Los Angeles Aqueduct Digital Platform

About the Los Angeles Aqueduct Digital Platform


The practice of Lauren Bon and her team focuses on paradigm shifts, producing devices of wonder to create the potential for transforming social, political, and physical brownfields into healthy and productive living systems.


Institutions Contributing Archival Resource Images and Metadata

The Autry National Center is a museum dedicated to exploring and sharing the stories, experiences, and perceptions of the diverse peoples of the American West. In support of this mission, the Libraries and Archives of the Autry provides access to one of the nation’s most comprehensive book, archival, and artifact collections on American Indian cultures and Western history. 


The Claremont Colleges Digital Library (CCDL) provides access to historical and visual resources collections created both by and for The Claremont Colleges community.


The Eastern California Museum has been the repository of Eastern Sierra history since 1928. The Museum, located in Independence, CA, features a diverse collection of artifacts and about 27,000 photos that illuminate the history of Inyo County and California’s Eastern Sierra, from the depths of Death Valley to the heights of the Sierra Nevada mountain range.


The Oviatt Library Digital Collections feature historically significant documents, photographs, oral histories, artistic works and exhibit materials selected from the Oviatt Special Collections and Archives.


Loyola Marymount University is a premier Catholic University rooted in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions. Its mission is the encouragement of learning, the education of the whole person, the service of faith and the promotion of justice.


The UC Riverside Libraries' provide access to three million volumes, 28,000 print and electronic serial subscriptions, 1.7 million microforms, 300,000 government information sources, and 500,000 e-books. In addition to this the libraries are home to several specialized collections including the Water Resources Collections & Archives, Eaton Collection of Science Fiction & Fantasy, and Tuskegee Airmen Archive.”


Other content contributors

Thoughtful, provocative, and playful, Boom: A Journal of California aims to create a lively conversation about the vital social, cultural, and political issues of our times, in California and the world beyond.


Technology Partners

The UCLA Digital Library Program (DLP) serves as the catalyst for the creation, management, and delivery of digital content in support of the UCLA Library mission and goals.


Bluespark is a creative digital agency with a focus on open source technologies. Merging thoughtful user experiences, beautiful interface designs, and powerful web and mobile platforms, we design and build sites and apps that people love to use. With a special focus on travel, culture, media and higher education.


Project team

Jillian Cuellar, Head, Center for Primary Research and Training, UCLA Library Special Collections
Jasmine Jones, Project Manager, Los Angeles Aqueduct Digital Platform, UCLA Library Special Collections
Jen Weintraub, Digital Collections Development Librarian, UCLA Digital Library Program
Parinita Ghorpade, Programmer/Analyst, UCLA Digital Library Program
Tom Hyry, Director, UCLA Library Special Collections
Heather Briston, Head, Public Services, UCLA Library Special Collections

CFPRT Scholars

Manjana Chandrasakharan
Mark Friedlander
Andrew Gomez
Christina Gray
Kylie Harris
Julie Kalmar
Nico Machida
Christian Reed
Matthias Stork
Sara Torres
Diane Ward


Processing and Digitization Assistants

Lindsay Chaney
Victoria Maches
Tori Schmitt


Digital Humanities Group Project Team Members

Alex Gonzalez
Tessa Nath
Jasmine Rodriguez


Zoe Borovsky, Ph.D., Librarian for Digital Research and Scholarship
Jon Christensen, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of History and Institute for Environmental Sustainability, UCLA, and Editor of Boom: A Journal of California
Stephen Davison, Head, UCLA Digital Library Program
Gloria Gonzalez, Digital Archivist, UCLA Library Special Collections
Amrey Mathurin, Digital Archives Assistant, UCLA Library Special Collections
Miriam Posner, Digital Humanities Program Coordinator, UCLA Center for Digital Humanities