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Regional History Collection, University of Southern California
Special Collections
Doheny Memorial Library, Room 209
Los Angeles, California 90089-0182
Phone: (213) 740-5900
Fax: (213) 740-2343
Email: specol@usc.edu
Collections with online items: 11
Physical collections: 199
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1932 Olympics Equestrian scrapbook

This small scrapbook contains clippings and photographs documenting the equestrian entrants in the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics, and the events held at the Riviera Country Club. Horses and riders from Japan, France, Holland, Mexico, Sweden, and the United States are...

 
19th century California newspapers

A collection of single issues of newspapers from across California, including from San Francisco, Sacramento, Siskiyou, and Oakland. The collection also includes a few newspapers from Boston, New York, and Newport, Rhode Island. The issue of the in the collection...

 
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A. (Gladys) papers

The Gladys A. papers contain diaries of Gladys A., a young woman who participated in sex work in and around Downtown Los Angeles. The diaries span from the day she arrived in LA in January of 1949 through 1953, detailing...

 
"A Midsummer Night's Dream" scrapbook

A limited-run scrapbook produced for individuals such as studio head Jack Warner documenting the production of Max Reinhardt's film adaptation of Shakespeare's play "A Midsummer Night's Dream". The leather-bound scrapbook contains more than 200 original black-and-white glossy photos from the...

 
Abolish Cross-Filing in California records

This collection contains the records of the group formed by John B. Elliott to abolish the practice of cross-filing in California (Abolish Cross-Filing in California). Cross-filing is a practice that permits candidates for political office to register in multiple parties...

 
An Account of the Great Chinese Riot and Massacre in Los Angeles typescript

Typescript of Judge Widney's account of the riot and massacre of Chinese in Los Angeles, based on the trial of 10 people indicted for the murders, which took place in front of Widney as Judge of the District Court of...

 
Adams (George and Elenora) diaries, letters, and other material

The George and Elenora Adams diaries, letters, and other material contain 39 diaries, four letters, and various personal documents and ephemera kept by George E. Adams and his wife Elenora Martin Learned Adams. Throughout the course of their lives--as documented...

 
Alarcón (Arthur) papers

Arthur L Alarcón was a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, to which he was appointed in 1979 by President Jimmy Carter. He assumed senior status in 1992 and served until...

 
Allard (Lillian I.) collection of California postcards

The Lillian I. Allard collection of California postcards consists of 782 vintage postcards. The postcards are arranged geographically and cover such places as Los Angeles County, Orange County, the California Missions, Riverside County, the Mission Inn of Riverside, San Diego...

Allen (Ronald J.) map collection

A collection of 28 topographic maps of different regions of California issued by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and printed between 1900 and 1947. All of the maps in this collection have been digitized by the USC Digital Library...

 
Alsky (Walter B.) papers

Walter B. Alsky was born on June 30, 1917 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1941, and was assigned to the IV Fighter Command, Signal Headquarters, in Oakland, California. After his discharge in 1945, he returned...

 
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Balboa Peninsula and Balboa Island real estate photographs

The Balboa Peninsula and Balboa Island real estate photographs comprise a small collection of original black-and-white photographic prints from an unidentified real estate company showing properties for sale in the 1950s and 1960s in the beachside communities of Balboa Peninsula...

 
Bell (Alphonzo) papers

Alphonzo Bell, Jr. (1914-2004) was a United States Congressman who represented the 27th and 28th Congressional Districts - which encompassed the communities of Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Brentwood, Bel Air, and West Los Angeles - between 1961 and 1977. Materials...

 
Biscailuz (Eugene) scrapbooks

This collection contains photograph scrapbooks kept by Eugene Biscailuz during his tenure as Los Angeles County Sheriff, as well as scrapbooks of newspaper clippings kept by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Biscailuz joined the Sheriff's Department in 1907 and...

 
Black Panther Party news sheets

A collection of five mimeographed communications from the Black Panther Party from 1968 to 1973. Between issues of newspaper, the Black Panther Party would issue mimeographed news sheets locally. The format, with its quick turnaround and low production cost, enabled...

 
Bleifer (Sandy) papers

During her years as a real estate broker and historic preservation advocate in downtown Los Angeles, Sandra Bleifer created and collected a trove of materials documenting the revitalization of downtown in the 1990s and 2000s--decades witnessing an enormous amount of...

 
Boulé (David) interview with Wally G. Shidler

A collection of material relating to a series of interviews with Wally Shidler, conducted by David Boulé. Wally G. Shidler is a former motion picture engineer and collector of Southern California ephemera. David Boulé is an author, researcher, and collector...

 
Bowen (William M.) scrapboooks

Two scrapbooks documenting avarious aspects of William M. Bowen's career. One documents the creation of what is now known as Exposition Park, originally called Agricultural Park. The other, various aspects of Bowen's career in Los Angeles politics....

 
Braxton (Maceo, Jr.) family photograph album

An album of family portraits and other material assembled at the time of Maceo Braxton, Jr.'s graduation from West Point in 1974. The more than 40 photographs in the album prominently feature Braxton (1953-2008)--a Black physician and military officer--as well...

Briggs (Benjamin Bennett, M.D.) family papers

Dr. Benjamin Bennett Briggs was a horticulturist and medical doctor who originally came to California from Ohio during the Gold Rush but returned to Ohio where he married and established a medical practice. He later returned to California to continue...

 
Brown (Edmund G., Jr.) papers

The Edmund G. Brown, Jr. papers comprise the papers of Jerry Brown during his tenure as California Secretary of State (1971-1975) and his first two terms as the Governor of California (1975-1983). Over the course of his career, Jerry Brown...

 
Bubar (Norma) collection of Kantaro Suzuki and Frederick T. Woodman photographs

7 photographs of Kantaro Suzuki and Frederick T. Woodman, circa 1919. The photographs were taken during and around the time of Admiral Suzuki's visit to Los Angeles. The collection includes 1 photograph of Mayor Woodman throwing a baseball, posing with...

 
Bunker Hill Redevelopment Project records

The collection spans from 1938 to 1997 and consists of items related to the redevelopment of Bunker Hill: legal documents, reports, studies, brochures, proposals, serials, books, photographs, design proposals, and Community Redevelopment Agency studies.

 
Burke (Yvonne Brathwaite) papers: California State Assembly, U.S. Congress, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, and California Attorney General Campaign

The Yvonne Brathwaite Burke papers contain the records of the political activities of Yvonne Brathwaite Burke, University of Southern California Gould Law School alumna, state and federal legislator, and county official. Included are records from Burke's tenure in the California...

 
Burke (Yvonne Brathwaite) papers: Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors

The Yvonne Brathwaite Burke papers contain the records of the political activities of Yvonne Brathwaite Burke, University of Southern California Gould Law School alumna, state and federal legislator, and county official. Included in this collection are the records from Burke's...

 
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California family photograph album

A photograph album of an unidentified family in California with snapshots of various people and places taken circa 1900-1905. Places pictured include Sierra Madre, Alhambra, Pasadena, Santa Monica, Laurel Canyon, Redwood City, San Francisco, the Cliff House (San Francisco), Westlake...

 
California Federal Savings Bank newsletters

Newsletters of the California Federal Savings Bank, the Cal Fed Telescope, the Cal Fed Eagle, and the Cal Fed California.

 
California Historical Society collection of historic postcards

This small collection of postcards came to USC chiefly through the California Historical Society. Many of them appear to have originated with the same few families, based on notes and addresses on them. The images are of geographic subjects especially...

 
California Historical Society collection of Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce records and photographs

The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce materials document the activities of the organization from 1888 through the 1960s. Included in the collection are minutes from the Board of Director's meetings, reports and publications from various government agencies and business,...

 
California Historical Society collection of the California Department of Natural Resources' Los Angeles County Master Shoreline Plan records

In 1947 a property appraisal was conducted along Santa Monica Bay for the purpose of estimating the fair market value of various shoreline parcels selected by the Regional Planning Commission of Los Angeles County for purchase by the State of...

 
California State Military Forces letters, photographs and portfolio

This small collection consists of a ceremonial book documenting the School of the Line and Staff of Camp Hopkins, October Session 1942; letters to and orders for the officers of the 1st Aero Squadron of the California State Militia, headquartered...

 
Caltrans District 7 records

The records contains reports either used or created by the District 7 office of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). Caltrans District 7 is responsible for the planning, construction and maintenance of over 1000 highway and freeway miles in Los...

 
Carlson (Milton) papers

A collection of scrapbooks, notebooks, photographs, photograph albums, ledgers, postcards, and court transcripts and testimonies from Milton Carlson. Carlson was a criminologist and handwriting expert.

 
Century Freeway records

Century Freeway, officially named the I-105 Glenn M. Anderson (Century) Freeway Transitway, extends for 17.3 miles in a west-east direction, from Sepulveda Blvd near the Los Angeles International Airport to the I-605 Freeway. The freeway traverses nine cities in the...

 
Century Freeway records

Century Freeway, officially named the I-105 Glenn M. Anderson (Century) Freeway Transitway, extends for 17.3 miles in a west-east direction, from Sepulveda Blvd near the Los Angeles International Airport to the I-605 Freeway. The freeway traverses nine cities in the...

 
Chester Place photographs

12 mounted photographs depicting Chester Place and the surrounding area. The photographs include streetscapes (of Chester Place and Figueroa Street), lawns and gardens. Many of the photographs are identified only generally, but some can be positively identified as no. 7...

 
Christopher (Paul) collection of Carl W. Knight photographs

The Paul Christopher collection of Carl W. Knight's photographs consists mainly of photographs, negatives, and slides of portraits and scenic views of Missouri and Southern California. In addition to the images, there are a few textual items that include financial...

 
Citizens Committee to Save Elysian Park records

The Citizens Committee to Save Elysian Park was founded in 1965 to organize public and official awareness and to raise support to preserve the park land as public open space, and to develop it for recreational activities. The mission and...

 
Clark (Robert J.) collection on aeronautical history

This collection consists of a scrapbooks containing photographs, articles, and clippings about aircraft and flying machines from around the world. These materials were collected by aircraft designer Robert J. Clark (1919-2009).

 
Clarke (K. Garrison) collection of photographs of Southern California and Baja California, Mexico

The collection consists of 128 black and white reprints of images taken by K. Garrison Clarke between 1948 and 1975. Most of the images are taken in and around Los Angeles County. A sizable amount of photographs are from a...

 
Coconut Grove New Year's Eve menu

1 menu from the New Year's Eve celebration held at the Coconut Grove of the Ambassador Hotel, December 31, 1948....

 
Collection of promotional material for Southern California police departments

A collection of promotional materials related to policing in Los Angeles County. The collection contains a series of photographs taken by Milton K. Bell circa 1960 depicting members of the Arcadia Police Department at work. The photographs, which were likely...

 
Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles reports and publications

Created in 1948, the Community Redeveloment Agency of the City of Los Angeles was dedicated to revitalizing, refurbishing, and renewing economically depressed areas of Los Angeles. As an independent agency, the CRA existed until the 2011 Budget Act, signed into...

 
Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles reports and publications

Created in 1948, the Community Redeveloment Agency of the City of Los Angeles was dedicated to revitalizing, refurbishing, and renewing economically depressed areas of Los Angeles. As an independent agency, the CRA existed until the 2011 Budget Act, signed into...

 
Company Theatre records

The Company Theatre records document the activities and history of the Company Theatre, an experimental, groundbreaking theater company founded in Los Angeles in 1967. Several USC students and graduates were among the Company Theatre's founding members, including Steven Kent and...

 
Conaway (Connie) letters

Letters and postcards from Corporal Art Harm to Connie (Vernacaleen) Conaway (Haught). Although primarly love letters, the letters and postcards also contain details about Corporal Harm's basic training at Fort Murphy, Florida. The letters begin in May 1943 and end...

Covington (Floyd C.) papers

Floyd C. Covington was a Black civic leader in Los Angeles from the late 1920s to the 1970s. Through his work as the first Executive Director of the Los Angeles Urban League and his service in the Department of Housing...

 
Crawford et al. v. Board of Education of the City of Los Angeles et al. records

Crawford et al. v. Board of Education of the City of Los Angeles et al. was a case in which the California Supreme Court ordered the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) to formulate a feasible plan to desegregate its...

 
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Danburg family negatives and photographs

The Danburg family negatives and photographs consists primarily of negatives, with a few photographs, that depict members of the Danburg family in and around their properties, as well as in the Southwest. The Danburgs lived at 1406-1/2 S. Westmoreland Avenue...

 
Davis (Zachary) collection of West Coast punk ephemera

The Zachary Davis collection of West Coast punk ephemera consists of concert fliers and tickets, political pamphlets, promotional material for punk music-related merchandise, drawings, and zines documenting the punk subculture on the West Coast (mostly California) of the United States...

 
Deakin (Edwin) Missions of California prints

23 prints of the California missions by Edwin Deakin. Deakin, an English-born artist, became well known for his paintings of the California Missions that drew public attention to their deteriorating state.

 
Dimmick (Kimball H.) deed of sale for property in Downtown Los Angeles

A deed for the sale of property at Main and Second Street in Downtown Los Angeles by Thomas Foster, the sixth Mayor of Los Angeles, to Kimball H. Dimmick (1812-1861), a prominent attorney who signed and helped shape California's constitution...

 
DuBay (William H.) papers

In 1966, William H. DuBay was suspended from the Los Angeles Archdiocese for opining his criticism of the Roman Catholic church. The collection includes materials related to DuBay's controversial tenure as a Roman Catholic priest and his suspension.

 
Duren (B. Kwaku) papers

B. Kwaku Duren is a lawyer and long-time political, social and community activist in the Los Angeles area. He has served various institutions, among them the South-Central Office of the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA), the Union of...

 
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Ehret (Theo) photographs

Photographs taken by Theo Ehret, 1970-1985, undated. Subjects include Hollywood, downtown Los Angeles and its buildings and freeways, LAX, the Olympic Auditorium, Hollywood celebrities, and boxers and wrestlers. Theo Ehret (1920-2012) was the house photographer at the Grand Olympic Auditorium...

 
Ennor (Muriel A.) scrapbook

A scrapbook belonging to Muriel A. Ennor of Los Angeles documenting Ennor's time at Manual Arts High School between 1918 and 1922. The scrapbook contains photographs of classmates, invitations to dances and parties, a series of programs and leaflets for...

 
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Ferraro (Richard E.) papers

This collection consists of the papers of Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education member Richard E. Ferraro.

First Century Families records

The collection contains records of the activities of the First Century Families, especially centered on the planning and implementation of the group's annual luncheon. Considerable genealogical and biographical material is also contained herein. The collection also includes 22.4 gigabytes of...

 
Flournoy (Houston) papers

The collection includes correspondence, administrative records, regulations and legislation, campaign finances, budget reports for the State of California, commission and agency agendas, speeches, newspaper clippings, articles, and photographs from Houston Flournoy's political career from 1956 to 1974.

 
Foley and Sepulveda family papers

The Foley and Sepulveda family papers consists of letters, diaries, photographs, photograph albums, books, legal documents and ephemera, 1850-1953 and undated, created and collected by various members of the Sepulveda and Foley families. The bulk of the collection consists of...

 
Foss (Valeska) High School scrapbook

"The Girl Graduate: Her Own Book" is embossed into the leather cover of this fragile scrapbook. The volume was kept by Valeska Foss of Lincoln High School in Los Angeles, California, between 1916 and 1919, the year she graduated from...

 
Frances Worthen papers

The Frances Worthen papers contain technical and engineering drawings for industrial parts and creative drawings for poems, invitations, and birthday greetings -- all created by Frances Worthen (1899-1982), an industrial designer and interior decorator/designer based in Glendale, California.

 
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Gibson (Wynne) collection on the Minute Women of Los Angeles

The Wynne Gibson collection on the Minute Women of Los Angeles consists of material collected by stage and screen actress Wynne Gibson (1898-1987) on the World War II volunteer organization, the Minute Women of Los Angeles. According to a press...

 
Gilman (Jane) collection of Los Angeles restaurant menus

22 menus from Los Angeles restaurants and cruise ships, including Perino's and The Brown Derby.

 
Green (Daniel) collection of Los Angeles City Planning documents

Daniel Green, an alumnus of the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy (Master of Planning, 1974), worked at the Los Angeles Department of City Planning for more than 30 years. The Daniel Green collection of Los Angeles City Planning...

 
Griffiths (Edwin and Louise) collection of Southern California postcards

The Edwin and Louise Griffiths collection of Southern California postcards consists of 33 historic postcards of Southern California sites and neighborhoods, including the San Gabriel Mission, Santa Catalina Island, and Mount Lowe Railway. Edwin and Louise Griffiths collected the postcards...

 
Guayule rubber industry photograph album

Photograph album of planting, harvesting, and manufacturing rubber in Salinas, California. Each photographs is accompanied by a detailed caption. Includes a letter from Fred McCargar, Secretary of the Salinas Chamber of Commerce to Dr. D. Spence presenting the album

 
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Hall (Cliff) negatives and photographs

This collection primarily consists of undeveloped negatives by African American Los Angeles photographer Cliff Hall (1925-2020), which appear to chiefly date from the 1950s to early 2000s. The images reflect photo shoots by Hall of society and cultural events and...

 
Harris (Mabel C.) papers

Mabel C. Harris, also professionally known as Virginia O'Neal and Martha Logan, was a trained home economist who, after working for Swift and Company and Kerr Glass Manufacturing Corp., was hired by Vons grocery stores in 1960 to be the...

 
Hearst Corporation Los Angeles Examiner photographs, negatives and clippings - oversize portrait and subject files

This finding aid is for the oversize portrait and subject files of the Los Angeles Examiner photograph morgue.

 
Hearst Corporation Los Angeles Examiner photographs, negatives and clippings - subject photographs

This finding aid is for the subject files of the Los Angeles Examiner photograph morgue.

 
Hearst Corporation Los Angeles Examiner photographs, negatives, and clippings--biographical clippings

This finding aid describes the biographical clippings files of the Los Angeles Examiner photograph and clippings morgue.

 
Hearst Corporation Los Angeles Examiner photographs, negatives, and clippings--library files

This collection consists of materials presumably filed as reference and administrative materials within the Los Angeles Examiner's library, including City Editor's Schedules and topical files, arranged alphabetically, containing pamphlets and other documents.

 
Hearst Corporation Los Angeles Examiner photographs, negatives and clippings--portrait files (A-F)

This finding aid is for letters A-F of portrait files of the Los Angeles Examiner photograph morgue. The finding aid for letters G-M is available at . The finding aid for letters N-Z is available at .

 
Hearst Corporation Los Angeles Examiner photographs, negatives and clippings--portrait files (G-M)

This finding aid is for letters G-M of portrait files of the Los Angeles Examiner photograph morgue. The finding aid for letters A-F is available at . The finding aid for letters N-Z is available at .

 
Hearst Corporation Los Angeles Examiner photographs, negatives and clippings--portrait files (N-Z)

This finding aid is for letters N-Z of portrait files of the Los Angeles Examiner photograph morgue. The finding aid for letters A-F is available at . The finding aid for letters G-M is available at .

 
Hearst Corporation Los Angeles Examiner photographs, negatives, and clippings--subject clippings

This finding aid describes the subject clippings files of the Los Angeles Examiner photograph and clippings morgue.

 
Heath (R. Lee) scrapbook

Robert Lee Heath (1881-1974) joined the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) in 1904 and rose through the ranks to serve as Chief of Police from 1924-1926. The R. Lee Heath scrapbook contains a total of more than 200 newspaper clippings...

 
Hill (Gladwin) papers

This collection consists of Gladwin Hill's clippings files on the assassinations of the Kennedy brothers and the notes he took while covering their assassinations for in 1963 and 1968. Also included in this collection are magazines and newspapers with features...

 
Historic Postcards collection

This small collection of postcards came to USC chiefly through the California Historical Society. Many of them appear to have originated with the same few families, based on notes and addresses on them. The images are of geographic subjects especially...

 
Hoffman (Abraham Z.) papers

Dr. Hoffman's papers include many historical organization journals and books, many including essays by Hoffman; his research materials, much literature related to the society E Clampus Vitus, newsletters and ephemera pertaining to Hollywood's Magic Castle, and a small trove of...

 
Holifield (Chester E.) papers

Chester Earl Holifield (1903-1995) -- also known as Chet Holifield -- of Montebello, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Mayfield, Graves County, KY, December 3, 1903. Moved to Montebello in 1920 and engaged in the manufacture and selling of men's...

 
Hollenbeck Hotel registers

Five ledgers from an early Los Angeles hotel, the Hollenbeck Hotel, which was active from 1884 to 1932. The collection consists of three hotel ledgers for parts of the calendar year 1902 (April 19 to May 12; September 22 to...

 
Hollywood High School photographs and commencement program

A collection of seven photographs of Hollywood High School in the 1920s and 1930s, along with a commencement program for the Hollywood High School class of 1956 for a ceremony at the Hollywood Bowl. The photographs depict students and faculty...

 
Hollywood Park and Santa Anita Park programs

5 programs, 1941-1948, from Hollywood Park and Santa Anita Park. Each is an "official program", listing the days' races and entrants. Both Santa Anita Park, located in Arcadia, California, and Hollywood Park, located in Inglewood, California, were notable horse racing...

 
Homefront records

The collection contains research materials, administrative files, audiotape interviews, and film reels from a project by the USC Department of History for a book and PBS television special entitled The Homefront : America during World War II, compiled by Mark...

 
Hosmer (Craig) papers

U.S. Congressman (1915 - 1982)...

 
House Un-American Activities Committee records

This collection consists of transcripts of the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). HUAC was an investigative committee of the United States House of Representatives used to investigate alleged disloyalty and subversive activities on the part of private citizens, public employees,...

Hunter (Allan A.) papers

Mt. Hollywood Congregational Church, founded in 1905, is located in the Los Feliz area of Los Angeles. Its longest-serving pastor, Allan A. Hunter, led the congregation from 1926 until his retirement in 1963, but stayed actively involved until his death...

 
Hunting and Fishing with Women photograph album

Photograph album containing 95 black and white or sepia toned photographs depicting women and men on a hunting and camping trip. The photos appear to have been taken in Long Beach and near Elsinore. There are a number of photos...

 
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Imperial Valley photograph album

"Photographs of the Imperial Valley, San Diego County, California" consists of 105 photographs depicting the Imperial Valley and its farmlands and towns, circa 1904. The album was a gift from the Emerson Realty Company of Los Angeles to G.A. Parkyns,...

 
Independent Commission records

The city of Los Angeles became the epicenter of a public relations scandal on March 3, 1991, when an amateur cameraman captured on video four uniformed LAPD officers beating motorist Rodney G. King. In addition to generating public outrage, the...

 
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Jackie Coogan Ranch records

In the mid-1920s, Jackie Coogan Productions purchased a cattle ranch near Campo, California, approximately fifty miles east of San Diego, on behalf of child actor Jackie Coogan. The collection contains correspondence and financial documents related to the operations of the...

 
Japanese Internment collection

The collection consists of copies of the Manzanar Free Press, the Information Bulletin published by the Japanese-American Relations Committee of the American Friends Service Committee, and various pamphlets and fliers published and/or distributed by the War Relocation Authority and various...

 
Jensen (Raymond) papers

The Raymond Jensen papers, 1943-1945, consist of more than 500 letters written by Raymond Jensen to his wife Doris and other family members, and from Doris to Raymond, during Raymond's service in the United States Navy during World War II....

 
Johnson (Adolf) postcards

22 postcards depicting buildings and scenes around Los Angeles, including Pasadena, Venice and Burbank, sent to Adolf Johnson in Turlock, California between 1911 and 1913. Scenes include (but are not limited to) various views of downtown Los Angeles (Spring Street...

 
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Kilgore, Jr. (Thomas) papers

The collection consists of manuscripts, drafts of sermons, church and personal correspondence and photographs of Dr. Thomas Kilgore, pastor of the Second Baptist Church of Los Angeles from 1963-1985 and a noted civil rights and civic leader.

 
King's River Canyon Sierra Club Trip photograph album

Photograph album containing 71 black and white photographs accompanied by titles and captions documenting the two week trek through Kings River Canyon by the Sierra Club, August 16-31, 1930. Also included is a copy of "This is Santa Fe" by...

 
KNXT Channel 2 press releases

The collection includes press releases from 1961 to 1962.

 
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Lane-Wells Company records

This small collection consists of a commemorative album celebrating the 100,000th Gun Perforating Job by the Lane-Wells Company of Los Angeles on June 18, 1948 and additional printed ephemera, 1939-1954, created and collected by Walter T. Wells, co-founder and Chairman...

 
Lanterman (Frank) papers

The Frank Lanterman papers, 1955-1978 (bulk 1965-1978), represent a part of the legislative career of Frank Lanterman, who served in the California State Assembly from 1951 to 1978. Lanterman, who was responsible for almost 400 bills during his 28-year career,...

 
Leonis-Malburg City of Vernon records

John B. Leonis was the City of Vernon's founding father and led the city through his position as mayor and as president of First National Bank of Vernon. Leonis also owned significant land holdings in the area. The Leonis-Malburg City...

 
Lindbergh to Los Angeles broadside

Broadside published by Pacific Electric Railway Company advertising Charles Lindbergh's visit to Los Angeles on September 20, 1927, as part of his 48-state tour of the country following his historic cross-Atlantic flight. The broadside includes a list of "reduced fares"...

 
Los Angeles Abstract Company Abstract of Title for Thomas Story

Title, purchase, mortgage and assessment documentation for the purchase of 3 lots in Burbank, California by Thomas Story in 1875. The abstract, prepared by the Los Angeles Abstract Company in 1890, includes documents dated between 1888 and 1890. Thomas Story...

 
Los Angeles and Pasadena photographs

25 mounted photographs depicting locations and people in Los Angeles, Pasadena, and Santa Monica. 12 of the photographs have inscriptions and dates on the reverse. In addition to unidentified individuals, the photographs depict West Lake and East Lake Parks, residences...

 
Los Angeles Aqueduct clippings scrapbook

A scrapbook of clippings relating to the Los Angeles Aqueduct from various newspapers. The scrapbook was compiled by the University of Southern California Library. Newspapers that published articles in the scrapbook include the and the .

 
Los Angeles Bureau of Municipal Research reports, surveys, and other material

The collection includes reports, surveys and related material, and maps complied by the Los Angeles Bureau of Municipal Research and dates from 1928-1981.

 
Los Angeles City Municipal Art Commission reports

Monthly report typescripts from the Art Commission. The reports describe plans considered, costs, and plans approved with valuations. The volume also includes a copy of the Los Angeles City Charter that covers the Department of Municipal Art.

 
Los Angeles city planning pamphlets and brochures

A small collection of brochures, pamphlets and booklets on various aspects of city planning in Los Angeles during the 1970s, including energy, city government, Boyle Heights, a history of city planning in Los Angeles, public schools, master planning, and fire...

 
Los Angeles City Receiving Hospital clinical record books

The Los Angeles City Receiving Hospital first opened in 1868 to provide emergency care for victims of pestilence, primarily smallpox. Located in Chavez Ravine, the institution quickly expanded its scope, admitting patients afflicted with other contagious diseases. After occupying four...

 
Los Angeles City School District music collection

A small collection of simple scores of popular music prepared for the Music Section of the Division of Instruction and Curriculum of the Los Angeles City School District. Each score is pasted onto a piece of cardboard. The Los Angeles...

 
Los Angeles County Schools curricular materials

Curricular projects and bibliiographies prepared for teachers in Los Angeles County public schools by the Division of Secondary Education in the Office of the County Superintendent of Schools.

 
Los Angeles department stores packaging collection

Boxes and 1 bag from Bullock's, Robinson's, I. Magnin, and May Co.

 
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Building photograph album

The Los Angeles Herald Examiner Building photograph album contains 171 original silver gelatin print photographs chronicling the construction and dedication of the headquarters for the --later the --in downtown Los Angeles. The building was designed by San Francisco architect Julia...

 
Los Angeles Police Department collection

A collection of materials created by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) for internal communications and external community relations relating to law enforcement. The collection contains eighteen issues of the LAPD's (1951-1952); the text of a 1955 speech by W....

 
Los Angeles Police Department crime log book

LAPD log book with handwritten entries detailing the work assignments, crimes covered, and property recovered for and by a few patrolmen for the year 1925. The log book begins with an alphabetical index, listing individuals from whom property was recovered,...

 
Los Angeles real estate scrapbook

This scrapbook contains clippings and plot maps for various real estate locations around Los Angeles including but not limited to Occidental Park, West Adams, Pico and Western, Angelus Vista, Hollywood Heights, West Ninth Street Heights, Palm Place, West Washington Street...

 
Los Angeles Union Station Collection

The Los Angeles Union Station Collection documents the planning and construction of the historic landmark, as well as the battles that preceded its actual construction. The collection consists of approximately 22 boxes of legal files, blueprints, maps, correspondence, and planning...

Los Angeles Webster Commission records

On April 29, 1992, the city of Los Angeles erupted into riots after four LAPD officers accused of beating motorist Rodney King were acquitted of all criminal charges. The effects were catastrophic; in total, the chaos persisted for six days...

 
Los Angeles Women's March collection

The collection consists of posters, flyers, pussy hats and other ephemera collected by librarians in USC Libraries Special Collections in the aftermath of the Los Angeles Women's March of January 21, 2017 and at the Women's March of January 20,...

 
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March for Our Lives posters collection

9 posters created by students from the Los Angeles Service Academy, who participated in the March for our Lives in Los Angeles, March 24, 2018.

 
Martin (F. Oskar) papers

This collection contains the papers of Frederick Oskar Martin, a German who moved to the United States in 1891 and worked as a mining engineer and geologist for a variety of employers over the course of his career. He spent...

 
McDonough (Gordon L.) papers

Papers of Gordon Leo McDonough, member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and the United States Congress.

 
McElmurry and Larrinaga family papers

A collection of family papers documenting two generations of the McElmurry and Larrinaga family. Mario Larrinaga immigrated from Mexico to Los Angeles and--in collaboration with his brother Juan Larrinaga--worked as a designer, art director, and painter of set backgrounds in...

 
McFie (Maynard) collection of photographs and ephemera

This collection consists of photographs, pamphlets and clippings documenting Los Angeles in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The majority of the photographs are of the downtown area and feature intersections of major Los Angeles streetsn. Current and former...

 
Merritt (John F.) Southern California memorabilia and ephemera collection

A collection of Southern California memorabilia and ephemera collected by John F. Merritt, founder of Californians for Preservation Action and its successor organization, California Preservation Foundation (CPF). The collection contains postcards, pamphlets, magazines, produce crate labels, prints, comic books, illustrations,...

 
Miller (Richard C.) photographs

Richard C. Miller (1912-2010) is known for his photographs of Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, and other Hollywood celebrities. Miller also documented the construction of the Los Angeles freeways from the 1930s through the 1950s. The Richard C. Miller photographs at...

 
Milner family films, papers and photographs

The collection contains travel and home movies; cartoons and children's films; family recipes; monthly and annual reports; meeting minutes; financial records; family photographs; and a few miscellaneous items from the Milner Family.

 
Morrison (Patt) collection of Los Angeles memorabilia

A collection of four board games, nine cans of "smog," a button and t-shirt relating to the 1984 Summer Olympics, and a dish towel collected by journalist, author, and radio-television personality Patt Morrison. Most of the items in the collection...

Mosk (Richard M.) Christopher Commission records

Chaired by attorney Warren Christopher, the Independent Commission on the Los Angeles Police Department was formed in the wake of the 1991 videotaped beating of Rodney King by several LAPD officers. The collection consists of files kept by Richard M....

 
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National Housing Exposition scrapbook

The Pan-Pacific Auditorium, originally located at 7600 West Beverly Boulevard in the Fairfax District of Los Angeles, was designed by Plummer, Wurderman and Becket and financed by a commmittee led by Clifford W. Henderson and his brother Phillip. The National...

 
New Times Los Angeles newspapers

A near full run of the weekly newspaper, , published from 1996 to 2002 by New Times, Inc.

 
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O'Brien (Ersey) scrapbooks

The Ersey O'Brien scrapbooks consists of two ledger format spiral binders containing green bar computer paper that has been repurposed as scrapbook pages. The scrapbooks, one entitled "My friends" and the other "High School Memories," contain clippings and printed ephemera...

 
Olive View Sanatorium and Hospital records

The records of Olive View Hospital and Medical Center document daily life and important events at Olive View since its founding in the early twentieth century and also the ideological and structural changes the institution underwent. The collection also has...

 
Osborne (Henry Zenas) Los Angeles billheads collection

A collection of more than 80 billheads from a variety of turn of the last century Los Angeles businesses, ranging from Newberry's grocery store to the Los Angeles Tent and Awning Company. All the billheads are made out to Henry...

 
Osborne-Montague family papers

The Osborne-Montague family papers contains the papers of multiple generations of the Osborne and Montague families, as well as of the families they married into (primarily the Tingstads and the Caleffs). Rodney Montague moved to Los Angeles in 1853, while...

 
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Pacific Southwest Airlines flight attendant photograph album

A photograph album compiled by a flight attendant working for Pacific Southwest Airlines (PSA) in the 1970s. The photographs are uncaptioned but some feature the year and month in the negative: October through December of 1973. The woman, who is...

 
Pan Pacific Auditorium skating scrapbook

1 scrapbooks of newspaper articles about ice skating (including USC ice hockey), ice follies, and roller skating events held at the Pan Pacific Auditorium, circa 1938-1940.

 
Pasadena Tournament of Roses slides

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses slides consist of two sets of color photographic slides documenting the Tournament of Roses Parade (also known as the Rose Parade) for the years 1959 and 1961. Each set contains approximately seventy 35mm mounted slides....

 
Philena Bohlen scrapbook

Philena Bohlen was a California bowling pioneer and one of the best women bowlers in the world during the time of her career. The Philena Bohlen scrapbook consists of 28 photographic prints, 21 pieces of ephemera, four letters, one periodical,...

Price (Kendall O.) Los Angeles Riots records

Kendall O. Price, a faculty member of the School of Public Administration at USC in the 1960s, organized with his colleagues a non-profit corporation called Public Executive Development and Research (PEDR) and worked closely with the School of Public Administration....

 
Property Book of Los Angeles City

Los Angeles property book, compiled by the Los Angeles Map and Address Co., containing tract maps for the city of Los Angeles. Also includes a map of the various areas annexed by the city. The book begins with a diagram...

 
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Ralf (Richard) papers

Richard Ralf was a German composer who moved to Los Angeles in 1946. His music follows the florid and emotional trend of post-Wagnerian Romanticism. Among his compositions were Transcendental Ballet (1921), Violin Sonata (1923), String Quartet (1924), Violin Concerto (1925),...

 
Ransome (Amy C.) collection on Women's Suffrage

The Amy C. Ransome collection contains material related to women's suffrage from 1884-1949. There is a large amount of correspondence and printed material connected with Sarah Ware Whitney, editor of the Women's Standard in Waterloo, Iowa. In addition, there is...

 
Redondo Beach studio photographs

The Redondo Beach studio photographs consist of seven glass plate negatives and 36 prints from an unidentified photography studio, presumably in Redondo Beach, California, given the "Redondo" banner appearing in many of the images. All of the portraits show women...

 
Ribaudo (Concetta E.) scrapbook on the Hollywood Canteen

The Concetta E. Ribaudo scrapbook on the Hollywood Canteen includes a variety of memorabilia collected by Ribaudo, who went by the stage name Connie Roberts, during her employment as a hostess at the Hollywood Canteen during World War II. The...

 
Richardson (Robert) collection on Southern California Theater

This collection consists of the research files on Los Angeles and Southern California theaters compiled by Robert Richardson. The focus of the files, which contain clippings, statistics, and ephemera, is the physical venues themselves (the theaters).

 
Rock concert flyers and handbills collection

A collection of 52 flyers and handbills promoting various soft, folk, and alternative rock bands and music venues in California. The material dates from the 1980s to the 1990s and features acts such as 10,000 Maniacs, Red Hot Chili Peppers,...

 
Rodgers (Ralph) and Percy Turner Circus collection

The Ralph Rodgers and Percy Turner Circus Collection documents the collective interests of a circus model builder/ miniature circus owner and a real circus owner who became friends and whose circus memorabilia ended up with a mutual friend who donated...

 
Ronnie (Arthur) collection of Los Angeles aviation photographs

A collection of 264 early Los Angeles aviation photographs, including several of Amelia Earhart, Charles Lindbergh, and other pioneering pilots at the first National Air Races held in Los Angeles in September of 1928 at Mines Field (now the location...

Rousselot (John H.) papers

This collection reflects the work of John H. Rousselot during his latter terms in office--spanning 1970 to 1983--in the U.S. House of Representatives.

 
Royer (Keith) collection on Southern California scootering and youth subculture

The Keith Royer collection on Southern California scootering and youth subculture documents several decades of vintage scooter culture and the diverse aspects of the subculture as it relates to music, fashion, politics, and youth communities. Keith Royer has been a...

 
Ryan (Cornelia) letters

Five letters, plus two envelopes postmarked El Cajon and Los Angeles, written by Cornelia Ryan (later Yates) to her friend Annie Upham in Boston, 1885-1894. The letters document Cornelia's transcontinental train trip and experiences after settling in Southern California. The...

 
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Sanborn (John A.) papers

This collection contains the diaries kept by John A. Sanborn (1850-1942) between 1909 and 1942. Sanborn was a farmer who lived in Covina and Compton, California.

 
Santa Barbara earthquake photograph album

Photograph album of earthquake damage in Santa Barbara after earthquake of June 29, 1925. The album opens with photographs of steel frame buildings in Tokyo after a 1923 earthquake and ends with photographs of the collapse of the Hotel Vincent...

 
Santa Cruz Big Trees Park souvenir photographs

Souvenir photographs of Santa Cruz Big Trees on one page from a photograph album, c. 1910s.

 
Saunders (Russell M.) film collection

The Russell M. Saunders film collection consists of slides, 16mm and 8mm films of performers at Muscle Beach in Santa Monica and other acrobatic, gymnastic and/or athletic acts in a variety of locations. Most of the films show men, women...

 
Schenk (Lynn) papers

Lynn Schenk was a representative from California. She served as Deputy Attorney General in the California State Attorney General's Office, Criminal Division for about a year before taking a position with San Diego Gas and Electric as an in-house lawyer....

 
Schreier (Theodore F.) photograph album

Photograph album created by Capt. Theodore F. Schreier. Photographs depict aviation training at the Hancock College of Aeronautics in Santa Maria, CA, day to day activities of the soldiers, and views of the training grounds.

 
Scribes (The) records

This collection contains records pertaining to the operations of the The Scribes club, which was founded in 1897 and met every other Tuesday evening in Los Angeles. Club records include correspondence, membership rosters, bylaws, minutes of meetings, and clippings files...

 
Second Baptist Church Los Angeles records

Organizational records of the Second Baptist Church Los Angeles....

 
Several (Michael) collection on Los Angeles Public Art

The Michael Several collection on Los Angeles Public Art consists of materials related to public art in Los Angeles. The collection dates from 1903-2000 with the bulk of the materials dating from 1980-2000. The collection includes article clippings, public records,...

Shidler (Wally G.) collection of Southern California ephemera

The Wally G. Shidler collection of Southern California ephemera consists of pamphlets, maps, postcards, theater programs, city directories, electric railway time tables, and transit passes from the Los Angeles City, County, and adjacent areas collected by former motion picture engineer,...

 
Siegel (Shirley Adelson) papers

Between 1947 and 1950, attorney and housing rights advocate Shirley Adelson Siegel lived in Los Angeles and became deeply involved with committee work related to the promotion of civil rights and affordable housing. Although she lived in Los Angeles for...

 
Silver Lake Neighborhood Council History Collective/Bob Herzog Memorial Archives

The Silver Lake Neighborhood Council History Collective was founded in 2005 by community activist Bea Gold. Its mission is to preserve the oral histories of long-term residents, business owners, artists and other interesting residents of Silver Lake and nearby communities...

 
Sister: West Coast Feminist Newspaper collection

Originally published by the Women's Center (218 South Venice Boulevard, Venice, CA) as and later titled or , this newspaper was published as an open forum "to communicate news, activities, and ideas of the Women's Movement" in Los Angeles, CA....

 
Slash (fanzine) collection

The collection comprises a complete run (30 issues) of the seminal Los Angeles fanzine dedicated to punk music and subcultures, spanning 1977 to 1981. Founded by Steve Samiof and Melanie Nissen, focused on the burgeoning West Coast punk scene, including...

 
Southern California and Michigan photograph album

This album appears to be documentation of a trip to Southern California. It contains photographs of various residences in Southern California, including Los Angeles, Pasadena, and Redlands; hotel grounds in Santa Monica, Pasadena, Redlands, and Riverside;, parks in Los Angeles...

 
Southern California church publications collection

Approximately 70 publications from various Southern California churches dating from the 1950s to the 1990s. Types of publications include books and pamphlets celebrating church anniversaries, programs for building dedication ceremonies, annual reports, directories, yearbooks, promotional pamphlets, and periodicals. The majority...

 
Southern California family photograph album

Photograph album of a World War 2 serviceman and his family, spanning the years 1951-1965. Included are both black and white and color photographs. The family's home at 650 North Lyall Avenue in West Covina is shown in a number...

 
Southern California Loan Association ledger

Ledger containing meeting minutes and details of loans of the Southern California Loan Association, 1899-1904. The minutes record the business activities of the Association, which met monthly, sometimes more frequently if a loan request was made. It also records the...

 
Southern California manuscripts teaching collection

This collection contains archival resources relating to Southern California history from various sources, assembled under one collection for ease of access and use in USC Libraries Special Collections instruction. Collection items include a 1927 illustrated letter authored by Lee Stephen...

 
Southern California photographs

Photographs of unidentified families, women, children, World War II servicemen, and interiors; automobiles; pets; the San Pablo dam under construction; Beverly Hills; Union Station; and Long Beach.

 
Southern California Rapid Transit District records

This collection contains the files kept by Dr. Norman Topping for part of the time he served on the Board of Directors of the Southern California Rapid Transit District. Topping was the president of USC from 1958-1970. His files on...

 
Southern California rock concert ephemera collection

The Southern California rock concert ephemera collection consists of flyers, handbills, posters, photographs, and concert tickets promoting Southern California venues and bands from the mid-1970s to 2005 -- with the bulk of the material spanning the 1980s and early 1990s....

 
Spear (R.R.) blueprints and sketches

The collection is comprised of a subdivision map as well as specifications, blueprints, and sketches of several structures constructed in South Los Angeles between 1910 and 1930.

 
Steinberg (Warren L.) papers

The papers of Warren L. Steinberg date from 1944 to 1998 with the bulk of the materials dating from 1966 to 1997. The papers focus on Steinberg's involvement with the City of Los Angeles Human Relations Commission, an organization that...

 
Stern (Catherine G.) papers

Catherine G. Stern was a social activist for civil and human rights. The papers contain correspondence, administrative papers, reports, and publications from the Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations, the Community Relations Conference of Southern California, the U. S....

 
Stone (Gregory Freeman) collection on the Robert F. Kennedy assassination

The collection includes files accumulated by Gregory Freemen Stone during his investigation into the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy.

 
Story (Ralph) outtakes and television programs

The collection includes outtake reels from the television show and footage (some including sound) from the 1971-1972 season of the show .

 
Sullivan (Edward S.) papers

A photographic and manuscript archive created and compiled by Edward S. Sullivan, a Los Angeles-based correspondent for the seminal crime publication , whose ground-level journalistic techniques often blurred the line between reportage and private investigation. The photo portion of the...

 
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Tindall (Glenn) scrapbooks

2 scrapbooks documenting Glenn Tindall's work with the Department of Parks and Recreation and the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles as music director. Tindall was born in Indiana in 1894, graduated from Northwestern University, and embarked on a career in...

 
Tomlinson (John G. and Corrine) collection of Southern California photographs, postcards, and memorabilia

The collection consists of photographs depicting landscapes, portraits, and businesses in Southern California between 1875 and 1950; Los Angeles and Southern California maps and promotional booklets dating from 1880 to 1940; and approximately 5,250 postcards relating to Southern California dating...

 
Travel and tourism ephemera collection

The Travel and tourism ephemera collection consists of materials both informational and commemorative in nature, dating from the years 1896 to 2013. The contents of the collection are varied in both format and geographic location. The majority of the material...

 
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Union Pacific Railroad Tidelands records

When the Union Pacific Railroad and Southern Pacific Railroad merged in 1997 and the former did a housecleaning of its inventory, many of the Union Pacific's archival materials were saved. The records that were donated to USC were chiefly those...

 
United Teachers Los Angeles strike posters and buttons

A collection of twenty signs, two buttons, flyers, and a strike handbook collected following the United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) strike, which lasted from January 14-22, 2019. These strike materials were collected from a high school teacher at Carson High...

 
USC Neighborhood Project photographs

This collection of photographs is the result of a Photography class project assigned by Lisa Auerbach for the fall and spring semesters between 2003 and 2006. The purpose of the project was to document the surrounding areas of USC, with...

 
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Waters (John R.) World War II scrapbook

Scrapbook of photographs, programs, letters, printed ephemera collected by Tec 4 John R. Waters, 17th Airborne Division, United States Army, during his military service in Europe, 1942-1945. Waters served in the Adjutant General's office of the 17th Airborne, and spent...

Watts Riots records

Final report (1965) of the Governor's Commission on the Watts Riots.

 
West (Willa Mae) papers

A collection of photographs and ephemera spanning nearly 50 years of the life of Willa Mae West, an active participant and leader in many African American social organizations in the Los Angeles area. West served as a national officer for...

 
Western Center on Law and Poverty records

Letters and print materials from the WCLP. "Western Center was formed in 1967 by a passionate group of attorneys and legal scholars from USC, UCLA and Loyola law schools who sought to create a unique organization, driven by the belief...

 
Whitney (George Harrison) collection on Winston Churchill and Los Angeles

George Harrison Whitney's research and correspondence regarding a visit made by Winston Churchill to Los Angeles in 1929. The collection includes newspaper clippings, mostly from the Los Angeles Times, that range from the 1920s to the 1980s. Winston Churchill spent...

 
Whitney (George Harrison) papers

This collection cosists primarily of information on the Van Nuys and Lankershim families, pioneers in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, and the development of the Valley. George Harrison Whitney was President of the Van Nuys Foundation.

 
William Mason photographs of Little Tokyo, Los Angeles

The William Mason photographs of Little Tokyo, Los Angeles comprise aprroximately 500 negatives and 162 photographic prints showing the streets and people of Little Tokyo between 1963 and 1968. William M. Mason (1931-2000) was a long-time curator of Southern California...

 
Williams (Paul R.) Arnoll residence blueprints

Three blueprints for the A.C. Arnoll residence, Glendale, CA, designed by architect Paul R. Williams.

 
Wilson Aero Corp. photograph album

Photograph album with 24 photographs depicting Wilson Aero Corp.'s motion picture work. Photographs include on the set images of Dawn Patrol (1930), the comedy short Plane Crazy (1930), and Paul Sloane's War Correspondent (1932) starring Jack Holt. The album documents...

 
Woman's Building newsletter and brochures

A collection of two serial publications issued by the Woman's Building (Los Angeles) between 1976 and 1981: four issues of a recurring brochure for the Extension Program at the Woman's Building and nine issues of . The Woman's Building was...

 
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Yee (William) films of Watts and East Los Angeles

The William Yee films of Watts and East Los Angeles consist of four 16mm films and one U-matic videotape of neighborhood footage of Watts and East Los Angeles, recorded by Dr. William Yee in the 1960s and 1970s. The videotape...

 
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Zobelein family collection

The Zobelein family collection consists of photographs, maps, clippings, ephemera, and realia that documents the history of the Zobelein family and the brewing industry in Los Angeles in the late 19th and 20th centuries. The collection includes images of the...