In honor of Halloween, we present thirteen vintage costumes, photographically preserved in the USC Libraries' Los Angeles Examiner Collection. Click through for the rest of the costumes, and explore more Halloween-related photos from the collection through the USC Digital Library.
Communication & Journalism
The Scout Report, a weekly publication of the Internet Scout Project, recently highlighted the USC Libaries' Los Angeles Examiner Collection. Keep reading to learn more about the collection, publicly accessible through the USC Digital Library.
The USC Libraries have named the authors and screenwriters of Argo, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Life of Pi, Lincoln, Perks of Being a Wallflower and Silver Linings Playbook as finalists for the 25th-annual USC Libraries Scripter Award. A tie resulted in six sets of finalists for the 2013 honor, rather than the typical five. Keep reading to learn more about the 2013 Scripter Award.
Author Paul Lieberman will speak about his book Gangster Squad, the basis of an upcoming Warner Bros. film of the same name, at the January 10 Friends of the USC Libraries Literary Evening. An award-winning investigative journalist, Lieberman revealed through meticulous research the secret history of an LAPD unit that waged war against Los Angeles mobster Mickey Cohen in the 1940s and 1950s. Admission includes parking and costs $15 for Friends of the USC Libraries members or $25 for non-members. The reception begins at 6:00 p.m. in Doheny Library's Friends of the USC Libraries Lecture Hall. Lieberman's lecture starts at 6:45 p.m. RSVP online or by calling (213) 740-1744.
Last year, the family of the late journalist Ruben Salazar donated his personal archives to the USC Libraries. Now, a new digital project based on the collection will provide greater public awareness of the award-winning reporter's life and career. Created by USC Annenberg students and directed by USC Annenberg professors Felix Gutierrez and Robert Hernandez, the Ruben Salazar Project features student-written articles about Salazar that incorporate selected documents from the collection. Students also created an interactive timeline that highlights photographs, news clippings, and personal documents from the archive.
The USC Libraries have added 36 new electronic resources to support USC's teaching and research needs. Keep reading to learn more about the recently acquired e-resources, accessible to USC students, faculty, and staff through the E-Resources tab on the USC Libraries homepage.
The Los Angeles Times' L.A. Now blog recently featured a USC Digital Library photo of Magner White in a post about the San Diego Sun reporter's Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of a 1923 solar eclipse. See the 1955 photo of White, part of the libraries' Los Angeles Examiner Collection, in the USC Digital Library. Also, don't miss this Los Angeles Examiner illustration of the 1923 eclipse, recently shared on the USC Libraries' Tumblr site.
On April 20, learn about the business and craft of storytelling at the USC Writers Conference. The one-day conference brings together writers, editors, and members of L.A.'s literary community for a series of addresses and panel discussions. RSVP online, or keep reading to learn more about the conference and its panelists.
The USC Libraries' David Rose Papers collection was recently featured on the USC News website. Rose (1910-2006) was a longtime courtroom sketch artist who captured countless criminal defendants with his colored pencils, including Patty Hearst, Timothy McVeigh, Daniel Ellsberg, and "Hillside Strangler" Angelo Buono. The libraries' collection includes Rose's original artwork, his research files and press clippings, and several videotapes of news interviews Rose gave to local news stations. Keep reading to learn more about Rose and the libraries' collection.
Yesterday, USC faculty, staff, and students remembered the legacy of the late journalist Rubén Salazar at a special event—featured on the front page of today's Daily Trojan newspaper—in USC's Doheny Memorial Library. The USC Latino Forum organized the event, which coincided with the unveiling of selections from Salazar's papers. Keep reading to learn more about the Salazar archive and Tuesday's event.