Sonoma County in the ... television series

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Sonoma County in the ... television series, 1979-2003

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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

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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