Rack Cards, Pokémon, and a Student Project

In August 2014, the Department of Archives and Special Collections received a large postcard donation, consisting of 4,344 advertisement cards from the 1990s and early 2000s. With contemporary topics of … Read more

A dozen giggles with Eddie Cantor

Fueled by my interest in the television series Boardwalk Empire, I have discovered the golden rolling 1920s and the fantastic comedian Eddie Cantor. The show features historical events with many … Read more

A Tribute to Reverend Mother Dolores Hart

Recently I watched two film adaptations of Joan of Arc: La passion de Jeanne d’Arc, a 1928 French silent motion picture with a captivating performance by Renée Jeanne Falconetti, and … Read more

LA as Subject, Archives in Action

On the sunny autumn day of October 12, 2013, representatives from more than 80 archives gathered to showcase their collections in the Doheny Memorial Library at the University of Southern … Read more