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Christina Rice, December 30, 2014

Over at the LAPL Photo Collection, we were full steam ahead as always in 2014; processing collections, digitizing photos, acquiring new collections, mounting exhibits, coordinating programs, and assisting patrons with research and orders.


Julie Huffman, November 01, 2014

My grandmother was born June Eileen Lavonne Nystrom and her husband called her Patty. I know this because my mom told me, and my mom knows this because her mom told her.


Glen Creason, December 02, 2014

Driving, biking or even walking! around LA we see many place names that we have come to take for granted. Many of these place names were inspired by Angelenos who helped create them. These are just a number of the faces behind the places.


Babe Ruth
Kelly Wallace, September 30, 2014

On this date in 1927, Babe Ruth hit his 60th home run of the year, breaking his own record of 59 set in 1921 and setting a mark that would last until Roger Maris hit 61 in 1961. He hit it off Tom Zachary, a 31-year-old left-hander pitching for the Washington Senators.


HMS Terror and the HMS Erebus by G. Hartwick in "The Polar World," 1874
Deborah Savage, September 21, 2014

On Sept. 8, 2014, the Canadian Prime Minister announced that one of the ships from the doomed Franklin Expedition had been found in the Arctic. Canadian scientists have been searching for the ships since 2008.


[photo of great grandmother]
Julie Huffman, September 01, 2014

Am I related to anyone famous?

What is my ethnic background?

How far back can I go? 1800s? 1600s? Adam and Eve?!


L.A. Stories from the "Map Cave" graphic
Glen Creason, August 11, 2014

I have always felt it was a shame that so many maps and the stories they tell are buried in drawers where no one can hear them.


Ed Sullivan rehearses with the Beatles before their appearance in the United States.
Kelly Wallace, July 16, 2014

Fifty years ago, the United States was still recovering from the assassination of John F. Kennedy. President Lyndon Johnson began to build his vision of a “Great Society.” Young men burned their draft cards as the Vietnam War escalated.


Kelly Wallace, July 01, 2014

"The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see."


Yosemite Valley from Inspiration Point
Kelly Wallace, May 07, 2014

Everybody needs beauty...places to play and pray in, where Nature may heal and cheer and give strength to body and soul alike—John Muir


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