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Oct092018
When: 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Room information and agenda TBA. Thumbnail image : Students studying in the Reading Room in Doheny Memorial Library, ca.1950s. USC Libraries Special Collections. Retrieved... Read more
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 -
10:00 to 12:00

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Do you know California's official state song? Listen to a 1913 recording and learn about Southern California's recorded sound archives with L.A. as Subject's latest contribution to KCET's SoCal Focus blog: This week collectors,...
It was announced on Saturday, July 26 that the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (“Metro”) won an Emmy in the public programming category for the Metro Motion show on Union Station’s 75th Anniversary. The 30-...
“Touring Yosemite” Now through December 22, come "tour" Yosemite through books, photographs, drawings, ephemera and other, mostly 19th century, primary source materials.  See how visitors traveled to Yosemite. See where they stayed...
In June, a new cultural tourism calendar and website called 7 Days in L.A. was launched, featuring listings for unique tours of the southland available every day of the week. 7 Days in L.A. isn't a tour operator, but a consortium of...
Visit the California State University Channel Islands archives library at the 10th Annual Archives Bazaar. The 1990s saw a small publishing revolution in the form of zines: independently- or self-published magazines that sought to...
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