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women's history month


City of Los Angeles Councilwomen: Pat Russell, Peggy Stevenson, Joy Picus, Joan Milke Flores, and Gloria Molina

Last week we shared about the first three women to serve on the Los Angeles City Council.

City of Los Angeles Councilwomen: Estelle Lawton Lindsey, Rosalind Wyman and Harriett Davenport

Women’s History Month provides an opportunity to celebrate the women who have served as councilmembers of the Los Angeles City Council.

Miriam Matthews, 1920
Kelly Wallace, 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.

Collage of films adapted from books
Elizabeth Graney, March 04, 2021

Since the publication of Anne Bradstreet’s book of poems The Tenth Muse Lately Sprung Up In America in 1650, women have been writing and publishing in America.

Betty Crocker through the ages
Tina Princenthal, March 01, 2021

In 1945, Fortune magazine published a list of America’s most popular women. Timeless homemaker Betty Crocker was awarded second place and the title of “First Lady of Food,” following none other than actual First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt.

Charlotta Bass, Security Pacific National Collection
Nicholas Beyelia, February 26, 2021

Charlotta Bass, a name well known in Los Angeles history circles, has surfaced recently on a national front thanks in part to the ascension of Senator Kamala Harris to the position of Vice President of the United States.

three of the book jackets featured
Sheryn Morris, March 31, 2020

As Women’s History Month ends, we would like to offer you a few e-books and e-audiobooks about intrepid, adventurous women who traveled for the sheer joy of doing something different, to escape from others, to see the world, or to take on a challenge.

Rita Walters at a Board of Library Commissioners Meeting
Public Relations Office, March 02, 2020

Rita Walters, who served on the Board of Library Commissioners from 2002-2017, passed away on February 19 at the age of 89.

Civil Rights leader Dolores Huerta
Ana Campos, October 03, 2019

Los Angeles Public Library was given an exclusive interview with the living legend Dolores Huerta. Ms.

8 album covers of women jazz musicians
Eileen Ybarra, March 27, 2019

Jazz is one of my favorite music genres. I've been a fan for almost twenty years. For me, it started with listening to my parent's old jazz records on vinyl when I was in high school. Eventually, I moved onto CDs in college and then downloading mp3s.