Jackie Coogan Ranch records (0389) In the mid-1920s, Jackie Coogan Productions purchased a cattle ranch near Campo, California, approximately fifty miles east of San Diego, on behalf of child actor Jackie Coogan. The collection contains correspondence and financial documents related to the operations of the ranch between 1924 and 1936.
Jackson (William Henry) photographs (0259) These 25 mounted photographs, depicting views of Yellowstone National Park, and various lakes and mountains in Colorado, Montana, and Grand Teton National Park, were taken by renowned American photographer William Henry Jackson between 1871 and 1873. They represent part of the body of work created by Jackson during his tenure as photographer for exploratory expeditions ("Department of the Interior U.S. Geological Survey of the Territories") of the American West sponsored by the Department of the Interior and led by geologist Frederick V. Hayden.
Jacob's Pillow dance collection (Coll2007.007) Dance and souvenir programs for Ted Shawn and his Men Dancers, 1934-1938, and for the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, 1954-1955 and 1957-1958; publicity materials and dance programs, circa 1940-1949, for dancers Barton Mumaw and Foster Fitz-Simons; stylized drawings, circa 1936, of Ted Shawn, Barton Mumaw, Frank Overlees, Dennis Landers, Foster Fitz-Simons, Fred Hearn, and Wilbur McCormack; and photographs of Ted Shawn (1954) and Barton Mumaw (circa 1941).
Jacobs (Jesse) papers (Coll2012.136) The collection consists of personal papers and correspondence; organizational records from the League of Voters for Equal Rights (LOVER), ONE Institute, and the Institute for the Study of Human Resources (ISHR); and acting-related materials created and/or collected by Jesse Jacobs, 1942-1998. Jacobs was a longtime character actor in theater and television, influential early member of Beth Chayim Chadashim (BCC), a president of LOVER and ONE Incorporated, and a board member for ONE Institute and ISHR.
Jacobsohn collection on Germany between the Wars (0080) Papers of Dr. Leo Jacobsohn (1881-1944). The papers consist of the many collections of predominantly print ephemera that Jacobsohn gathered throughout the time he lived in Berlin. Dating mostly from 1914-1933, the collections include World War I materials (including ration cards, ration appeals, official paperwork, newspapers, and more) as well as materials from the inter-war Weimar period (especially political flyers and election materials). Overall, Jacobsohn's collections reflect German officialdom, shortages, inflation, and the rise of National Socialism from the perspective of a well-connected doctor in Germany's cultural, political, and social center. Jacobsohn was born in Putzig (former Prussia) and received his degree as a Doctor of Medicine in 1905 from the University of Freiburg. In 1914, he joined the staff of Moabit Hospital in Berlin and developed a private practice in the city for internal medicine and neuropsychiatry. One of Jacobsohn's main hobbies was collecting print ephemera, and he began a collection of newspaper clippings in the months leading up to World War I. After World War I ended, Jacobsohn continued to collect posters, newspaper, pamphlets, and flyers; he eventually gathered a huge variety of materials regarding the post-war German revolution of 1918-1919 as well as propaganda and ephemera from the many political parties of the Weimar era (1919-1933). Once Hitler came to power in 1933, Jacobsohn all but stopped collecting. In 1938, Jacobsohn left Berlin for Los Angeles, where he died in 1944.
Jaeger (Ernst) papers (0340) The collection comprises correspondence between Ernst Jaeger and filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl, starting in the 1950s to the 1970s as well as screenplays, manuscripts and other correspondence from Ernst Jaeger. Blending audio recordings, photographs and correspondence, the cinematic memorabilia offers insight into the tumultuous relationship of the one-time colleagues, revealing how Riefenstahl coped emotionally and financially with her unenvious status as a social pariah following Germany's World War II defeat. Materials that include letters in her own handwriting are an invaluable source for her perspective on life after the war, and they shed light on the reputation of her films and their importance as part of fascist propaganda. Many of the postcards and letters in the collection are in her native German, though many have been translated into English. This discrete but rich collection not only provides insight into Leni Riefenstahl's personal and financial worries, but also details her relationship with her former collaborator and mentor, Ernst Jaeger. While the first part of the collection focuses on the relationship between Riefenstahl and Jaeger, the second part mainly focuses on Jaegers work in the US. Several manuscripts for screenplays as well as his personal and business correspondence highlight Jaeger's efforts in finding work and recognition in the film business.
James (Harry) Collection (1007) Original orchestral scores and parts for Big Band leader Harry James' band. Not complete; some parts lacking. Finding aid available.
James White Review Association records (Coll2006.004) Correspondence, manuscripts, illustrations, photographs, press releases, newspaper clippings, event posters, and financial records documenting the activities of the James White Review Association, (JWRA) from 1983 to 1999.
Jani (Robert F.) papers (0291) The personal and business archives of Mr. Jani, Creator, Director and Executive Producer of musical spectaculars, television productions, pageants and extravaganzas, celebrations, international events, parades, arena shows and sports events, world premieres and openings, pyrotechnic shows, expositions and, most recently, theme parks. Mr. Jani (USC '56) was a founder of USC Songfest and principal of Robert F. Jani Productions, Inc.
Janis (Bruce) student papers (Coll2013.046) Gay and lesbian student organization records and the thesis
Self-Disclosure and Self-Esteem in Gay Men of Bruce Janis, 1976-1985. Janis started the first gay and lesbian student organization at Washington University in St. Louis in 1976, then helped restart the San Francisco State University gay and lesbian student organization in 1981.
Janus Society records (Coll2008.027) Meeting minutes, bylaws and constitution, correspondence, notes, printed ephemera and other records from the Janus Society of America (also known as Janus Society of Delaware Valley), a Philadelphia-based homophile organization founded in 1962. The Janus Society was an influential group of gay men, lesbians and bisexuals, which was considered more politically aggressive than other homophile groups of that era. The Janus Society was active in the years 1962 to 1969, and its regular activities included public lectures, community services, protests and demonstrations, and publishing its monthly magazine,
Japanese American Relocation photographs (0246.1) This collection of photographs from the Hearst Collection of the Los Angeles Examiner in the USC Regional History Collection, documents the relocation of Japanese Americans in California during World War II. These 222 photographs provide a glimpse into the lives of Japanese immigrants and native born Japanese Americans (a.k.a. Nisei) residing in California from 1921 to 1958, with primary emphasis on 1941-1946. Much of the coverage documents scenes of: a) the relocation process; b) life in camps at Manzanar, Santa Anita, Tanforan, and Tule Lake; c) post-war repatriation to Japan. http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/search/controller/view/jarda-m4.html?view=1
Jerrome (Stephen) Photographs of Artists (Coll2012.072) Stephen Jerrome photographs of artists and entertainment industry insiders Steven Arnold, Don Bachardy, Bud Cort, Mickey Cotrell, Tony Curtis and son Nick, Jimmy Douglas, Keith Haring, David Hockney, Annie Lebowitz, Rodney Bingenheimer, Lester Perskey, Herb Ritts, Steven Meisel, and Matthew Rolston, 1988-1992.
Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles records (0474) This small collection documents some of the activities and history of the Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles. Included are minutes from meetings of the Committee on Aging during the 1960s, when the Freda Mohr Center for the elderly was opened; a notebook describing the history, activities, programs, and administrative functions of the agency; and a dissertation from USC's School of Social Work that examines the history of the agency.
Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles records (0471) The records of the Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles consist of reports, correspondence, board meeting minutes, and Council publications, 1956-1979, that document some of the activities of this organizaiton, including their work with the Jewish aged and their fundraising activities. Also included is some organizational, historical, and programmatic information on the Jewish Centers Association of Los Angeles.
Jewish Home for the Aged of Los Angeles records (0475) The Jewish Home for the Aged was originally located in the Boyle Heights section of Los Angeles. In 1976, the Home moved to a new residential facility in the San Fernando Valley (the planning, construction, and dedication of which are referred to in the records), and then merged with the California Home for the Aged, resulting in a new organization called the Jewish Home for the Aging of Greater Los Angeles (and now known as the Los Angeles Jewish Home). Information about the activities of both the administration (including the Board of Directors) and the residents (in the form of newsletters) are included. Also included are brochures and some information on the California Home for the Aged, and newsletters published by the merged organization, the Jewish Home for the Aging of Greater Los Angeles.
Jitney Busses scrapbook (6023) This small scrapbook contains clippings, from December 1914 to March 1915, documenting the controversy over lack of regulation of "jitney" buses in Los Angeles. Many of the clippings come from the Los Angeles Times, the Express, the Tribune, and the Examiner, and are identified as such in pencil or ink annotations, along with dates (often without year). The remainder of the clippings are not identified as to source. The jitneys were private automobiles that operated as "buses" and competed with the network of streetcars in downtown Los Angeles (and other cities) in the early years of the 20th century. Unlike the streetcars, they were unregulated, meaning their drivers were not commercially licensed and did not follow standard routes; and their vehicles were not uniformly identified and were not bonded or insured; and they paid no taxes. The "nickel chasers" as they were dubbed, were the cause of traffic congestion and of many traffic accidents.
Johnny Carson Tonight Show script collection (2630) The collection consists primarily of television scripts from the
Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. The remainder of the collection consists of other forms of script-related material including: correspondence, clippings, treatments, photographs, as well as scripts that were never performed. Containing material from 1966-1992, the collection spans all but the first four years of Carson's tenure as host of the
Johnson (Valerie) papers (Coll2013.019) The Valerie Johnson collection, 1992-2006, focuses on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth, especially in education. A portion of the collection contains education material, teachers' handbooks, flyers, notes and other teaching material from organizations such as Project 10, Gay-Straight Alliance Network, California Teachers Association, National Education Association and Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN). Another portion of the collection consists of subject files with clippings about LGBT youth, children and families; schooling and bullying; religious gays; and broader LGBT-related topics between 1992 and 2003.
Jones (Philip Cary) papers (Coll2013.103) Meeting minutes, correspondence, scripts, theater publicity material, photographs, clippings, manuscripts, notes, sheet music, and equity theater administrative records, bulk 1952-1978, from gay actor, director and stage manager Philip Cary Jones. The bulk of the collection documents Jones' role as chairman of the Equity Theatre Project, a group of Los Angeles actors who formed in 1952 in an attempt to create a Los Angeles chapter of New York's Equity Library Theatre. Equity Library Theatre West was founded in 1961.
Journey from Zero to Infinity works of art (0300) In the fall of 2009, USC's Doheny Memorial Library held an exhibition of twenty framed works of art created by Victor Raphael and Clayton Spada, the artists being inspired by rare works from USC Libraries' Special Collections. When the exhibition was over, ten of the pieces were retained by the USC Fisher Museum of Art; the remaining ten became part of USC Libraries' Special Collections.