Archiving Olive View: 100 Years of Public Health in Los Angeles

Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 12:00pm

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September 24, 2020 | 12:00 p.m. noon PT Online

An online celebration organized by the USC Libraries Collections Convergence Initiative and the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West

The Olive View Tuberculosis Sanitarium was the biggest such facility west of the Mississippi River. Located in the northern San Fernando Valley, Olive View played a key role in treating tuberculosis patients from across LA County in the first half of the 20th century.  A year ago, a team from the USC Libraries and the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West brought the intact historical archive of this remarkable public health institution to USC’s Special Collections.

Join us for a celebration and exploration of the collection in an online event that will include highlights of the Olive View archive and a timely discussion between Drs. Selma Calmes and Emily Abel about how this archive is critical to understanding disease, community, and public health in Southern California.

The Zoom Meeting ID will be sent on Wednesday, September 23 by 4 p.m. PDT to those who RSVP.

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Lecture / Talk / Workshop


Students, Alumni, Faculty/Staff

History, Institute on California and the West (ICW)
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