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Corona's Talking History: 133 Recordings Available Online

Post Date:09/14/2017 8:35 a.m.

 Library Press Release

For Immediate Release                                                                                                                       
September 14, 2017

CORONA, CA– Through the California Audiovisual Preservation Program (CAVPP), 133 sound recordings and oral histories from the Library’s Heritage Room collection are now available online.

Since 2010, when it received development funding from the California State Library, CAVPP’s goal has been to build a new research resource: the California Light and Sound collection of digitized film, video, and audio recordings related to California history. The California Light and Sound collection is the outgrowth of the California Preservation Program’s California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP). Most of the materials selected for digitization are unique, unpublished recording masters.

The Corona Public Library collection features a variety of content, including interviews and oral histories, speeches, performances, radio ads, and local events. A variety of topics can be explored through the collection including agriculture, labor, segregation, local government, community growth and change, and genealogy. In addition to the 133 audio recordings, the Heritage Room nominated fourteen 8mm and 16mm locally created documentary films and home movies for inclusion in the California Light and Sound collection. The films are awaiting digitization and will be available online in early 2018.

The ultimate goal for the project is to provide public access to media content through the Internet Archive for teaching, research, and study. If you would like to learn more about this program or would like to contribute to the Heritage Room’s collection please call Jennifer Marlatt at 951-279-3796 or email


About the City of Corona: Corona is located adjacent to Orange County California at the junction of the 91 and 15 freeways with a population of more than 160,000 residents. For more information regarding the City of Corona visit

Abigail Schellberg
Assistant Library & Recreation Services Director, City of Corona


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