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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: OC Stories
    Dates: 1890-[ongoing]
    Collection Number: Consult library
    Creator/Collector: OC Public Libraries
    Extent: 3,400 digital images and 45 digital videos.
    Online items available
    Repository: OC Public Libraries
    Santa Ana, California 92705
    Abstract: OC Stories celebrates the rich cultural diversity of Orange County's past and present by documenting people, businesses, institutions, and events of historical significance to Orange County, California.
    Language of Material: English


    Collection open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright status is unknown. Some materials in these collections may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item]. OC Stories. Collection Number: Consult library. OC Public Libraries

    Acquisition Information

    OC Stories was created in 2013 through a Library Services and Technology (LSTA) grant awarded by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the California State Librarian. OC Stories built on an earlier digital image collection created in 2007 through a California Local History Digital Resources Project (LHDRP) grant. Since the creation of this original collection of library-owned images, OC Stories has grown to include thousands of digital images and videos which have been shared with OC Public Libraries by various Orange County organizations and individuals.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    OC Stories collects images and videos pertaining to life in Orange County, California. It documents people, businesses, institutions, and events of historical significance in the diverse communities that make up Orange County.

    Indexing Terms

    Beauleau, Tommy
    Chandler, Alice
    Duling, Dan
    Ojeda, Evelyn Furtsch
    Larsen, Eiler
    Farmer, Joyce
    Irvine, James H. (James Harvey)
    Sauers, John Vernon
    Miller, Douglas
    Trevino, Al
    Serrato, Alfred
    Laguna Beach Art Association (Laguna Beach, Calif.)
    Orange County Airport (Santa Ana, Calif.)
    Irvine Ranch (Irvine, Calif.)
    Pageant of the Masters (Laguna Beach, Calif.)
    Pomona College Marine Laboratory (Laguna Beach, Calif.)
    Sawdust Art Festival (Laguna Beach, Calif.)
    Silverado Fire Dept. (Silverado, Calif.)
    Silverado School (Silverado, Calif.)
    Tommy's Cafe
    Aliso VIejo (Calif.)
    Anaheim (Calif.)
    Black Star Canyon (Calif.)
    Blue Light Mine (Calif.)
    Costa Mesa (Calif.)
    Dana Point (Calif.)
    Cypress (Calif.)
    El Toro (Calif.)
    Foothill Ranch (Calif.)
    Rancho Santa Margarita (Calif.)
    Fullerton (Calif.)
    Garden Grove (Calif.)
    Hidden Valley Ranch (Calif.)
    Huntington Beach (Calif.)
    Orange (Calif.)
    Irvine (Calif.)
    Laguna Beach (Calif.)
    Laguna Hills (Calif.)
    Santa Ana (Calif.)
    Laguna Niguel (Calif.)
    Laguna Woods (Calif.)
    Lake Forest (Calif.)
    La Habra (Calif.)
    Los Alamitos (Calif.)
    Orange County (Calif.)
    Mission Viejo (Calif.)
    Newport Beach (Calif.)
    San Clemente (Calif.)
    San Juan Capistrano (Calif.)
    Silverado (Calif.)
    Tustin (Calif.)
    Trabuco Canyon (Calif.)
    Yorba Linda (Calif.)
    Westminster (Calif.)
    Marine Corps Air Station (El Toro, Calif.)
    Digital video
    Fruit crate labels
    Art festivals
    Public Libraries
    Stores and shops
    Fire Fighters

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