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Everything Old is New Again
New Audiovisual Collection at the Orange Public Library & History Center

Deep down in a dark corner of the Library's basement, staff discovered a treasure trove of historic material of the City of Orange from the 1980s.  Uncovered were over 200 audio and video materials only available in broadcast format and completely inaccessible even with modern technology.  The Library applied for the California State Library's "Pitch an Idea Grant" in December 2010 and was awarded $29,500 for the "Local History Audiovisual Digital Preservation Project."  The Pitch an Idea grant will enable us to make the historic audio and visual content available through DVD and CD, and in the near future, streaming at the Library's Local History Digital Database.

This project will keep the history of the City of Orange alive for years to come!

For more information about our local history collections, please visit:

Click below to see a sampling of the City's wonderful heritage including the fountain dedication.

Orange: A Portrait in Pride
New Employee Orientation Program, 1986

Fountain Dedication at Orange City Hall
Recorded on April 13, 1981 

Phil Brigandi Interviewed
at the 1981 Street Fair

Orange Today: Historical Society
Bill Austin, Joanne Coontz, Diane Hegyi & Jess Perez


Listed below are the DVDs currently available for checkout.
More videos will be made available over the next six months.
(Click links to check DVD status in the Library's Catalog)

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