Image from the Daily Sundial, campus newspaper at San Fernando Valley State College (now CSUN). Ms. Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-2000) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, a Guggenheim Fellow, and American Poet Laureate. On April 12, 1972, Ms. Brooks participated in a reading of her work at the San Fernando Valley State campus. CSUN University Digital Archives.
James Jeffries Description James Jeffries resting against his barn. In 1899, James Jeffries was the Heavyweight Champion of the World. Following retirement, Jeffries converted a barn into an an academy to train future boxers. Burbank Historical Society. San fernando Valley History Digital Library.
Map from the San Fernando Land and Water Company, advertising 20,000 acres of land for sale in the San Fernando Valley, circa 1880s. The land was sold at $150 an acre. The former owner of the land was California State Senator Charles Maclay who donated $150,000 to endow the College of Theology of the University of Southern California. MultiCultural Music and Art Foundation of Northridge. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.