O' Heart of Mine, composed by Tod B. Galloway, 1905. Galloway was educated at Amherst College and became a lawyer, then probate judge, and subsequently the secretary to the governor of Ohio. During World War I, he was a YMCA entertainer in France. C. C. Easley Microfilm Collection. International Guitar Research Archive.
Identification page from a World War II-era ration book issued to North Hollywood resident Vincent J. Graziano, circa early 1940s. When nationwide food rationing was instituted in 1942, the US Office of Price Administration produced booklets containing ration stamps that were handed out to every person in order to control the use and distribution of dairy products and other staples. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
This cartoon of "The Freshman" ran in the Daily Sundial, campus newspaper of San Fernando Valley State College (now CSUN), on September 15, 1964. It depicts the freshman as worn and weary from the travails of registration (by the sling and the "knarled hand"), trying to hard to fit in (the cigarettes), and not quite ready for it all (the apron strings). Happy first day of Fall 2014! CSUN University Digital Archives.
Front side of a report card for Robert Holtby, a graduate of North Hollywood High School, June 1943. His classes included: Business Correspondence, Mechanical Drafting, and Military Math. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
This is an official FBI "WANTED" poster from 1942. The potential criminal being sought is Rheinhold Rudolf Barth, who is described as a "trained Nazi saboteur." Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles Collection.
Front page of the Girard News, Saturday December 27, 1924. Girard was later renamed Woodland Hills. The paper served the communities of San Fernando, Van Nuys, Lankershim, Reseda, Owensmouth, Chatsworth, Rio Vista, Villa Vista, Pacoima, Zelzah, Weeks Colony, and other areas. West Valley Museum. 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.
"Propaganda Kit." Exposed by National Americanism Committee Disabled American Veterans. Brochure, New York, ca. 1939. Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles Community Relations Committee Collection. In Our Own Backyard: Resisting Nazi Propaganda in Southern California, 1933-1945. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
Illustration depicting the San Fernando Valley's importance to greater Los Angeles from a brochure of statistics about the Valley and North Hollywood compiled by the North Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, circa 1920s. In 1929, the name of the neighborhood of Zelzah was changed to Northridge. In 1931, Owensmouth was changed to Canoga Park. San Fernando Valley Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.