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The Photo Friends of the Los Angeles Public Library wants to digitize tens of thousands of historic images from the Valley Times Collection.

Published daily from 1946 – 1970 and featuring innovative photo spreads unlike any other paper in the region, the Valley Times produced a pictorial treasure trove of the San Fernando Valley’s history during its most dynamic period of growth.

Learn more on these pages, and help us meet our goal!

Founded in 1990, Photo Friends is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the Photo Collection of the Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL).

UPDATE: Thanks to all those who contributed and helped us raise over $230,000 for this project! As of July 2020, the Valley Times project is COMPLETE! Over 40,000 images from the Valley Times newspaper have been digitized and added to “Tessa” the Los Angeles Public Library’s digital portal. Click here to view what has been added so far!