La Escuela Argentina de Los Angeles records (0510) Collection contains minutes of board meetings, copies of the school's room reservations with USC, newspaper clippings about the school, ephemera, and chronological files of documents from the years 1990-1995. The chronological files include correspondence and memoranda pertaining to the school's business matters, meeting minutes, financial records, and press releases.
Laguna Pacific v. David Carter legal papers (Coll2008.013) Photocopy legal records relating to the lawsuit (1983-1985) brought by Laguna Pacific, the production company of gay adult filmmaker George Fisher (aka William Higgins), against David Beckmann (aka David Carter) for unauthorized selling of authentic copies, and selling counterfeit copies, of the former's films. The materials include extensive photocopies of the defendant's financial records, which illustrate the business aspects of the gay adult film industry in the early 1980s.
Lambda Literary Foundation records (Coll2012.119) The Lambda Literary Foundation Records, 1986-2010, includes correspondence, bylaws, licensing contracts, reports, financial records, publication subscription forms, copy, event brochures, memoranda, advertisement copy, news clippings, and photographs. The Lambda Literary Foundation is a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender literary organization, incorporated in 1997 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Lanterman (Frank) papers (0222) The Frank Lanterman papers, 1955-1978 (bulk 1965-1978), represent a part of the legislative career of Frank Lanterman, who served in the California State Assembly from 1951 to 1978. Lanterman, who was responsible for almost 400 bills during his 28-year career, was known as California's "Father of Mental Health," a tribute to his long service as champion for the state's mentally ill community.
Lantern slides collection (0093) Approx. 750 3" x 4" lantern slides on the history of California, reproduced from engravings, drawings, and photographs from the late 19th century.
Larchmont Chronicle (0233) Los Angeles area newspaper, serving residents of Hancock Park, Windsor Square and the Wilshire District.
Latham (J. David) psychological surveys (Coll2009.016) Psychological surveys, research papers, correspondence, administrative materials, and printed research materials created by psychologist J. David Latham (1954-1986) in the course of his research on homosexuality within heterosexual marriages, and on gay recovering alcoholics.
Left Literature pamphlets and periodicals (0100) Pamphlets, books (some cataloged as "` Collection"), and periodicals from Socialist and Communist publishers in the U.S. and the U.S.S.R., 1930s-1950s. Subjects include fascism, atomic weapons, race and labor relations.
Lenel (Irmgard) papers (0212) This collection contains the papers of Irmgard Lenel, who was born in Germany in 1901 and who immigrated to the United States in 1937. She was a politically active socialist involved with groups like Women for Legislative Action and the Friends Committee on Legislation. Her papers include correspondence, photographs, legal papers, and some periodical publications.
Leoni (Edgar H.) papers (Coll2007.019) The collection consists of correspondence, writings, drafts, copies, research files, diaries, photographs, and miscellaneous ephemera, of Edgar H. Leoni, author under his real name of
Nostradamus: Life and Literature (1961), and under his pseudonym of Noel I. Garde of
Jonathan to Gide: The Homosexual in History (1964).
Leopold (Werner F.) Papers (0095) Notebooks, file folders, card files, research notes, personal diaries, and photographs from the career of Prof. Leopold (1896-1984); subjects include German linguistics, foreign language instruction, and language acquisition in children; Leopold taught for many years at Northwestern University and briefly at USC.
Lerner (Arthur) collection on Poetry Therapy (0179) This collection contains publications pertaining to poetry therapy collected by Arthur Lerner, as well as a small amount of his correspondence. Lerner was one of the pioneers of the use of poetry therapy techniques as a form of psychological therapy.
Lert (Richard) papers (0210) This collection consists of Richard Lert’s video and audio recordings of performances, rehearsals and lectures, personal papers and his music score library. Lert was born in Vienna and trained as an orchestral conductor in Germany. He moved to the United States in 1932 with his family and was the conductor of the Pasadena Symphony Orchestra from 1932 until his retirement in 1972.
Lesbian and Gay Lawyers Association of Los Angeles records (Coll2012.183) Materials relating to the activities of the Lesbian and Gay Lawyers Association of Los Angeles from 1989 to 2011, with the bulk of materials pertaining to the 1990s. The materials include board meeting minutes, correspondence, news clippings, publicity, information regarding organizational events (primarily programs, flyers, invitations, and event budgets), and legal briefs. The Lesbian and Gay Lawyers Association, formerly known as Lawyers for Human Rights, was founded in 1979 and went on to be involved in numerous cases and legislative initiatives that responded to employment discrimination against members of the LGBT community and people with HIV/AIDS.
Lessing (Erich) Hungarian Revolution photographs (6008) Photographs created by Austrian photographer Erich Lessing, documenting the 1956 Hungarian Revolution. The photographs were printed in 2006 for an exhibition held at USC Libraries' Doheny Memorial Library commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution.
Lewitzky Dance Company records (0203) Based in Los Angeles, California, the Lewitzky Dance Company was formed in 1966 by Bella Lewitzky and gave its last performance on May 18, 1997. The archive consists of papers, films, photographs, costumes, programs, posters, stage plots, and sound recordings. It covers the Company's archived and working papers from all offices, including the Manager, Booking and Production offices.
Lichtig & Englander letters (6051) Letters to the Hollywood agency Lichtig & Englander, many addressed directly to Harry Lichtig, from novelists, screenwriters, editors, actors and actresses. Some of the letters have notes inscribed by the firm regarding action taken. The letters describe the routine business activities of Hollywood agents during the period 1920s-1950s, particularly in regard to the buying and selling of scripts.
Lichty (Lenna) Collection on Federico Schroeder Inclan (0096) Draft biography of the German-Mexican playwright (and USC graduate) by Lenna Lichty; research notes; letters, 1960-80, from Inclan to Lichty; typescripts of various works by Inclan. Inclan was born in Mexico City, Mexico, in 1910. He studied humanities and electrical engineering at the Aleman Colegio of Mexico City, and in the US at UC Berkeley. He began to write for the theater in 1948.
Lindahl (David M.) papers (Coll2006.006) Journals, performance pieces, poetry, prose, and plays, primarily 1980-1989, relating to the life, literary and artistic careers of David M. Lindahl (1957-1994), author, AIDS activist, graphic and performance artist, and assistant editor of
The James White Review.
Lindbergh to Los Angeles broadside (7021) Broadside published by Pacific Electric Railway Company advertising Charles Lindbergh's visit to Los Angeles on September 20, 1927, as part of his 48-state tour of the country following his historic cross-Atlantic flight. The broadside includes a list of "reduced fares" to Los Angeles; information about the parade downtown; and the reception at the Los Angeles Coliseum.
Linn (Robert) papers (0310) The Robert Linn papers contains drafts and final copies of music compositions by Robert Linn, along with a few programs for concerts and other events. Linn joined the faculty of the USC School of Music in 1957 and served as the Chairman of the Music Theory and Composition Department from 1973 to 1990. Over the course of his career, Linn published compositions for symphony and wind orchestras and chorus and chamber ensembles.
Lipton (Lawrence) papers (0159) Business files, tax records, and correspondence; typescripts; photographs; clippings; literary journals; tape recorded interviews, readings, and radio programs; Lipton's (1890-1975) archives for his "Radio Free America" column in the Los Angeles Free Press. Additional boxes unnumbered.
Locke (Josephine) papers (0113) Articles, pamphlets, testimonials, and art prints (some framed) connected with Josephine Locke's (d.1919) travels in Europe and the Far East.
Lombardi (Michael A.) and Paul J. Nash papers (Coll2008.011) Writings, publications, correspondence, photocopies, manuscripts, notes, photographs, programs, ephemera, and other material documenting the lives and intellectual interests of partners and gay rights activists Michael Lombardi and Paul Nash. The materials relate in particular to their mutual interest in pioneer German gay activist Karl Heinrich Ulrichs, whose works Lombardi has translated. The collection also documents Nash's work as a newspaper journalist and editor, first at the
Los Angles Collegian and later at the gay newspaper
Update. Subject and chronological files demonstrate the range of their interests and their involvement in the GLBT community in Southern California and its struggle for legal and social recognition.
Long (Jim) papers (Coll2007.011) Correspondence, memoranda, notes, writings, and printed materials, primarily from the years 1977-1981, relating to Jim Long's activities as director of the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center's Educational Outreach Program, and as a private consultant, in particular with the California State Department of Mental Health's Lesbian/Gay Male Mental Health Promotion Project.
Long Beach Lambda Democratic Club records (Coll2013.006) The collection documents the Human Rights Awards Banquets, political projects, election and lobbying efforts, national and local collaborations, event participations, Democratic Party involvements, and administrative operations of the Long Beach Lambda Democratic Club, 1977-1995. Long Beach Lambda Democratic Club was formed as a Democratic Club under the guidelines and affiliation of the California Democratic Party and the California Democratic Council with the purpose of furthering the human and civil rights of all minorities, especially those of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.
Longstreet (Stephen) papers (0175) Typescripts, manuscripts, galleys, artwork, letters, financial records, and personal material created and collected by writer and artist Stephen Longstreet (1907-2002) over the course of his long career.
Lopez (Melissa) and Teresa Wang Wedding collection (Coll2013.105) Photographs, wedding invitations, wedding programs, marriage license from the commitment ("illegal wedding," August 26, 2006) and marriage ceremony (June 27, 2008) of Melissa Lopez and Teresa Wang. Melissa Lopez and Teresa Wang met in 2001 and registered with the California Secretary of State as domestic parters about 2005. They held a commitment ceremony on August 26, 2006 and were legally married in California on June 27, 2008.
Los Angeles and Pasadena photographs (7016) 25 mounted photographs depicting locations and people in Los Angeles, Pasadena, and Santa Monica. 12 of the photographs have inscriptions and dates on the reverse. In addition to unidentified individuals, the photographs depict West Lake and East Lake Parks, residences and hotels in Los Angeles, residences and a church in Pasadena, the beach at Santa Monica, and exhibits at the Chamber of Commerce.
Los Angeles Area Federation of Settlements and Neighborhood Centers records (0411) The Los Angeles Area Federation of Settlements and Neighborhood Centers records consists of correspondence, reports, memorandums, bylaws, and meeting minutes, 1954-1976 (bulk 1965-1967) that document the development and founding, and activities, of this non-profit organization. The conception and incorporation of the federation are very well documented; also included are records pertaining to some of the major programs sponsored by the Federation, including Head Start; and the Federation's funding relationship with United Way of Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Board of Social Service Commissioners annual reports (0476) This small collection consists of annual reports issued by the City of Los Angeles Board of Social Service Commissioners, whose responsibilities lay in the regulation of fund raising for charitable uses. The reports contain statements of accounting, information about solicitation of funds, and summaries of the commission's actions. Present are the reports for 1939, 1940, and 1949-1969.
Los Angeles City Directories, 1886-1953 (0235) City directories are among the most important sources of information about urban areas and their inhabitants. They provide personal and professional information about a city's residents as well as information about its business, civic, social, religious, charitable, and literary institutions. A typical city directory provides a listing of residents, streets, businesses, organizations or institutions, giving their location in a city. The collection consists of 78 bound volumes of Los Angeles city directories covering the years 1886 through 1953, though not every year is represented.
Los Angeles Corral of the Westerners records (0117) This collection contains correspondence, financial and publication records, scrapbooks and drafts of articles documenting the history of the Los Angeles Corral of the Westerners. The Los Angeles Corral was founded in 1946 and promotes the study and understanding of Western history through publications and events.
Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors delinquency reports (0483) This small collection consists of 3 reports commissioned by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on delinquency. Included are: "Proposal for a Consultant Study of Juvenile Delinquency Programs in the County of Los Angeles" (1964); "New Careers and Job Development" (1970); and "Report on the Study of Delinquency Prevention and Community Action Programs" and two addendums with background data (1973).
Los Angeles County Bureau of Public Assistance Division of Child Welfare records (0469) Los Angeles County Bureau of Public Assistance Division of Child Welfare records consist exclusively of documents relating to adoption case recording, collected between 1959 and 1966 by Marian Peterson, Assistant Casework Director of Child Welfare Services. These include examples of forms used by agencies (public and private) across the country and in the Los Angeles area; information from the Child Welfare League's Case Recording Institute 1966 conference; and research materials on case recording.
Los Angeles County Coordinating Councils records (0406) The Los Angeles County Coordinating Councils records document the activities of the Los Angeles County Coordinating Councils (later the Federation of Community Coordinating Councils of Los Angeles County) and Coordinating Councils, Inc., an organization directed by members of the Board of the LA County organization. The records contain meeting minutes, correspondence, and reports, 1930-1952, created by all three organizations, and as such give a detailed view of the activities of these related organizations.
Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services records (0431) The Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services records consist of materials generated by agencies within the DPSS (the Bureau of Social Services and the Staff Development Division) and the DPSS itself, its predecessor agency, the Department of Charities, and the Public Social Services Commission. Included are reports and studies, memorandums, correspondence, committee agendas and minutes, and training materials. The chronological span of the DPSS series, including the Public Service Commission, is 1948-1999, with much material dating from the decade of the 1970s. The Staff Development Division encompasses material dating from 1971-1981, and the Bureau of Social Services holds material from 1974-1981. Thus, this collection is especially strong in documenting the history of the DPSS in the decade of the 1970s into the early 1980s. As a result, it covers such important changes in national, state, and local welfare as the implementation of Title XX and the development of such work programs as GAIN.
Los Angeles County Probation Department reports and studies (0428) Spanning the years 1946-1969, this collection contains reports and studies issued by or for the Los Angeles County Probation Department. The reports include annual reports and research reports on specific themes. This collection is especially valuable to researchers concerned with juvenile delinquency and the County's treatment of this social problem.
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's records on the Investigation of the Homicide of Ruben Salazar (0548) The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Records on the Investigation of the Homicide of Ruben Salazar contain documents maintained by the Sheriff’s Department for more than forty years pertaining to preparations for, and responses to, the National Chicano Moratorium march and rally, among the largest anti-Vietnam War protests in Los Angeles, held on August, 29, 1970, in East Los Angeles. Also documented is the tragic aftermath--the ensuing riot, significant damages, complaints about the forced clearing of the rally in Laguna Park by Sheriff’s deputies, and three deaths, including that of the highly respected Los Angeles Times columnist and KMEX-TV’s news director Ruben Salazar. He and a colleague, one of the witnesses, were covering the Moratorium march, but took refuge from the chaos at the Silver Dollar Café. Salazar was killed instantly when he was struck by a tear gas projectile fired into the café by Deputy Thomas Wilson. A major portion of the collection contains the investigation into Salazar’s untimely and still controversial death. Two other less extensive investigations cover the death of a teenage member of the Brown Berets, apparently from an explosion during the riot, and a deputy-involved shooting of a man who allegedly drove his vehicle directly at deputies. Although most of the documents are in English, some items are in Spanish.
Los Angeles Florence Crittenton Home records (0415) The Los Angeles Florence Crittenton Home records consists of correspondence, meeting notes and minutes, photographs, publications and newspaper clippings related to the history and development of the Los Angeles Florence Crittenton Home. Apart from the photographs and clippings, the greatest concentrations of material are from 1906-1915, 1947-1955, and the 1990s. The photographic collections span the period between the 1920s and the 1950s, and include many photographs of staff and board members.
Los Angeles Roundtable for Children Records (0402) The Los Angeles Roundtable For Children began in the fall of l982 with a series of informal monthly meetings convened by faculty members at the University of Southern California's School of Social Work, when child welfare leaders from the public and private sectors met to address evident deterioration of Los Angeles county's protective services. The collection contains the group's groundbreaking early volunteer research reports, designed to provide crucial missing information and recommendations for change and reform. All Roundtable reports are collected, together with "Children Now" reports published between 1989-96, reports and records of the Children's Planning Council from 1992-98, and many publications on child welfare from the city and county of Los Angeles and the State of California during this period. Also included are minutes and agendas of the Los Angeles County Commission For Children's Services from 1990-96. These materials, together with a range of miscellaneous reports on topics of concern to the Roundtable - including education, juvenile probation and protection, adolescent pregnancy prevention, and family preservation services - afford a detailed picture of child welfare services in a decade when Los Angeles County, after long neglect, attempted to provide effective protective services to its rapidly increasing juvenile population.
Los Angeles Shanti Foundation records (Coll2012.164) Meeting minutes, reports, photographs and negatives, videocassettes, publicity material, publication editorial materials, public service announcement production records, Spanish-language material, trophies, a floppy disk and other administrative records (1984-2005) from the Los Angeles Shanti Foundation, the first group in Southern California to provide direct services to people with AIDS. Founded in 1983, LA Shanti was a non-profit relief organization that provided emotional support groups and services for those suffering from the effects of HIV/AIDS.
Los Angeles Unified School District counseling records (0481) This small collection documents some of the history and activity of school counseling services in the city of Los Angeles from the 1960s through the 1990s. At least some of the material was collected and created by Dr. Charles Espalin, Director of District Counseling Services in the 1980s-90s. The records contain material from the Los Angeles City Schools' Evaluation and Research Section; the Los Angeles City School District's Guidance and Counseling Section; LAUSD's Pupil Services and Guidance Branch, and District Counseling Services; and the Secondary Head Counselor's Organization of Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Unified School District mental health research materials (0429) This collection consists of the sources that were used by the team writing the history of the mental health services in the Los Angeles city schools, now known as the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). The materials include memorandums, agendas, papers and reports, publications from organizations outside the LAUSD, annual reports, etc. Of special interest are the ledgers recording the referral and treatment of students at school mental health facilities, from the 1940s to the 1980s.
Los Angeles Union Station Collection (0330) The Los Angeles Union Station Collection documents the planning and construction of the historic landmark, as well as the battles that preceded its actual construction. The collection consists of approximately 22 boxes of legal files, blueprints, maps, correspondence, and planning documents regarding one of Los Angeles's most recognizable architectural icons.
Los Angeles Waterpolo Team collection (Coll2013.032) Flyers, paste-ups, newsletters, drawings, minutes and other material (bulk 1988-1994) from Harry D. Arends, primarily documenting the activities of the Los Angeles Waterpolo Team, a sexual fetish organization.
Los Angeles Webster Commission records (0244) On April 29, 1992, the city of Los Angeles erupted into riots after four LAPD officers accused of beating motorist Rodney King were acquitted of all criminal charges. The effects were catastrophic; in total, the chaos persisted for six days and resulted in 58 deaths, 2,383 injuries, and nearly a billion dollars in property damage. The extent of the human and material losses incurred from the riots, coupled with intense public scrutiny of the LAPD, led the Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners to establish the Webster Commission to assess law enforcement's performance in connection with the riots. Included in this collection are interviews, article clippings, broadcasts, reports, emergency operations plans, and internal LAPD documents that were collected and analyzed by the Commission over the course of its study.
Lowry (Robert) papers (0149) Typescripts and galleys of various books by American journalist, editor, and novelist Robert Lowry (1919-1994).
Lunden (Samuel E.) papers (0281) Construction contracts, architectural drawings, and reports for the Doheny Library (original and extentions), Hancock Foundation, and other facilities.
Lyons (Charles) papers (5267) Papers of Charles Lyons, USC alumnus. Lyons graduated with a degree in commerce in 1950, and from the School of Law in 1953. The papers consist of three years worth of notebooks from Lyons' law school classes, containing Lyons' class notes, and midterm and final examinations. The notebooks are organized by specific classes.