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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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Kiwi, student at New York University, at a coffee shop, New York, 2002. The Gender Frontier, HQ 77.9 .A32 2003

Sex and gender play important roles in our culture and daily lives. Sex is a biological difference based on the primary sex characteristics which include the traits essential for reproduction. Gender is the socially-created and learned distinction that specifies the physical, behavioral ....

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