Who we are, what we do

Circulation map of Northeast Newspapers, circa 1980s.

Generously funded by The John Randolph and Dora Haynes Foundation, the Preservation and Digitization of Northeast Los Angeles Community Newspapers project (or, NELA Newspapers) is a pilot project to establish standards and procedures for a larger program to increase access to community newspapers of the area. It is a collaboration between Occidental College Special Collections and College Archives, the Eagle Rock Valley Historical Society, and the Highland Park Heritage Trust, with special contribution from the Center for Bibliographical Studies and Research at the University of California, Riverside.

Learn more about the grant and the project here.

Learn more about how the Occidental College Library documents Northeast Los Angeles regional history here.

We plan to use this site to discuss, share, and promote our work to preserve and digitize Northeast Los Angeles community newspapers. Check back with us to see what we’re up to!