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Tab Room, Los Angeles Public Library
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Public Library Legacy Photo Collection
Rothschild Photo
Date Created and/or Issued
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Central Library, located at 630 W. 5th Street in downtown Los Angeles, was designed by architects Bertram G. Goodhue and Carlton M. Winslow. Constructed between 1922-1926, it was designed to mimic the architecture of ancient Egypt, complete with a tiled mosaic pyramid tower and many beautiful murals throughout. Tragic fires in 1986 destroyed part of the building along with 20 percent of the library's collection, prompting a closure for 6 years while restoration took place. The renovation was completed in 1993, and the library reopened on October 3, 1993. The Los Angeles Public Library is the third largest public library in the United States in terms of books and periodical holdings, boasting over 6 million volumes. It was added to the National Register of Historical Places in 1970 - Building #70000136.
View of the Tab Room, which was part of the Circulation Department at Los Angeles Public Library. Two unidentified female employees work in different areas of the room, which houses machinery, book cards, and file cabinets. In June 1949, L.A. Public Library commenced their photo charging system of lending books - the first American library to adopt this system. The Tab Room housed the IBM machines and decks of cards for the circulation of books. Photograph dated: August 10, 1950.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Los Angeles Public Library Legacy Collection
C-5(484) 4x5
Central Library (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library--Officials and employees
International Business Machines Corporation
Los Angeles Public Library.--Circulation Dept
Library employees--California--Los Angeles
Library buildings--California--Los Angeles
Machinery--California--Los Angeles
Libraries--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments
Interiors--California--Los Angeles
Goodhue, Bertram Grosvenor,1869-1924
Winslow, Carleton M.,1919-
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)

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