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View Resource The 3Cities Project

Based at the Universities of Nottingham and Birmingham, the 3Cities Project is "an inter- and multi-disciplinary study of the iconography, spatial forms and literary and visual cultures of New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles in the period 1870s to 1930s." At present, the site hosts a collection of essays on the three cities, information on the project as a whole, and links and information for...
View Resource Puente Hills Fault System Under Los Angeles Represents New Threat to the Region

While the media tends to cover the well-known San Andreas fault when speaking about the potential danger of a massive earthquake in the Los Angeles basin, the Puente Hills fault system may in fact be equally, if not more, threatening. Discovered four years ago, the extensive fault system is capable of generating earthquakes up to a 7.5 on the Richter scale, and it runs immediately under downtown...
View Resource Los Angeles Public Library: Electronic Neighborhood

Many urban public library systems across the United States have accumulated large troves of paper ephemera over the years, and the Los Angeles Public Library system is no exception. Funded by a grant from the California State Library, the Fletcher Jones Foundation, and the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation, the Electronic Neighborhood allows the internet-browsing public access to a...
View Resource WPA Land use survey maps for the city of Los Angeles, 1933-1939

Developed as part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's massive package of assistance programs designed to pull the United States out of the Great Depression, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) was known for employing thousands of artists to paint murals in federal buildings and for also employing thousands of the nations' unemployed in hundreds of massive construction projects around the...