The USC Digital Library Collections are vast and include quite a few different types of records helpful to family history researchers.

Some important record types include: oral histories, newspapers, photographs, Croatian birth records, Los Angeles census cards & employee records, biographies, yearbooks, maps, periodicals, Korean American oral histories, Korean American photographs, Korean American Digital Archive, Korean periodicals 1905-1994 intermittent years (from Korea), Vietnam War memories, Japanese Internment photos, Los Angeles Newspapers, LA land survey maps, Taiwanese American Archives, and so much more.

If you’re interested in histories and stories, they have some impressive Korean stories you can copy and paste to Google Translate (use Google Translate for any OCRd records you can’t read).

Below are links to collections from their Digital Collections page.

Sea of Korea Map Collection (157 records)

Collection of artifacts excavated in 1992 from a Chinese laundry, Santa Barbara, dating from about 1885 to 1905 (127 records)

Collection of old Chinatown artifacts excavated in 1989-1991 from Union Station area, Los Angeles, dating from 1880 to 1933 (949 records)

Daniel Walker (Riverside, CA) (14 records)

Gospel Memorabilia International (Beverly Hills) (17 records)

Indiana University (Bloomington) Archives of African American Music and Culture (45 records)

Victory Baptist Church (Los Angeles) Archival Collection (72 records)

Abilene Christian University (1,765 records)

Basel Mission (30,262 records)

Bibliothèque du Défap (11,018 records)

CSWC, University of Edinburgh (1,498 records)

Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America (7,598 records)

DM-Échange et Mission (2,947 records)

Danmission, Copenhagen (12,708 records)

Emil Müller Collection (321 records)

Hermannsburg Mission (1,012 records)

Leipzig Mission (1,818 records)

Mission and Diakonia Archives, VID, Stavanger (2,872 records)

Moravian Church, Herrnhut (2,911 records)

National Library of Scotland (3,155 records)

School of Oriental and African Studies (2,118 records)

Yale Divinity School Library (10,110 records)

Documents of the KNA Building (212 records)

Korean American Archive Photograph Set (2,824 records)

Korean American Museum Oral History Series (65 records)

Korean American Private Records (223 records)

Korean Heritage Library Subject Files (52 records)

Periodicals (1 records)

The Reverend Soon Hyun Collected Works (646 records)

The Martin J. Bolhower Collection (171 records)

The Reverend Corwin & Nellie Taylor Collection (137 records)

The Reverend V.W. Peters Collection (411 records)

Chugan kwanggo (주간광고), 1981 (25 records)

Kim, Il-sŏng (김 일성), 1912-1994 (4 records)

Konglip sinbo (공립신보), 1905-1909 (117 records)

Kʻorian sŭtʻŭrit jŏnŏl (코리안 스트릿 저널), 1981-1991 (493 records)

Miju munhak (미주 문학), 1982- (46 records)

Nasŏng ilbo (라성일보), 1984 (135 records)

Ppuri (뿌리), 1983-1984 (2 records)

Sinhan minbo (신한민보), 1909- (3,175 records)

Taetong kongbo (大同公報), 1907-1908 (20 records)

Asiatic Fleet (136 records)

China 1930’s (24 records)

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) (91 records)

Naval Attaché Reports (373 records)

Navy Intelligence (200 records)

United States 10th Army (38 records)

United States Marine Corps (USMC) (107 records)

Tokyo war crimes trial (15 records)

Pacific Times (太平洋時報), 1987- (50 records)

Academic Senate Records (464 records)

Alumni Periodicals (697 records)

Commencement Programs (144 records)

Dentistry Yearbooks (70 records)

El Rodeo, 1898- (108 records)

ROTC Yearbooks (77 records)

The Daily Trojan, 1912- (14,886 records) BROWSE by year

Trojan Family Album (9 records)

University Archives Audio & Video Collection (10 records)

University Archives Image Collection (366 records)

University of Southern California Chronicle (242 records)

Biographical Information (6 records)

Mementos (45 records)

News Items (52 records)

Oral History (3 records)

Viterbi Family Materials (100 records)

WPA household census cards, Los Angeles, 1939 (146,376 records)

WPA household census employee records, Los Angeles, 1939 (248 records)

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