Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract The Robert S. Benner collection of nautical charts consists of 22 nautical charts created in the late 17th century and mid-18th century. The majority of the nautical charts in the collection come from Francesco Maria Levanto's (1650-1718) Prima Parte dello Specchio del Mare, nel quale si Descrivono Tutti li Porti, Spiaggie, Baye, Isole, Scogli, e Seccagni del Mediterraneo, originally issued in 1663, with a later edition published in 1695. All of Francesco...
Dates: 1663 - 1750
Abstract A collection of material relating to a series of interviews with Wally Shidler, conducted by David Boulé. Wally G. Shidler is a former motion picture engineer and collector of Southern California ephemera. David Boulé is an author, researcher, and collector of items and information relating to the California citrus industry. The interview sessions combined last approximately six hours and focus on Shidler's life and activities as a collector of materials on Los Angeles history, particularly...
Dates: 2016 - 2019
Abstract A collection of videos and a scrapbook relating to Katherine Sui Fun Cheung (1904-2003), the first Chinese woman to obtain an international flying license. The scrapbook was created by Cheung and her daughter Dorothy Leschenko and consists of photographs, newspaper clippings, copies of certificates and articles, and programs from air shows and other events documenting the life of Katherine Sui Fun Cheung. Cheung immigrated to the United States from China in 1921. After studying music at...
Dates: 1932 - 2016
Abstract The Esther Feldman and Community Conservation Solutions records document the work conducted by Esther Feldman and/or Community Conservation Solutions (CCS) from the 1980s through 2020. The collection focuses on two major subject areas: (i) ballot measures and campaigns creating public financing for park and conservation projects and (ii) land-based projects involving land acquisition, native habitat restoration, park creation, 'green' stormwater and urban runoff capture, planning projects,...
Dates: 1984 - 2022
Collection — Pamphlet-binder 1: [Barcode: 31275058596322]
Abstract A collection of forty-eight digital image files stored on a compact disc, along with a printed inventory describing each image. The images show the town and surrounding area of Lone Pine, California, including images of the Owens Valley and Owens River. The digital images in this collection are digital surrogates of original photographs. The collection does not hold the original photographs, which are dated between 1880 and 1970. The image files are titled with numbers that correspond to the...
Dates: 1880 - 1970; Modified: 2010 - 2014
Abstract The Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities (LAIH) was founded in 1998 to stimulate a cross-disciplinary exchange of ideas through events both on the USC campus and off-campus for Institute Fellows and their guests. LAIH hosts bimonthly lunches for fellows accompanied by lectures from guests representing a variety of disciplines. Steve Wasserman and Steve Ross served as the initial co-directors of the Institute. Ross initiated the practice of recording the talks given at the luncheons on an...
Dates: 2000 - 2021
Abstract The Keith Royer collection on Southern California scootering and youth subculture documents several decades of vintage scooter culture and the diverse aspects of the subculture as it relates to music, fashion, politics, and youth communities. Keith Royer has been a scooter rider, collector, and bike mechanic since the mid-1980s and a patched club member of the Pharaohs Scooter Club of San Diego since 1995. The Pharaohs Scooter Cult was formed on December 23, 1993 at Hill Street Coffee House...
Dates: 1985 - 2022
Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31275049037469]
Abstract A collection of reports, publications, notes, and correspondence from the USC Initiative to Eliminate Homelessness (also known as the USC Homelessness Initiative) documenting the issue of homelessness in Southern California. The collection documents the USC Homelessness Initiative along with related projects and organizational efforts to respond to homelessness. The collection also includes the Initiative's digital archive comprising over 1200 digital files, including text, images,...
Dates: 2016 - 2021
Abstract The University of Southern California's music school was officially established in 1884, and conferred its first degrees in 1885. The records document many of the activities of the School from the late 19th to the early 21st centuries. Included are the papers (generally incomplete) of some of the School's notable personnel, including Max Swarthout, Raymond Kendall, Ellis Kohs, Pauline Alderman, and Walter F. Skeele; records of academic activities; records of student and alumni...
Dates: 1897 - 2017; Modified: 2017-2019, 2021