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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.