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A photograph of a crumbled St. Luke's Episcopal Church with smoke in the background taken from San Francisco’s Great Disaster. F869 .S357 T95 1906

On April 18, 1906 at 5:12 in the morning a large earthquake shook the people of San Francisco awake. The residents of San Francisco and the surrounding areas arose to a devastating view of their city. Buildings crumbled, water mains were broken, and fires erupted throughout the city...

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Image of Horatio Alger, in Horatio's Boys: The Life and Works of Horatio Alger, Jr. by]Edwin P. Hoyt. PS1029 .A3 Z68

Horatio Alger, Jr. (1832-1899) was a 19th century American author who had much success after his death. He specialized in writing young adult novels, but also wrote poetry, short stories, and a few biographies. Alger was born in North Chelsea, Massachusetts to Horatio Alger, Sr. and Olive Fenno....

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Photograph of Richard Fish

The Richard Fish Collection documents the career of professional photographer Richard Fish. Fish’s work combined the technical and philosophical influence of his mentors with a personal sense of artistic and emotional depth, creating a complex and distinctive style of ...

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Poster, "Chicana/o Studies Now!". Rodolfo F. Acuña Collection

Many U.S. History books focus on the history concerning Anglo-Americans but provide a minimal amount of information on the history of Mexican-Americans and other minorities. However, in recent years there have been several Mexican-American figures that have given power and substance to the Chinana/o movement...

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