Guide to the San Fernando Valley Oral History Project Collection, 1976-2003

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Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: San Fernando Valley Oral History Project Collection
Dates: 1976-2003
Bulk Dates: 1976-1995
Identification: URB/SFVOH
Creator: Delmar T. Oviatt Library
Physical Description: 2.54 linear feet
Alternate Extent Statement: 557 MB Digital Audio
Language of Materials: English
Repository: Urban Archives
Abstract: The San Fernando Valley Oral History Project is an effort to capture the history and character of the San Fernando Valley as it has evolved socially, politically, economically, and culturally over the course of its history. Selected topics include agriculture, aviation, banks and banking, chambers of commerce, education, historical sites and buildings, housing and architecture, journalism, law enforcement, livestock, libraries, natural history, parks, pioneer life, transportation, the moving picture industry, ranching, religion, and water issues.

Historical Note:

The Oviatt Library created this collection of materials for study and research.

Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Genre/Form of Material:

Audio recordings
Paper records

Administrative Information

Processing Information:

Jessica Geiser, 2014

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Conditions Governing Access:

The collection is open for research use.

Electronic Format:

Digital reproductions of selected items in this collection are available electronically as a part of the San Fernando Valley History Digital Library .  For more information please see http://digital-library.csun.edu/.  

Preferred Citation:

For information about citing items in this collection consult the appropriate style manual, or see the Citing Archival Materials  guide.

Related Materials:

Arrangement of Materials:

Series I: Audio Recordings, 1976-2003
    Subseries A: Digital Audio, 1977-1987
    Subseries B: Audiocassettes, 1976-2003
Series II: Transcripts, 1985-2003

Scope and Contents

The San Fernando Valley Oral History Project is an effort to capture the history and character of the San Fernando Valley as it has evolved socially, politically, economically, and culturally over the course of its history. Selected topics include agriculture, aviation, banks and banking, chambers of commerce, education, historical sites and buildings, housing and architecture, journalism, law enforcement, livestock, libraries, natural history, parks, pioneer life, transportation, the moving picture industry, ranching, religion, and water issues.
The collection is divided into two series, Audio Recordings (1976-2003) and Transcripts (1985-2003). Series I, Audio Recordings, is further divided into two subseries: Digital Audio (1977-1987) and Audiocassettes(1976-2003).

Collection Contents

 

Series I: Audio Recordings, 1976-2003

 

Subseries A: Digital Audio, 1977-1987

Digital Box 1, Item 1

Broadous, Hillary T., 1977 December 22

Digital Box 1, Item 2

Craig, Mary Jane Green, Part 1, 1987 May 4

Digital Box 1, Item 3

Craig, Mary Jane Green, Part 2, 1987 May 4

Digital Box 1, Item 4

Craig, Mary Jane Green, Part 3, 1987 May 4

Digital Box 1, Item 5

Gensley, John F., Part 1, 1984 March 18

Digital Box 1, Item 6

Gensley, John F., Part 2, 1984 March 18

Digital Box 1, Item 7

Gensley, Julianna Townsend, Part 1, 1984 March 18

Digital Box 1, Item 8

Gensley, Julianna Townsend, Part 2, 1984 March 18

Digital Box 1, Item 9

Gensley, Julianna Townsend, Part 1, 1985 April 3

Digital Box 1, Item 10

Gensley, Julianna Townsend, Part 2, 1985 April 3

Digital Box 1, Item 11

Heitz, Dorothea, Part 1, 1985 December 2

Digital Box 1, Item 12

Heitz, Dorothea, Part 2, 1985 December 2

Digital Box 1, Item 13

Heitz, Dorothea, Part 3, 1985 December 2

Digital Box 1, Item 14

Heitz, Dorothea, Part 4, 1985 December 2

 

Subseries B: Audiocassettes, 1976-2003

Box 2, Item 1

Affeldt, Dr. John, 1976 March 23

Box 2, Item 2

Amestoy, Si, 1977 January 24

Box 2, Item 3

Benson, Phyllis, 1989 May 12

Box 2, Item 4

Blanchard, Roscoe (Buz), 2001

Box 2, Item 5

Brooks, Thomas, 1979 June 1

Box 2, Item 6

Campbell, Stu, 1976 March 8

Box 2, Item 7

Carson, Louise Weddington, Part 1

Box 2, Item 8

Carson, Louise Weddington, Part 2

Box 2, Item 9

Dameron, Celeste, October-December 1989

Box 2, Item 10

Davis, John N., Part 1, 1989 May 5

Box 2, Item 11

Davis, John N., Part 2, 1989 May 5

Box 2, Item 12

Eaton, Bliss (Louis), February 1978

Box 2, Item 13

Eckberg, Mr. and Mrs. Russell, Part 1, 1984 March 20

Box 2, Item 14

Eckberg, Mr. and Mrs. Russell, Part 2, 1984 March 20

Box 2, Item 15

Emma, Elise Johnson, Part 1, 1986

Box 2, Item 16

Emma, Elise Johnson, Part 2, 1986

Box 2, Item 17

Erickson, Eugene R., 1976 February 27

Box 2, Item 18

Farmer, Frank, circa 1985

Box 2, Item 19

Freistatt, Celia, 1981 April 7

Box 2, Item 20

Graves, Jess and Queenie Billings, Part 1, 1979 December 14

Box 2, Item 21

Graves, Jess and Queenie Billings, Part 2, 1979 December 14

Box 2, Item 22

Graves, Jess and Queenie Billings, Part 3, 1979 December 14

Box 2, Item 23

Graves, Jess and Queenie Billings, Part 4, 1979 December 14

Box 2, Item 24

Haines, Gladys Gray, November 1981

Box 2, Item 25

Harlan, Virley V., Part 1, 1984 April 28

Box 2, Item 26

Harlan, Virley V., Part 2, 1984 April 28

Box 2, Item 27

Helms, Jean, 1989 May 16

Box 2, Item 28

Kirshner, George and Dorothy Dawson

Box 3, Item 1

Lepage, Charles, Part 1, 1985 November 19

Box 3, Item 2

Lepage, Charles, Part 2, 1985 November 19

Box 3, Item 3

Lynn, Theodore (Ted), 1989 March 29

Box 3, Item 4

McCann, William E., Part 1, April 1989

Box 3, Item 5

McCann, William E., Part 2, April 1989

Box 3, Item 6

Morse, Virgil F., Part 1, November 1985

Box 3, Item 7

Morse, Virgil F., Part 2, November 1985

Box 3, Item 8

Murphy, Jessie, 1981 July 9

Box 3, Item 9

Nacey, Anna M., 1985 November 27

Box 3, Item 10

Nylander, Faye, 1989 March 16

Box 3, Item 11

Paul, Robert, 1989 May 4

Box 3, Item 12

Pine, Frank, 1977 November 7

Box 3, Item 13

Pledger, Reverend T.G., Part 1, 1977 December 22

Box 3, Item 14

Pledger, Reverend T.G., Part 2, 1977 December 22

Box 3, Item 15

Pogue, Dorothy Johnson

Box 3, Item 16

Rooksby, Clara, May 1986

Box 3, Item 17

Sheridan, Kate Frost, Part 1, 1981 February 25

Box 3, Item 18

Sheridan, Kate Frost, Part 2, 1981 February 25

Box 3, Item 19

Short, Clare F., Part 1, 1989

Box 3, Item 20

Short, Clare F., Part 2, 1989

Box 3, Item 21

Sloat, Florence M., 1989 November 9

Box 3, Item 22

Stone, Donald E., Part 1, 1985 November 25

Box 3, Item 23

Stone, Donald E., Part 2, 1985 November 25

Box 3, Item 24

Taber, Beverly, December 1985

Box 3, Item 25

Van Thyne, Robert, 1987 April 7

Box 3, Item 26

Vickery, Ruth, December 1985

Box 3, Item 27

Washburn, Dennis, Part 1, 2003 September 27

Box 3, Item 28

Washburn, Dennis, Part 2, 2003 September 27

Box 3, Item 29

Washburn, Dennis, Part 3, 2003 September 27

Box 4, Item 1

Whelan, John and Tom Theobold, 1982 January 3

Box 4, Item 2

Wickersham, Russell and Louise, 1978 January 27

Box 4, Item 3

Wise, Rabbi Aaron, Part 1, November 1988

Box 4, Item 4

Wise, Rabbi Aaron, Part 2, November 1988

 

Series II: Transcripts, 1985-2003

Box 5, Folder 1

Affeldt, Dr. John, October 1995

Box 5, Folder 2

Amestoy, Si, June 2003

Box 5, Folder 3

Billings, Queenie, July 1995

Box 5, Folder 4

Blanchard, Roscoe (Buz), July 2003

Box 5, Folder 5

Broadous, Hillary T., August 1988

Box 5, Folder 6

Brooks, Thomas

Box 5, Folder 7

Campbell, Stu, September 1995

Box 5, Folder 8

Craig, Mary Jane Green, March 1995

Box 5, Folder 9

Dameron, Celeste, June 1995

Box 5, Folder 10

Davis, John N., November 1995

Box 5, Folder 11

Eckberg, Mr. and Mrs. Russell, July 2003

Box 5, Folder 12

Erickson, Eugene R., September 1995

Box 5, Folder 13

Freistatt, Celia

Box 5, Folder 14

Gensley, John F., June 1995

Box 5, Folder 15

Gensley, Julianna T., June 1995

Box 5, Folder 16

Gensley, Julianna T., July 1995

Box 5, Folder 17

Graves, Jess, July 1995

Box 5, Folder 18

Haines, Gladys Gray, July 2003

Box 6, Folder 1

Harlan, Virley V., October 1995

Box 6, Folder 2

Heitz, Dorothy, October 1995

Box 6, Folder 3

Kirshner, George and Dorothy, June 2003

Box 6, Folder 4

Lepage, Charles, June 1995

Box 6, Folder 5

Lynn, Theodore (Ted), October 1995

Box 6, Folder 6

Morse, Virgil F., August 1995

Box 6, Folder 7

Murphy, Jessie, April 1995

Box 6, Folder 8

Nacey, Anna M., July 1993

Box 6, Folder 9

Nylander, Faye, July 1995

Box 6, Folder 10

Pine, Frank, May 1995

Box 6, Folder 11

Pledger, Reverend T.G., 1985

Box 6, Folder 12

Rooksby, Clara, May 1986

Box 6, Folder 13

Sheridan, Kate Frost, June 2003

Box 6, Folder 14

Sloat, Florence, June 1995

Box 6, Folder 15

Taber, Beverly, June 2003

Box 6, Folder 16

Van Thyne, Robert, January 1990

Box 6, Folder 17

Velez, Carmelo and Angela, August 2003

Box 6, Folder 18

Whelan, John and Tom Theobald, June 2003

Box 6, Folder 19

Wickersham, Russell and Louise, July 2003

Box 6, Folder 20

Wise, Rabbi Aaron