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Placentia History Collection: Oral Histories

Listen to Placentia’s past directly from those who lived it though our collection of oral histories. This collection consists of oral history transcripts, as well as some audio recordings of the interviews.   

The Placentia Library is proud to house the Oral Histories of the following:  

  • Alfred V. Aguirre  
  • Fannie Bradford Allen  
  • Lee Castner  
  • Edward “Eddie” Castro  
  • Anna Allec Cushing   
  • Norman Eckenrode  
  • Norma Tuffree Fleming  
  • Charles D. Griffen  
  • Anna C. “Pat” Irot  
  • George Johnson  
  • Rene Kamen  
  • Vick Knight  
  • Mae Lemke  
  • Robert C. McFadden  
  • Patrick Joseph Melia  
  • Earl Nickles  
  • Edmund M. Ponce  
  • Placentia Packinghouse Oral History Project  
  • Ray and Jessie Pound  
  • Lewis E. Richards  
  • Marie Slyker Schmidt  
  • John O. Tynes  
  • Gualberto Valadez  
  • Victoria Allec Weselich  
  • George Ziegler  

The oral history collection can be viewed anytime by visiting the Placentia Library’s Local History Room during library hours. The transcripts can be viewed in bound or digital format, while the audio recordings are available to listen to on the local history computer in the room.