$20,000 Challenge to Our Water Dads, 1936. Type-written draft of a challenge that was printed on the front page of the Glendale Times April 9, 1936. The challenge offers to put up the $20,000 value of the Glendale Times against a similar sum put up by anyone who can disprove a list of facts about the Los Angeles water supply. Andrae B. Nordskog Collection. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
This weekly Spanish-language publication of the Los Angeles Times, La Opinión Para Tí, features an article on Juana Beatriz Gutiérrez and the Mothers of East Los Angeles (MELA). MELA started in 1985 when a group of women organized to fight a proposal for the construction of a new state prison in their neighborhood. Juana Beatriz Gutiérrez Mothers of East Los Angeles (MELA) Collection. Latino Cultural Heritage Digital Archives.
Jess Willard or "The Great White Hope" was the one-time heavy weight boxing champion of the world, from 1915 to 1919, who beat Jack Johnson and Frank Morgan. He was born December 29, 1881 in St. Clere, Kansas. He retired from boxing in 1919 after losing in 3 rounds to Jack Dempsey. He owned several homes in the Los Angeles and Glendale areas before moving to the San Fernando Valley. Glendale Central Public Library. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
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.
"Nava de Nava 26," 1980. In April, 1980 Julian Nava became the first Mexican-American appointed U.S. Ambassador to Mexico. Born and raised in East Los Angeles, Nava went on to have a distinguished career as professor of history at California State University, Northridge and member of the Los Angeles Board of Education. Julian Nava Collection. Latino Cultural Heritage Archives.
In 1978, ten years after the East Los Angeles Student Walkouts (also known as the "Blowouts"), Frank del Olmo interviewed key participants to see if they thought things had changed a decade later. This page of one of his many notebooks from this time reads "Gotten lot of concessions but hard for me to call it complete victory…" Frank del Olmo Papers.
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.
Weighing Our State's Water Development on the Scale of Common Sense, ca. 1958. A 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.
Eames poster art print Mid Century Modern Chair illustration Retro
While we would really enjoy having one of Eames' chairs in our living room, for now, we’ll have to settle for the living room wall with this poster of his iconic designs from Weavers of Southsea on Etsy. #Eames