“The Red-Letter Days of the Year”: A Program for the Tenth Annual Amateur Radio Relay League Pacific Division Convention, Los Angeles, 29-30 September 2019

by Paul R. Spitzzeri In conjunction with the rise of radio came the development of the amateur enthusiast, or the "ham," so named because amateurs in the early days of radio, according to the Amateur Radio Relay League, a national organization founded in 1914, "could effectively jam all the other operations in the area." Because... Continue Reading →

Striking a Chord: First Century Families and the Centennial of the Founding of the Los Angeles Philharmonic

by Paul R. Spitzzeri In 1939, Mary Foy, the first woman head librarian for the City of Los Angeles, and Charlotte Workman Masson, a grand-niece of Homestead founders William and Nicolasa Workman, launched First Century Families, an organization composed of descendants of those who lived in the City of Angels during its first century from... Continue Reading →

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