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John M. Cahoon

Collections Manager, History (Seaver Center for Western History Research)

John Cahoon holds a B.A. in History from Occidental College and an M.A. in American History from California State University, Los Angeles. He is on staff with the History Department's Seaver Center. He assists visiting researchers and answers public inquiries about the center’s two-dimensional collections which often results in publications about Los Angeles, California, and the West.

He has a particular interest in the Center’s more than 270 photographic collections which contain more than 300,000 images. He has curated several exhibitions at the Museum, including a 1984 exhibit Games of the Xth Olympiad: Los Angeles, 1932.

He has been an active member of the Society of California Archivists holding several offices including newsletter editor, treasurer, and president.

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