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SpecColl Serials

SpecColl Serials consists of varying runs of journals, magazines, and newspapers which can be found in the APU Library Catalog, as well as individual issues which can be found in a Finding Aid. The journal titles cover California and the West, while many of the magazine and newspaper issues cover notable events, with famous headlines.

Collection Highlights

Extra. Daily Tribune. Kennedy Slain: JFK Fatally Wounded By Assasin in Dallas
San Gabriel Valley Tribune
Nov 22, 1963

Some of the major events covered include:

  1. World War II
  2. Kennedy Assassination
  3. Landing on the Moon
  4. Shuttle Disaster

MacArthur Named Boss. War Over: Japan Surrenders.
Chicago Herald American
Aug 15, 1945

Some of the famous headlines include:

  1. U.S. At War (Dec. 8, 1941)
  2. Nazis Quit (May 7, 1945)
  3. Japan Surrenders (Aug. 15, 1945)
  4. Kennedy Slain (Nov. 22, 1963)

Accounts of the deaths of nine U.S. Presidents and two First Ladies are reported in the collection as well:

  1. George Washington (Jan. 4, 1800)
  2. John Kennedy (Nov.22, 1963)
  3. Herbert Hoover (Oct.20, 1964)
  4. Dwight Eisenhower (Mar. 28, 1969)
  5. Harry Truman (Dec. 26, 1972)
  6. Lyndon Johnson (Jan. 23, 1973)
  7. Maime Eisenhower (Nov. 1, 1979)
  8. Richard Nixon (Apr. 23, 1994)
  9. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (May 20, 1994)
  10. Ronald Reagan (June 6, 2004)
  11. Gerald R. Ford (Dec. 27, 2006)

Access to the Collections

To arrange use of the Special Collections, please contact Ken Otto, special collections librarian, at kotto@apu.edu, (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5263, or by mail at the address to the right.