Peek in the Stacks
The Great War took the lives of more than 9 million people and devastated millions more but it also brought invention, destroyed long standing empires, redrew borders, and created new ones. Like all wars before and since, the First World War separated families and...Read more. . .
November 5th, 2013 marks the one hundred-year anniversary of the completion of the Los Angeles Aqueduct. Special Collections and Archives celebrates this achievement with the release of the digital collection, Water Works: Documenting Water History in Los Angeles, and the opening of the Catherine Mulholland...Read more. . .
The Los Angeles "Booster Myth," an outgrowth of Manifest Destiny, was largely perpetuated by real estate investors, commercial industry, and civic leaders in an effort to bring more settlers to Los Angeles and prolong the real estate boom of the...Read more. . .