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Illustration of the three women heading the library. Los Angeles Herald, March 1903
Nicholas Beyelia, March 24, 2018

This blog post series looks at the history of the 1905 firing of Mary L. Jones as Los Angeles City Librarian.


Mary L. Jones
Nicholas Beyelia, March 21, 2018

This blog post series looks at the history of the 1905 firing of Mary L. Jones as Los Angeles City Librarian.


Harriet Child Wadleigh
Catherine Sturgeon, March 19, 2018

Chances are if you have heard of any of the early women City Librarians of Los Angeles Public Library, you may know about Mary E.


collage of portraits from female composers
Keith Chaffee, March 19, 2018

March is Women's History Month, so this week, we honor some of the female composers who have contributed to classical music. As in many fields, it has often been difficult for women to develop their talents to the fullest.


Kanopy: Thoughtful Entertainment
Eileen Ybarra, March 16, 2018

If you are interested in independent, international, classic, or documentary films, then Kanopy is for you.


collage with 10 of the featured album covers
Eileen Ybarra, March 12, 2018

As a music lover and pop connoisseur, I was immediately intrigued when I ran across a fascinating article on National Public Radio (NPR) online, titled Turning the Tables: The 150 Greatest Albums Made by Women. The first paragraph especially caught my eye:


3 comic book covers featuring women
Tina Lerno, March 09, 2018

The comic book world has long been the domain of men. Both in readers and writers. That is slowly changing, and it’s good news!


Women taking a photograph
Photo Friends, March 02, 2018

As March is Women’s History Month, it is only appropriate to celebrate some of the women who helped document Los Angeles – big events and small moments – for all to see.


Lucille Raport shown at her architectural firm in 1961 (detail)
Christina Rice, March 06, 2017

For many, the predominant image of the post-War woman is the suburban mother and consummate homemaker as immortalized in television characters of the period such as Donna Stone (The Donna Reed Show), Harriet Nelson (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet), and June Cleaver (Leave it to Beaver).


 Suffragettes on Parade, LAPL Photo Collection (sometime before 1920)

March 8 marks International Women’s Day, a global celebration that has taken place yearly since the early 1900s. IWD celebrates women’s social, economic, cultural and political achievements and contributions, and calls for action to increase gender equality.


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