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The Sherman Institute class of 1919. Shades of L.A. Collection.

The Sherman Institute of Riverside, California: A History in Photos

November 01, 2017

When the Perris Indian School was established in 1892 by the United States government, it became the first non-reservation boarding school for Native American children in California.


The marquee of the Globe Theater advertises Spanish-language entertainment in the early 1970s.

How Spanish-Language Entertainment Revived the Broadway Theaters

September 18, 2017

Once upon a time, Broadway was the Great White Way of the West. A high concentration of theaters populating the stretch of Downtown between 3rd and Olympic rendered it an epicenter for film and live entertainment.


Detail of the back of one photo.

LGBT History From the Back of the Photo

June 12, 2017

Prior to the late 1970s, LGBT coverage in the Los Angeles Herald Examiner (previously the Herald Express) was extremely limited. Any photos in our image archive from the newspaper focus exclusively on men being arrested for "masquerading" as women.


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Women's Heritage Month Spotlight on Lucille Bryant Raport: North Hollywood Architect

March 06, 2017
For many, the predominant image of the post-War woman is the suburban mother and consummate homemaker as immortalized in television characters of the period such as Donna Stone (The Donna Reed Show), Harriet Nelson (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet), and June Cleaver (Leave it to Beaver).

In 1966, Yvonne Brathwaite Burke became the first African American woman elected to the California Assembly, and in 1972, was the first woman elected to the House.

Against All Odds: State & Local African American Politicians in the 1960s

January 30, 2017

The 1960s were a transformative period for the country with Civil Rights at the forefront. African Americans gained traction in political positions both at the state and local level, and Los Angeles was no exception. Fortunately, Rolland Curtis was around to document many of these leaders.


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LAPL Photo Collection - Year in Review

December 28, 2016

As we enter this last week of 2016, let's take a look back at what the Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection has been up to during the year. 


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Los Angeles Street Names: The Past Coinciding with the Present

September 20, 2016

In a city as a diverse as Los Angeles, there is one thing we almost all have in common - traffic. While stuck at intersections or on freeways, pondering the heritage of our fair city is probably not on the forefront of everyone's minds.


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Celebrating the Career of Greg Louganis Through the Lens of the Herald Examiner

June 01, 2016

The 1984 Olympic Summer Games were a considerable success for the United States as both a host and competitor.


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The Legacy of the Central Library Fire

April 28, 2016

On the morning of April 29, 1986, librarian Dan Dupill was answering telephone calls at the Literature Reference Desk at Central Library.


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Going for the Gold: African Americans and the 1984 Olympic Summer Games

February 01, 2017

On January 25, 2017, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously voted to give its final approval to the city’s bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games.


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