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Purchasing Books for the State Library in 1853

By Gary F. Kurutz

When California State Government was in its infancy, high level officials became involved in routine activities such as the purchase of books for the State Library. Recently, the Foundation acquired on behalf of the Library a beautifully printed warrant from the Comptroller’s Office for $260 dated March 14, 1853.… Read more >>

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New Acquisition: The Ozcot Photograph Album

“Ozcot” was the name of the Hollywood residence at Magnolia and Rose streets, in which L. Frank Baum, author of the children’s book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900), lived from 1911 – 1919. The book was later transformed into the now-iconic film The Wizard of Oz, released by MGM in 1939.… Read more >>

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The Dr. Kevin Starr Memorial Issue of The Bulletin

Members of the Foundation automatically receive a copy of the Bulletin.  Hard copies can be ordered here for $7.50 each, plus shipping. If you would like to become a member of the Foundation, click here to join online, or mail in the form provided.

The following is Mr. Kurutz’s introduction to this very special issue: 

This special memorial issue of the Bulletin is devoted to the considerable
contributions of Dr.… Read more >>

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