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The Fred Rochlin Collection

Fred Rochlin was a long-time architect in southern California who formed an architecture firm in 1952 with colleague Ephraim Baran. The Los Angeles-based Rochlin & Baran architecture firm specializes in (it’s still an operating firm) the design of hospitals, medical facilities, and, oddly enough, observatories. The Rochlin collection contains materials related to the architect’s post-retirement career as a monologist, performer, and…

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Are Archivists also Librarians?

Are archivists also librarians? For me it’s an easy answer: yes. I consider myself an archivist as well as a librarian. Mapping it out logically, I believe archivists are librarians, but not all librarians are archivists, making archivists a specialized type of librarian. However this perspective, as I learned recently, is not shared by everyone. During a recent job interview…

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The Ludwig Lauerhass Research Collection

“Pika-don (Flash-boom), as uncomprehending witnesses called the bombs’ explosions, signaled an end and a beginning — the end of World War II and the beginning of the atomic age. While mushroom clouds were rising into the sky, the cities below were being transformed into monuments of devastation. In those brief hours of August 6 and 9, 1945, Hiroshima and Nagasaki…

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The CFPRT and the Jay Frierman Collection

During this spring quarter I am working as a Fellow with UCLA’s CFPRT processing the papers and research of Jay Frierman. Frierman was a UCLA history and archaeology professor who conducted original archaeological surveys and excavations throughout the Middle East in the 1960s and 1970s and southern California in the 1980s and 1990s. Interestingly enough, before Frierman was a UCLA…

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Processing the Stephen Toulmin archival collection

During the winter 2010 quarter I am doing an internship with USC’s Special Collections. I have the honor of processing the papers and manuscripts of notable 20th Century philosopher, public intellectual, and professor, Dr. Stephen Toulmin. Toulmin was a King’s College-educated philosopher and was a protege of Ludwig Wittgenstein, about whom he researched, studied, and wrote throughout much of his…

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Personal Papers and Archives of a Nazi War Criminal

The New York Times is featuring an interesting segment called “From the Briefcase of Dr. Aribert Heim.” This segment features the personal papers and archives of Dr. Heim, “the most wanted Nazi war criminal.” This link is the header link which directs you to other segments such as “In His Own Words” which are personal rebuttals written by Heim to…

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