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Reverend Hillery T. Broadous and wife Rosa L. Broadous at the mortgage burning banquet for Calvary Baptist Church of Pacoima, January 1963. The Broadous' were married in 1937. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

These fans, which bear the message, "I'M A FAN OF VALLEY CITYHOOD," were distributed by Valley VOTE during the 2002 campaign to create a new city out of the Los Angeles communities of the San Fernando Valley. Valley Voters Organized Toward Empowerment Collection. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

The Millionaires Club of Happiness and Contentment's philosophy, signed by Mildred W. Brigham, circa 1915-1921.The club consisted of a local group of men who met in front of the Tujunga Post Office to visit and discuss local issues. Little Landers Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

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.

General Fitz John Porter, circa 1861-1865. Porter was a career United States Army officer and a Union General during the American Civil War. Civil War Narratives 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.

"Alert: A weekly confidential report on communism and how to combat it" produced by Jacoby & Gibbons and Associates, Anti-Subversive Public Relations Specialists in Los Angles, dated October 12, 1950. This issue specifically targets Assemblyman Julian Beck. Judge Julian Beck Collection. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

This letter from John Steven McGroarty to Mrs. Louise Watkins, a member of the Drama Section Committee of the Friday Morning Club, conveys his intention to attend a club meeting of the Drama Section on April 15, 1930. The letter was written on Mission Playhouse letterhead celebrating the 3000th performance of the Mission Play, and bears McGroarty's signature. John Steven McGroarty Collection. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Pioneer Women's Club members, Edna Leetham in Mrs. McGroarty's Italian embroidered dress and Ethel Kramer in Grandma McReynolds white linen dress, circa 1930s. Little Landers Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Van Nuys Rotary-Gram newsletter, May 19, 1954. The Van Nuys Rotary Club was organized and chartered in 1925 to promote commerce and community service. This page of the weekly four-page newsletter, edited by Bruce Jones, features the Valley Municipal Building, the administrative center of the San Fernando Valley. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Program for Biennial General Federation of Women's Club Memorial Service, Hollywood Bowl, June 8, 1924. Event co-sponsored by the various women's clubs of Los Angeles including the women's clubs of the San Fernando Valley. Canoga Park Women's Club Collection. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Good old vintage school photos.