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Student Workers Reflect: The Oscar Kohnstamm Papers

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Students working in the USC Libraries' Special Collections department routinely come into close contact with amazing archival materials. Here on Libwire, we're sharing occasional dispatches from these students about the collections they work with. Click through to read USC undergraduate Emily Hodgkins' reflections on the Oscar Kohnstamm papers.

Grant to USC Libraries and L.A. as Subject Helps Reveal the Less-Visible Stories of Los Angeles

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The Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded the USC Libraries and the L.A. as Subject research alliance a grant to develop a residency program that will support archival education among Los Angeles community archives. The grant is part of the IMLS Laura Bush 21st-Century Librarian Program, which funds training of early-career librarians to manage emerging challenges in libraries and librarianship. Keep reading to learn more about the residency program.

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ONE Archives’ ‘EZTV: Video Transfer’ Explores History of Pioneering West Hollywood Video Space

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 03/24

A new exhibition and screening series from the ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives explores the history of EZTV, a pioneering video space founded in West Hollywood in 1978. EZTV: Video Transfer opened March 15 and is on display at the ONE Archives Gallery & Museum in West Hollywood through June 1. To learn more, see this preview from the Huffington Post.

Student Workers Reflect: Civil War Letters Collection

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 02/03

Students working in the USC Libraries' Special Collections department routinely come into close contact with amazing archival materials. Here on Libwire, we're sharing occasional dispatches from these students about the collections they work with. Click through to read USC undergraduate Lisa Ebiner Gavit's reflections on the June and Gilbert Krueger collection of Civil War letters.

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Student Workers Reflect: The Schnurmann Family Papers

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/24

Students working in the USC Libraries' Special Collections department routinely come into close contact with amazing archival materials. Here on Libwire, we're sharing occasional dispatches from these students about the collections they work with. Click through to read USC undergraduate Lisa Ebiner Gavit's reflections on the Schnurmann Family Papers collection.

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Librarian Ruth Wallach Discusses Miracle Mile History With Writer Greg Goldin

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/21

Librarian Ruth Wallach discusses the history and architecture of Los Angeles' Miracle Mile district—the subject of Wallach's new book—in a new series of videos produced by the Miracle Mile Residential Association. The three-part series features Wallach, head of USC's Helen Topping Architecture and Fine Arts Library, in conversation with Greg Goldin, the noted architecture critic who recently co-curated Never Built: Los Angeles at the Architecture and Design Museum. Click through to watch the videos.

‘The Public Historian’ Highlights Los Angeles Archives Bazaar

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/13

An article in the November 2013 issue of The Public Historian profiles the Los Angeles Archives Bazaar, an annual event hosted by the USC Libraries and organized by L.A. as Subject. Part of a special issue devoted to representations of Los Angeles history, the article explains the purpose of the bazaar and recounts how the event is produced each year. Keep reading to learn more about the article, titled "Report from the Field: The Los Angeles Archives Bazaar," or download a PDF copy from JSTOR. 

New York Times Highlights 1930 Whittington Collection Photo of Burned Autos

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In a recent story about the "Great Los Angeles Auto Show Fire of 1929," the New York Times linked to a photograph in the USC Digital Library's Dick Whittington Photography Collection. The 1930 image shows burned automobiles in the A-1 Auto Works yard in Los Angeles. It was recently digitized as part of a National Endowment for the Humanities-funded project. The story also mentions that the USC Libraries contributed photographs to historical display panels at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show, which closed Sunday.

Students Workers Reflect: The Julius Berstl Collection

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 11/26

Students working in the USC Libraries' Special Collections department routinely come into close contact with amazing archival materials. Beginning with this post, we'll share occasional dispatches from these students about the collections they work with. Click through for Emily Hodgkins' thoughts on the Julius Berstl Collection.

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Los Angeles Times Features Bay Psalm Book’s Visit to Doheny Library

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The Los Angeles Times has featured the Bay Psalm Book's visit this week to USC's Doheny Memorial Libary. "A copy of the first book printed in the Americas, worth an estimated $15 million to $30 million, will be auctioned by Sotheby's later this month," the Times' Carolyn Kellogg wrote. "But first, it gets a showing at USC." The USC Libraries and Sotheby's hosted a reception and viewing last night. The book—printed in 1640 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and valued from $15 million to $30 million—will be on display again today, Thursday, November 14, from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. in Doheny Library's first-floor foyer.

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