‘The Scout Report’ Highlights Los Angeles Examiner Collection
One of the roughly 1.4 images preserved in the USC Libraries' Los Angeles Examiner Collection.
The Scout Report, a weekly publication of the Internet Scout Project, recently highlighted the USC Libaries' Los Angeles Examiner Collection. The collection includes roughly 1.4 million images of Southern California produced by the Los Angeles Examiner, a daily broadsheet that published from 1903 to 1962. To date, the USC Libraries have digitzed more than 110,000 images from the collection and made them publicly accessible through the USC Digital Library. "Almost every major and minor event during the time period is represented here," The Scout Report's editor Max Grinnell writes. "Visitors can get started by browsing through a few suggested topics such as communism, divorces, adoption and orphans, and the Korean War. Visitors can also type in key geographical locales such as West Hollywood, Griffith Observatory, and Olvera Street to find a wide range of images."