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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Series History
  • Scope and Contents
  • Indexing Terms
  • Important Information for Users of the Collection
  • Acquisition Information
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Sonoma County in the ... television series
    Dates: 1979-2003
    Collection number: SCG.00009
    Creator: R. F. "Rich" McGlinchy Sonoma County (Calif.). Office of County Administrator Sonoma County (Calif.). Public Information Office Cable One (Santa Rosa, Calif.) Community Antenna Television
    Extent: 47 archive boxes (650 linear feet)
    Language of Materials: English
    Repository: Sonoma County Library Archives
    c/o Sonoma County History and Genealogy Library, Sonoma County Library
    725 Third Street
    Santa Rosa, CA,
    Abstract: This collection contains 607 half-hour televsions programs on 542 U-Matic broadcast video cassettes, each containing one half-hour program, and 18 VHS videocassettes, each containing multiple programs. These video recordings comprise the entire surviving copies of a television series produced between the late 1970s and early 2000s, entitled "Sonoma County in the 70s, [etc.]." This series was produced for Sonoma County public-access cable television under direction of the Sonoma County Public Information Office (now known as the Office of County Administrator).Most programs feature interviews with one or more local government officials, staff members of local civic or social organizations, or other key individuals in Sonoma County life. Interviews typically include discussions the mission and scope of the agency represented by the interviewee(s), as well as their own roles. Most programs produced in the studio, but some programs were produced on locations such as local restaurants or the Sonoma County Fairgrounds; these often include short segments on the venue and associated individuals. All interviews conducted by the host, R. F. "Rich" McGlinchy.

    Series History

    Produced by the Sonoma County Public Information Office, and later, by the Office of County Administrator, to explore the workings of Sonoma County government and to highlight cultural resources such as the Sonoma County Fair.

    Scope and Contents

    Collection of public access cable television program

    Arrangement of the collection

    Organized into four series:
    1. Sonoma County in the '70s
    2. Sonoma County in the '80s
    3. Sonoma County in the '90s
    4. Sonoma County in the 2000s
      1. Sonoma County 2000
      2. Sonoma County 2001
      3. Sonoma County 2002
      4. Sonoma County 2003
    Broadcast (U-Matic) and VHS videocasettes in 47 record storage boxes; arranged by series.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection.

    People and Organizations

    Allen, Paul
    ARTrails (Organization)
    Atkinson, Janice
    Bay City News Service
    Beseda, Scott
    Bettinelli, William
    Buckley, Jeanne
    Burbank Housing Development Corporation
    Burbank, Luther, 1849-1926--Homes and haunts
    Cale, Mike
    Caledonian Club of San Francisco
    California. Department of Parks and Recreation
    California. Grand Jury (Sonoma County)
    California. Superior Court (Sonoma County). Administrator
    California. Superior Court (Sonoma County)
    Carpenter, Ernie
    Castle, Ted (Photographer)
    Chalais at Oakmont (Santa Rosa, Calif.)
    Channel 22 (Television station : Santa Rosa, Calif.)
    Citizens for the Preservation of Santa Rosa Creek (Santa Rosa, Calif.)
    Committee for the Restoration of Santa Rosa Creek (Santa Rosa, Calif.)
    Community Hospital (Santa Rosa, Calif.). Maternal Child Services
    Community Hospital (Santa Rosa, Calif.)
    Diamond, Ann
    Dobbs, Nancy
    Esposti, Nick, 1935-2015
    Esposti, Nick
    Forestville Youth Park (Forestville, Calif.)
    Guynup, Gayle
    Hanna Winery (Occidental, Calif.)
    Hanna, Christine
    Harberson, Jim
    Healdsburg Farmers' Market
    Human Race (Event)
    Idhe, Mark
    Jocky Club (Santa Rosa, Calif.)
    John Ash & Co.
    Kelley, Paul
    Kentner, Tressa
    Kinnison, Bruce
    KSFO (Radio station : San Francisco, Calif.)
    KSRO (Radio station : Santa Rosa, Calif.)
    KZT (Radio station : Santa Rosa, Calif.)
    League of Women Voters (Sonoma County, Calif.)
    LeBaron, Gaye
    Lewis, Eevie
    Luther Burbank Home & Gardens
    McGlinchey, Rich
    Michaelsen, Dick
    National Women's History Project
    Neptune Society
    Nicholas, Janet
    Oliveri, Mary Jane
    Orenda Center (Santa Rosa, Calif.)
    Pacific Coast Air Museum (Santa Rosa, Calif.)
    Peterson, Bernice
    Piccinini, Jim
    Press Democrat (Santa Rosa, Calif.)
    Price, David
    Reilly, Mike
    Rodota, Joe
    Rosaschi, Jim
    Rosenfeld, Arnold
    Rudee, Helen, 1918-
    Sabsay, David, 1931-2010
    San Francisco Chronicle
    Santa Rosa (Calif.). Police Department
    Santa Rosa Junior College (Calif.)
    Schopflin, Tom
    Schreck, Bob
    Scottish Gathering and Games (1987 : Santa Rosa, Calif.)
    Smith, Tim
    Sonoma County (Calif.). Agricultural Commissioner
    Sonoma County (Calif.). Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District
    Sonoma County (Calif.). Assessor's Office
    Sonoma County (Calif.). Blue Ribbon Civil Service Review Commission
    Sonoma County (Calif.). Board of Supervisors
    Sonoma County (Calif.). Building Inspection Services
    Sonoma County (Calif.). Clerk
    Sonoma County (Calif.). Commission on the Status of Women
    Sonoma County (Calif.). Department of Weights and Measures
    Sonoma County (Calif.). District Attorney
    Sonoma County (Calif.). Economic Development Board
    Sonoma County (Calif.). Economic Development Office
    Sonoma County (Calif.). Emergency Medical Services
    Sonoma County (Calif.). Emergency Services
    Sonoma County (Calif.). Fire Services Department
    Sonoma County (Calif.). General Services
    Sonoma County (Calif.). Historic Landmarks Commission
    Sonoma County (Calif.). Human Services Commission
    Sonoma County (Calif.). Landmarks Commission
    Sonoma County (Calif.). Municipal Court
    Sonoma County (Calif.). Office of County Administrator
    Sonoma County (Calif.). Office of Education
    Sonoma County (Calif.). Office of Emergency Services
    Sonoma County (Calif.). Office of the Recorder
    Sonoma County (Calif.). Permit and Resource Management Department
    Sonoma County (Calif.). Probation Department
    Sonoma County (Calif.). Public Defender
    Sonoma County (Calif.). Public Works. Roadways Operating Division
    Sonoma County (Calif.). Public Works
    Sonoma County (Calif.). Recorder's Office
    Sonoma County (Calif.). Registrar of Voters
    Sonoma County (Calif.). Sheriff's Department
    Sonoma County (Calif.). Social Services
    Sonoma County (Calif.). Treasurer-Tax Collector
    Sonoma County Airport
    Sonoma County Cultural Arts Council
    Sonoma County Economic Forum
    Sonoma County Fair
    Sonoma County Harvest Fair
    Sonoma County Historical Records Commission
    Sonoma County Humane Society
    Sonoma County Jail (Santa Rosa, Calif.)
    Sonoma County Library
    Sonoma County Museum
    Sonoma County Public Transit System.
    Sonoma County Regional Parks
    Sonoma State University
    Swanson, Winifred
    Tierra Vegetables
    Tunney, Gene
    United States. Army Corps of Engineers. San Francisco Division
    University of California (System). Agricultural Extension Service
    Valley of the Moon Children's Home
    Vietnam Veterans of America. California State Council
    Vintners Inn
    White, Frank
    Wills, Bert
    Windsor (Calif.). Mayor
    Windsor (Calif.). Town Manager
    YWCA Sonoma County
    Zellerbach, Merla


    Forestville (Calif.)
    Santa Rosa (Calif.)
    Sonoma County (Calif.)
    Sonoma County (Calif.)--Social conditions
    Sonoma County (Calif.)--Economic conditions
    Sonoma County (Calif.)--Politics and government
    Windsor (Calif.)


    4-H clubs
    Agricultural exhibitions
    Air travel
    Animal welfare
    Art centers
    Budget deficits
    Child care
    Children--Institutional care
    City planning
    Civil engineering
    Community arts project
    Cooking, Italian
    County budgets
    County government
    County government--California--Sonoma County
    County government--Records and correspondence
    County officials and employees
    Court administration
    Criminal justice, Administration of
    Day care centers
    Debates and debating
    Drug addicts--Rehabilitation
    Economic development
    Economic policy
    Electronic surveillance--Moral and ethical aspects
    Electronic surveillance--Social aspects
    Emergency management
    Emergency medical services
    Environmental protection
    Family violence
    Farmers' markets
    Fire departments
    Fire extinction
    Fire fighters
    Flower arrangement
    Foster home care
    Functional literacy
    Fund raising
    Grand jury
    Harvest festivals
    High School students
    Higher education
    Highland games
    Historic bridges
    Historic buildings
    Historic preservation
    Horse racing
    Infant health services
    Justice, Administration of
    Juvenile corrections
    Land use--Planning
    Land use, Rural
    Law enforcement
    Livestock exhibitions
    Local history
    Local transit
    Local government--California--Sonoma County
    Maternal health services
    Medical care
    Medical economics
    Medicine--Specialties and specialists
    Medicine, Comparative
    Mental Health
    Mental Health Policy
    Municipal government
    Newspaper publishing
    Older people--Employment
    Political participation--California
    Public architecture
    Public defenders
    Public libraries
    Public prosecutors
    Public welfare
    Public works
    Public-access television
    Race relations
    Rehabilitation centers
    Reporters and reporting
    Restoration and conservation
    Restraining orders
    Ropes courses
    Scottish Americans--Social life and customs
    Seasonal affective disorder
    Smoking cessation
    Social service
    Tax collection
    Television talk show hosts
    Universities and colleges
    Universities and colleges--Admission
    Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Veterans
    War memorials
    Weights and measures
    Wine and wine making
    Wine tasting
    Women--Economic conditions
    Women--Finance, Personal
    Women--Health and hygiene
    Women--Political activity
    Women--Social conditions
    Youth development
    Youth--Alcohol use

    Indexing Terms

    Public affairs
    Sonoma County in the 70s Sonoma County in the 80s Sonoma County in the 90s Sonoma County 2000 Sonoma County 2001 Sonoma County 2002 Sonoma County 2003

    Important Information for Users of the Collection

    Conditions Governing Access:

    Materials stored offsite; nearly all recordings are in U-Matic broadcast format. Viewing access for digitized items is through the California Light and Sound Collection in the Internet Archive. Contact the library in order to access the physical materials at 707 308-3212 to request they be brought from the Archives to the Library

    Conditions of Use

    Collection does not circulate.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the Sonoma County Library. The Sonoma County Library has made this collection available and believes that the collection is in the Public Domain under the laws of the United States, but a determination was not made as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. The Collection may not be in the Public Domain under the laws of other countries. Preferred credit line is: Courtesy, the Sonoma County Library. Please see additional reproduction and reuse information at https://sonomalibrary.org/locations/sonoma-county-history-and-genealogy-library/order-photo

    Preferred Citation:

    [Identification of series and item], Sonoma County in the ... television series, SCG.00009, Sonoma County Library Archives, Sonoma County Library, Santa Rosa, CA.

    Acquisition Information

    Donated by the Sonoma County Public Information Office, 1982, 1991, 1996, 2003(?).

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