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Orange County Public Libraries is a network of community libraries. We have 33 branches as well as an outlet in the Orangewood Children's Home to provide a variety of services to residents throughout Orange County. Some of the branches are operated within the jurisdiction of the county's 33 cities and some within the county's unincorporated area.


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Series Title : OC Stories Description : Joyce Farmer discusses Laguna Beach's origins as an art community and it's attraction as a celebrity retreat and its appeal to the counter culture in the 1970s. Additional Descriptive Notes : Recorded in Laguna Beach, California, for OC Stories. Collection Guide : OC Stories Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by OC Public Libraries. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written...
Topics: californialightandsound, Laguna Beach (Calif.), 1970s, californiapreservationservice, Laguna Beach...
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Series Title : Indigenous Voices of San Juan Capistrano: The Acjachemen (Juaneño) Indian Community Description : Acjachemen (Juaneño) tribal elder and San Juan Capistrano Patriarch, Thomas "Happy" Hunn recalls how San Juan Capistrano has changed over his 80+ years and fondly remembers Chief Clarence Lobo. Additional Descriptive Notes : Recorded at Blas Aguilar Adobe, San Juan Capistrano, California Source : 1 File of 1: mp4 Collection Guide : OC Stories Rights : Copyrighted. Rights...
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, californiarevealed, Juaneño Indians
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Series Title : Indigenous Voices of San Juan Capistrano: The Acjachemen (Juaneño) Indian Community Description : Blas Aguilar Adobe Museum Foundation President, Domingo Belardes on learning about traditional Acjachemen culture and the Blas Aguilar Adobe's role in passing traditional practices to the next generation. Additional Descriptive Notes : Recorded at Blas Aguilar Adobe, San Juan Capistrano, California Source : 1 File of 1: mp4 Collection Guide : OC Stories Rights : Copyrighted. Rights...
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, californiarevealed, Juaneño Indians
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Note : Dick Metz remembers the, "Big Band Era" in 1930s Balboa Island and Laguna Beach. Recorded for OC Stories; Surfing Heritage and Culture Center, San Clemente, California Transcript : The Big Band Era was really from about , I'm guessing , '36 to the war started. See, all those band guys, you know, Harry James , no, it was Glenn Miller disappeared. He was flying from giving entertainment. He was in the air force from, flying from France, after we invaded Europe, back to England...
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Series Title : Indigenous Voices of San Juan Capistrano: The Acjachemen (Juaneño) Indian Community Description : Acjachemen (Juaneño) tribal elder, Joe Ocampo, on federal tribal recognition. Additional Descriptive Notes : Recorded at Tustin Library; Tustin, California Source : 1 File of 1: mp4 Collection Guide : OC Stories Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by OC Public Libraries. OC Public Libraries has given California Preservation Program permission to provide access to the digitized...
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, californiarevealed, Juaneño Indians
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Note : Dick Metz, Founder of San Clemente's Surfing Heritage and Culture Center, recalls his early introduction to surfing through Hevs McClelland and George "Peanuts" Larson at Laguna Beach in the 1930s. Recorded for OC Surf Stories; Surfing Heritage and Culture Center, San Clemente, California Transcript : I started surfing at an early age in the mid-thirties. I don't even know when it was, but my dad had a small restaurant right on the beach at Laguna where the lifeguard tower is...
Topics: californiarevealed, Surfing, Metz, Dick, Larson, George, McClelland, Heves
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Orange County Public Libraries
by Laguna Beach Library
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Note : Loud hum throughout as on original tape; subject is hard to hear at times. Description : Oral History interview conducted with Tom Morey, noted surfer and innovator of surfing technologies. Interview was conducted by Glenna Matthews and the project was sponsored by the Friends of Laguna Beach Library. Series Title : Laguna Beach Oral History Project Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Laguna Beach Library. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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by OC Public Libraries
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Series Title : OC Stories Description : Alice Chandler recalls being deputized in 1949. Additional Descriptive Notes : Recorded at Laguna Hills Technology Branch Library for California of the Past. Collection Guide : OC Stories Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by OC Public Libraries. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be...
Topics: californialightandsound, Chandler, Alice, californiapreservationservice, Sheriffs
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Series Title : Indigenous Voices of San Juan Capistrano: The Acjachemen (Juaneño) Indian Community Description : Acjachemen (Juaneño) tribal member, Acjachemen (Juaneño) tribal member, Stephen Rios discusses San Juan Capistrano's Northwest Open Space project and efforts to achieve Federal recognition of the Acjachemen tribe, and the history of Rios Adobe. Additional Descriptive Notes : Recorded at Rios Adobe, San Juan Capistrano, California Source : 1 File of 1: mp4 Collection Guide : OC...
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, californiarevealed, Juaneño Indians
Orange County Public Libraries
by Laguna Beach Library
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Additional Title : Architecture Laguna Description : Series of talks from noted local architects filmed at Laguna Beach Library in 1983. Source : 1 Tape of 1: VHS Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Laguna Beach Library. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the...
Topics: californialightandsound, Architecture
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Series Title : OC Stories Description : Alice Chandler describes rodeo trick riding with Montie Montana in the 1960s. Additional Descriptive Notes : Recorded at Laguna Hills Technology Branch Library, Laguna Hills, California, for California of the Past. Collection Guide : OC Stories Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by OC Public Libraries. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright...
Topics: californialightandsound, Montana, Montie, Chandler, Alice, californiapreservationservice, Rodeos
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Note : Orange County resident, Bud Smythe, on working as General Douglas MacArthur's bodyguard. Recorded for OC Stories; Los Alamitos-Rossmoor Library, Seal Beach, California Transcript : My name is Bud Smythe. I was a bodyguard to General MacArthur and I've written a book which is in the library system telling, kinda, my life story up until the time I got out of the Army. Text: On being a bodyguard I had been there about a week and we had guards posted at all the entrances to the building and...
Topics: californiarevealed, Bodyguards, MacArthur, Douglas, 1880-1964
Source: mp4: 1 File of 1
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by Orange County Public Library (Calif.)
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See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://repository.californiarevealed.org/node/374725 .
Topics: californiarevealed, Foreign workers, Salas, Angelita
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by OC Public Libraries
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Series Title : Indigenous Voices of San Juan Capistrano: The Acjachemen (Juaneño) Indian Community Description : Acjachemen (Juaneño) tribal elder, Richard Mendez, discusses Acjachemen culture, childhood games and entertainment, and tribal cohesion despite roadblocks in the federal recognition process. Additional Descriptive Notes : Recorded in Costa Mesa, California Source : 1 File of 1: mp4 Collection Guide : OC Stories Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by OC Public Libraries. OC...
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, californiarevealed, Juaneño Indians
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Series Title : OC Stories Description : Santa Ana's River of Tears quilt was created in 1995 by Santa Ana families who were affected by firearm violence. The quilt is over 45 feet long and 4 feet wide and contains 75 squares of fabric, each one representing a victim of Santa Ana gun violence in 1995. The quilt was taken to Sacramento in 1997 to advocate for gun safety. The Bleks lost their oldest son to gun violence in June 1994. Additional Descriptive Notes : Recorded in Laguna Hills for...
Topics: californialightandsound, Blek, Charles, Blek, Mary Leigh, Santa Ana (Calif.), 1990s,...
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Note : Jeff Bartlett shares his love of surfing and reflects on his experiences surfing and repairing surfboards in Southern California. Recorded for OC Surf Stories; Dana Point Library, Dana Point, CA. Transcript : I had a repair business for about fifteen years and, with the repair business, that was in San Clemente and you have to know a little bit of everything in the repair business, you know. To reshape parts of the board and glass and color and all that stuff. I found that it was really...
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by OC Public Libraries
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Note : Jeff Divine on his career as a photographer for SURFER magazine and Orange County as a media center of surf culture. Recorded for OC Surf Stories; Laguna Beach Library, Laguna Beach, California Transcript : 0:12 JD: Well, my name's Jeff Divine. I moved to southern Orange County, San Clemente in 1981. I came from Hawaii. I lived there for about ten years as a surf photographer, and I was brought to Orange County to become photo editor at SURFER magazine. I was in the offices at SURFER...
Topics: californiarevealed, Surfer Photography, Surfing, Divine, Jeff
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Note : Angelita Salas relates her experiences in the early Southern California punk rock scene and considers punk's influence on helping her become the person she is today. Recorded for OC Stories; Tustin Library, Tustin, California Transcript : Everybody always had their oh, you're from Orange County? You know the assumption of what it is, Regan country, especially at that time in the 80's and you know, just the perception of what it's like here and the assumption that we're all wealthy or...
Topics: californiarevealed, Punk rock music
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Series Title : Indigenous Voices of San Juan Capistrano: The Acjachemen (Juaneño) Indian Community Description : Acjachemen (Juaneño) ceremonial leader, Adelia Sandoval, on the benefits of federal recognition and on respecting the "old ways" of her tribal ancestors in the modern world. Additional Descriptive Notes : Recorded at Katie Wheeler Library; Irvine, California Source : 1 File of 1: mp4 Collection Guide : OC Stories Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by OC Public...
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, californiarevealed, Juaneño Indians
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Note : Surfing Legend, Mickey Munoz, shares his experiences working in south Orange County's surfboard industry, developing the Hobie Catamaran, and his continued interest in new surfing technologies. Recorded for OC Surf Stories; Dana Point Library, Dana Point, California Transcript : My name's Mickey Munoz. I was actually born on the east coast, New York [?], New York. Thank you, mom, for bringing us kids out to California. Text: Surfing in Orange County, early 1960s Laguna was kind of a...
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Additional Title : Dan Duling (Scriptwriter 1981 - present) Series Title : OC Stories Description : Dan Duling, scriptwriter (1981 - present) on the origin and evolution of Laguna Beach's Pageant of the Masters tableaux vivants (living pictures) festival and how the Pageant became the world class event it is today. Additional Descriptive Notes : Recorded in Laguna Beach for OC Stories. Collection Guide : OC Stories Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by OC Public Libraries. Transmission or...
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Laguna Beach Pageant of the Masters
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Note : Dave Peter shares his love of fishing. Recorded for OC Stories; San Clemente, California Transcript : Hello, I'm Dave Peter. I'm a local San Clemente resident and I love to fish. I've been fishing ever since I was a little kid and some of the stories - when I was a little kid I would sneak on different boats. But this one particular time, my father had been invited on a charter and he couldn't go so he sent me. I was about thirteen - it might have been twelve or thirteen, but I was about...
Topics: californiarevealed, Fishing
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Series Title : OC Stories; California of the Past Description : James Tsutsui describes his life after confinement in the Santa Anita internment camp including his military service during World War II and his eventual reloation to Orange County Additional Descriptive Notes : Recorded in Laguna Woods Collection Guide : OC Stories Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by OC Public Libraries. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires...
Topics: californialightandsound, Tsutsui, James, Orange County (Calif.), 1944 - 2000,...
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Series Title : OC Stories Description : Account of Aliso Beach grocery store and tent camp in the early 1900s. Additional Descriptive Notes : Recorded at San Clemente Library for California of the Past. Collection Guide : OC Stories Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by OC Public Libraries. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials...
Topics: californialightandsound, Turnbull, Karen Wilson, Laguna Beach (Calif.), 1910s - 1920s,...
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Series Title : Indigenous Voices of San Juan Capistrano: The Acjachemen (Juaneño) Indian Community Description : Maria Young (with her father, Richard Mendez) on her relationship to Cucumel in Chinigchinich, on inter-generational sharing of traditional songs, and on growing up attending tribal hall meetings. Additional Descriptive Notes : Recorded in Costa Mesa, California Source : 1 File of 1: mp4 Collection Guide : OC Stories Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by OC Public Libraries. OC...
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, californiarevealed, Juaneño Indians
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Series Title : Indigenous Voices of San Juan Capistrano: The Acjachemen (Juaneño) Indian Community Description : Acjachemen (Juaneño) tribal elder, Teeter Marie Olivares Romero, shares some contemporary obstacles to gathering traditional basket weaving components and discusses modern substitute materials. Additional Descriptive Notes : Recorded in San Juan Capistrano, California. Source : 1 File of 1: mp4 Collection Guide : OC Stories Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by OC Public...
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, californiarevealed, Juaneño Indians
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Note : Allan Seymour recalls popular Orange County surfing destinations and remembers sneaking past Marine patrols to surf Trestles Beach. Recorded for OC Surf Stories; Capistrano Beach, Dana Point, California Transcript : 0:13 One of the things the great Tom Morey, the inventor of the boogie board', once said is Teach your children the greatest thrill of all, the thrill of riding the moving wall. And the pure, and the word is stoke , the pure stoke of surfing, of standing up, and you are at...
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Description : Al Treviño, former Landscape Architect for the Irvine Company (1960-1964) on becoming employed by the Irvine Company and the types of projects and work he did. Additional Descriptive Notes : Recorded in Laguna Hills for California of the Past. Collection Guide : OC Stories Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by OC Public Libraries. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright...
Topics: californialightandsound, Treviño, Al, Irvine Company, Irvine (Calif.), Early 1960s,...
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Note : Acjachemen (Juaneño) tribal member Heidi Lucero recalls stories from her grandparents and memories of life on the Santa Margarita Ranch. She also shares her regard for Mission San Juan Capistrano for their accessibility and willingness to share Acjachemen culture and history with the public. Recorded for Indigenous Voices of San Juan Capistrano, A Cal Humanities funded community stories project; Westminster Library, Westminster, California. Transcript : I come from the Ricardas Dios...
Topics: californiarevealed, Native Americans -- California, Southern, Lucero, Heidi
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Note : Retired OC Parks Ranger Tom Maloney discusses wildlife in south Orange County's 4,500 acre Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park and the importance of preserving wildlife habitats. Recorded for OC Stories; Moulton Museum, Laguna Hills, California. Full interview is available from the Moulton Museum. Transcript : it was an eye opener just to be able to see the mature oak woodlands with sycamores and things like that. It's great. Coming from a flatland you know in California, Southern...
Topics: californiarevealed, Wildlife Management, Parks, Maloney, Tom
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Series Title : OC Stories Description : Former Branch Manager, Candace Haggard, shares her memories of planning, building, and opening the new library in San Clemente in 1982. Additional Descriptive Notes : Recorded at San Clemente Library for California of the Past. Collection Guide : OC Stories Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by OC Public Libraries. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the...
Topics: californialightandsound, Haggard, Candace, San Clemente (Calif.), californiapreservationservice,...
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Note : Author Craig Lockwood and Photographer Mitch Ridder discuss their book, "Lifeguarding Laguna", and reflect on their years of experience as Laguna Beach Lifeguards. Mitch Ridder (left) & Craig Lockwood (right). Recorded for OC Stories; Laguna Beach Library, Laguna Beach, California Transcript : Craig Lockwood: In our book, Lifeguarding Laguna, I talk about how a lifeguard patch only weighs a few grams but when you sew that on to your trunks, it bears the responsibility of...
Topics: californiarevealed, Lifeguards
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by Laguna Beach Library
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Note : Some distortion and noise in parts 3 and 4 as on original recording. Description : Oral history interview with Arnold Philip Hano, American editor, novelist, and journalist. Interview was conducted by Glenna Matthews and the project was sponsored by the Friends of Laguna Beach Library. Series Title : Laguna Beach Oral History Project Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Laguna Beach Library. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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by OC Public Libraries
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Series Title : Indigenous Voices of San Juan Capistrano: The Acjachemen (Juaneño) Indian Community Description : Acjachemen (Juaneño) tribal member, Joyce Stanfield Perry, discusses the importance of caring for sacred sites and the origins of the tribe's language revitalization program after discovering original Acjachemen vocal recordings at the Smithsonian Institution. Additional Descriptive Notes : Recorded at Tustin Library; Tustin, California Source : 1 File of 1: mp4 Collection Guide :...
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, californiarevealed, Juaneño Indians
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by Orange County Public Library (Calif.)
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See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://repository.californiarevealed.org/node/374707 .
Topics: californiarevealed, Salas, Angelita
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by Orange County Public Library (Calif.)
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See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://repository.californiarevealed.org/node/374701 .
Topics: californiarevealed, Pawlack, Ed
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by Orange County Public Library (Calif.)
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See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://repository.californiarevealed.org/node/377315 .
Topics: californiarevealed, Public libraries, Local history, Orange County Public Library (Calif.)
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by Orange County Public Library (Calif.)
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See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://repository.californiarevealed.org/node/377300 .
Topics: californiarevealed, Public libraries, Local history, Orange County Public Library (Calif.)
Source: .pdf: 111 pages (11 x 8.5 in)
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Series Title : OC Stories Description : Joyce Farmer discusses public reaction to her underground feminist comic book, Tits & Clits. Additional Descriptive Notes : Recorded in Laguna Beach, California, for OC Stories. Collection Guide : OC Stories Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by OC Public Libraries. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction...
Topics: californialightandsound, Farmer, Joyce, 1938-, californiapreservationservice, Underground comic...
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Note : Allan Seymour on collecting and promoting surf memorabilia. Recorded for OC Surf Stories; Capistrano Beach, Dana Point, California Transcript : So, I've always been a collector, and as we lived in San Clemente, I saw the surfboards go from wood to plastic, I had this epiphany, that anything that was wood from the beach would be worth collecting. And I was right. And I went to the Corvette swap meet out of Pomona Fairgrounds, and I thought, you know, I'd like to have a full-page ad of my...
Topics: californiarevealed, Surfing
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Note : Historian Gilbert Gonzalez discusses Orange County's Mexican communities and their value to visiting guest workers. He also shares a historical overview of California's changing perspectives on undocumented immigrants. Recorded for OC Stories; Los Alamitos-Rossmoor Library, Seal Beach, California Transcript : By 1930, there were 18 Mexican communities in Orange County. 18. Migrants - people who primarily - migrants who came from Mexico. Probably first worked on the railroads and then...
Topics: californiarevealed, Immigrants, Labor
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Description : Joyce Farmer discusses Feminism. Additional Descriptive Notes : Recorded in Laguna Beach, California, for OC Stories. Collection Guide : OC Stories Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by OC Public Libraries. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor...
Topics: californialightandsound, Farmer, Joyce, 1938-, Laguna Beach (Calif.), 1970s,...
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Additional Title : or the Story of Sam's Shoes Series Title : OC Stories Description : Sam Tiberi establishes his San Clemente shoe repair business in the 1940s. Additional Descriptive Notes : Recorded at San Clemente Public Library for California of the Past. Collection Guide : OC Stories Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by OC Public Libraries. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright...
Topics: californialightandsound, Tibiri, Sam, San Clemente (Calif.), 1940s, californiapreservationservice,...
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Series Title : OC Stories Description : Robert Davis' experiences running Plasmachem in the early 1960s. Additional Descriptive Notes : Recorded at Laguna Hills Technology Branch Library for California of the Past. Collection Guide : OC Stories Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by OC Public Libraries. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some...
Topics: californialightandsound, Davis, Robert, Costa Mesa (Calif.), Santa Ana (Calif.), Early 1960s,...
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by Laguna Beach Library
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Note : Part one has a loud hum and buzz from 00:22:43-00:28:57, as on original tape. Description : Oral history interview with lifelong Laguna Beach resident and noted lifeguard, Ed Hobart. Interviewed by Ben Frank as part of a Laguna Beach High School Civics Class assignment. Interviews were conducted under the direction of Michael P. Onorato, Director, Community Oral History Project. Series Title : Laguna Beach Community Stories Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Laguna Beach Library....
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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Series Title : California of the Past Description : Memories of family summer vacations spent at Sequoia National Park in the 1980s. Additional Descriptive Notes : Recorded at San Clemente Library for California of the Past. Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by OC Public Libraries. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be...
Topics: californialightandsound, Rogers, Kathy, californiapreservationservice, Sequoia National Park...
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Note : Thomas Osborne on the life and legacy of California Coastal Commission Director Peter Douglas and his fight to preserve California's coast. Excerpted from a lecture recorded at Laguna Beach Library; Laguna Beach, California Transcript : The State has to act as our trustee, to act on our behalf to protect these resources because otherwise we're gonna count on the developers, the oil companies, the railroads. When Peter Douglas - when he was hired, by [ Cerotti ? ] back in 1971, he was a...
Topics: californiarevealed, Coasts--California, Douglas, Peter
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Note : Streaky and blurred due to several duplications. San Clemente program ends at 01:15:02. Second segment is for San Juan Capistrano library. The audio is sped up, faster than the video, as on tape. Description : Public opening dedications of OC Public Libraries’ San Clemente (1982) and San Juan Capistrano (1983) branches. Source : 1 Tape of 1: VHS Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by San Clemente Library. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the...
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Note : Steve Pezman remembers surfing Trestles Beach in the 1960s and playing "cat and mouse" with the U.S. Marine patrols responsible for securing the area. Recorded for OC Surf Stories; Dana Point Library, Dana Point, California Transcript : Trestles is , upper Trestles, lower Trestles, middles, church, and down at the other end of the bay, San Onofre, which is kind of a recreational wave matrix that isn't really part of Trestles. But they're all on Camp Pendleton and at the time I...
Topics: californiarevealed, Surfing
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Note : Jeff Quam on learning to surf and the mentorship and encouragement he received from Laguna Beach's lifeguards. Recorded September 9, 2019; Dana Point Library, Dana Point, CA. Recorded for OC Surf Stories; Dana Point Library, Dana Point, California Transcript : 0:13 My name is Jeff Quam, and I grew up in Laguna Beach, California, and I was born [on] July 11, 1952, and my mom grew up in Laguna. My grandparents came there in the 1920s when the crash happened. And my uncle had a farm out on...
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Note : Angelita Salas recalls hosting punk rock "farm parties" at her family's home on Irvine Ranch and discusses punk's influence on her life's journey from farm worker's daughter to University Professor. Recorded for OC Stories; Tustin Library, Tustin, California Transcript : A: I grew up on the Irvine Ranch. My father was a farm worker, my mother was a housekeeper. We lived on the ranch, they had family housing for us- for the families there. I was basically one of the farm kids...
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Series Title : OC Stories Description : Karen Wilson Turnbull shares her memories of Nellie Gail and Lewis Moulton at Laguna Beach in the 1950s. Additional Descriptive Notes : Recorded at San Clemente Library for California of the Past. Collection Guide : OC Stories Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by OC Public Libraries. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the...
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Note : Chuck Herpick on his love for the beach and his experiences as a Laguna Beach Lifeguard. Recorded for OC Stories; Dana Point Library, Dana Point, California Transcript : My name is Chuck Herpick. I'm , I grew up in Alhambra in Monterey Park, however, my parents love the beach and they started taking me to the beach when I was , before I can remember, actually. The only thing I really remember was taking naps underneath the umbrella and I could see, still to this day see the colors of...
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Series Title : OC Stories Description : Alice Chandler remembers the a snowfall in Southern California, winter of 1949. Additional Descriptive Notes : Recorded at Laguna Hills Technology Branch Library, Laguna Hills, California. Collection Guide : OC Stories Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by OC Public Libraries. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the...
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Series Title : What it's Like to Go to War Description : Lieutenant Alfred Serrato describes an experience when he reported to the North Vietnam border as an ICOR advisor. Additional Descriptive Notes : Recorded in Pattaya, Thailand, in February 2014 as part of California Reads, War Comes Home, a program of Cal Humanities in partnership with the California Center for the Book. Collection Guide : OC Stories Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by OC Public Libraries. Transmission or...
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Series Title : OC Stories Description : Karen Wilson Turnbull remembers Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, when the campus was newly opened in 1968. Additional Descriptive Notes : Recorded at San Clemente Library for California of the Past. Collection Guide : OC Stories Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by OC Public Libraries. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition,...
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Description : Oral history interview with Phyllis Sweeney, Laguna Beach's first female Mayor; nominated in 1972 and elected in 1974. Interview was conducted by Glenna Matthews and the project was sponsored by the Friends of Laguna Beach Library. Series Title : Laguna Beach Oral History Project Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Laguna Beach Library. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials...
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Description : Interviewed as part of a Laguna Beach High School Civics Class assignment. Interviews were conducted under the direction of Michael P. Onorato, Director, Community Oral History Project. Series Title : Laguna Beach Oral History Project Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Laguna Beach Library. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by...
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Note : Craig Lockwood, author of "Peanuts: An Oral Biography" and "Lifeguarding Laguna" on the origins of surf culture in Southern California. Mitch Ridder (left) & Craig Lockwood (right). Recorded for OC Surf Stories; Laguna Beach Library, Laguna Beach, California Transcript : 00:14 CL: Surfing is a highly commodified, and wewe can walk downtown on Forest Avenue and see the Hobie [Surf] Shop; we can see Rip Curl, and Gotcha and all the different stores that merchandise...
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Note : Art Brewer reflects on his career as a professional surf photographer and on Laguna Beach's surf community. Recorded for OC Surf Stories; Dana Point Library, Dana Point, California Transcript : The following year, I ended up doing another shot which was a picture of a local guy, Pat Tobin, great artist too, but he's now passed, but Pat was going up off the lip of this wave and then beautifully backlit. John Severson liked it and end up, like, flopping it and sort of doing like a...
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Series Title : Indigenous Voices of San Juan Capistrano: The Acjachemen (Juaneño) Indian Community Description : Acjachemen tribal members Teeter Marie Olivares Romero and Ellen Schneider interviewed at San Juan Capistrano Library's Knit in Public Day. Ellen describes traditional and contemporary Acjachemen basket weaving styles and materials while Teeter relates the history and multi-generational continuation of their local basket weaving group. Additional Descriptive Notes : Recorded at San...
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Note : Hiss on tape and speaker is far from mic, difficult to hear at times. Occasional plucking sound throughout, as on original tape. Description : Cassette is labelled, "La Porte", we believe this is the original tape from a transcript we have of on oral history conducting January 22, 1990 in which Laguna Beach resident Ruth La Porte is interviewed by Margaret Hefti Series Title : Laguna Beach Community Stories Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Laguna Beach Library....
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Topics: californiarevealed, Surfing, Hagen, Hans
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Series Title : California of the Past Description : Ward Payne discusses childhood visits to and eventual retirement in Orange County. Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by OC Public Libraries. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity...
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Note : Joyce Hoffman, surfing's first "international star," recalls her accomplished career as a competitive surfer, discusses women's surfing, and considers Orange County's status as an "epicenter" of surf culture. Recorded for OC Surf Stories; Dana Point Library, Dana Point, California Transcript : In the very beginning, I mean, you'd be the only woman out. Just about anywhere you went to surf. I mean, that was always the case so you know, you'd paddle out some place like...
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Series Title : OC Stories Description : Sam Tibiri recalls starting a dance band in the 1940s with Walter Botts, the model for the original Uncle Sam poster during WW I. Additional Descriptive Notes : Recorded at San Clemente Public Library for California of the past. Collection Guide : OC Stories Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by OC Public Libraries. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the...
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Series Title : California of the Past Description : Jean Stenzel recalls her experiences during the 1933 Long Beach earthquake. Additional Descriptive Notes : Recorded at San Clemente Library for California of the Past. Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by OC Public Libraries. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be...
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Series Title : OC Stories Description : History and formation of Los Amigos of Orange County recounted by former President, Amin David and his wife, Irene. Additional Descriptive Notes : Recorded at Laguna Hills Technology Branch Library for California of the Past. Collection Guide : OC Stories Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by OC Public Libraries. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the...
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Series Title : OC Stories Description : Former Santa Ana City Councilman (1979 - 1983) Al Serrato recalls a meeting with another council member who was considering closing a church due to the high level of "Mexicans" who were attending services.. Collection Guide : OC Stories Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by OC Public Libraries. 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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Series Title : OC Stories Description : Judge James O. Perez discusses his career as the first Hispanic American attorney and judge in Orange County. Additional Descriptive Notes : Recorded in Fullerton, California for California of the Past. Collection Guide : OC Stories Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by OC Public Libraries. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In...
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Series Title : OC Stories Description : Former Santa Ana City Councilman (1979 - 1983) Al Serrato discusses how community perception of Hispanic Americans has changed since the early 1980s. Collection Guide : OC Stories Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by OC Public Libraries. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be...
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Note : Ron and Tracy Sizemore remember Lorrin Harrison, New Years polar bear swims, diving for abalone, and "free boarding" in late 1950s South Orange County. Ron Sizemore (left) & Tracy Sizemore (right). Recorded for OC Surf Stories; Dana Point Library, Dana Point, California Transcript : TS: Treasure Island used to have a trailer court there in South Laguna and New Years Day they always had a polar bear swim. So, that year, Lorrin Harrison - all of us gathered down there and...
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Note : Mary Lou Drummy, Executive Director, Western Surfing Association (WSA) and founder of "Endless Summer" surf camp; on surfing in Orange County, the establishment of women's surfing associations, and sharing the joys of surfing with the next generation. Recorded for OC Surf Stories; Dana Point Library, Dana Point, California Transcript : Text: Mary Lou Drummy: Executive Director, Western Surfing Association I used to watch the guys at Hermosa Beach take off on these waves and I...
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