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HMS Terror and the HMS Erebus by G. Hartwick in "The Polar World," 1874
Deborah Savage, September 21, 2014

On Sept. 8, 2014, the Canadian Prime Minister announced that one of the ships from the doomed Franklin Expedition had been found in the Arctic. Canadian scientists have been searching for the ships since 2008.


[photo of great grandmother]
Julie Huffman, September 01, 2014

Am I related to anyone famous?

What is my ethnic background?

How far back can I go?  1800s?  1600s?  Adam and Eve?!!


Yosemite Valley from Inspiration Point
Kelly Wallace, May 07, 2014

Everybody needs beauty...places to play and pray in, where Nature may
heal and cheer and give strength to body and soul alike


Underground Newspaper Microfilm Collection
History Department, March 31, 2014

The Underground Newspaper Collection (or Underground Press Collection) is a compilation of alternative/underground newspapers, magazines, newsletters and bulletins (1963-1985) reprinted on microfilm by the Underground Press Syndicate (UPS), later known as the Alternative Press S


Replica of Boat
Deborah Savage, January 21, 2014

The archeaologist Howard Carter toiled in Egypt for three decades with little success. Under the sponsorship of Lord Carnarvon, he spent seven years searching the Valley of the Kings for the tomb of the young pharaoh Tutankhamen. Yet by November of 1922, Carter's luck was running out.


Dignitaries unveiled the John F. Kennedy plaque on the floor of the L.A. Coliseum
Cindy McNaughton, November 19, 2013

I know exactly where I was the afternoon of Friday, November 22, 1963.  I imagine most Americans 55 or older today remember where they were that day.  At 12.30 p.m. Central Standard Time, John F.


The picture of Rotunda of Los Angeles Central Public Library - Upper Level 2
Glen Creason, October 17, 2013

While new technology points toward every reference resource being digitized and on your hand-held something there are library beauties that can only be savored in person, in your actual hand kind of experiences.


South Pole Station
History Department, September 03, 2013

As the heat of Summer slowly cools down to a simmer, those yearning for cooler climates might want to take a dip in one of the coolest sections of Central Library. Down in the History Department is where you will find the the very end of the Dewey Decimal range of call numbers.


Mansion
History Department, July 30, 2013

Alternately titled, "How to Research Murder, Crime and Scandal at the Los Angeles Central Library!"


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