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Winged demon

In honor of Halloween, this week's blog post focuses on several of Special Collections' 17th century publications about witchcraft, demonology, and exorcism. Works on these subjects were produced during the Renaissance in particular as the Catholic Church, which had been the supreme religious authority in Europe ....

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America for Americans by the Ku Klux Klan. Frontpage of brochure.

Antisemitism is a form of discrimination which is directed at people of the Jewish faith or at Judaism in general. People who express hostility or hatred toward Jews are considered antisemitic. Special Collections and Archives holds several publications and manuscript collections that are useful for the study of antisemitism in the 20th century...

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Cutout from The Life and Times of Junipero Serra

Monsignor Francis J. Weber is a distinguished Catholic scholar, an Honorary Chaplain to His Holiness, and the archivist for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles at the San Fernando Mission, as well as a former professor of history at Queen of Angels Seminary. Special Collections and Archives houses over 100 titles...

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sketch

Everyone has a sense of humor and in Special Collections & Archives, there are many kinds of jokes and humor in our collections. Some humor is provocative and racy, or culturally humorous, or satirical. Depending on who the audience is, it can sometimes be understood ....

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