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Member Directory

The Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections & Archives Library is the principle repository for the preservation and access of the Leatherby Libraries’ rare and unique collections. Special Collections holds rare books, manuscripts, maps and collections of enduring value while the...

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Stephanie George
Phone: 
714-532-7719

 

The Chicano Resource Center was established in 1976 to serve the information needs of the Chicano population of Los Angeles and to make available materials related to the history and culture of the second-largest minority group in the United States. The center’s collection comprises books,...

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Daniel Hernandez
Phone: 
323-264-0155

 

Childrens Hospital Society of Los Angeles was established in 1901 by a small group of women who recognized the need for a hospital that could serve ill, crippled, and under-privileged children. The original hospital, opened in 1902, was a modest two-story, canary-yellow, clapboard house. It had...

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Ms. Bonnie McClure
Phone: 
323-361-5431

 

Symbolically housed in the oldest and last surviving structure of Los Angeles’ original Chinatown, the Chinese American Museum (CAM) is the first museum in Southern California dedicated to the Chinese American experience and history in Los Angeles. The museum occupies the historic 1890 Garnier...

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Kim Zarate
Phone: 
213.485.8863

 

The Chinese Historical Society of Southern California was founded in1975 to discover and recognize Chinese American pioneers and the history of Chinese Americans in Southern California. It also works to increase aware-ness of Chinese American heritage through public programs, education, and...

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Gordon Hom
Phone: 
323-222-0856

 

The Special Collections holdings reflect the diverse communities of the Claremont Colleges and the local area and region. Among the collections especially pertinent to Los Angeles and Southern California are the following: • McPherson Collection: books on California history, particularly...

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Carrie Marsh
Phone: 
909-607-3977

 

Since 1989, CARS has been breaking down barriers between the public and the arts. It offers Los Angeles artists and artists visiting the area guidance and access to the local resources they need for their work and for reaching new audiences. CARS also consults on the production of events in...

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Aaron Paley
Phone: 
213-365-0605

 

The Edith R. Wyle Research Library of the Craft and Folk Art Museum (CAFAM) was donated to the L.A. County Museum of Art Research Library in December 1997 during a period of consolidation for the Museum. (CAFAM reopened in April 1999 under the auspices of the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs...

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Ms. Alexis Curry
Phone: 
(323) 857-6118

 

Created in 1967, the University Archives and Special Collections (UA&SC) section preserves and provides access to sixty-six special collections, including the institutional history of California State University, Fullerton. These special materials form a very important augmentation to the...

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Patricia Prestinary
Phone: 
657-278-4751

 

The Culver City Historical Society was created for the purpose of collecting, preserving and exhibiting the history, cultural and civic accomplishments of Culver City and its environs.

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Phone: 
(310) 253-6941

 

An online resource exploring the people, places and culture of the greater Los Angeles region.

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Jim Gilbert
Phone: 
949-244-4644

 

Dan Kwong has early snapshots and formal photographs of Japanese and Chinese family members, as well as correspondence collected by his Japanese grandfather while interned by the U.S. government during World War II from 1940-1945. Mr. Kwong's archival documents also include scripts, photographs...

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Dan Kwong
Phone: 
310-453-4544

 

8mm, super 8mm 16mm home movies from the 1920's through the 1980's. 78rpm home made records, yearbooks from schools and universities State and county-wide. Still photographs and negatives. The collection tries to focus on African American & Latino families.

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Debbie Martinez
Phone: 
562-461-9484

 

Denison Library’s Special Collections are extensive and varied, ranging from classical literature to Californiana. They include the Scripps College Archives, which provide a significant record for the study of the college since its inception in 1926 and for the history of women’s education in...

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Dorran Boyle
Phone: 
(909) 607-3951

 

Within the City of Pasadena, the Design and Historic Preservation Section reviews plans for construction and building alterations affecting historic properties, conducts historic building surveys, carries out environmental reviews in compliance with state and federal laws regarding the...

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Kevin Johnson
Phone: 
626-744-7806