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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 2000 | MIKE ANTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's all there behind the door, in a climate-controlled room in Laguna Woods that few are allowed to enter. The legacy of an entrepreneur's vision. The cherished mementos of a community. Photos from the 1971 tournament of the Shuffleboard Club. "The biggest thing you can do to preserve an archive is to keep people out," said Marjorie Williams, the keeper of the collection. "People bring things in with them. Insects, dust--goodness knows what all."
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BUSINESS
March 6, 2000 | CHARLES PILLER
Historians often struggle with a dearth of firsthand accounts of important events, cultural changes or people from past centuries. The study of modern times often presents the opposite problem--researchers are quickly buried in an avalanche of data, held back only by government and corporate secrecy.
NEWS
January 26, 1997 | RANDAL C. ARCHIBOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Khang Lai sees his entire life on the shelves and in the file cabinets of this small room on the third floor of UC Irvine's main library. The 23-year-old student picks up a book and thumbs through, nodding at the descriptions of Southeast Asian refugee camps, where he and his family lived after fleeing the Communist takeover in Vietnam two decades ago.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 5, 1999 | MICHAEL LUO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a cluster of dank, dusty rooms in the basement of the old courthouse in Santa Ana sits Orange County history. There, some of the county's earliest documents are bound in oversized ledgers, filed away in acid-free boxes and folders and tucked in drawers. The county once had an archivist, as well as an assistant, to sort through and preserve the historic documents and help the public in using them.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 19, 1992 | JOHN HENKEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
How would you like to hear the world premiere of Benjamin Britten's Cello Symphony, with Mstislav Rostropovich the soloist and the composer conducting? Not, understand, the first recording but the first performance, from Moscow in 1964. Or maybe piano trios by Haydn and Beethoven played by Leonid Kogan, Rostropovich and Emil Gilels or Shostakovich performing a variety of his own music?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 2001 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
To history buffs, keeping the county's old records safe in an archive and in the public eye makes sense. But ever since the 1994 bankruptcy, Orange County's historical treasure trove has been neglected, trapped in a state of political and budgetary limbo. Barbara Milkovich, a member of the county's Historical Commission, said she gets frustrated and upset talking about the county's archive situation. "I've been battling this since [the bankruptcy] and it's a tragedy.
NEWS
February 26, 1992 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Neatly typed and stapled into buff or red folders, they were chronicles of affairs of state that were just too important or dangerous for the average Russian to know. There was the 1980 Secretariat decision on the "impermissible" construction of drinking premises at state enterprises, for example. And one hot August day in 1986, Mikhail S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 1999 | PATRICIA WARD BIEDERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Angelenos think of local archives, they think of the vast, distinguished collections of the Huntington Library or UCLA. But Los Angeles is home to hundreds of lesser-known archives, containing everything from the world's largest collection of Armenian coins to thousands of aerial photographs of Southern California.
NEWS
December 20, 1995 | JOHN M. BRODER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In January 1969, Sen.-elect Bob Dole of Kansas began deluging the incoming White House of Richard Nixon with letters recommending the appointment of loyal Republicans from Kansas for jobs in the new administration. According to a cache of Nixon White House documents released Tuesday by the National Archives, Dole sent dozens upon dozens of letters suggesting candidates for positions in virtually every government agency and advisory board.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 28, 1992 | DAVID COLKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The destruction of a vast collection of opera memorabilia in a Burbank fire apparently was not as great in money terms as was first feared, but could represent a significant cultural loss, scholars and dealers said Monday. Most of the documents and photographs in the collection housed in the Ledler building were not one of a kind, dealers said. "From what I have heard about it, it is a very minor collection at best.
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