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Portrait of Yun Isang
Alan Westby, May 29, 2018

The library has recently added its first scores by the Korean composer Yun Isang (윤이상 / 尹伊桑) to our collection.


Young Japanese girls brave the early morning rain to bid farewell to friends leaving for Manzanar relocation camp
Photo Friends, May 01, 2018

In the spring of 1942, the City of Los Angeles experienced a population exodus triggered by a presidential executive order. Images in the Los Angeles Public Library's Herald Examiner Collection and Shades of L.A.


Women taking a photograph
Photo Friends, March 02, 2018

As March is Women’s History Month, it is only appropriate to celebrate some of the women who helped document Los Angeles – big events and small moments – for all to see.


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Christina Rice, February 18, 2018

Los Angeles has always been a city of rich cultural diversity, often serving as a beacon of prosperity for migrants and immigrants around the globe.


Louise Redding McClain
Kurt Thum, February 05, 2018

Louise Redding McClain, a retired Los Angeles Public Library librarian, is the sister of the great singer/songwriter Otis Redding.


photograph of Elva Diane Green and book cover of her book
Catherine Sturgeon, February 01, 2018

February is African American Heritage Month at the Los Angeles Public Library.


Section of Historic Map of Los Angeles
Neale Stokes, November 21, 2017

Before Los Angeles, there was Yangna, home to the Tongva people, Native Americans who numbered at least 5,000 in the Los Angeles Basin before the arrival of Europeans.


Plate 455 Tolowa Dancing Head-Dress.  Native American Tolowa man wearing a head dress, photographed looking straight into camera with plain expression
Rudy Ruiz, November 07, 2017

If you are not familiar with Edward S.


The Sherman Institute class of 1919. Shades of L.A. Collection.
Christina Rice, November 01, 2017

When the Perris Indian School was established in 1892 by the United States government, it became the first non-reservation boarding school for Native American children in California.


Photo of Rotunda with the entire Oaxaca exhibit displayed in it's entirety

This month the Los Angeles Public Library is celebrating Latino Heritage Month, and it’s especially timely as a new exhibition at Central Library recently opened to the public as part


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