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Since 2002, Library Journal has recognized those who are changing libraries and the services they provide, “librarians and others in the library field who are doing extraordinary work to serve their users and to move libraries of all...
The Mayflower may have landed on the opposite coast, but Southern Californians have long marked the fourth Thursday in November with a Thanksgiving feast. As Southern California celebrates Thanksgiving Day 2011, join us for a look...
Although young for a city, Los Angeles possesses an intriguing and diverse history, which over the years has been deposited in archives across Southern California. L.A. as Subject is a research alliance dedicated to preserving and...
Elections and mortality usually ensure turnover among California's representatives in Congress, but one figure has been representing the state since 1931: the bronze statue of Junípero Serra, one of California's two permanent delegates...
L.A. as Subject's latest post on the KCET website features photographs and documents related to Charles Fletcher Lummis, the larger-than-life Angeleno who was one of the Southern California's greatest boosters and one of the most...
Why does downtown Los Angeles' grid include a street with such a distinctively New York name? Broadway may be one of L.A.'s oldest streets -- laid out by surveyor Edward O. C. Ord in 1849 -- but until 1890, Angelenos knew it only as...
Last Friday, 41,000 acres of the Angeles National Forest charred by the 2009 Station Firereopened to the public. With summer's return, and with newly accessible trails to explore, Southern Californians will soon flock to the San...
In L.A. Noire, gamers assume the role of an LAPD detective and investigate crime in 1947 Los Angeles. L.A. as Subject's latest post for KCET's SoCal Focus blog looks at how Southern California archives informed the look and content of...
As twilight faded over Pasadena on September 9, 1894, an artificial sun flickered to life for the first time. High above town in the San Gabriel Mountains stood a wonder of the new electric age: a 60-inch General Electric searchlight,...
Today, the Santa Monica (I-10) Freeway is an indelible marker across the Los Angeles landscape, a mini-equator that delineates boundaries between cultural and historical hemispheres of the city. Southern Californians depend on the...
To mark the arrival of "Carmageddon," the weekend-long closure of the 405 freeway through the Sepulveda Pass, L.A. as Subject' latest contribution to KCET's SoCal Focus blog looks a thte construction of five Southern California...
Created in 1967, the CSUF University Archives and Special Collections (UA&SC) section preserves and provides access to sixty-six special collections, including the institutional history of California State University, Fullerton....
Along Highway 101 between Los Angeles and the Bay Area, cast metal bells spaced one or two miles apart mark what is supposedly a historic route through California: El Camino Real. Variously translated as "the royal road," or, more...
Over the years, Catherine Mulholland, who loved libraries and the Oviatt in particular, donated her personal archives and those of her family to the Library, understanding the importance of preserving the past for future generations....