Portrait of L. C. Brand, circa 1910. Brand came to California in 1886 and started the Los Angeles Abstract Company with Edwin Sargent. He and Henry E. Huntington formed the San Fernando Valley Land and Development Company. Brand was president of the Los Angeles and Glendale Railroad Company which provided connections from Los Angeles to Glendale with extensions to Burbank, Pasadena, and Griffith Park. Glendale Central Public Library. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
Groundbreaking for Los Angeles State College, San Fernando Valley Campus (now CSUN), January, 1956. From left to right: Howard McDonald, then President of L.A. State; Gov. Goodwin Knight; Superintendent of Public Instruction Roy E. Simpson; and Patricia Kulpatric, L.A. State Homecoming Queen. CSUN University Digital Archives.
Exterior view of the Cody Theater, located at 303 S. Brand Boulevard, San Fernando, 1923. The movie advertised on the theater's marquee is Grumpy (1923) starring prolific silent film star of the 1910s and 1920s, Theodore Roberts. San Fernando Valley Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
Front page of the Sundial (vol.6, no. 34), campus newspaper of San Fernando Valley State College (now CSUN). The Associated Women Student (AWS) Women's Week included events such as a fashion show, "faculty capers," a dance, and a "dream-man" competition. Also on the front page of this issue, Biology major Robert Mullen works on an experiment, taking an electrocardiogram of a lizard's heartbeat. CSUN University Archives.
Program for the 29th Annual Meeting of the San Fernando Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America, held Monday evening, October 27, 1952, at Devonshire Downs. Senator Thomas C. Carrell Collection. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
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.