Archiving Olive View: 100 Years of Public Health in L.A.
12 p.m.–2 p.m.
Join us for a celebration and exploration of the Olive View Tuberculosis Sanitarium historical archive in an online event with USC Libraries Southern California studies specialist Suzzane Noruschat and ICW Director William Deverell that include highlights from the archive and a timely discussion between Drs. Selma Calmes and Emily Abel about how this archive is critical to understanding disease, community, and public health in Southern California.
The Olive View Tuberculosis Sanitarium was the biggest such facility west of the Mississippi River. Located in the northern San Fernando Valley, Olive View played a key role in treating tuberculosis patients from across LA County in the first half of the 20th century. A year ago, a team from the USC Libraries and Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West brought the intact historical archive of this remarkable public health institution to USC's Special Collections.