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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.

OPI "Madam President" polish from its "Washington DC Fall/Winter 2016" collection. Gorgeous, rich color!

From "The Periodic Table of the Presidents is an interactive and engaging way to learn about the U.S. presidents. The Periodic Table of the Presidents is classroom-tested and student-approved! As a teacher, I use it often in my own Social Studies classroom."

President Ulysses S Grant US postage stamp Scott #223 was issued on June 2,1890. Ulysses S Grant graduated 21st out of the 39 cadets in his West Point class of 1843. This was the first postage stamp to depict the former President and Civil War General.

Shedd Aquarium, Chicago, IL, National Historic Landmark, Photo: Michelle Anderson: On the shore of Lake Michigan, "The Shedd" was the nation's first inland aquarium to maintain a permanent collection of fresh and saltwater aquatic life. John G. Shedd, president of retail giant Marshall Field & Company, endowed the institution, which opened in 1930 to provide "instructive entertainment." The handsome marble building has Greek architectural details on the exterior and aquatic decorations…

The US .15¢ black stamp of 1866 depicts Abraham Lincoln, and was the first stamp issued after his assassination in 1865, but it was not officially declared as a memorial to him | Commemorative stamp

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Election 2016: Lesson Plans and Digital Resources for Educators

Teach the 2016 U.S. presidential election with this curated collection, featuring lesson plans, multimedia, and interactive games for K-12 students.

In response to growing discontent on campus and following two consecutive days of violence, acting President Delmar T. Oviatt declared a state of emergency on the San Fernando Valley State College (now CSUN) campus in January 1969. The order was typed in all upper-case letters and instructs that "anyone who cannot present proper identification will be asked to leave the campus. Unauthorized persons will be subject to arrest." Dr. Richard Abcarian Collection. CSUN University Digital Archives.

Julian Nava with President Jimmy Carter. In April 3, 1980 Julian Nava became the first Mexican-American appointed U.S. Ambassador to Mexico under the Carter Administration. Julian Nava Collection.

In 1980 Julian Nava became the first person selected as the "Hispanic of the Year" and was honored at an awards dinner on September 3, 1980. James W. Cleary, president of California State University, Northridge from 1969 to 1992, wrote this letter congratulating Nava on his achievements. Julian Nava Collection.

Front page of the Daily Sundial, campus newspaper at California State University, Northridge (CSUN), featuring a photo of newly elected Associated Students president William Watkins, May 4, 1973 . Watkins won the election in a close and controversial race against Jim Conran. Conran went on to become A.S. president in 1974. Watkins currently serves as the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students at CSUN. CSUN University Digital Archives.

Lockheed Vice President Carl B. Squier (pictured right) talking with Howard Hughes in the Main Street Lockheed Air Terminal, ca. 1940. Coralie Hewitt Tillack Collection. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.