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Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Archival resources

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Gladys A. papers

Identifier: 7062

The Gladys A. papers contain diaries of Gladys A., a young woman who participated in sex work in and around Downtown Los Angeles. The diaries span from the day she arrived in LA in January of 1949 through 1953, detailing the daily experiences of her first five years in the city. The collection also includes photographs of Gladys with unidentified individuals, correspondence from her family in Michigan, memorabilia from her Catholic high school, and other miscellaneous personal items.

Dates: 1944-06-09 - 1979

Zoraya Filema Foley journal

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: 6076
Abstract A 30 page journal written between April 14 and June 1, 1907 by Zoraya Filema Foley. Foley was 14 years old when she wrote the journal. The entries describe her activities as a young lady of some means in early 20th century Los Angeles. She was the daughter of W.I. Foley (1856-1921), an attorney who was the law partner of Henry Tifft Gage, who served as governor of California from 1899-1902. Her mother was Sara Dolores Sepulveda (1866-1906), a member of the Sepulveda and Lugo families,...
Dates: 1907 April-June

Mabel C. Harris papers

Identifier: 7068

Mabel C. Harris, also professionally known as Virginia O'Neal and Martha Logan, was a trained home economist who, after working for Swift and Company and Kerr Glass Manufacturing Corp., was hired by Vons grocery stores in 1960 to be the first home economist hired by a supermarket chain. Her papers consist of photographs, scrapbooks, correspondence, clippings, ephemera, and cookbooks relating to her career in the Los Angeles food and grocery industry from the 1940s to the 1970s.

Dates: 1937 - 1989

Jitney Buses scrapbook

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: 6023
Abstract This small scrapbook contains clippings, from December 1914 to March 1915, documenting the controversy over lack of regulation of "jitney" buses in Los Angeles. Many of the clippings come from the Los Angeles Times, the Express, the Tribune, and the Examiner, and are identified as such in pencil or ink annotations, along with dates (often without year). The remainder of the clippings are not identified as to source. The jitneys were private automobiles that operated as "buses" and...
Dates: 1914 December-1915 March

Ersey O'Brien scrapbooks

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: 7008

The Ersey O'Brien scrapbooks consists of two ledger format spiral binders containing green bar computer paper that has been repurposed as scrapbook pages. The scrapbooks, one entitled "My friends" and the other "High School Memories," contain clippings and printed ephemera that document the activities of Jefferson High School alumni in Los Angeles from the 1950s through the 1980s.

Dates: 1950s-1980s

Rock concert flyers and handbills collection

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: 7078
Abstract A collection of 52 flyers and handbills promoting various soft, folk, and alternative rock bands and music venues in California. The material dates from the 1980s to the 1990s and features acts such as 10,000 Maniacs, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Camper Yan Beethoven, The Roches, Red Kross, Terence Trent D'Arby, World Party, Chris Isaak, Lions & Ghosts, Sleestacks, Roller, Wednesday Week, and others. Many of the flyers list event information and pictures of the bands, but a few consist of a...
Dates: 1980s-1990s

John G. and Corrine Tomlinson collection of Southern California photographs, postcards, and memorabilia

Identifier: 7115
Abstract The collection consists of photographs depicting landscapes, portraits, and businesses in Southern California between 1875 and 1950; Los Angeles and Southern California maps and promotional booklets dating from 1880 to 1940; and approximately 5,250 postcards relating to Southern California dating from 1880 to 1940. John G. Tomlinson, Jr. and Corrine Tomlinson began collecting the material circa the early 1990s. The collection also includes a large format photograph by H. T. Payne of Benjamin...
Dates: 1875 - 1950