The Owensmouth Women's Club held their first Christmas Party at the Owensmouth Grammar School on December 17, 1915. They also had a "White Elephant" Sale on December 31, 1915 and raised monies in early 1916. Canoga Park Women's Club Collection. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
Joseph E. McWilliams, head of the Christian Mobilizers, was the speaker at the meeting advertised via this handbill, circa 1941. McWilliams, dubbed "Mr. McNazi" by the anti-fascist community, would go on to be a key defendant in the Sedition Trial of 1944. The meeting was held at McKinley Square Garden in the Bronx. Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles Collection. In Our Own Backyard: Resisting Nazi Propaganda in Southern California, 1933-1945.
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.
Loma Theatre Program advertising shows for May 17th through May 23rd, 1930. Shows include: "Pointed Heels" Hell Harbor" The Light of Western Stars" and "Under a Texas Moon." Burbank Historical Society. 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.
Title page of the Registro de Bautismos, the Baptism Registers, San Fernando Rey de Espana Mission. It was signed by Fray Fermin Francisco de Lasuen on September 8, 1797. San Fernando, Rey de España. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
Advertisement for performance of Osceola by John Steven McGroarty, September 1, 1930. This play was part of the Mid-Summer Festival performed at the McGroarty Forest Amphitheatre in McGroarty Park in Tujunga, California. The play told the story of Osceola, an Indian leader during the Second Seminole War, which began in 1835 when Seminoles refused to be relocated from their land near Lake Okeechobee, Florida, to an area west of the Mississippi. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
Van Nuys, Calif. after 1911 when the Pacific Electric Cars, seen to the left of the photograph, were brought to the San Fernando Valley. The Van Nuys Tract office is visible behind the train. The street is decorated with patriotic bunting and flags that may indicate photograph was made during a national holiday or the opening of the Pacific Electric in Van Nuys, December 16, 1911.