History

Short Films Profile the ‘Monomaniacs’ of L.A. as Subject

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 10/28

What happens when collecting becomes more than a hobby? A new series of short documentary films profiles four L.A. as Subject collectors who have obsessively focused on a narrow slice of Southern California history. Produced by the USC Libraries with generous support from Cal Humanities, Monomania L.A. is directed by Joris Debeij and hosted by David Kipen, who also serves as humanities advisor. The first three films were introduced at the October 25 Archives Bazaar (the fourth is currently in production) and the entire series will air later this year on public television station KCET. In the meantime, you can watch the videos online on the L.A. as Subject website.

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Frontiers Magazine Highlights ONE Archives in Feature on L.A.‘s LGBT History

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 08/11

The current issue of Frontiers magazine highlights the role of on the ONE Archives at the USC Libraries in preserving the history of Los Angeles' LGBT artists and activists. As part of an extensive cover package on L.A.'s LGBT history, the magazine featured eleven photos from the ONE Archives' collections. Find the photos on pages 30 and 31 of Frontiers' August 7-20, 2014, issue or in this online slideshow.

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KFWB Re-Airs Historic D-Day Recordings from the USC Libraries’ Collections

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 06/05

In honor of the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, KFWB is re-airing historic recordings of its news coverage that day, which were recently discovered in the USC Libraries' Allan Hancock Foundation Collection. Unheard since their original broadcast, the recordings were restored and digitized with generous support from USC alumnus Ken Hayashida. Listen live to KFWB 980 or KNX 1070 on Friday, June 6 (two long features will be repeated throughout the day), or find the recordings here on the KFWB website.

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Student Workers Reflect: Reich and Hayman Family Papers

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 05/01

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 Reich and Hayman family papers.

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Winners Announced for Inaugural USC Libraries Research Award

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 05/01

Two undergraduate students utilizing testimonies from the USC Shoah Visual History Archive earned the top prizes for papers submitted to the first-annual USC Libraries Research Award competition, which encourages the use of primary source materials in student research.

International Relations major Nitya Ramanathan took the first prize with her paper entitled How Do We Put Ourselves Back Together? An Analytical Comparison between Transitional Justice in Rwanda and South Africa. History major Diem-Tran Nguyen took second place with The Paradoxical Treatment of Male Homosexual Prisoners During the Holocaust. Both papers were submitted as part of Professor Wolf Gruner's course.

Exhibit on Red Army’s Jewish Soldiers Opens April 24 in Doheny Library

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 04/23

A new exhibit in Doheny Library explores the story of the half-million Jewish soldiers who fought for the Soviet military against Nazi Germany during World War II. Presented in collaboration with the USC Shoah Foundation and curated by the Blavatnik Archive FoundationLives of the Great Patriotic War: The Untold Story of Soviet Jewish Soldiers in the Red Army During World War II opens this Thursday, April 24, on Doheny Library's first floor. A panel discussion at 4:00 p.m. in the Friends Lecture Hall (DML 240) will precede the opening reception at 5:00 p.m. in the lobby of Doheny Library. RSVP to Kia Hays at kiahays@usc.edu.

Student Workers Reflect: The Oscar Kohnstamm Papers

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 04/14

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

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 04/08

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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