Friday, November 30, 2012

A Loyola patron's old Angeleno home

While organizing the historical records of Loyola High in preparation for their upcoming sesquicentennial history book we discover that patron Charles Pinney lived nearly one hundred in this same Angeleno Heights home.      

Grandfather Charles H. Pinney purchased the home from the original developers in 1888 and the cache of documents include correspondence concerning the purchase and a tract map of the original neighborhood.  

In 1896 Charles started up Pinney & Boyle, a steel products manufactor in downtown Los Angeles until he retired to manage his investment portfolio and travel.   Living for over 106 years, after 1888 Pinney never moved from his boyhood home.   

By 1978 the Carroll Avenue home was designated as a landmark in the first City of Los Angeles Historical Overlay Zone. (HOZ).

The archivist visited the home in November 2012 and discovered an episode of "Mad Men" underway at the site.    

Friday, October 19, 2012

150 Years of Boyhood in Los Angeles

Gathering the historical record at the High School Archives of Loyola

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

OCTOBER 27, 2012 10:00 A.M. TO 5:00PM
The LA as Subject  

A rare peek into the archives of some of Los Angeles’ oldest high schools awaits the browser as Los Angeles history comes alive at the 7th-annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar.  Meet the curators behind the Loyola, Marlborough, Harvard-Westlake and Marymount high school archives at this unusual free meeting this fall at USC. 

You are invited to join old colleagues and new friends at the LA As Subject Forum's 7th Annual Archives Bazaar returning again to USC’s Doheny Memorial Library Los Angeles Times Reading Room.  Presentations, panels, and film screenings will also be given in the Friends of the USC Libraries Lecture Hall and the adjoining Intellectual Commons.
If you haven't yet attended the Los Angeles As Subject archives bazaar we heartily invite you to join our gathering of artists, film writers, hipsters and students in a treasure trove of Los Angeles history browsing with archivists, curators, and librarians the many collections of Los Angeles.  Just a few of our previous exhibitors have included the Autry, the Beverly Hills Library, the CSU’s, Chinese Historical Society, Filipino American Library, Getty Center, Huntington Library, Workman and Temple Homestead Museum, Japanese American National Museum, La Senora, LA84, Claremont Colleges, LMU, Mayme Clayton Library, Occidental College, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, Santa Monica Library, Seaver Center, Shildler Ephemera, Southern California Library for Social Research, St. Vincent's Medical Center, UCLA and USC.
                                                                        Admission is still FREE!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

A younger archive

is the High School Archives of Loyola in Los Angeles.  A record of one-hundred and fifty years is being gathered in preparation for a 2015 sesquicentennial celebration of Catholic high school education in Los Angeles.  The proctors station and readers roundtable are seen upper left.  

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The oldest archives

as we think of these things is the L'Archivio Segreto Vaticano in Rome.  Here is an image of the readers area with the proctor elevated at the head of the room. [Luisa Ambrosini and Mary Willis, The Secret Archives of the Vatican, 1969]

It was twenty years ago

that this cartoon appeared on the cover of The American Archivist.  This recent article in the Atlantic is a positive reflection of the current efforts to preserve the American experience.

Friday, June 8, 2012

The Loyola High School Father's Library donated to the Ignatius House

The three thousand volume Loyola High School Fathers Library has found a new home at the Ignatius House Jesuit Novitiate in Culver City.  The novitiate is the first stage of a Jesuit’s formation, or maturation, as a religious and a minister.

The collection of philosophy and theology works began as a faculty library for Saint Vincent's and Los Angeles College, forerunners of present day Loyola High School, in the late 1880's.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Planning has already begun for the LA As Subject 7th Annual Archives Bazaar.

Executive Board member Florante Ibanez from Loyola Law School and Neil Bethke from Loyola High School paused recently at a forum of LA As Subject archivists held at the Greystone Mansion.

The date of Saturday October 13th has been set and for the fifth straight year USC will be hosting a gathering of artists, film writers, hipsters and all students of LA in a treasure trove of history browsing with archivists, curators, and librarians through the many archives and special collections of Los Angeles.

A few of the previous participants include the Autry Museum, Beverly Hills Public Library, Bison Archives, California African American Museum, Cal State Universities, Center for the Study of Political Graphics, Chinese Historical Society of Southern California, County of Los Angeles, Eighth & Wall Inc., Fairchild Photos, Filipino American Library, Getty Center, Huntington Library, Historical Society of Long Beach, Los Angeles Public Library History Department, Workman and Temple Homestead Museum, Japanese American National Museum, La Senora Research Institute, LA84 Foundation, Libraries of the Claremont Colleges, Loyola Marymount University, Mayme A. Clayton Library, Occidental College, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, Pico Rivera Heritage Society, Santa Monica Library, Seaver Center and Natural History Museum, Shildler Collection of Southern California Ephemera, Society of California Archivists, Southern California Genealogical Society, Southern California Library for Social Research, St. Vincent's Medical Center, UCLA Film & Television Archive and USC Special Collections among many others.

This event is always free and open to the public.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Bishop Conaty's books

The archive at Los Angeles Loyola High School is recovering some of Bishop Conaty's books donated to the school back in the early 1900's.  

 This is an 1872 French first edition of Latin chant published in Montreal with stamping from Montreal College.  There are dated annotations in Conaty's hand on the end papers.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

7:30pm Strub Theater ---Trial by Fire! you are invited! Feb 23rd...

The Loyola Marymount University College of Communication and Fine Arts and Mayme A. Clayton Museum invite you to a rare reading performance of the George Dunne, S.J. (LHS ’22; LU’26) play Trial by Fire.

Recently “re-discovered” in the university archives, this courtroom drama depicts an overwhelming local racial tragedy and the staggering injustice that followed.  Based on a true story from a 1946 murder case in a Los Angeles suburb and directed by LMU’s Marieclare Costello, an extraordinary cast of twenty-eight students, alumnae and faculty are gathering tell this meaningful and shocking story.   In addition the audience is brought into the action of the play by serving as coroner’s jury and inquest spectators. 

On Thursday February 23rd at 7:30pm in the Strub Theater on the beautiful Westchester campus of Loyola Marymount University join us for this first public performance of this powerful play in over fifty years.  Future dates are being lined up in a former Los Angeles County Superior Courtroom that now is home to the Mayme A. Clayton Library and Museum. 

For more information contact Dr. Dean Scheibel at Loyola Marymount University or Neil Bethke at Loyola High School.