Archive, Field Notes

The Walt Disney Archives

Make sure to see Bowers Museum’s Inside the Walt Disney Archives: 50 Years of Preserving the Magic which is on exhibit from March 7, 2020 – June 20, 2021. This collection has an incredible array of heritage and contemporary history. You’ll enjoy learning about their staff’s conservation treatment of Walt Disney’s personal papers and film… Read More The Walt Disney Archives

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Oral History Podcast

Jennifer Keil, founder of 70 Degrees, conversed with Summer Cherland. Keil provided her insight for conducting oral histories with various institutions. She shared resources and techniques for best practices when facilitating interviews. She recommends introductory and advanced workshops at oral history centers such as CSUF’s Lawrence de Graaf Center for Oral and Public History. Additionally,… Read More Oral History Podcast

Field Notes

Aliso Viejo Ranch

The Aliso Viejo Ranch is officially open to the public. The rehabilitated historic barn, sheds, new barn, and foreman’s house provide insight into the Moulton Ranch in the 20th century. Visit this 7.7 acre site at 100 Park Ave. Aliso Viejo, CA. Moulton Museum provided historic artifacts on loan for the displays. This includes Lewis… Read More Aliso Viejo Ranch

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Women’s History Exhibits

Happy International Women’s Day! In March we celebrate the many contributions women have made to history. The Smithsonian Museum’s online women’s history exhibits are incredible. We particularly recommend the Museum Objects, Oral Histories, and Podcasts. Viewing and listening to these online materials will remind us of the work that generations prior to us did. It’s… Read More Women’s History Exhibits

Field Notes

Egyptian Beauty

The full-color model is made up of more than 6 million triangular polygons — 2D shapes that are the building blocks of a 3D digital object. (Image: © Cosmo Wenman, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) See the video at the end of this field notes and the article by the Smithsonian regarding this 2019 release of digital… Read More Egyptian Beauty

Field Notes

Who Was Nellie Gail Moulton?

Who Was Nellie Gail Moulton? exhibit at Casa Romantica highlights an Orange County pioneer’s history. As the matriarch of Moulton Ranch, she oversaw this nearly 22,000 acres operation. It was comprised of sheep, cattle, and agricultural enterprises. Nellie was an en plein air artist and philanthropist. She studied art with Southern Californian masters such as… Read More Who Was Nellie Gail Moulton?

Field Notes, History

Rosie the Riveter

Women served in World War II in the home front. Rosie The Riveter Trust – National Park is dedicated to preserving these memories. We recommend to view oral histories. Visit to learn more and view online materials. Betty Reid Soskin, 98, worked in Richmond’s shipyard during the war and shares her memories with… Read More Rosie the Riveter