Collections in Calisphere
All of the items on Calisphere are organized into collections. Collections bring context to images, documents, videos, and audio recordings. Some collections represent a particular topic or format, some have items created by the same person, and some showcase an institution’s special project or initiative. Use the tabs below to explore the hundreds of collections on Calisphere.
Malaga Cove Star Newspaper
Collection includes issues of an entirely self-published and edited weekly newspaper created by 13 year old James "Jimmy" Damon, and three other local youths. The newspaper ran from approximately 1938 to 1942 and reported on both local and international issues. The Star provides an interesting perspective of the life on the Palos Verdes Peninsula during an important period of U.S. history. James "Jimmy" Graham Damon Jr. was born in Providence, Rhode Island on September 17, 1926. Damon moved to the Palos Verdes Peninsula where he attended the Chadwick School from 1938 and graduated with the class of 1944. Damon and ...
Institution: Palos Verdes Library District
Hearst (William Randolph) Papers, 1874-1951 (bulk 1927-1947)
Consists of a portion of William Randolph Hearst's business and personal office files primarily for the years 1927-1929, 1937-1938, and 1944-1947. The papers present an overview of of Hearst's newspaper empire and his management and editorial styles; provide a glimpse into his filmmaking; and an incomplete picture of his acquisitions of antiques, art, and property. Also includes a small amount of correspondence with architect Julia Morgan and builder George Loorz about the construction of Hearst Castle. The bulk of the collection concerns the editorial management of his newspapers, magazines, and related companies.
Institution: UC Berkeley, Bancroft Library
Fr. Viader's Miscellany Book
Father Viader’s Miscellany Book is a collection of 220 manuscripts (676 pages) that was assembled apparently by Father José Viader, one of the most influential Franciscans in Mission Santa Clara (where he served from 1796 to 1833). Father Viader’s Book, which is bound in hide, served as a reference book for life in Mission Santa Clara; as such, the multiple manuscripts in it deal with a great variety of subjects.
Institution: Santa Clara University
Organizing Los Angeles Workers, 1980-Present
In the last two decades of the 20th century, labor unions in Los Angeles defied a national trend of decline for the labor movement. Led by a new generation of leaders who drew inspiration from social movements of the 1960s, the L.A. labor movement grew by organizing immigrant, Latino, and African American workers in the service economy. In a series of high profile strikes, unions took on the power of transnational corporations and, more often than not, they won. Buoyed by these victories, the L.A. County Federation of Labor then helped to reshape electoral politics in California by mobilizing working-class ...
Institution: UCLA, Institute for Research on Labor and Employment Library
Bailey (Florence M.) papers
Consists of field notes and journals, drafts of primarily unpublished books and articles, plus a small amount of correspondence to her father, Clinton Levi Merriam and other naturalists and ornithologists. The majority of the field notes and journals deal with the West but also cover areas in North Dakota, New York, Washington D.C., Minnesota, Wisconsin, Florida and elsewhere. Of particular note are her notes on the Grand Canyon and writings about the Pueblo Indians of New Mexico and the Apache Indians of Arizona.
Institution: UC Berkeley, Bancroft Library
Charles C. Chapman Citrus Speeches
Charles Clarke Chapman, 1853-1944, namesake and founding father of Chapman University, was an entrepreneur who is credited for popularizing the Valencia orange and for branding the orange crate boxes with attractive labels. As Mr. Chapman became knowlegeable about the citrus industry by learning from other growers and by his experience, he began giving speeches on the topic to citrus grower conventions, to farmer clubs, high schools, and Y.M.C.A.'s among other venues. This collection covers every aspect of citrus production, from the soil composition, fertilizing, pests and diseases, irrigation, care and handling, shipping, and marketing. Many of the speeches also focus ...
Institution: Chapman University, Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives
Del Rey Players Collection
The Del Rey Players playbills featured in this digital collection are a part of the more extensive mixed media University Archives Student Affairs collection held by the Department of Archives and Special Collections. According to the records that comprise the University Archives collections, the Del Rey Players, a dramatic society made up of Loyola University students, came into being in the autumn of 1932. Throughout the following decades, the student run organization would stage plays in renowned Los Angeles performance venues including the Wilshire Ebell Theatre, and Carthay Circle Theatre. In 1971, the Players transformed a classroom into the Wine ...
Institution: Loyola Marymount University, Department of Archives and Special Collections, William H. Hannon Library
California Revealed from Institute of Governmental Studies
California Revealed is a State Library initiative to help California’s public libraries, in partnership with other local heritage groups, digitize, preserve, and provide online access to archival materials - books, newspapers, photographs, audiovisual recordings, and more - that tell the incredible stories of the Golden State. We also provide free access and preservation services for existing digital collections for partner organizations with in-house digitization programs. The California Revealed Project is supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.
Institution: UC Berkeley, Institute of Governmental Studies Library
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