Scope and Content
Pacific Regional Humanities Center
Title: Sutter Buttes Oral History Collection,
Date (inclusive): 2005-2006
0.4 linear feet
5 digital objects
Abstract: The Pacific Regional Humanities Center at the University of California, Davis, in
collaboration with the Middle Mountain Foundation, collected oral histories of landowners in the area of the
Sutter Buttes. The Sutter Buttes are a small mountain range located in the north Sacramento Valley of
California. The collection contains transcriptions of six oral histories as well as five of the original
recordings. Five of the six transcriptions are available in full text online through the California Digital
Library's eScholarship Repository.
Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many
are stored offsite.
University of California, Davis. General Library. Dept. of Special
Davis, California 95616-5292
Collection number: D-459
Language of Material: Collection materials in English.
The Pacific Regional Humanities Center (PRHC) was an initiative funded by the National Endowment for the
Humanities in 2002 and overseen by the UC Davis Humanities Institute. The PRHC was created to generate
humanities research and public programs for the Pacific United States and Territories: California, Oregon,
Washington, Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, American Samoa, and the Northern Marianas and emphasized the study of "place"
in its many dimensions. During 2005-2006, the PRHC, in collaboration with the Middle Mountain Foundation,
collected oral histories of landowners in the area of the Sutter Buttes. The Sutter Buttes are a small mountain
range located in the north Sacramento Valley of California.
In 2007 the PRHC was reconceptualized as the California Cultures Initiative, still coordinated by the UC Davis
The Middle Mountain Foundation, a non-profit organization, was founded in 1989 to "educate the general public
in the relevance and importance to society of natural and cultural resources and to encourage preservation,
understanding, and good stewardship of such resources."
Scope and Content
The collection contains transcriptions of six oral histories of landowners in the Sutter Buttes area. Also
included are five of the original recordings of the interviews which were conducted during 2005-2006.
Arrangement of the Collection
The collection is arranged in two series: Transcription and Recordings.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public
Pacific Regional Humanities Center--Archives
Middle Mountain Foundation
Sutter Buttes (Calif.)--History
Collection is open for research.
Sara Gunasekara processed this collection and created and encoded this finding aid.
[Identification of item], Sutter Buttes Oral History Collection, D-459, Department of Special Collections,
General Library, University of California, Davis.
Copyright is protected by the copyright law, chapter 17, of the U.S. Code. All requests for permission to
publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission
for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of
California, Davis as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the
copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.