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Actively supporting the discovery, creation, and preservation of knowledge at USC and beyond.
Actively supporting the discovery, creation, and preservation of knowledge at USC and beyond.

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Some tips from our librarians for discovering primary sources in your historical research.

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USC professor and students at the beach, 1889.

Part of the University of Southern California History Collection in the USC Digital Library: http://bit.ly/1K4lX9n
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In this land of newcomers and transplants, Ernest Marquez can trace his California lineage back further than most.

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Consisting of 21 separate documents, our Collection of California Missions Inventories, Reports and Other Materials provides a window into the economic and social realities at five different missions. Such archival documents have helped contemporary scholars challenge romanticized visions of mission life.

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#TBT to a USC class meeting outside, circa 1950.

"Given the Southern California climate, class meetings out of doors are not unusual. This Fine Arts class decided it was more comfortable outside – in the 1950's when there was little or no air conditioning – and that's where the professor lectured."

From our USC University Archives collection: http://bit.ly/1DyTvWC
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Have you seen our redesigned website? http://bit.ly/1dHWPHK Tell us what you think here:

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Today the Walt Disney Concert Hall stands on this barren parcel of land, photographed in 1960. (USC Digital Library/Los Angeles Examiner Collection)
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Our new and improved website launches July 1. Here's a sneak peek.

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L.A.'s Miracle Mile District in 1940. Today, Park La Brea occupies the undeveloped land in the middle of the image. 

Part of the Dick Whittington Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library: http://bit.ly/1kVWK6t
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