When I Think of Home: Images from L.A. ArchivesMain MenuIntroductionThe greater Los Angeles area is on the traditional lands of the Gabrielino/Tongva, Chumash, Fernandeño Tataviam and Yuhaaviatam/Maarenga’yam (Serrano) peoples. We acknowledge their presence here since time immemorial and recognize their continuing connection to the land, to the water and to their ancestors.L.A. FirstsMigration to Los Angeles in Pursuit of Health and HappinessThe Community and Cultural Enclaves of L.A.Los Angeles Architecture and LandscapesHistoric Home MuseumsContributorsChronologyMapping the ExhibitAcknowledgementsWhen I Think of Home: Images from L.A. Archives is the first digital History Keepers exhibit produced for the annual Archives Bazaar and would not have been possible without the collaboration of LAAS members and Archive Bazaar Exhibit subcommittee members.
Children Playing in Front of Porch
12020-09-30T20:00:22-07:00Curtis Fletcher3225f3b99ebb95ebd811595627293f68f680673e310111This photograph depicts children playing in front of a porch at 2019 Atlantic Street. The image was taken by the Los Angeles Bureau of Housing and Sanitation, under director M. S. Siegel, as part of a project to document poor and slum housing conditions in Los Angeles during 1938.2020-09-30T20:00:22-07:001938Los Angeles architecture and landscapesCalifornia State University, Northridge, Special Collections and ArchivesLos Angeles, CALos Angeles Bureau of Housing and SanitationPoor Housing Conditions in Los Angeles Scrapbook. Special Collections and Archives, Oviatt Library, California State University, Northridge.Copyright unknownCurtis Fletcher3225f3b99ebb95ebd811595627293f68f680673e
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Special Collections & Archives is the home of CSUN's rare book and periodical collections, as well as its archival and manuscript collections. In Special Collections & Archives users can perform research, engage in classes using primary sources, or view exhibitions. Our collections are made available to researchers in a supervised reading room. We welcome users, and ask for understanding concerning our special procedures, which are designed to ensure these collections are available in the future.
Special Collections & Archives is comprised of five areas within the Library which were independently established between the 1970s and 1990s. In 1993 the Urban Archives Center, University Archives, and Special Collections areas were combined, and became Special Collections & Archives. The Old China Hands Archives was added in 1996, and the International Guitar Research Archives in 2000. While each group of collections has a unique history, patrons can access all materials in the Special Collections & Archives Reading Room (University Library, Second Floor, room 228.)
Collections in the department include archives, manuscripts, rare books, periodicals, maps, prints, art, and more. They focused on several topical areas including the growth and development of Los Angeles, the history of CSUN, the history and development of the classical guitar, people from other countries and cultures who have resided and worked in China, American literature, California and the West, children's literature, the history of printing and publishing, human sexuality, music, and 19th century European history.