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Del Rancho Al Barrio: The Mexican Legacy of Tucson. Mexican Heritage Project, Arizona Historical Society, 1983. Rodolfo F. Acuna Collection

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, this week's blog post will highlight collections of importance in the study of Latino and Hispanic communities in Los Angeles and across the United States in Special Collections and Archives. They document a host of significant events, individuals, social movements, and more...

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Verso image from Female Filosofy

The US Constitution originally left the determination of who should be eligible to vote up to the states, and as a result the question of which Americans should have voting rights has been debated throughout US history. Over the years five constitutional amendments and a number of federal, state, and local ...

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The Women's Club of Owensmouth third annual yearbook, 1917-1918.

The woman's club movement was a social movement in the 19th and early 20th centuries in the United States. The first wave during the Progressive era was started by white, middle-class women, and a later phase was led by African-American women. While most began as social or literary clubs, they eventually began working towards social reform...

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Cropped image, Cover of We Must Save the Republic," by Illinois Congressman Stephen A. Day, 1941.

"America First" is a phrase that's been uttered with increased frequency over the past year. Under the current presidential administration, the phrase is used to describe a group of policies focused on American interests and American national security, with an emphasis on defeating terror groups, strengthening the US military, building diplomatic relationships, and....

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