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Nov. 22, 1947: Wiretapping System Found in State Building

Note: This is an encore post and originally appeared on the 1947project. Such are the threads of research, tangled by time and coincidence: The gateway is a Page 1 story about extensive wiretapping at the state office building, with lines … Continue reading

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Black L.A. 1947: ‘Whites Only’ Jobs as Black Unemployment Rises

May 15, 1947: The Sentinel calls for a federal fair employment practices act. Below, racial preferences in classified ads in the Los Angeles Times.  

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International Spy Museum Is Hiring!

Photo: The International Spy Museum offers “Dinner With a Spy.” Credit: International Spy Museum. The International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C., has a job opening for director of guest services (and security!) The ideal applicant must have excellent team building … Continue reading

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Job-Hunting Lessons From the Great Depression

Image: Help wanted, July 27, 1941. Credit: Los Angeles Times Joe Light in the Wall Street Journal looks at job-hunting lessons from the Great Depression. Interviews with historians and Depression-era job seekers suggest that the formula for finding work hasn’t … Continue reading

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April 2, 1908

Above, the tars of the Great White Fleet are fed up with the same old songs. I’m not sure about "I’m Afraid to Go Home in the Dark," but I did find a song titled "I Used to Be Afraid … Continue reading

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Aerospace crashes

  July 17, 1957 Los Angeles With the cancellation of the Navaho cruise missile program, North American Aviation made plans to lay off 15,600 employees, nearly a third of the workforce at its plant in Downey. Efforts were made to … Continue reading

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