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Guide to the Orange Public Library Local History Collection
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Orange Public Library local history collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1883-2003
    Date (bulk): (bulk ca. 1910-1990)
    Collection number: Consult repository
    Collector: Orange Public Library (Calif.)
    Extent: 4,500 (photographs, postcards, maps, pamphlets, ephemera) 1,414 online items
    Repository: Orange Public Library
    Orange, California 92866
    Abstract: The Collection consists of the Florence Flippen Smiley Memorial Archives, on permanent loan from the Orange Community Historical Society, as well as numerous items acquired by the Library through purchase or donation. Covering the period 1871 to the present, this rich and diverse collection includes books, periodicals, photographs, manuscripts, maps, pamphlets, ephemera and artifacts. A variety of subject areas are represented, with particular emphasis on the citrus industry, old businesses, civic and religious organizations, and city agencies.
    Language: English.
    Selected digitized photographs available online.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the Orange Public Library. For permission to publish or to reproduce, please contact the Local History Department.

    Preferred Citation

    Please use the following citation format for all items. Refer to a standard citation style, such as MLA, ALA, or Turabian, when identifying the individual item: [Item]. [Item number]. Orange Public Library, Orange, California.

    Acquisition Information

    This collection was created by Orange Public Library staff, largely from local donations.

    Project Information: Historic Orange Online

    These items were assembled from the local history collection in the Orange Public Library and digitized as part of a one-year project funded by the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) from October 2002 through September 2003.
    In addition to general local history, special focus was placed on three specific areas; Citrus Industry, Old Towne Historic Area (and Plaza), and Eichler Homes.
    The project web site can be viewed online .

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Collection consists of the Florence Flippen Smiley Memorial Archives, on permanent loan from the Orange Community Historical Society, as well as numerous items acquired by the Library through purchase or donation.
    Covering the period 1871 to the present, this rich and diverse collection includes books, periodicals, photographs, manuscripts, maps, pamphlets, ephemera and artifacts. A variety of subject areas are represented, with particular emphasis on the citrus industry, old businesses, civic and religious organizations, and city agencies.
    Covering the period 1871 to the present, this rich and diverse collection includes books, periodicals, photographs, manuscripts, maps, pamphlets, ephemera and artifacts. A variety of subject areas are represented, with particular emphasis on the citrus industry, old businesses, civic and religious organizations, and city agencies.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Dittmer, Adolph
    Hillebrecht family
    Glassell, Andrew
    Eichler, Joseph L.
    Chapman University
    Consolidated Orange Growers Association
    Villa Park Orchards Association
    Santiago Orange Growers Association
    Plaza Square--Orange (Calif.)
    Orange Union High School
    McPherson Heights Citrus Association
    May Festival--Orange (Calif.)
    Orange (Calif.)
    Villa Park (Calif.)
    Historic buildings--Orange (Calif.)
    Parades & processions--Orange (Calif.)
    1910 Street Fair--Orange (Calif.)
    Eichler Home--Orange (Calif.)
    Gogh Van Orange Art and Music Festival
    International Street Fair--Orange (Calif.)
    Architecture--Orange (Calif.)
    Business districts--Orange (Calif.)
    Citrus fruit industry
    Fruit crate labels
    Schools--Orange (Calif.)
    Orchards--Orange (Calif.)
    Fountains--Orange (Calif.)

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Photographic prints
    Postcards
    Aerial views