsburg; High Tide Sunset Beach; High Water Santa Ana" For additional information see California Revealed .
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Source: 8mm film: 1 Reel of 1
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Ground Level footage of the Witch Hanging, various shots around the amusement park and the opening of the Elvira show during the 1986 Halloween Haunt Written on tape case: "Witch Hanging and Elvira Opening. #3" For additional information see California Revealed .
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Source: U-matic: S: 1 Tape of 1
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Footage at Knott's Berry Farm of Bluegrass, Blacksmith Show and Sure-Shot For additional information see California Revealed .
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The first year Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, appears at the Halloween Haunt in 1982 Written on tape case: "Elvira. Halloween Haunt Show 1982. 10/29/82. Master. 30 minutes" For additional information see California Revealed .
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Source: U-matic: 1 Tape of 1
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by Hurlbut, Wendell "Bud"
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Description : Wendell "Bud" Hurlbut's home movies documenting the construction of the Timber Mountain Log ride at Knott's Berry Farm. As well as footage from the opening Fiesta Village at Knott's berry Farm with members of the Knott Family, Walter, Cordellia, Russell, Marion and Vivian. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: Super 8mm Call Number : 15741 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Orange County Archives. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that...
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by Kroessen, Paul
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Series Title : Cypress Enterprise
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Source: 8 Pages of 8: Newspaper (18 x 23 1/2 in.)
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Note : The beginning of the film has some damage. Color is faded. Description : A promotional film showcasing the Attractions and Rides inside the theme Park. Source :1 Reel of 1 : Film: 16mm Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Footage of the Undertaker Show at Knott's Berry Farm Written on tape case: "Stock Footage. Undertaker Show. Summer 1985" For additional information see California Revealed .
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For additional information see California Revealed .
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Legendary disk Jockey Wolfman Jack Host's the Shock & Rock Revue in the John Wayne theater during the 1978 Halloween Haunt at Knott's Berry Farm. For additional information see California Revealed .
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by Conrad, James J.
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Series Title : Huntington Beach News
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Source: 8 Pages of 8: Newspaper (14 1/2 x 20 1/2 in.)
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Description : Events during the celebration of the First Baptist Church of Santa Ana, March 13-15, 1931. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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by Kroessen, Paul
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Series Title : Cypress Enterprise
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Source: 8 Pages of 8: Newspaper (18 x 23 1/2 in.)
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by Kroessen, Paul
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Series Title : Cypress Enterprise
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Source: 4 Pages of 4: Newspaper (18 x 23 1/2 in.)
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Source   1 Reel of 1: Film: 8mm Digitized by California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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by Clark Family
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Source  - 1 Reel of 1: Film: 8mm Digitized by California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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A performance of the Calico Saloon Can Can show at Knott's Berry Farm on September, 30 1986 For additional information see California Revealed .
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by Minter, Lulu M
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Description : This films shows various Church activities in the 1930s all over California, but primarily in Orange County. From original note in canister: House Old & New -1931 Thanksgiving - 1930 Christmas - 1929 Christmas - 1930 60th wedding anniversary Balboa - August 1930 Tommy - Princess - Pups Auto Brea Canyon - March 1931 Westlake Park - March 1931 Vista - Dec 1930 [Tirza]Dec 1930 Parking Sycamore Street - Feb 1931 P.O Excar - Feb 1931 [Inter] C.E. Cars Parade- Grand Slam Auditorium-...
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Source  1 Reel of 1: Film: 8mm Digitized by California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Footage of the Civil War Band performing in Knott's berry Farm Written on tape case: "Stock Footage. Civil War Band. Take 1. Summber 1985" For additional information see California Revealed .
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Audio from the Mine Ride and Haunted Shack. For additional information see California Revealed .
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Source  1 Reel of 1: Film: 8mm Digitized by California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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by Kroessen, Paul
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Series Title : Cypress Enterprise
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Source: 4 Pages of 4: Newspaper (18 x 23 1/2 in.)
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by Conrad, James J.
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Series Title : Huntington Beach News
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Source: 8 Pages of 8: Newspaper (14 1/2 x 20 1/2 in.)
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by Conrad, James J.
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Series Title : Huntington Beach News
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Source: 8 Pages of 8: Newspaper (14 1/2 x 20 1/2 in.)
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Two performances of the Wild west Stunt Show in 1977 Written on tape case: "Stunt Show 11am - 1pm. 8/23/77." For additional information see California Revealed .
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by Conrad, James J.
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Series Title : Huntington Beach News
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Source: 8 Pages of 8: Newspaper (14 1/2 x 20 1/2 in.)
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by Kroessen, Paul
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Series Title : Cypress Enterprise
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Source: 4 Pages of 4: Newspaper (18 x 23 1/2 in.)
Scenes from the 1985 Knott's Berry Farm Halloween Haunt including the Main Gate, Street Characters and Brandon Scott For additional information see California Revealed .
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by Conrad, James J.
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Series Title : Huntington Beach News
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Source: 8 Pages of 8: Newspaper (14 1/2 x 20 1/2 in.)
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A master shot of a performance of the Calico Saloon Can Can Show at Knott's Berry Farm featuring the regular cast on August 7, 1981. For additional information see California Revealed .
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Description : Footage of the Construction of Bud Hurlbut's Workshop and footage from Bud Hurlbut's visit to Disneyland in the late sixties, featuring Tomorrowland, the Monorail, Submarine Ride, and the Flying Saucers. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 8mm Call Number : 15741 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Orange County Archives. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright Holder. In...
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by Anderson, Andy
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Description :   Footage from the Early 1940's of Andy Anderson in Knott's Berry Farm arranging some of his famous wood carvings. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 8mm Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Source 1 Tape of 1: VHS Digitized by California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Note : B-roll footage. Program begins and ends abruptly. Description : Footage of President Bill Clinton making a visit to Orange County in 1999. Most likely helping local and state politicians running for office. Source : 1 Tape of 1: Betacam SX 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,...
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by Kroessen, Paul
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Series Title : Cypress Enterprise
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Source: 8 Pages of 8: Newspaper (18 x 23 1/2 in.)