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Nathan Masters

Nathan Masters is manager of academic events and programming communications for the USC Libraries. He covers USC’s relationship with Los Angeles and the myriad ways the university enriches our understanding of the surrounding metropolis. He also writes regularly about Southern California history for and Los Angeles Magazine and blogs about L.A. urbanism at Gizmodo’s Southland subdomain.

Stories by Nathan Masters:

Preserving the records of a public official

Yvonne Brathwaite Burke celebrates her first anniversary as a Los Angeles County supervisor in 1980. (Photo/Library Exhibits Collection, USC Digital Library)

With Los Angeles voters choosing a new mayor on May 21, scholars and the popular media have turned their attention to local electoral politics. The USC Libraries’ Special Collections offer a wealth of rare and relevant primary-source materials, including papers of Yvonne Brathwaite Burke ’56.