Archives Department Receives Upton Sinclair Collection

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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

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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

A picture of the Rose Shrimp Company, circa 1950s, by Ninomiya Studio Photograph. Courtesy of Michael Risner

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

Actor Donald P. Loker (at far right) was was a major benfactor to several universities, including USC, his alma mater Harvard, and CSU Dominguez Hills. (L-R) Jack Burby, press secretary to Gov. Brown; Phil Hammond, Utah Consruction and Mining Company; Fred L. Jones, director, California Department of Parks and Recreation; and Loker

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. … [Read more...]

Exhibit in University Archives Commemorates 40th Anniversary of Jimi Hendrix’s Death

Records, magazines, and other Jimi Hendrix memorabilia will commemorate the 40th anniversary of the artist's death

The Department of Archives and Special Collections at California State University, Dominguez Hills will present “Jimi Hendrix: I’ll Meet You in the Next World. Don’t Be Late” from Aug. 24 to Dec. 17 in its exhibit space on the fifth floor of the new Library South. The exhibit is based on a … [Read more...]

Partnership Between Labor Studies, University Library, and National Experts Creates Archive of Women in the Building Trades

National archivists, scholars, and historians are working to create an archive of women in the building trades at CSU Dominguez Hills L-R, back row: Stewart Baker, webmaster, University Library, CSU Dominguez Hills (CSUDH); Danelle Moon, archivist, San Jose State University Special Collections; Dr. Elizabeth Yakel, associate professor, School of Information, University of Michigan; Lynda DeLoach, archivist, George Meany Memorial Archives, National Labor College, Greg Williams, director, University Archives and Special Collections, CSUDH; and Jill Hurst-Wahl, Hurst Associates, Ltd., Syracuse, New York L-R, front row: Catherine Hiebert Kerst, archivist, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress; Catherine Powell, director, Labor Archives at San Francisco State University; Dr. Vivian Price, assistant professor of interdisciplinary studies, CSUDH; and Veronica Ciocia-D'Aquino, intern, University Archives and Special Collections, CSUDH In front: Melina Harris, president, Sisters in the Building Trades

Last fall, Vivian Price, assistant professor and coordinator of labor studies, and Greg Williams, director of University Archives and Special Collections, received a $25,000 digital start-up grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for their project, "New Approaches: Tradeswomen … [Read more...]

University Archives Showcases Role of Dominguez Hills in History of Flight

Aviation pioneer Glenn Curtiss and early aviation journalist Jerome Fanciulli head for the skies during the 1910 Air Meet

“Centennial of Flight in the West: The Los Angeles International Air Meet at Dominguez Field, 1910-2010,” a year-long exhibition at California State University, Dominguez Hills, will begin on Jan. 14 and will be displayed in the Loker Student Union near the Club 1910 Restaurant. The restaurant is … [Read more...]

Grant Awarded to Labor Studies Professor and University Archivist for Interactive Archive of Tradeswomen

Greg Williams, director, University Archives and Special Collections and Vivian Price, assistant professor and coordinator of labor studies

Vivian Price, assistant professor and coordinator of labor studies and Greg Williams, director, University Archives and Special Collections, have received a $25,000 digital start-up grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for their project, “New Approaches: Tradeswomen Archive … [Read more...]

History Lesson: University Archives Recalls Prominent Visitors to CSUDH

As the nation prepares for the historic inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th president of the United States, historians at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) are looking back at other history makers who have visited or played a role in the life of the university. Don Gerth, … [Read more...]