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Kelly Wallace, Librarian, History Department

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Morris Kight Residence and Morris Kight ca 1999

Discover LGBTQIA Los Angeles: Morris Kight Residence

June 28, 2021

Los Angeles has over 1,200 Historic-Cultural Monuments, yet only a dozen have been designated because of their association with the LGBTQIA community.


black cat now and then

Discover LGBTQIA Los Angeles: The Black Cat

June 21, 2021

Los Angeles has over 1,200 Historic-Cultural Monuments, yet only a dozen have been designated because of their association with the LGBTQIA community.


Women gathered in a circle on a carpeted floor for a meeting at the Los Angeles Crenshaw Women's Center

Discover LGBTQIA Los Angeles: The Crenshaw Women’s Center

June 14, 2021

Los Angeles has over 1,200 Historic-Cultural Monuments, yet only a dozen have been designated because of their association with the LGBTQIA community.


Albert Van Luit Building, front entrance

Discover LGBTQIA Los Angeles: Albert Van Luit Complex

June 07, 2021

Los Angeles has over 1,200 Historic-Cultural Monuments, yet only a dozen have been designated because of their association with the LGBTQIA community.


Miriam Matthews, 1920

The Incomparable Miriam Matthews

March 05, 2021

As African American Heritage Month ends and Women’s Heritage Month begins, I’d like to draw attention to Miriam Matthews, the trailblazing librarian whose lifetime of achievements are worthy of celebration in any month.


Florence and Dexter at home

Sharing Stories: LA COVID-19 Community Archive

May 15, 2020

History is more than government documents, statistical reports, and newspaper headlines. History isn’t just the chyrons running across the bottom of your television screen. It is the stories of everyday people.


Fort Moore Pioneer Memorial opening day

Going With the Flow: The Fort Moore Pioneer Memorial

July 09, 2019

It’s been over forty years, but the water is flowing again at the Fort Moore Pioneer Memorial.


Tree-lined street with Jacarandas

Purple Splendor

April 29, 2019

Jacaranda season is almost here, that magical time of year when the spectacular purple blossoms come into sight and chase away May Gray and June Gloom.


stylized view of the parking structure on first and olive

RIP Parking Lot 17

January 23, 2019

Have you been by the corner of First Street and Olive recently? Remember that ugly structure where you parked when you had jury duty? Familiarly referred to as the Erector Set or Tinker Toy garage, the infamous parking structure is no longer there.


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