University of Southern California, Doheny Memorial Library, Regional History Collection

Address: 
3550 Trousdale Pkwy
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0189
United States
Contact: 
Dace Taube
Phone: 
213-821-2366
Twitter username: 

Archives and Collections

Description of Collection: 

The materials of the Regional History Collection document 100 years of Southern California history in various formats. The collection was founded in the mid-1970s as a repository for the papers of Southern Californian political figures, among them Governor Jerry Brown Jr., Congresswoman Yvonne Brathwaite Burke; and Congressmen Alphonso Bell, Chet Holifield, Craig Hosmer, and Gordon McDonough. The scope of the collection was expanded with the acquisition of collections such as the Century Freeway project, the Webster and Christopher commissions, the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, the Bunker Hill Redevelopment Project; the Los Angeles Examiner newspaper photographs and clippings morgue; the California Historical Society photographic collection; and the “Dick” Whittington photographic collection. The photographs of the California Historical Society and the negatives of the Los Angeles Examiner are accessible on the online Digital Archive: http://digarc.usc.edu/search/controller/index.htm

Management

Catalog System: 
USC web and online catalogs, internal finding aids.
Digital Formats: 
California Historical Society, Whittington, Examiner
Repository: 
Yes
Loans to Outside?: 
Yes
Exhibited?: 
Yes