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From the special collections of the Frances Howard Goldwyn Hollywood Regional Branch Library, this collection spans from the earliest years of the motion picture industry to the World War II era. Part of the Library's "Visual Collections", these selected posters have been digitized and may be viewed online.
Selected travel posters of exotic destinations are from the collection housed in the International Languages Department and Rare Books at Central Library. The artwork finely demonstrates the sensibilities of 1920s and 1930s Art Deco and early Futurism. Part of the Library's "Visual Collections", the posters have been digitzed and can be viewed online.
A collection of over 200 vibrantly-colored labels, designed for citrus growers throughout Southern California, mainly during the first half of the twentieth century. Many of the labels illustrate specific locations in the region, and are an excellent example of commercial graphic design from the period, as well as documenting the industry itself. Part of the Library's "Visual Collections", the images have been digitzed and can be viewed online.
This selection of Los Angeles-Area City and Street-Address Directories spans from 1875-1987 and can be searched by name or address. Part of the Library's "Visual Collections," the directories have been digitized and can be viewed online.
The map collection is over one hundred years old, contains more than 100,000 items and represents a wide scope, including local, national and international cartography. The online archive focuses on maps depicting Los Angeles and the West. The online archive is part of the Library's "Visual Collections", with the maps available for online viewing.
This is not a Library Collection. It is hosted for El Pueblo
The majority of these photographs reflect the early history of the Department of Water and Power, such as the establishment of the Los Angeles Aqueduct and the work of William Mulholland.
Index to 1,700 autographs collected from 1905-1910 by former City Librarian Charles Lummis. Lummis sent specially designed library stationery to all the leading men and some women of the day asking them to improve the page with a saying, drawing, or other inspiring example. Call the Rare Books Department at (213) 228-7350 for an appointment to view the collection.
Indexes information about people, places, and events that have had a significant impact on life in Southern California. Most newspapers, magazines, and books cited here can be found in the Central Library. Part of the Library's "Visual Collections", many of the source materials can be viewed online.
A listing of paper and microform U.S. city, county state, and regional directories located in the History & Genealogy Department. The collection also includes some Canadian Directories.