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Cover, Calship Log, November 1, 1941

In 1936, the United States was midway through the worst economic disaster ever to hit the country. As spring turned to summer, the U.S. Congress passed the Merchant Marine Act of 1936. This new law replaced the old United States Shipping board. The newly created United States Maritime Commission was given a number of tasks, one of which was...

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Memoirs of a Cassanova cover.

This week’s blog is inspired by Valentine’s Day. In the United States, Valentine's Day is celebrated on February 14th, and traditionally involves the giving and receiving of cards, gifts, or flowers, the reciting of poems, the singing of songs, or similar expressions of love and friendship. While we don't usually equate Special Collections and Archives with Valentine's Day, keep reading...you might be surpised!

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Striker applying choke hold to scab crossing the picket line.

The Los Angeles Herald-Examiner was a Hearst newspaper started as the Los Angeles Examiner in 1903. The Examiner and its predecessor titles survived a number of labor disputes, but the last strike, which went on from 1967-1977, is often described as a precursor to...

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Portrait of Belitsky

The Old China Hands Archives holds many collections from individuals living and working in China in the early 20th century, all of which serve to document the various ways in which foreigners experienced the unique cultural issues and historical events that occurred in pre-Communist China. One such individual is Dr. Tatiana Belitsky, a Russian woman who worked as a...

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