A thank you letter to Judge Julian Beck from the staff of Governor Edmund G. (Pat) Brown thanking him for his gift of turkeys, hams, and beverages on Thanksgiving, dated November 30, 1959. Judge Julian Beck Collection. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
Flyer announcing the play "Who Killed Earl Wright?" Sunday evening, January 29, 1939. Performance was held at the First Baptist church in San Fernando. The cast included Julian Beck, who, according to the penned correction, replaced Fuller as the Judge in the play. Beck was an attorney in 1939, and would later become Superior Court Judge of Los Angeles County. Judge Julian Beck Collection. San Fernando Valley History.Digital Library.
Program for the San Fernando Junior Cosmos Seventh Annual Fashion Show at Glen-Aire Country Club in Sherman Oaks, October 23, 1954. The event was a benefit to raise funds to redecorate the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) House in San Fernando. The show featured fashions from Lucille's 'Round the Clock shop in San Fernando and Judan Originals in Inglewood. San Fernando Women's Club Collection. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
In this letter, Cesar Chavez thanks Julian Nava for writing a letter to Congressman Barry Morris Goldwater, Jr. during his campaign for the Los Angeles Board of Education. Julian Nava, a graduate of Pomona College, was one of the first Mexican-American doctoral students at Harvard University. He went on to have a distinguished career as professor of history at California State University, Northridge, and served as United States Ambassador to Mexico from 1980 to 1981. Julian Nava Collection.
Elect Dr. Julian Nava handout. In 1966 a coalition was formed with its goal the election of the first Mexican-American to the Los Angeles Board of Education. This handbill from the 1967 election gives Nava's platform as well as the names of those individuals and organizations that supported him. Julian Nava Collection. Latino Cultural Heritage Digital Archives.
Lark Day, Owensmouth Women's Club, April 1930. "The Owensmouth Women's Club gathered for the annual Lark Day celebration... Costumes from all lands and from all stations in life were the cause for much admiration and merriment." Canoga Park Women's Club Collection. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
These fans, which bear the message, "I'M A FAN OF VALLEY CITYHOOD," were distributed by Valley VOTE during the 2002 campaign to create a new city out of the Los Angeles communities of the San Fernando Valley. Valley Voters Organized Toward Empowerment Collection. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
First page of a letter from President Jimmy Carter to Julian Nava, April 3, 1980. In April 3, 1980 Julian Nava became the first Mexican-American appointed U.S. Ambassador to Mexico under the Carter Administration. When President Carter was not re-elected in 1980, the Reagan administration declined to keep Nava in his position and instead informed Nava that his successor had been selected. Julian Nava Collection. Latino Cultural Heritage Digital Archives.
This letter from John Steven McGroarty to Mrs. Louise Watkins, a member of the Drama Section Committee of the Friday Morning Club, conveys his intention to attend a club meeting of the Drama Section on April 15, 1930. The letter was written on Mission Playhouse letterhead celebrating the 3000th performance of the Mission Play, and bears McGroarty's signature. John Steven McGroarty Collection. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
Weighing Our State's Water Development on the Scale of Common Sense, ca. 1958. Graphic repesentation of water waste and state budget allocations vs. water need for Southern California. Feather River Project Association Collection. Water Works - Documenting Water History in Los Angeles.
Thank-you card from Diana, a Santa Isabel Elementary School student, to the Mothers of East Los Angeles for a donation of books. Juana Beatriz Gutiérrez Mothers of East Los Angeles (MELA) Collection. Latino Archives.