First Day of Classes

September 23rd, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

UCLA undergraduates started fall quarter 2011 this Thursday. To celebrate, we take a look at images from previous first days:

Chemistry Building Opens in 1929


September 30, 1929

First Day of Classes 1929, in front of Powell Library

Summer Birthdays and the Digital Library

September 12th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

July and August are full of birthdays in the Digital Library Program collections. Here are some we recently celebrated.

July 23: Raymond Chandler, who saw LA in a new light (and darkness) in the twentieth century. UCLA has an extensive collection of his papers.

July 26: Aldous Huxley, another great author who lived in Los Angeles for over 25 years. UCLA also holds a major collection of his papers.

August 6: Lucille Ball’s 100th birthday. Here’s a great picture of her and Desi. You can also visit the mural in Culver City.

August 24: Count Basie’s birthday. See a fabulous photo of him, Louis Armstrong (birthday July 6) and other African-American entertainers from our Walter Gordon collection.

We have more birthdays coming up in the next few months with more historical photos from UCLA collections to share! Also, check out our Facebook page: we share other photos there as well.