Inventory of the Sutter Buttes Oral History Collection

Sara Gunasekara
Department of Special Collections
General Library
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA 95616-5292
Phone: (530) 752-1621
Fax: (530) 754-5758
Email: speccoll@ucdavis.edu
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.


Creator: Pacific Regional Humanities Center
Title: Sutter Buttes Oral History Collection,
Date (inclusive): 2005-2006
Extent: 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.
Repository: University of California, Davis. General Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
Davis, California 95616-5292
Collection number: D-459
Language of Material: Collection materials in English.

History

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 Humanities Institute.
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."
Source:
"About the Middle Mountain Foundation," Middle Mountain Foundation web site.  Accessed April 14, 2009.

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.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Pacific Regional Humanities Center--Archives
Middle Mountain Foundation
Oral history--California
Sutter Buttes (Calif.)--History

Access

Collection is open for research.

Processing Information

Sara Gunasekara processed this collection and created and encoded this finding aid.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Sutter Buttes Oral History Collection, D-459, Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis.

Publication Rights

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.

Collection Contents

 

Series 1. Transcriptions 2005-2006

Physical Description: 6 transcriptions

Scope and Content Note

Contains transcriptions of the oral history interviews. Five of the six transcriptions are available in full text online through the California Digital Library's eScholarship Repository.
Arranged alphabetically by interviewee.
Box 1:1

Anderson, Walt 2006 January 19

Box 1:2

Cull, Lance 2005 June 5

Box 1:3

Sands, Margit 2006 March 2

Box 1:4

Schnabel, Shirley 2005 June 9

Box 1:5

Steidlmayer, Marty 2006 February 2

Box 1:6

Tarke, Louis 2005 June 8

 

Series 2. Recordings 2005-2006

Physical Description: 6 CD-ROMS and 2 audiocassettes

Scope and Content Note

Contains original recordings of the oral history interviews.
Arranged alphabetically by interviewee.
Box 1:7

Cull, Lance 2005 June 5

Physical Description: 2 CD-ROMS
Box 1:8

Sands, Margit 2006 March 2

Physical Description: 1 CD-ROM
Box 1:9

Schnabel, Shirley 2005 June 9

Physical Description: 1 CD-ROM and 1 audiocassette
Box 1:10

Steidlmayer, Marty 2006 February 2

Physical Description: 1 CD-ROM
Box 1:11

Tarke, Louis 2005 June 8

Physical Description: 1 CD-ROM and 1 audiocassette