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.
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.
The Farewell to Manzanr portal accesses the Final Accountability Rosters of Japanese-American Relocation Centers, 1944-1946, Japanese-American Relocation Camp Newspapers, Perspectives on Day-to Day Life: Personal Justice Denied, and Public Hearings of the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment, 1981. Additionally the portal links to Japanese-American information from a variety of reference sources and details the author, Jeanne Houston, biography.
Contains information on core subjects from Science to Literature to History of student-focused subject material. Includes content of Discovering Collection database.
A gateway to links, databases, eBooks, book lists and other resources for Education and Homework Help.
Up-to-the-minute biographies of leaders and achievers from around the world in the areas of business, law, science, medicine, the arts, government, entertainment and more. Access to all biographies that have appeared in 24 Marquis Who's Who print titles since 1985, and Who Was Who in America volumes from1607-1985.
A collection of reference eBooks on a wide variety of topics. Portions of the books can be downloaded onto eReader devices.
The New England Historic Genealogical Society database provides access to over 3,000 searchable collections, with information on over 135 million names and their NEHGS Register collection.
Salem History e-Book. Chronicles events and people who defined the GLBT experience, from 1848-2006.
Salem History e-Book. World's most important events and developments from 1801-1900.