Haynes Foundation Grant Preserves Photographs Documenting Japanese-American Life in L.A.

California State University, Dominguez Hill’s (CSUDH) Library Archives and Special Collections has received a $39,200 archival grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation to continue preserving the history of Japanese Americans in Los Angeles and throughout the … [Read more...]

CSUDH receives $260,000 NEH Grant to Continue Work Digitalizing Japanese-American History

California State University, Dominguez Hills’ (CSUDH) Archives and Special Collections Department has received $260,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to continue its work digitalizing artifacts that detail life for Japanese Americans held in internment camps during World War … [Read more...]

Archives Department Receives Collection from Longest-Running Black-Owned Bookstore

In honor of Black History Month, the Department of Africana Studies and University Archives and Special Collections at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) present “The Font of Black Culture in Los Angeles: The Alfred and Bernice Ligon Aquarian Collection” beginning Feb. … [Read more...]

CSU Dominguez Hills Archives Department Puts Historical Long Beach Fire Department Photos Online

Thousands of historical images depicting 70 years of the Long Beach Fire Department, beginning in 1898, are now accessible online through the California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) Department of Archives and Special Collections’ website at … [Read more...]

Symposium Paves Way For First-Of-Its-Kind Japanese American Incarceration Archives Project

A two-day CSU planning grant symposium kicked off an ambitious and first-of-its-kind project to digitize and create a one-stop website for collections relating to the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II. The event—hosted by the CSU Dominguez Hills Archives and Special … [Read more...]

Archives Department Receives Upton Sinclair Collection

Reposted from the Archives and Special Collections blog. The Archives and Special Collections Department in the Library at CSU Dominguez Hills has received a generous donation of a collection relating to author Upton Sinclair (1878-1968). One of the most prolific authors of the 20th century, … [Read more...]

Don Hata: Historian Delivers Talk on Japanese American Incarceration

Emeritus professor of history Don Hata spoke on the political, social, and economic issues that led to the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II and the aftermath of the prison camps on Nov. 29 in the University Library, in complement to  the exhibit, “Building Evidence: Japanese … [Read more...]

Exhibit Explores Mid-Century Lives of Japanese Americans in Southern California

For more than 40 years, historians and archivists at California State University, Dominguez Hills have been gathering materials documenting the lives of Japanese Americans in the South Bay and Los Angeles. Consisting of photographs, yearbooks, and artwork, as well as documents such as letters and … [Read more...]

University Archives Preserve Pioneer Spirit of a California Political Family

In his inauguration speech, Gov. Jerry Brown talked about his ancestors, who toughed it out on the frontier as they migrated to California. In the 1960s, the Brown family was still roughing it out over the land, but as enthusiastic campers who wanted to see the natural wonders of the Golden … [Read more...]

Film of 1910 Air Meet Shown at Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

A film of the 1910 Air Meet was one of 14 works shown as part of a program titled, “A Century Ago: The Films of 1910,” at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences last month in Los Angeles. The feature, “Aviation at Los Angeles, Calif.” was a production released by Essanay Films on Feb. 16, … [Read more...]