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On Wednesday, October 30, 1895, Armenians were massacred in Erzurum and the surrounding Armenian villages. American journalist William Sachtleben happened to be in Erzurum at that time, investigating the disappearance of American cyclist Frank Lenz. During the massacre Sachtleben was in the American mission building, where over 200 Armenians fled for protection. Sachtleben witnessed the aftermath of the massacre; he took photographs of the victims in the Armenian Cemetery and wrote three lengthy and detailed letters about the massacre that were published, unsigned and attributed to an Occasional Correspondent, in the London Times on November 16, 27 and December 9. In the Nov. 16 letter he wrote: "Saturday, Nov. 2...I went with one of the cavasses of the English Legation, a soldier, my interpreter, and a photographer (Armenian) to the Armenian Gregorian Cemetery. The municipality had sent down a number of bodies, friends had brought more, and a horrible sight met my eyes. Along the wall on the north in a row 20ft. wide and 150ft. long, lay 321 dead bodies of the massacred Armenians..." In the Times Nov. 27 letter, Sachtleben wrote: "The number of houses of Armenians in Erzerum is about 2,000...Of these 2,000 houses, about 1,500 to 1,800 are completely emptied of their contents. Many families, formerly well-to-do, are now completely in poverty, having lost all their goods in the shops and all their household articles as well..."
Recommend for future cataloging/collection management system. If going to scan large number of postcards recommend developing metadata schema that follows University of Delaware model http://fletcher.lib.udel.edu/collections/dpc/index.htm.Specific fields to create: sender's message, addressee, post mark, etc.
The Los Angeles Latino Families Photo Project was launched at the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center (CSRC) spring 2012. It is an extension of an earlier initiative launched in 2007 to combat the invisibility of the Mexican American contribution to Los Angeles and California history predating the social movements of the 1960s and 1970s within textbooks, trade, and academic books and articles. With the generous support of the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation, the CSRC was able to digitize close to 3,000 images from the Edward R. Roybal Papers and the Yolanda Retter Vargas Collection of Orphan Photographs. The first collection documents Edward Roybal’s public service career from the 1940s to the 1990s as a Los Angeles city councilman and a U.S. congressman. The second was collected by the previous librarian, Yolanda Retter-Vargas, who found the photographs at various flea markets. This collection consists of “orphan” photographs—images with no provenance information. They appear to belong to six families. Both collections have been completed and are available on the UCLA Digital Library. <br><br>After completing this project we quickly realized that Los Angeles Latino history is incomplete without the stories of its citizens. The Los Angeles Latino Families Photo Project was developed as a way to fully capture the complexity of this city’s history as well as address the issue of preservation through the digitization of vulnerable image-based collections. The photographs found in this particular collection were digitized and preserved during a Friends of the Library workshop held at the Chicano Studies Research Center spring 2012. They highlight the day-to-day lives of Latinos and Latinas living in Los Angeles over time. They document their families' histories and cultures capturing their movements between the United States and Latin America. One of the project’s goals is to provide the opportunity for community members to contribute additional photographs and information for the archival record. <br><br>For more information regarding this project or these photographs contact the CSRC Archivist & Librarian at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mission images marked "[negative copy]" are digital images scanned from negative produced from the Watkins print. Digital image is not a scan of Watkins' original albumen mammoth print or original negative.
Nancy Van Lauderback Tovar grew up in Chino, CA where she attended local schools for her formative studies, eventually graduating from UCLA. Following graduation, she joined the staff of the Los Angeles graphics powerhouse: Saul Bass Associates, later named Bass/Yaeger. This agency was internationally known for creating iconic logos and packaging for Hollywood's major motion pictures, airlines, telephone, and food industries. After an illustrious 40-year career she retired as Vice President and Director of Production. Ms. Tovar was an active member of the Vestry for the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany located in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Lincoln Heights. She was a creative force organizing classes that produced artistic banners, streamers, posters, and urban photography that reflected the Mexican heritage of the community. As an activist, Ms. Tovar was also a participant and supporter of the 1970 Chicano Moratorium. She wrote several books including: Diary of a Ruko (her husband's journey as a civil rights activist and WWII Veteran), The Parks Family Home in Chino, Tales from the Tovar Garden, as well as journals of her life in the barrio and her personal battle with cancer. Ms. Tovar lost this battle and passed away on March 13, 2010. The photographs in this collection represent her passion for documenting art and life in Los Angeles, and her commitment to the struggle of la Raza.
The Los Angeles branch of the National Urban League stems from a 1921 organization founded by Katherine Barr and others who attended Booker T. Washington's Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. The league gathered information about racial discrimination against African Americans and other minorities in jobs, health services, and housing; helped develop fair employment programs during World War II, and was active in the formation of the City Human Relations Commission.
View towards sightseers at the base of scenic desert cliffs in Red Rock Canyon which look like thick columns of rock standing in rows, one on top of the other. Four sightseers are visible next to 4 automobiles and a white tent.
Related to the articles, “Blimp Volunteer Finds Mooring to Floating Mast at Harbor Easy,” Los Angeles Times, 24 Feb. 1932: A3, and “Ship Could Moor Zeppelin: Patoka, Equipped to Anchor Air Liner in Emergency, Has Received No Orders to be Prepared,” Los Angeles Times, 15 Oct. 1928: 2.
"Mandalay" float representing the love boat in the play "East is West." One participant is wearing a traditional Chada hat and costume while others don tunics and round hats. The float was entered by the city of Whittier.
USC football coach Howard Jones (left) shakes hands with UCLA co-founder Ernest Carroll Moore while UCLA football coach William Spaulding (second from right) shakes hands with USC president Rufus B. von Kleinsmid.
The "Making of the Mission Bells" float features a floral rendition of the San Gabriel Mission at the back of the float with a priest (Raoul de Ramirez), and a forge in the front with a blacksmith (George Gantus), and another man in a cape (Arnoldo de Ramirez) and 4 visible ladies in Spanish dress (there were 5 in all: Norma Dana, Laurita Lugo, Calrito Lugo, Floretta Cortez, and Gracia Didier). The float was entered by the city of San Gabriel and is seen at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.
At the Tenth Olympiad banquet at the Biltmore, John C. Porter (Mayor of Los Angeles), Frank Merriam (Lieutenant Governor 1932-1934), Harry Chandler, James Rolph (Governor of California 1931-1934), 1 unidentified man, Adolph Schleicher (President of the Chamber of Commerce), Charles Curtis (Vice President 1929-1933) and others seated on one side of a banquet table in the Biltmore Hotel ballroom.
Photograph of a women being questioned during the coroner's inquest into the shooting murder of Harry Meagher. The woman could be his wife, Fern Meagher, or the friend he had been visiting just before hi murder, Velva Nalley. Three men can be seen sitting in the jury box on the right, a man stands beside the bench of the coroner, and a man is seated at a table in front of the bench.
Women in white march in a Memorial Day procession at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. They may belong to the Gold Star Mothers, American War Mothers, or one of several women’s auxiliaries centered on military service.
View of 2 workers moving wooden beams inside the clock tower of the old Los Angeles Times Building as it was being prepared for the May1938 demolition. Beams and blocks of stone or concrete litter the floor and commercial buildings of Los Angeles are visible through triple arch opening in the tower wall.
The St. Francis Dam was a 200-foot high concrete gravity-arch dam built between 1924 and 1926 in St. Francisquito Canyon (near present-day Castaic and Santa Clarita). The dam collapsed on March 12, 1928 at two and a half minutes before midnight. The resulting flood killed more than 600 residents plus an unknown number of itinerant farm workers camped in San Francisquito Canyon, making it the 2nd greatest loss of life in California after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. It is considered the worst American civil engineering failure in the 20th century.
Queen Boardman, in long skirt, blouse, and hat, and Lugo Machio, about age 12, in long dress and printed robe, hanging decorations on large Christmas tree in pot, with tables set with glasses and plates in background, waiter at left, decorated arched ceiling at top
Hammer, Woolley and Veitch represented evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson when she was accused of faking her own kidnapping. Monterey County Judge J. A. Bardin received an affidavit from a woman, known as Miss X, claiming she was the woman at the Carmel retreat, not McPherson during the time she was supposedly kidnapped. All four men testified in the impeachment trail in Sacramento of Judge Carlos S. Hardy, accused of taking bribe from McPherson.