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Cover, Helps Over Hard Places: Stories for Girls

Memories of childhood are often infused with fond recollections of favorite books, stories that transport us to faraway lands, imaginary worlds, and distant places in time. For many of us, the literature of childhood has worked to shape how we think and feel about the world, stretching the imagination and expanding our horizons to include the people, places, and things ...

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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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