Thursday, December 4, 2008

Finding Aid Tutorial

This screencast provides a quick tutorial of a finding aid based on the 1910 Los Angeles International Aviation Meet Collection.

Finding aids are great ways of doing research within archival collections.

Monday, December 1, 2008

From the Archives: The Rancho San Pedro Collection

Dominguez Homesite

One of the original Spanish land grants, Rancho San Pedro is located in the South Bay region of Los Angeles County, which now includes Torrance, Compton, and Redondo Beach, among others. Featuring the history of the Rancho along with the Dominguez family and its heirs, who owned the entire Rancho from 1784 through the middle of the twentieth century and to this day manage some of the land in the region, the collection includes photographs, slides, maps, and legal documents.

Tractor Hauling Grain on Rancho San Pedro

Dominguez Wilshire Building

Dominguez Adobe Chapel

Oil derrick

See the CSUDH Digital Collections for more photographs, slides, maps, and legal documents

Permission to publish images must be obtained from the CSUDH Archives as owner of the physical item and copyright. In instances when copyright ownership is not clear it is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain copyright permission.