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Monte Mar Vista: Luxury Homes With a View (of an Oil Derrick)

In a Cheviot Hills subdivision named for its views, the sudden appearance of a steel oil derrick meant trouble.

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New York Times Highlights 1930 Whittington Collection Photo of Burned Autos

In a recent story about the "Great Los Angeles Auto Show Fire of 1929," the New York Times linked to a photograph in ...

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Rediscovering Griffith Observatory in the Whittington Collection

As part of a NEH-funded project, the USC Libraries are digitizing nearly 40,000 negatives from the "Dick" Whittington ...

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13 Cute and Creepy Halloween Costumes From the USC Digital Library

In honor of Halloween, we present thirteen vintage costumes, photographically preserved in the USC Libraries' Los Angeles ...

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