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This collection contains selected documents digitized from the Los Angeles City Archives which relate to the early history of Los Angeles (including land grants and maps) and videos from the mid 20th century from various city departments and offices.

Los Angeles Department of City Planning

Contains videos documenting and promoting the Department.

Los Angeles Office of the City Clerk

Contains videos documenting and promoting the activities of the City Clerk including elections.

Los Angeles Police Department

Contains videos documenting and promoting the LAPD. Included are films (and out takes) on recruitment, construction of Police Headquarters, and public demonstrations.

Los Angeles Department of Public Works

Contains videos documenting and promoting the Department.

Los Angeles Redevelopment Corporation -- coming soon

Contains hand-drawn Los Angeles city block maps.

Untitled Record Series, volume 1

Contains a portfolio of petitions for house lots and sowing lands for the years 1836 to 1846. Includes petitions for land, official complaints, powers of attorney, correspondence, reports on crime, finance and lawsuits as well as other official documents generated by and for the Mayor (Alcalde) and City Council (Ayuntamiento) of Los Angeles. In Spanish with English translations throughout.

Untitled Record Series, volume 10

Contains ordinances for the years 1869-1872. Includes laws on finances, water, the Fire Department, tax collection and other subjects generated by the City Council of Los Angeles. In Spanish with English translations throughout.

 
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