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Butte Meadows Jonesville Community Association Collection Edit


MSS 216
Finding Aid Author
Stefani Baldivia, Pam Kruger
Finding Aid Date
Description Rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard


  • Between 1860 and 1999. (Creation)
  • Bulk dates are between 1989 and 1999 (Creation)


  • 4.6 Linear Feet (Whole)
  • 16 boxes (Whole)



  • Access Restrictions

  • Arrangement

    The Properties are organized alphabetically by location. The Cabin Histories are organized chronologically, then alphabetically. The History Committee’s papers are organized chronologically. The Transcriptions and Recollections (boxes 6 and 7) and the Audio tape recordings (boxes 9 through 16) are organized alphabetically by storyteller’s last name. The photographs have been removed from the collection, digitized, and made accessible through Chico Digital Collections.

  • Biographical/ Historical Note

    The Butte Meadows- Jonesville Community Association Collection represents an accumulation of primary and secondary source research, used by the BMJCA history committee to compile the book A Small Corner of The West. Published in 1998, the book covers the late 19th Century and the 20th Century of the history of the Northern California region of Butte Meadows, Chico Meadows, and Jonesville. The collection documents the development of forestry and logging, as well as other pioneer use of the land, like cattle drives in the area. The BMJCA historical committee gathered oral histories from elder community members about the historical cabins located in the area, as well as the pioneer families who settled and developed the area.

  • Scope and Contents note

    Collection contains materials assembled by the History Committee of The Butte Meadows-Jonesville Community Association for the book A Small Corner of the West. The collection consists of research files and subject folders, some topographic, and plat maps, cabin histories as recorded by occupants in the early 1990s, oral histories captured on audio tapes and video tapes, as well as some transcriptions of the audio recordings. The photographs have been removed, digitized, and are available on Chico Digital Collections. Some maps have been removed and are shelved throughout the Map Collection.

  • Usage Restrictions

    Audio and VHS tapes are fragile and will be made available on a case by case basis.

  • Preferred Citation note

    Butte Meadows Jonesville Community Association Collection, MSS 216, Special Collections, Meriam Library, California State University, Chico.

  • Processing Information note

    Processed by Mary Ellen Bailey. Updated and encoded by: Pamela Nett Kruger, 2017; Stefani Baldivia, 2018

  • Provenance

  • Related Materials

    Much of the collection is research files for A Small Corner of the West: Butte Meadows, Chico Meadows, Jonesville, California. Chico, Calif.: Butte Meadows-Jonesville Community Association, 1998.