Guide to the Orange Public Library Local History Collection

Processed by Orange Public Library staff.
Orange Public Library
Local History
101 N. Center Street
Orange, CA 92866
Phone: (714) 288-2410
Email: 247ref@cityoforange.org
URL: http://www.cityoforange.org/localhistory/
© 2004
Orange Public Library. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Orange Public Library Local History Collection

Collection number: Consult repository

Orange Public Library

Local History

Orange, California

Contact Information:

  • Orange Public Library
  • Local History
  • 101 N. Center Street
  • Orange, CA 92866
  • Phone: (714) 288-2410
  • Email: 247ref@cityoforange.org
  • URL: http://www.cityoforange.org/localhistory/
Processed by:
Orange Public Library staff
Date Completed:
2004
Encoded by:
Online Archive of California
© 2004 Orange Public Library. All rights reserved.

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