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Jesse James’ Race for Life or Trailed by the Vigilantes. PS3545.A718 J48 1908

Jesse James is one of the most infamous American outlaws of the nineteenth century Wild West. Beginning in 1866 and based in Missouri, James and his James-Younger Gang robbed and murdered dozens of people in Missouri, Kentucky, Iowa, Texas, Arkansas, Kansas, and West Virginia. After being killed by Robert Ford in 1882, James’s fame grew among the American public. In 1907, The Arthur Westbrook Company...

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Cropped image from Gilbert and Sullivan opera, "The Mikado," advertising a manufacturing company. HF5851.G44

This month's blog post is authored by Sarah Jones, visual resources intern at CSUN. Sarah is a graduate student in the Information Studies department at UCLA, with a focus on archival studies and rare books.

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Image of guitar interior, in Classic Guitar Construction: Diagrams, Photographs, and Step-by-Step Instructions by Irving Sloane. ML1016 .G8 S6

Playing the classical guitar is an art that many people appreciate and enjoy. However, an often overlooked but equally important art form is the building of the guitar itself. The craft of making string instruments, or lutherie, requires extensive knowledge of the many properties of wood and the ability to utilize and manipulate...

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Ted Ellsworth college football photograph, 1926-1928

The Ted Ellsworth Collection documents Ellsworth’s work as a health plan administrator and consultant, union representative and labor management arbitrator, educator, and activist for the aging. Ellsworth began his advocacy work on behalf of fellow members of the Motion Picture Costumers, IATSE Local 705 labor union, and continued to work for the cause throughout his life...

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