This blog post series looks at the history of the 1905 firing of Mary L. Jones as Los Angeles City Librarian.
As March is Women’s History Month, it is only appropriate to celebrate some of the women who helped document Los Angeles – big events and small moments – for all to see.
The Liberator is an early 20th-century Los Angeles African American newspaper, whose owner and editor, Jefferson Lewis Edmonds, was born enslaved and spent twenty years in bondage before Emancipation.
Architect Bertram G. Goodhue (1869-1924) was a gifted and multi-faceted artist. He began drawing as a young child, first with pen and pencil and later with watercolors.
Thanksgiving in Los Angeles 100 years ago was an interesting affair. World War I was raging on overseas and most institutions were supporting the war effort either by rationing food supplies, or sending supplies “Over There.”