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Fragment of a Torah scroll, book of Number 2:22 to 32:13. BS1200.A23 N86 1800z

Special Collections and Archives holds a fragment of a Torah scroll. Although difficult to date, the scroll most likely dates from 1800 to 1950. On 10 sheets of parchment sewn together, the section runs from Numbers 2:22 to 32:131. Although the segment is no longer Kosher...

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Invitation to participate in a "Patriotic Appeal," a fundraiser for Canoga Park High School's War memorial, 1934.

Canoga Park High School is one of the oldest high school in the San Fernando Valley. The school first opened as Owensmouth High on October 4th, 1914 with three teachers and fourteen students. In 1931, the school's name was changed after the town of Owensmouth became known as Canoga Park. The Canoga Park High School Collection consists of...

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Arm band identifying Gloria Watson Curtis Kliene as a British national throughout the Japanese occupation of the International Settlement in Shanghai, ca. 1941-1945. Gloria Watson Curtis Kliene Collection

Japanese incursions into China began as early as 1931, shortly after the Mukden (or Manchurian) Incident. The following six years saw several smaller incursions, both military and political. For the Far East and Southeast Asia, the war began with the full-scale Japanese invasion of China in 1937; two years later it would become World War II...

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artistic rendering of a guitar from Soundboard magazine

For guitarists, achieving recognition and fame through one’s unique ability to imagine, craft, and perform is a satisfying and rewarding experience that distinguishes the musician as exemplary. The Guitar Foundation of America (GFA) holds the International Concert Artist Competition each year, awarding the lucky winner an extensive international tour, a cash prize, a recording contract...

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