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Two images of the intersection of Van Nuys Boulevard and Sylvan Street, illustrating the growth of the city. The top image is dated February 22, 1911. The bottom image, dated July 18, 1934, shows Van Nuys City Hall, also known as the Valley Municipal Building in the background. It was built in 1932. Los Angeles Valley College Historical Museum. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

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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.

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