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Inside cover of The Military Pinup Kit, by Earl Moran, depicting a cartoon American soldier looking at the opposite page. NC1849 .W65 M67 2000z

Pin-ups can be fun and entertaining, and many people enjoy flipping through a picture book filled with pin-ups, whether they are photographs like the iconic WWII pin-up of American actress Betty Grable or the hand drawn pin-ups of Earle Bergey. Pin-ups have been studied by...

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front page of Denson Tribune

Executive Order 9066, signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on February 19, 1942, resulted in the forced removal of Japanese Americans living on the West Coast of the United States, most of whom were US citizens. Americans of Japanese descent were ultimately incarcerated in ten camps around the US administered by the War Relocation Authority (WRA)...

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Picus campaign doorhanger, cropped image.

Special Collections and Archives holds many collections related to local government and the professional lives of elected officials who have worked to serve the interests of people living in the region. The Joy Picus Collection, documents the political career of Picus, the first female member of the Los Angeles City Council representing

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Booklet, "They Got the Blame: The Story of Scapegoats in History," by Kenneth M. Gould, 1942.

In the history of the United States, religious freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment have frequently come under fire. In the 1920s, the rise of the Ku Klux Klan in concert with restrictive immigration legislation, educational prohibitions, and economic scapegoating, resulted in growing anti-Semitism against Jews...

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