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  • California Courier Historical Archive
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    Earliest issue: August 20, 1958. Latest issue: December 31, 2000.
    Note: Issues published within the date range may be missing. Efforts to locate and add any such missing issues are ongoing.
  • California Digital Newspaper Collection
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    A Freely Accessible Repository of Digitized California Newspapers from 1846 to the Present.
  • Calisphere Digital Archive
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    Calisphere is the University of California's free public gateway to a world of primary sources. More than 150,000 digitized items, including photographs, documents, newspaper pages, political cartoons, works of art, diaries, transcribed oral histories, advertising, and other unique cultural artifacts, reveal the diverse history and culture of California and its role in national and world history. Calisphere's content has been selected from the libraries and museums of the UC campuses, and from a variety of cultural heritage organizations across California. Calisphere is also a single point of access to over 300 UC web sites covering subjects ranging from history, math, literature, and anthropology to film, contemporary art, marine sciences, medical and health issues, and much more.
  • County and City Data Book: 2000
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    A statistical database offering demographic, economic and government information. The data presented here was obtained from the 2000 County and City Data Book, published by the U.S. Bureau of the Census, and made available to over 1400 depository libraries across the country. Data from both the Federal government and private agencies are presented for the purpose of multi-area comparisons or single area profiles. Current estimates and benchmark census results are included. State and county data include the following general subjects: area and population, households, vital statistics, health, Social Security, Supplemental Security income, crime, education, money income, housing, labor force, personal income, agriculture, manufactures building permits, wholesale and retail trade, service industries, banking, government employment and finances, and elections. In addition to most of the county data, city data include climate and residential electric bills.
  • County and Regional Histories & Atlases: California
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    First compiled and produced by publishers and subscriptions agents for area residents and patrons, these original histories, dating from 1867-1910 represent difficult-to-find materials. Included in this collection of 97 titles are tables and lists of vital statistics, military service records, municipal and county officers, chronologies, portraits of individuals and views of urban and rural life not found anywhere else. The atlases provide additional information on land use and settlement patterns and scarce early town and city plans.
  • LA as Subject
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    Hosted by the USC Libraries, L.A. as Subject is an alliance of research archives, libraries, and collections dedicated to preserving the rich history of the Los Angeles region. L.A. as Subject is working to increase the visibility of local archives and improve access to them for students, researchers, K-12 educators, and everyone else with a stake in Southern California history. L.A. as Subject promotes tools and mentoring to help its members with everything from preserving and cataloging materials in their collections to fundraising and public outreach.
  • Paul Revere Williams, American Architect
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    Paul R. Williams (1894–1980), the renowned African-American architect in Southern California, is the subject of this collaboration of individuals and organizations in which the American Institute of Architects Memphis and the University of Memphis are the core institutions. He was the first African American member of the AIA and the first to become a Fellow (FAIA).The site, which includes numerous images and a 1,500 item bibliography, accompanies a 2010 exhibition at the Art Museum of the University of Memphis.
  • Social Explorer
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    Social Explorer allows users to visually display demographic data in the U.S. from 1790 through the present at a variety of geographic levels, create reports, maps and animations that can be downloaded.
  • USC Digital Library
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    The USC Digital Library (USCDL) is the digital repository for original research materials which have been selected for archiving by the Libraries. Content made available by the USCDL facilitates new and creative opportunities for scholarship and teaching by providing enhanced access to materials which feature and highlight the Libraries' holdings or from non-Library held collections identified in collaboration with members of the USC academic community. Accordingly, the USCDL provides a wealth of primary and original source material in a variety of formats. These may include, but are not limited to USC theses and dissertations; photographs; rare books, or portions thereof; manuscripts; source documents; sound recordings; moving images; data sets; 'born digital' documents; and digital representations of physical objects. USCDL content can be licensed or sub-licensed to parties outside of USC.