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Urban Archives, California State University, Northridge. Oviatt Library
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Northridge, California 91330
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Acuña (Rodolfo F.) Collection

Rodolfo Francisco Acuña is a renowned historian, educator, activist, and scholar.  In 1969, Dr. Acuña became the first professor in the Mexican American Studies Department (now Chicana and Chicano Studies Department) at California State University, Northridge. The Rodolfo F. Acuña...

 
Affiliated Teacher Organizations of Los Angeles

The documents the teaching career of Harold Corbin, as well as political and social issues relevant to education in the greater Los Angeles Area, from 1944 through 1972. The organizations represented in this collection include: the Association of Classroom Teachers,...

 
Arleta Chamber of Commerce & Resident's Association

The Arleta Chamber of Commerce was established in February 1975 after the Arleta Property Owners Council, a group of business and home owners in the area, began petitioning to break free from the city of Pacoima and establish Arleta as...

 
Associated Chambers of Commerce of the San Fernando Valley Collection

The documents the expansion of business, industry, and suburban consumer culture throughout the San Fernando Valley during its post-war period of rapid growth from the 1950’s through the 1970’s.

 
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Beck (Judge Julian) Collection

Julian Beck was a teacher, politician, and judge in Los Angeles and was instrumental in the establishment of San Fernando Valley State College, now known as California State University, Northridge. Documented in the collection are Beck's family life, judicial and...

 
Benjamin (Gilbert G.) Jr. Subversive Activities Collection

Gilbert G. Benjamin, Jr. became a Special Agent in the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1946, after serving in the US Navy during the Second World War. He worked in Virginia and the District of Columbia before being transferred to...

 
Bill Chandler Farm Worker Organizaing Papers

Bill Chandler worked with the Community Service Organization in 1960. During this time Mr. Chandler met Cesar Chavez. He subsequently began working full-time with the United Farm Workers in 1965. His activities included organizing people to participate in the strike...

 
Blau (Rosalie M.) Collection

Rosalie Blau made many important contributions to the field of childhood education, and was a member of the California Association for the Education of Young Children until 1955. The documents her personal involvement in the field of childhood education between...

 
Boberg (Dorothy) Collection

Dorothy Boberg was a community activist who, as a member of numerous local civic and activist organizations, worked on myriad community issues within the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles areas, and beyond. The includes research material pertaining to...

 
Boeing Company, Rocketdyne Propulsion and Power, Santa Susana Field Laboratory Activities Reports Collection

The Santa Susana Field Laboratories (SSFL) was established by Rockwell International in 1946.  SSFL comprises approximately 2,700 acres located in the southeastern section of Ventura County. Rocket engine testing began at the SSFL in the 1940s. Research conducted at SSFL...

 
Broom Newspapers Collection

newspaper touted itself as a voice to the Christian Community of Southern California. was published by owner Fred de Aryan and his father and editor, C. Leon de Aryan, in East San Diego in 1932. was primarily dedicated to...

 
Bruland (Richard) Bebop Records Art Posters Collection

In 1982, Richard Bruland opened Bebop Records and Fine Art with René Engel. Bruland and Engel managed the store together until Engel left the business in 1985. Bruland continued to manage the store until it closed in August 1990. During...

 
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California Association for the Education of Young Children Collection

The foundation for the California Association for the Education of Young Children began with a small group of nursery school professionals at Mills College of Oakland, in 1926. By January 1953, a state association proposal was written. The first annual...

 
California Farm Workers Oral History Project Collection

The California Farmworkers Oral History Project interviewed farm workers from California to speak about their experiences.

 
California Federation of Teachers Collection

The California Federation of Teachers Collection includes the papers former CFT officials Raoul Teilhet, Regional Director, CFT Southern Section; Ben Rust, CFT President 1951-1957; and Ralph Schloming, CFT Executive Secretary 1959-1965. The collection consists primarily of administrative and organizational records...

 
California Shipbuilding Corporation (CalShip) Collection

The California Shipbuilding Corporation (CalShip), established in February 1941 on Terminal Island, became one of the focal points in Los Angeles' war effort. At CalShip, forty thousand men and women worked under war contracts to produce 467 vessels in four...

 
Calvo (Antonio and Luz Mendez) Family Collection

Antonio Regalado Calvo and Maria de la Luz Mendez Calvo were immigrants from the Mexican state of Sonora. They immigrated to the San Fernando region of California where they met and married during the Mexican Revolution. The collection gives a...

 
Canoga Park High School Collection

The Canoga Park High School Collection consists of photocopies of the student newspaper, commencement programs, playbills, football rosters and schedules, programs from installation and awards ceremonies, and high school events. The collection also contains programs for community and holiday events,...

 
Canoga Park Women's Club Collection

The Canoga Park Women's Club works "to promote interest in intellectual pursuits; to become a center for broader social life and to work unitedly for the general advancement of both club and community." The collection consists of notebooks and scrapbooks...

 
Carrell (Thomas C.) Collection

Senator Thomas C. Carrell became active in politics as the campaign manager for assemblymen Julian Beck and Allen Miller. Carrell served as an assemblyman from 1963-1967, and as a senator from 1967-1972. The papers of Senator Carrell document his political,...

 
Caughey (John Walton) School Integration Collection

A professor of History at UCLA, John Walton Caughey wrote extensively on the history of California and the United States. He was a representative on the State Superintendent's "Committee of Sociologists," an advisory committee on school segregation at UCLA, and...

 
Chandler (Carmen Ramos) Collection

The Carmen Ramos Chandler Collection documents Chandler's term as president of the Los Angeles Newspaper Guild (LANG) and her work at California State University, Northridge during her time as a reporter for the . The material within the collection dates...

 
Cities of Destiny Oral History Project Collection

The Cities of Destiny oral history project interviewed immigrants and minorities in Los Angeles. These histories document life and childhood in the interviewees' native countries, how they came to the United States, and their impressions of America.

 
Comisión Femenil San Fernando Valley Collection

In the early 1970s, one of the leading national Chicana activist organizations, Comisión Femenil Mexicana Nacional (CFMN), was created in Southern California. The focus of CFMN was to raise awareness of political and social issues that affected Latina women on...

 
Cooperative Nursery School Movement of Southern California Oral History Project Collection

The Cooperative Nursery School Movement of Southern California Oral History Project consists of eight interviews representing a cross-section of parents, teacher, and directors who were closely associated with the co-op nursery school movement beginning as early as 1947. These oral...

 
Cunnington, Merle H.

Merle Howard Cunnington (1931-2013) was an editorial cartoonist, both freelance and on staff at the from 1964-1978. The collection consists primarily of preliminary drawings and tear sheets, as well as a handwritten autobiography (through 1979), correspondence, lists, and other materials....

 
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Daily News Morgue Files of the Bustop Campaign Collection

The is the second-largest circulating newspaper in Los Angeles, California, and primarily reports stories pertinent to the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles. The collection contains the morgue, or inactive, files of the relevant to the Bustop Campaign, especially...

 
Davis (Senator Ed) Collection

Ed Davis was appointed Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department in 1969. He was elected State Senator in 1980 for California’s 19th District, and re-elected again in 1984. This small collection of primarily published material contains correspondence, mailings, newspaper...

 
Dentzel (Carl S.) Collection

The Carl S. Dentzel Collection documents the work and influences of Carl S. Dentzel throughout his lifetime as a journalist and a community activist, including the renaming of the city of Northridge, the coverage of the conflicts abroad between the...

 
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Ellsworth (Theodore "Ted" R.) Collection

Ted Ellsworth's activities as a health plan administrator and consultant, union representative and labor management arbitrator, educator, and activist for the aging ranged over a period of more than 45 years. The Ellsworth Collection documents his consulting and efforts on...

 
Ethical Cultural Society of Los Angeles Collection

The Ethical Cultural Society of Los Angeles Collection includes an assemblage of addresses, newsletters, and printed material from various Ethical Cultural Society regional chapters and its parent organization, The American Ethical Union. The material covers social and political topics on...

 
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Feather River Project Association Collection

In 1955, the Feather River Project Association (FRPA) was incorporated as a not-for-profit, non-partisan educational association to serve the public interest of Californians in the areas of water resource development and water conservation. The collection documents such issues as the...

 
Fowler (William Randolph) Collection

The William (Will) Randolph Fowler Collection highlights the literary works of Will and his father Gene Fowler. Gene is best known as a New York newspaperman and screen writer for 20th Century Fox. Will Fowler is known for his many...

 
Franklin (Robert and Betty) Collection

The Robert and Betty Franklin Collection documents 20 years of Robert and Betty Franklin's collaborative work as a husband and wife newspaper team working in the Northeastern portion of the San Fernando Valley, especially Sylmar, Pacoima, and the City of...

 
Fridkis (Cliff) Legal Files of the Bustop Campaign Collection

Cliff Fridkis served as the attorney for Bustop, Inc., a group originally formed by San Fernando Valley parents to stop forced busing in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). Bustop, Inc. was an intervener in the Crawford vs. Board...

 
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Gaitán (Henry) International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union (ILWU), Local 13 Collection

The Enrique "Henry" Gaitán Collection documents the unity between ILWU, Local 13 and their union counterparts throughout the shipping ports of Mexico. The collection contains correspondence between members of various longshore unions in the ports of Colima, Mazatlá, Sonora, Veracruz,...

 
Garrigues (Beulah "Dickie") Collection

Beulah "Dickie" Garrigues was a founding board member (and treasurer) of the Inglewood chapter of the Business and Professional Women's Club, which later became known as the Soroptimist International of Inglewood. She was a legal secretary who lent her expertise...

 
Georgeson (Duane) Papers

Duane L. Georgeson worked as a civil engineer for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and the Metropolitan Water District. The Duane L. Georgeson Papers document his 53-year career working as an engineer with water and water systems...

 
Goldener (Paul J.) United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, Local 645 Collection

Paul J. Goldener was president of the United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, Local 645, Van Nuys, California from 1970-1978. The United Automobiles, Aerospace & Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) was founded in 1936 by Walter...

 
Greater Los Angeles Press Club Collection

The Greater Los Angeles Press Club was formed following World War II. The Club operated a café and cocktail lounge for their members from 1960 through the 1980s, but as interest in gathering there waned, offices were leased instead. During...

 
Gutiérrez (Juana Beatriz) Mothers of East Los Angeles (MELA) Collection

Juana Beatriz Gutiérrez co-founded the Mothers of East Los Angeles (MELA) with several other women and a priest, Monsignor John Moretta. After co-founding MELA, she formed MELA-SI (Santa Isabel), becoming the president of that organization. Both groups worked to keep...

 
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Halverson (Homer A.) Collection

Homer Halverson worked for the City of Los Angeles as an Engineer in the 1920s, on his family's orange grove in the San Fernando Valley, in the early 1930s, and as a structural draftsman in the US Army Corps of...

 
Hawes (Bess Lomax) Student Folklore Collection

Bess Lomax Hawes is the daughter of famed folklorist John A. Lomax. Ms. Hawes had an active musical career as a singer, instrumentalist and songwriter. Her career as an educator began in 1954 when she became an instructor in guitar,...

 
Hayden (Tom) Belmont Learning Complex Investigation Collection

The Belmont Learning Complex (BLC) was established in an effort to relieve overcrowding in schools west of Downtown Los Angeles, as well as to provide a neighborhood school for students who were bused long distances (primarily to the San Fernando...

 
Hollenbeck DeMolay Mother's Club Collection

The Hollenbeck DeMolay Mother’s Club and all DeMolay Mother’s Club Circles have their roots in the Masonic Temple Order. Largely philanthropic in nature, the Hollenbeck DeMolay Mother’s Club raised funds in a variety of ways, most notably through donations, endowments,...

 
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Industrial Association of the San Fernando Valley Collection

The Industrial Association of the San Fernando Valley (IASFV), now called the Valley Industry and Commerce Association (VICA), is a non-profit organization formed to attract industry to the San Fernando Valley, a suburban community in Los Angeles. The records of...

 
International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union (ILWU), Local 13 Oral History Project Collection

The International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's (ILWU), Local 13 Oral History Project Collection consists of interviews with various generations of longshoremen that were are part of the Local 13 Union in Los Angeles, California.

 
International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union (ILWU), Local 13 Records, Part I

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) is a labor union which primarily represents dock workers on the West Coast of the United States, and was established in 1937. The Los Angeles Chapter, Local 13, was established shortly thereafter. The...

 
International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union (ILWU), Local 13 Records, Part II

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) primarily represents dock workers on the West Coast of the United States. The union was established in 1937 and the Los Angeles Chapter, Local 13, was established shortly thereafter. The collection documents the...

 
International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union (ILWU), Local 13 Records, Part III

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) is a labor union which primarily represents dock workers on the West Coast of the United States, and was established in 1937. The Los Angeles Chapter, Local 13, was established shortly thereafter. The...

 
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Janosco (John) United Packinghouse Workers of America Collection

John Janosco was a West Coast Representative for the United Packinghouse Workers of America (UPWA) from 1949-1960. His area of coverage included California, Oregon, Washington, and Arizona. Janosco through most of his life was an active participant in the labor...

 
Japanese-Americans in the San Fernando Valley Oral History Project Collection

The Japanese-Americans in the San Fernando Valley Oral History Project documents the lives of Japanese Americans who lived, or are currently living, in the San Fernando Valley. The participants are multi-generational, with many who experienced firsthand internment and prejudice during...

 
Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles Oral History Project Collection

The Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles Oral History Project consists of 50 interviews of Jewish immigrants in the Los Angeles area. The goal of the project was to study and evaluate the life experiences of persons who came to...

 
Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles, Community Relations Committee Collection, Part 1

In response to the spread of organized anti-Semitism in the United States during the 1930s, leaders of Los Angeles' Jewish community formed a special defense organization known as the Los Angeles Jewish Community Committee. The committee later changed its name...

 
Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles, Community Relations Committee Collection, Part 2

In response to the spread of organized anti-Semitism in the United States during the 1930s, leaders of Los Angeles' Jewish community formed a special defense organization known as the Los Angeles Jewish Community Committee. The committee later changed its name...

 
Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles, Community Relations Committee Collection, Part 3

In response to the spread of organized anti-Semitism in the United States during the 1930s, leaders of Los Angeles' Jewish community formed a special defense organization known as the Los Angeles Jewish Community Committee. The committee later changed its name...

 
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Kelly (Paul) Los Angeles Typographical Union, Local 174 Collection

Paul Kelly was president of the Los Angeles Typographical Union, Local 174, during which time Local 174 was a member of the Joint Strike-Lockout Council. The Strike took place in Los Angeles, California from 1967-1977 and was one of the...

 
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Latino Cultural Heritage Oral History Project Collection

The Latino Cultural Heritage Oral History Project Collection contains interviews conducted with several donors to the Latino Cultural Heritage Archives as part of the Urban Archives Center’s efforts to expand its holdings documenting the Latino and Chicano experience in Southern...

 
Leonard (Norman) and William H. Carder Collection

Mr. Leonard served as counsel for the International Longshore and Warehouse Union through several phases of labor disagreements including such issues as civil rights, racial discrimination, hiring and registration disputes, and management's unfair labor practices. The files of Leonard and...

 
Lewis (Charles T.) California Shipbuilding Corporation (CalShip) Collection

During World War II, Lewis worked as the chief electrician and supervisor for the Marine Electrical Department at California Shipbuilding Company on Terminal Island, Long Beach. Lewis supervised work on ships for the US Army Transport Service and War Shipping...

 
Links, Inc., Angel City Chapter Collection

The Angel City Chapter of Links, Inc. was founded in Los Angeles in February 1963 by ten Links, Inc. members who moved to Los Angeles from other parts of country. The Angel City Chapter has supported community-based institutions by sponsoring...

 
Los Angeles County Federation of Labor Collection

The Los Angeles Federation of Labor was officially organized by the five unions of printers, cigar makers, tailors, carpenters, and bakers on June 23, 1889. The National AFL and CIO merged in 1955 and with the California State Federation of...

 
Los Angeles Headquarters Association Collection

Los Angeles Headquarters (City) Association was initially established in 1961 by local commercial and business owners to actively promote the City of Los Angeles. As stated in its newsletter, "Los Angeles Headquarters Association is an organization of businesses committed to...

 
Los Angeles Newspaper Guild Collection

The Los Angeles Newspaper Guild (LANG) was chartered in 1937 as a local chapter of the American Newspaper Guild. They organized and represented newspaper employees throughout Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Orange, and San Bernardino counties in grievances and collective bargaining...

 
Los Angeles Watts Riot Collection

The Los Angeles Watts Riot took place in August, 1965 August. The collection is comprised predominantly of newspaper clippings from the , , , and several smaller local papers. The Los Angeles Watts Riots Collection also includes magazine articles, studies,...

 
Los Feliz Improvement Association Records

The Los Feliz Improvement Association was formed in 1922 to represent the homeowners of the Los Feliz area of Los Angeles. The association worked to protect historic trees and homes, and to prevent developments they felt would harm the upscale...

 
Loy (Baldo) International Longshoremen's and Warehouse Union Ephemera Collection

Baldo Loy worked for the Pacific Steamship Association as a Stevedore in 1923 and for the Moore Drydock Company in 1924. By 1935, he was a member of the Industrial Union of Marine and Shipbuilding Workers of America, Local 9....

 
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Mayo (Nick and Faye) Valley Music Theatre, Inc. Collection

The Valley Music Theatre was formerly located at 20600 Ventura Boulevard in Woodland Hills, between the Ventura Freeway exits of Winnetka and Canoga Avenues. Intended to be the first professional local performing arts center in the San Fernando Valley, the...

 
Miller (Reverend Wendell L.) Collection

Reverend Wendell L. Miller was pastor of the University Methodist Church, Los Angeles. He became involved in local politics when gambling and prostitution began edging toward the area surrounding the University of Southern California (USC) campus. Miller founded the Citizens...

 
Mont (Max) Collection

Max Mont was the West Coast Executive Director of the Jewish Labor Committee (JLC), which serves as a representative body for working persons from the Jewish community by promoting human rights and assisting organized labor in its relations within the...

 
Montoya (Richard) Culture Clash Collection

A founding member of Culture Clash, Richard Montoya was born in San Diego in 1959, the son of two educators. Culture Clash was founded on Cinco de Mayo, 1984 at René Yañez's Galería de la Raza/ Studio 24 in San...

 
Motion Picture Screen Cartoonists Guild, Local 839 Collection

The Motion Picture Screen Cartoonists Guild was a professional guild and labor union of cartoonists and animators. The Guild, then known as the Hollywood Screen Cartoonists, held their first union meeting in 1937. Throughout its existence the Guild represented animators...

 
Mulholland (Catherine) Collection

Catherine Rose Mulholland, granddaughter of William Mulholland, former Chief Superintendent of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, was an historian, writer, civic leader, and public speaker in the San Fernando Valley and the greater Los Angeles area, where...

 
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Nava (Julian) Collection

Julian Nava was born and raised in East Los Angeles, was one of the first Mexican-American graduates of Pomona College, and one the first Mexican-American doctoral students at Harvard University. He had a distinguished career as a professor of history...

 
Northeast Valley Oral History Project Collection

The Northeast Valley Oral History Project documents the life experiences of individuals who grew up or settled in northeast San Fernando Valley cities, such as Pacoima, Sylmar, Lake View Terrace, Arleta, and San Fernando.  The collection notably contains a number...

 
Northridge Civic Association Papers

In 1958, the Northridge Civic Association was established to watch over development and preservation of the community. The organization became involved in numerous zoning and growth control issues. The records of the Northridge Civic Association document the the organization's interests...

 
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Oakland Federation of Teachers, Local 771 Collection

The Oakland Federation of Teachers first organized on May 3, 1943 as the Alameda County Federation of Teachers, Local 771 of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) to both "improve the educational facilities for the children of the nation and...

 
Olmo (Frank del) Collection

Frank del Olmo (1948-2004) was a journalist, editorial columnist, and editor for the specializing in Latin American affairs and local Latino community concerns. Over his thirty-four year career with the , del Olmo advanced from intern to assistant editor, and...

 
Olvera, (Robert) Sr. and Robert Olvera, Jr. International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Local 13 Collection

The papers of Robert Olvera, Sr. and Robert Olvera, Jr. document two generations of union activism in one family. The collection consists largely of business papers dating from 1960 to 2003, including Executive Board and general meeting minutes (with indexes),...

 
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Pacoima Revitalization, Inc. Collection

In 1978, a social service agency, Pacoima Revitalization, Inc. (PRI) was created by Los Angeles City Councilman Bob Ronka as a non-profit public corporation to help revitalize the City of Pacoima, California. The Pacoima Revitalization, Inc. Collection documents the organization's...

 
Pardo (Mary Santoli) Collection

In her work, , Dr. Mary S. Pardo focuses on East Los Angeles and emphasizes the important role played by females the powerful influence of cultural symbols like motherhood and the Church. She suggests how such activism has innervated cultural...

 
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Reilly (Tom W.) Collection

Dr. Thomas W. Reilly was a faculty member at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) from 1969-2001. Before coming to CSUN Reilly worked as a journalist with the (now the ) He also spent time as the public information officer for...

 
Reseda Chamber of Commerce Papers

The Reseda Chamber of Commerce was formed by area merchants in 1935 to promote the welfare of the community, and to cultivate the business and social interests of its members. The records of the Reseda Chamber of Commerce document the...

 
Reseda Woman's Club Collection

The Reseda Woman's Club was formed in 1918 when a group of nineteen women gathered at Marian Elementary School to organize the Mother's Club of Marian. In 1922, the town of Marian was renamed Reseda, at which time the club...

 
Rodriguez, Felipe and Blandina (Guerrero) Family Collection

This collection of family photographs and personal papers document the migration of one family from Mexico to Arizona and then to the City of Los Angeles, and includes individual family members’ records, correspondence, and employee information, property records, and travel...

 
Rodriguez (Tomás) Photograph Collection

The collection consists of one Album which contains 232 photographs, including negatives, prints, and proof sheets. These images capture various people and events, including a number of family photographs, Goodwin Knight’s gubernatorial campaign in 1952, the unsuccessful campaign of Edward...

 
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Salcido (Tony) International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Local 13 Collection

Tony Salcido was a longshoreman in Los Angeles for 42 years. He was an active member of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Local 13 throughout that time. The collection documents his long and significant career as a dock worker,...

 
Salinas (Ric) Culture Clash Collection

A founding member of Culture Clash, Ric Salinas was born in El Salvador, and moved to San Francisco as a child. He grew up in the Mission District and attended San Francisco State University, where he participated in the theater...

 
San Fernando Valley Health Consortium Collection

Incorporated in 1971, the SFVHC's purpose was to meet the health needs of the San Fernando Valley by developing programs to train health personnel. Using the facilities of community hospitals in the valley, the Consortium provided continuing education for health...

 
San Fernando Valley Oral History Project Collection

The San Fernando Valley Oral History Project is an effort to capture the history and character of the San Fernando Valley as it has evolved socially, politically, economically, and culturally over the course of its history. Selected topics include agriculture,...

 
San Fernando Women's Club Collection

The San Fernando Women's Club was formed as a non-profit organization in 1929. The club evolved from a number of civic, literary, and social organizations. The colleciton consists of organizational records which document the objectives of the group and describe...

 
Sanders (Elmer M.) Collection

Elmer M. Sanders was a prominent African-American leader in the city of Pacoima, CA. His papers document the personal achievements of the Sanders family, their involvement in community affairs, and the educational efforts of the Trainers of Teacher Trainers project...

 
Santa Susana Mountain Park Association Collection

The Santa Susana Mountain Park Association (SSMPA) was formed as a non-profit group in 1971 to preserve the Santa Susana Mountains and the Simi Valley Hills as open space during the rapid urban development of the Santa Clarita, Santa Clara,...

 
Sigüenza (Herbert) Culture Clash Collection

A founding member of Culture Clash, Herbert Sigüenza was born in San Francisco. Culture Clash was founded on Cinco de Mayo, 1984 at René Yañez's Galería de la Raza/ Studio 24 in San Francisco's Mission District by Richard Montoya, Ricardo...

 
Smith (Millie Moser) Papers

Millie Moser Smith devoted much of her time to social causes, especially those involving farm workers, which she came into contact with through her church membership. The collection consists of articles, booklets, correspondence, ephemera, fliers, journals, membership directories, newsletters, newspaper...

 
Southern California Arbitration Case Files Collection

The Southern California Arbitration Case Files Collection documents various grievances and contract violations between workers and employers that could not be settled during collective bargaining negotiations or through regular internal grievance processes.  In such cases one or more area arbitrators...

 
Southern California Association for the Education of Young Children Collection

The Southern California Association for the Education of Young Children (SCAEYC) is a local branch of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The Southern California chapter was  founded around 1945, to shape local and state-wide policy...

 
Southern California Journalism Oral History Project Collection

The Southern California Journalism Oral History Collection began in the mid-1970s at CSUN as an effort to obtain and preserve the day-to-day experiences of working journalists, particularly people who were not likely to write books about, or maintain extensive diaries...

 
Southern California Social Science Association Records

The Southern California Social Science Association (SCSSA) membership consists of elementary, middle and high school social science educators who teach subjects such as anthropology, economics, geography, history, philosophy, and sociology. The major activity of SCSSA has been to organize annual...

 
Supreme Council of the Mexican-American Movement Collection

The documents the work of a group of young people to improve the social conditions and standing of Mexican Americans in the United States.The collection includes official records of the organization which detail the group's structure, purpose, and objectives. Correspondence...

 
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Tarzana Property Owners' Association Collection

The Tarzana Property Owners' Association was formed in 1962 from several existing neighborhood groups in the interest of furthering community growth and development. The collection documents the San Fernando Valley's historical development, and the Tarzana Property Owners' Association's attempts at...

 
Tarzana Woman's Club Collection

The Tarzana Woman’s Club was initially formed as the Runnymede Women’s Club in 1915, an auxiliary to the local men’s social organization, the Runnymede Poultry and Berry Association. The women’s association disbanded in 1923, but twelve former members re-formed as...

 
Teatro Cometa Oral History Project Collection

This collection of oral histories tells the story of a grassroots Chicano theater group, , which was active during 1970s and early 1980s in and around Fullerton, California. During their approximately dozen year span, embodied elements of the ethic as...

 
Tillack (Coralie Hewitt) Collection

In 1956, Coralie Hewitt Tillack began her 26-year employment with Lockheed Air Terminal in Burbank, California. Starting as a telephone switchboard operator and later transferring to Field Operations, Coralie was captivated by the history of the first million-dollar airport constructed...

 
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Underwood (Agness M.) Collection

Agness Underwood was a Los Angeles newspaper woman for forty-two years. During the 1930s and 1940s she was one of the city's best-known court and police reporters. In 1946, she became city editor of the , a post she held...

 
United Teachers Los Angeles Collection

The United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) was formed in 1970, through the merger of the Association of Classroom Teachers of Los Angeles (ACT-LA) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), Local 1021. At the time, UTLA was the second-largest teacher's...

 
Urban Archives General Oral Histories Collection

The Urban Archives General Oral Histories Collection consists of various oral histories conducted or collected by the Urban Archives that are not part of a larger project. Interviews focus on a number of subjects, including public utilities, teachers' strikes, immigration,...

 
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Valley Music Theatre Photograph Collection

Photographer Larry Underhill was hired by the Los Angeles Conservancy to take photographs of the Valley Music Theatre immediately prior to its demolition in 2006. The collection consists of forty-six silver gelatin photographs taken by Underhill, as well as documentation...

 
Van Bourg (Victor) Collection

Victor Van Bourg was a prominent labor lawyer in Southern California from the mid-1960s, until his death in 1999. He founded the firm Van Bourg, Allen, Weinberg, and Roger, in Orange County which represented over 400 unions and their members....

 
Van Nuys High School Newspaper Collection

Founded in 1914, Van Nuys High School is a public high school in Van Nuys. The newspapers that make up the Van Nuys High School Newspaper Collection include the , , and .

 
Vogler (Asher) Collection

This collection documents some of the significant events of the community of South Gate, including social and political issues affecting the city during a period of nationwide depression. Three organizations in the community reflected South Gate's concern with these issues:...

 
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Ward (Lincoln) Collection

In his capacity as president of the Industrial Association of the San Fernando Valley, Lincoln Ward, of the Pacific Telephone Company, and Joseph Staller, of the Southern California Gas Company, conducted a series of weekly interviews over radio station KCSN....

 
Weeks (Charles) Collection

In 1909 Charles Weeks pioneered what was then a new method of raising poultry, by concentrating birds into coops. In 1923 he established a small farming community in Owensmouth known as the Weeks Poultry Colony. This collection is comprised of...

 
West Van Nuys Chamber of Commerce Collection

The West Van Nuys Chamber of Commerce (WVNCC) was established in 1952 by a group of merchants in Van Nuys, who were members of the West Valley Associated Chambers of Commerce and the Valley-Wide Streets, Highways, and Transportation Committee. The...

 
Winnetka Women's Club Collection

The Ladies League of Little Landers was formed in December 1922. The organization later changed its name to the Weeks Community Women's Club, and finally to the Winnetka Women's Club on May 6, 1935. The Winnetka Women’s Club Collection consists...

 
Women on the Waterfront Oral History Project Collection

The oral history interviews of female ILWU members were conducted between the years 1993 and 1997 as part of the ILWU, Local 13 "Women on the Waterfront" Oral History Project. They were conducted as a continuation of the ILWU Oral...

 
World War II Survivors Oral History Project Collection

The World War II Survivors Oral History Project includes 29 oral history interviews with individuals who lived in Europe during World War II.

 
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Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) of Los Angeles Collection

The Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) of Los Angeles was established in 1893 to promote the physical, social, spiritual, and educational well-being of young women. The collection documents the establishment, evolution, and achievements of the YWCA of Los Angeles.

 
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Zero Population Growth of Los Angeles, Inc. Collection

The Los Angeles chapter of Zero Population Growth (ZPG) was established in 1978. ZPG of Los Angeles' educational activities include letter writing campaigns, donation of radio air time for public service announcements and programs, and speeches given to community groups,...

 
Zoraster (Albert) Collection

A resident of the San Fernando Valley from 1920 to the mid-1970s, Albert Zoraster devoted much of his life to improving the quality of services in the community, particularly in the areas of transportation and municipal services. An active committee...