This blog post series looks at the history of the 1905 firing of Mary L. Jones as Los Angeles City Librarian.
On March 25, 1911, 146 garment workers were killed in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, one of the deadliest industrial accidents in US history. The tragedy led to major reforms of labor law in New York City and New York State.
On March 15, 44 BCE, Julius Caesar was assassinated. It was the end of an extraordinary life of military leadership and political power.
On March 6, 1869, Dmitri Mendeleev made a presentation to the Russian Chemical Society in which he presented the first version of his periodic table of the elements. It was not the first such table; other scientists had made attempts to organize the known elements into groups for more than 50 years.
The Liberator is an early 20th-century Los Angeles African American newspaper, whose owner and editor, Jefferson Lewis Edmonds, was formerly enslaved and spent twenty years in bondage before Emancipation.
After nearly a century, the Los Angeles Central Library still reflects architect Bertram G. Goodhue's vision that buildings should be “literate,” using symbolic expressions to make them distinctive and eternal.
During the late 1800s and early 1900s, there was a bookmaking revival in the greater Boston/New York area, and Bertram Goodhue was thoroughly involved, influential, and supportive.