Guide to Orange County Digital Stories

 

Title: Orange County Digital Stories

Creator: Orange County Public Library (Calif.) in partnership with the Historical Society of Laguna Woods

Copyright: Fair Use is permitted

Extent: 61 digital videos and transcripts

Language: English

Location: http://OrangeCounty.Blip.tv

Accruals: Accruals are expected


Abstract: Orange County Digital Stories is an online collection of short videos in which current residents of Orange County, California, share their life experiences in the state. Each story is presented as a first hand account, narrated in the subject's own words, and combined with photographs and/or video footage. Transcripts of each story are also provided. Specific subject matter varies, but all stories relate to life in the state of California.

 

Digital Stories

 

River of Tears Collection


Materials pertaining to Santa Ana's River of Tears (Rio de Lagrimas) quilt.
* 3 digital stories.
* 12 images.


River of Tears page

 

David, Amin & Irene.
Los Amigos of Orange County

Origins and history of Los Amigos of Orange County.
OCDS_004.013
Recorded August 13, 2011
Laguna Hills Technology Library.
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Bogan, Wilson.
Lot'a Fun

Wilson talks about the history of the sport fishing industry in San Clemente.
OCDS_004.009
Recorded July 11, 2011
Casa Romantica, San Clemente, California.
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Brown, Wallace "Bud".
California Black Sea Bass

Bud talks about catching the fish of a lifetime in San Clemente.
OCDS_004.008
Recorded July 11, 2011
Casa Romantica, San Clemente, California.
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Thomas, Kogee.
Early Native American Fishing

Dr. Thomas explains how Native Americans fished in the San Clemente area.
OCDS_004.007
Recorded July 11, 2011
Casa Romantica, San Clemente, California.
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Gilio-Whitaker, Dina.
Historic Panhe

Protecting San Clemente's historical Panhe site.
OCDS_004.006
Recorded July 11, 2011
Casa Romantica, San Clemente, California.
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Peter, Dave.
Go Out and Fish!

Fisherman Dave Peter talks about his love of fishing.
OCDS_004.005
Recorded July 11, 2011
Casa Romantica, San Clemente, California.
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Peter, Dave.
Fishing in San Clemente

Dave Peter discusses fishing experiences in San Clemente.
OCDS_004.004
Recorded July 11, 2011
Casa Romantica, San Clemente, California.
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Hobbs, Donna.
My Library Circuit

Donna Hobbs wishes OC Public Libraries a happy 90th birthday.
OCDS_004.003
Recorded April 5, 2011
Laguna Hills Technology Library.
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Perez, James O.
OC's First Hispanic Judge

Judge James Perez's career as OC's first Hispanic Judge.
OCDS_004.002
Recorded February 24, 2011
Fullerton, California.
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Guevara, Art.
OC Can You Play?

Pacific Symphony's "OC Can You Play" project.
OCDS_004.001
Recorded February 3, 2011
Laguna Hills Technology Library.
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Davis, Robert.
Remembering Dr. Edward Teller

Remembering Dr. Edward Teller,"Father of the H-Bomb."
OCDS_003.002
Recorded January 26, 2010
Costa Mesa, California.
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Davis, Robert.
Ahead of our Time.

Robert Davis' experiences running Plasmachem in the early 1960s.
OCDS_003.001
Recorded January 26, 2010
Costa Mesa, California.
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Chandler, Alice.
No Time for Movies.

Experiences as a movie extra during the shooting of Billy Wilder's Spirit of St. Louis.
OCDS_002.014
Recorded December 8, 2009
Laguna Hills Technology Branch Library
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Chandler, Alice.
No Atheists in the Sky.

Lenient airport regulation and some close calls while flying aircrafts in the 1950s.
OCDS_002.013
Recorded December 8, 2009
Laguna Hills Technology Branch Library
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Payne, Ward O.
Tiger Tales.

Ward Payne, discusses childhood and retirement in Southern California.
OCDS_002.012
Recorded August 13, 2009
Laguna Hills Technology Branch Library
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Watson, Ray.
Evolution of the Irvine Company.

Former Irvine Company president recalls planning the Irvine community.
OCDS_002.011
Recorded 2009
Katie Wheeler Library, Irvine, CA
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Woollett, Bill.
City of Irvine: The Early Days.

Irvine's first City Manager recalls creating the City of Irvine in the early 1970s.
OCDS_002.010
Recorded 2009
Katie Wheeler Library, Irvine, CA
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Lopez, Esther.
Teaching English on the Irvine Ranch.

Teaching English to Irvine Ranch farm workers and supervisors in the 1970s.
OCDS_002.009
Recorded 2009
Katie Wheeler Library, Irvine, CA
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Birenbaum, Betti Handler.
It Just Had To Be.

Visiting & returning to California after serving as a nurse in WWII.
OCDS_002.008
Recorded July, 2009
Laguna Hills Technology Branch Library
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Brown, Alan.
California: The Place I Like the Best.

Alan Brown discusses childhood in China & eventual retirement in Laguna Woods.
OCDS_002.007
Recorded June 18, 2009
Laguna Hills Technology Branch Library
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Chandler, Alice.
Showman Gene Holter in the 1950s.

Travelling showman Gene Holter in the 1950s.
OCDS_002.006
Recorded May 29, 2009
Laguna Hills Technology Branch Library
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Chandler, Alice.
Riding with Montie Montana.

Trick riding with Montie Montana in the 1960s.
OCDS_002.005
Recorded May 29, 2009
Laguna Hills Technology Branch Library
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Chandler, Alice.
Chandler Ranch in the 1950s.

Horseback Riding, Rin Tin Tin, and learning to fly.
OCDS_002.004
Recorded May 29, 2009
Laguna Hills Technology Branch Library
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Chandler, Alice.
Snow on Peter's Lake.

Remembering the Southern California snowfall of 1949.
OCDS_002.003
Recorded May 29, 2009
Laguna Hills Technology Branch Library
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Chandler, Alice.
Remembering Connie Clara Chandler.

Alice Chandler remembers her mother and growing up in South Orange County.
OCDS_002.002
Recorded May 29, 2009
Laguna Hills Technology Branch Library
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Chandler, Alice.
Orange County's First Female Sheriff.

Alice Chandler tells about becoming a special deputy in 1949.
OCDS_002.001
Recorded May 29, 2009
Laguna Hills Technology Branch Library
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Bowersock, Woody.
Champion Swimmer.

Multiple world record holder Woody Bowersock's passion for swimming.
OCDS_001.032
Recorded May, 2008
Historical Society of Laguna Woods
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Nelson, Edith.
The Daring Times of Transocean Airlines.

Story of an airline that flew humanitarian support around the world, 1946-1960.
OCDS_001.031
Recorded May 23, 2008
San Clemente Public Library
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Stenzel, Jean.
Pallie Jean & the Earthquake of 1933.

The 1933 Long Beach Earthquake and living on Naples Island in the 1930s.
OCDS_001.030
Recorded May 25, 2008
San Clemente Public Library
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Nelson, Edith.
She Needed a College Education.

Edith Nelson recalls supporting herself as an El Toro teacher.
OCDS_001.029
Recorded May 23, 2008
San Clemente Public Library
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Nelson, Edith.
A California Stewardess in the 1940s.

Working as a stewardess in San Francisco during the 1940s.
OCDS_001.028
Recorded May 23, 2008
San Clemente Public Library
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Chesney-Algar, Pamela.
My High Spirited Grandmother and the Long Beach Earthquake.

Moving to California in the early 1920s.
OCDS_001.027
Recorded November, 2007
San Clemente Public Library
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Tiberi, Sam.
Two Sams and the Band.

Sam Tiberi and Walter Botts form a band in San Clemente during the 1960s.
OCDS_001.026
Recorded May 8, 2007
San Clemente Public Library
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Tiberi, Sam.
A Navy Man Drops Anchor in San Clemente.

Sam Tiberi establishes his San Clemente shoe repair business in the 1940s.
OCDS_001.025
Recorded May 8, 2007
San Clemente Public Library
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Haggard, Candace.
A New Library in San Clemente.

Planning, building, and opening the San Clemente Library during the 1980s.
OCDS_001.024
Recorded May 5, 2007
San Clemente Public Library
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Lyon, Helen.
Early Music Education.

Early experiences teaching music in the Los Angeles Unified School District.
OCDS_001.023
Recorded December, 2007
Historical Society of Laguna Woods
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Frank Buchanan.
A Wonderful Life.

Reflections on life as a Los Angeles fire fighter and professional entertainer.
OCDS_001.022
Recorded April, 2008
Historical Society of Laguna Woods
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Tsutsui, James.
Life After Internment.

Life after internment during World War II.

OCDS_001.021
Recorded March, 2008
Historical Society of Laguna Woods
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Tsutsui, James.
Life at Santa Anita.

Experiences at Santa Anita Japanese Internment Center during WWII.
OCDS_001.020
Recorded March, 2008
Historical Society of Laguna Woods
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Neuberger, Marion Miller.
I Was a Spy for the FBI.

Becoming a counterspy for the FBI in Los Angeles during the 1950s
OCDS_001.019
Recorded April, 2008
Historical Society of Laguna Woods
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Tsutsui, James.
Excluded.

Experiences of a Japanese-American L.A. resident after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
OCDS_001.018
Recorded March, 2008
Historical Society of Laguna Woods
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Peterson, Beryl.
Hunter's Books.

Remembering famed Beverly Hills bookstore, Hunter's Books.
OCDS_001.017
Recorded November, 2007
Laguna Woods City Hall
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Holloway, Ray.
Making Movies.

On becoming a cowboy movie star.

OCDS_001.016
Recorded March, 2008
Historical Society of Laguna Woods
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Holloway, Ray.
A Dream Fulfilled.

On becoming a cowboy.

OCDS_001.015
Recorded March, 2008
Historical Society of Laguna Woods
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Franklin, Irma.
One Box of Books.

Early history of the Leisure World Library (present day Laguna Woods).
OCDS_001.014
Recorded January, 2008
Historical Society of Laguna Woods
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Rogers, Kathy.
Sequoia in the Summer.

Memories of family summer vacations spent at Sequoia National Park in the 1980s.
OCDS_001.013
Recorded December, 2007
San Clemente Public Library
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Turnbull, Karen Wilson.
Nellie Gail Moulton Ranch.

Memories of Nellie Gail and Lewis Moulton at Laguna Beach in the 1950s.
OCDS_001.012
Recorded December, 2007
San Clemente Public Library
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Turnbull, Karen Wilson.
Saddleback College: A Happy Place.

Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, when the campus was newly opened in 1968.
OCDS_001.011
Recorded December, 2007
San Clemente Public Library
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Turnbull, Karen Wilson.
Laguna Sea Creature, Are You Out There?

Sighting a strange creature off the shores of Laguna Beach in the early 1950s.
OCDS_001.010
Recorded December, 2007
San Clemente Public Library
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Bank, Robin.
Growing Up at El Morrow Beach.

El Morrow Beach Trailer Park near Laguna Beach in the 1950s.
OCDS_001.009
Recorded November, 2007
San Clemente Public Library
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Turnbull, Karen Wilson.
Aliso View Grocery.

Grocery store and tent camp at Aliso Beach in the 1900s.
OCDS_001.008
Recorded December, 2007
San Clemente Public Library
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Zach, Alicia.
My Grandfather's Banjo (Slideshow).

Grandfather Bil Jennings in 1950s Los Angeles.
OCDS_001.007
Recorded October 12, 2007
Laguna Woods City Hall
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Zach, Alicia.
My Grandfather's Banjo (Narrative).

Grandfather Bil Jennings in 1950s Los Angeles.
OCDS_001.006
Recorded October 12, 2007
Laguna Woods City Hall
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Welling, Renee.
Laling and Charlie (Slideshow).

Renee Welling discusses her mother's arrival in California from the Philippines.
OCDS_001.005
Recorded October 12, 2007
Laguna Woods City Hall
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Welling, Renee.
Laling and Charlie (Narrative).

Renee Welling discusses her mother's arrival in California from the Philippines.
OCDS_001.004
Recorded October 12, 2007
Laguna Woods City Hall
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Chesney-Algar, Pamela.
Cupcakes in the Desert (Slideshow).

Story about family homestead at 29 Palms Desert during the early 1920s.
OCDS_001.003
Recorded October 12, 2007
Laguna Woods City Hall
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Chesney-Algar, Pamela.
Cupcakes in the Desert (Narrative).

Story about family homestead at 29 Palms Desert during the early 1920s.
OCDS_001.002
Recorded October 12, 2007
Laguna Woods City Hall
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OC Public Libraries.
I AM...Orange County.

I AM California of the Past I AM Orange County. Digital Story Station training poem.
OCDS_001.001
Recorded October 12, 2007
Laguna Woods City Hall
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Administrative Information

 

Access: This collection is open to the public and accessible through an Internet browser from:
              http://OrangeCounty.Blip.tv

Conditions of Reproduction: Fair Use reproduction is permitted.

Preferred Citation:
              [Subject Name]. [Interview Title]. Orange County Digital Stories. [Record #].
              Retrieved [date] from [URL].
     Example:
              Tsutsui, James. Life After Internment. Orange County Digital Stories. OCDS_001.021.
              Retrieved Nov. 20, 2008 from http://blip.tv/file/1037114.

Acquisition Information: All stories were captured and produced by OC Public Libraries and Historical Society of Laguna Woods.

 

 

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Scope and Content

 

Collection Overview: Orange County Digital Stories began as part of the California of the Past Digital Stories Series, which collects personal narratives from California residents with the intent of preserving living memories from local community members and making these stories readily available to the public over the Internet. Over time, the project came to include additional stories which were not produced under the California of the Past grant, but which did pertain to historical Orange County.

Orange County Digital Stories is a collection short digital videos in which current residents of Orange County, California, share their life experiences through first hand narratives. Each story is presented as an online "mini-movie”, integrating audio and/or video recordings with digitized photographs. In some cases, the resulting story is produced from interview footage with the interviewer edited out for effect. The stories are intended to maintain and support local community identity by capturing and presenting the personal experiences of California residents as described in their own words.

 

Administrative History: Orange County Digital Stories were produced as part of California State Library's California of the Past digital storytelling pilot project which awarded grants to six California public libraries, each partnered with a local organization.

Orange County Digital Stories were created through a partnership between OC Public Libraries and the Historical Society of Laguna Woods from 2007 - 2010.

 

 

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A complete list of all California of the Past projects is accessible from:

MEDIA ARTS CENTER San Diego
http://www.digitalstorystation.com

 

 

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Contact

 

 

Orange County Public Library

 
 

Laguna Hills Technology Library
ATTN: Jon Gilliom
25555 Alicia Parkway
Laguna Hills, CA 92677
(949) 707-2699
Jon.Gilliom@occr.ocgov.com


San Clemente Public Library
ATTN: Alicia Zach
242 Avenida Del Mar
San Clemente, CA 92672
(949) 492-3493
Alicia.Zach@occr.ocgov.com

 

 

 

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