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VICA members review plans

The Industrial Association of the San Fernando Valley, now known as the Valley Industry and Commerce Association (VICA), is a non-profit organization created to bring industries and commerce to the San Fernando Valley. The San Fernando Valley housing development was beginning to boom in the 1950s, and VICA’s mission was to bring commerce ...

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League of Women Voters logo, 1944

The League of Women Voters of Los Angeles began donating its archival records to the Urban Archives, then in the History Department rather than the library, in 1979. The League of Women Voters of Los Angeles Collection has continued to grow from subsequent donations over the intervening decades, and provides thorough documentation of the League of LA's mission....

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President's medallion

The CSUN Leaders Oral History Project Collection contains interviews with eight key individuals involved in the history of California State University, Northridge, including some of the university's most distinguished faculty, deans, presidents, and provosts. Topics discussed in the histories include campus unrest during the 1960s and 1970s, the 1994 earthquake, budget crises in California...

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Windup E.T. the Extraterrestrial toy

The year was 1983. Ronald Reagan was president of the United States. The federal minimum wage was $3.35. George Lucas introduced the world to Wicket W. Warrick in Return of the Jedi. The world welcomed the birth of the computer mouse, and lamented the end of M.A.S.H, a television series that lasted 3-1/2 times longer that the war that was its backdrop. All the while Cal State ...

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