The Splash Pan, April 1950).The headline of this one-page typed newsletter of UAW-CIO Local 645 in Van Nuy reads, "Union Busting Continues: Company Suspends Cohen!" The newsletter was distributed to union members at the General Motors plant in Van Nuys. Paul J. Goldener Collection. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
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.
Inside left page of a Burger Junction menu, circa early 1950s. The restaurant, located at 11702 Victory Boulevard in North Hollywood, featured: "Television in Friendly Fiesta Room." San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
Students at San Fernando Valley State College (now CSUN) demand information after a section of the Administration Building (now known as Bayramian Hall) is burned. Their demands are simple -- convene a committee to receive evidence and hear testimony in order to uncover as much of the truth as is possible. Students were asked to put their contact information at the bottom of the flier to be part of the committee, called the Students Committee on Conflict. CSUN University Digital Archives.
Blandina (Guerrero) Rodriguez belonged to the Produce Drivers and Employees Union, Local 630 of Los Angeles, California. The receipt shows that Rodriguez paid $3.50 in dues. Originally from Mexico, the Rodriguez family moved to Los Angeles, California around 1922 after many years in Arizona. Felipe and Blandina (Guerrero) Rodriguez Family Papers.
Certificate authorizing the organization of a branch of the Epworth League at the Chatsworth Park, California Methodist Episcopal Church of the Los Angeles District, Chapter No. 19104, November 25, 1898. The Epworth league was a Christian youth group. Chatsworth Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
Typewritten letter from J. B. Lippincott to William Mulholland, regarding obtaining water supply for the city of Los Angeles from the Owens Valley, 1 June 1905. Catherine Mulholland Collection. Water Works - Documenting Water History in Los Angeles Digital Collection.
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.
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.