LMU Digital Collections on Calisphere in “Local History Mapped”

Ruins of Ray’s Famous Dance Hall at Compton Calif.

The Digital Collections Program is pleased to announce that several images from the LMU Library Digital Collections are featured in “Local History Mapped” on Calisphere.

This feature consists of five maps of California with approximately 350 images from Calisphere plotted on the locations they depict.  You can browse the maps to find images, explore their neighborhoods, and learn about local history.  Each map is on a different theme—civic buildings, disasters, transportation, city scenes, and everyday life—and includes a short essay with selected images and a “teachers’ toolbox” with ideas and activities for K-12 educators.

If you’re feeling adventurous, you can view a map at random with the URL http://calisphere.universityofcalifornia.edu/mapped/.