Ani Boyadjian, Principal Librarian, Research & Special Collections

Joyce with Sylvia Beach at 12 rue de l’Odéon - 1922 known by the “Scandal of Ulysses” poster. unknown photographer; source: The Poetry Collection of the University Libraries, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Sylvia Beach, the Dreamer Who Drove the Publication of "Ulysses"

June 14, 2022

June 16 marks Bloomsday, a day of celebration in honor of Irish writer James Joyce’s seminal novel Ulysses (1922).

Armenian orphans of the Near East Relief orphanage in Alexandropol (now Gyumri, Armenia)

America, We Thank You

March 06, 2015

One hundred years ago, on April 24th, 1915, the Ottoman Turkish government enacted a systematic policy to annihilate its Armenian population. From 1915-1930, over a million and a half souls perished.

A picture of Dr. Melvin Schrier who donated a big collection of menus and two ladies.

Major donation to the LAPL Menu collection

October 28, 2013

There’s something about restaurant menus—especially those from a bygone era—that intrigue and fascinate. Is it the ability to peek into another time through the lens of food? Notice tastes and trends that extend beyond food culture? Get a sense of signature ‘decade’ foods?