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The Online Archive of California (OAC) is a Web-accessible, digital gateway to information about materials such as manuscripts, photographs, and works of art held in libraries, museums, archives, and other institutions across California, including UCLA. The OAC allows patrons to view finding aids, i.e., inventories of collection content, which provide detailed information about collection content that is readily accessible and searchable.
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William G. Kennedy from George Mason University will discuss his research into characterizing the reaction of the population of New York to a nuclear weapon of mass destruction event.
Workshops for both undergraduate and graduate students teach relevant skills and encourage critical thinking about the research process.
UCLA Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion has created a centralized location with links to content that answers questions and provides information.
Search the Digital Collections for images, audio, video, and text selected from the breadth of Library holdings. This image is a detail from the "Lyrical Map of the Concept of Los Angeles."