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Announcing Hidden Histories!

Tue, 04/02/2024
Content LA as Subject and ONE Archives at USC are excited to announce the debut of Hidden Histories: Discovering Los Angeles' LGBTQ+ Collections. A project is funded by a generous grant from the California State Library, the goal of Hidden Histories is to create a centralized resource of LGBTQ+ archival…
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Portraits from the Bradley Center’s Black Power Archives Oral History Project

LAAS Members in the Spotlight: Bradley Center’s Black Power Archives Oral History Project

Fri, 02/16/2024
Content The Tom & Ethel Bradley Center, an LA as Subject member, was featured in several news articles about the recent Black Power Archives Oral History Project that is a part of its extensive collection. Established in 1981, the Tom & Ethel Bradley Center has amassed an archive that contains over one million images…
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LA as Subject's 2023 "Beyond the Bazaar" Newsletter Just Published!

Fri, 02/02/2024
Content L.A. as Subject's annual newsletter "Beyond the Bazaar" has just been published and sent out to our members. In this issue, readers can find: Recap of the 2023 Archives Bazaar Profile featuring Abraham Ferrar, the 2023 Avery Clayton Spirit Award recipient Update on the Archives At Risk Committee Summary from the…
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A Recap of the 2023 Archives Bazaar

Thu, 01/25/2024
Content Over 500 visitors attended the eighteenth annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar held by L.A. as Subject on October 28, 2023. Sixty-seven L.A. as Subject members participated…
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Remembering Ernest Marquez (1924–2024)

Thu, 01/18/2024
Content It is with heavy hearts that we extend our sympathies to the family of Ernest Marquez (1924–2024), a local historian and an extraordinary collector of Los Angeles history. Ernest Marquez passed away on January 6, a few months shy of his 100th birthday (his Los Angeles Times obituary). Ernest Marquez was a key figure in…
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Highlights from the 2022 Archives Bazaar: 10 Fascinating Southern California Collections and Historical Organizations

Tue, 10/03/2023
Content Visitors poured over vintage photos, old city maps and historic artifacts shown by over 70 history organizations at the 17th annual Archives Bazaar last October 2022. Every year, Southern California museums, libraries and archives come together to show off historic items from their collections, all under one roof.…
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Call for Archives Bazaar VOLUNTEERS

Tue, 10/03/2023
Content Volunteer for the 2023 Archives Bazaar today. Click here to sign up. The Los Angeles Archives Bazaar-- brought to you by L.A. as Subject & the USC Libraries-- is an annual event that features educational programming, hands-on workshops, author panels, and exhibits of local historical and archive collections from…
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Making the New Deal Visible in LA

Tue, 04/25/2023
Content The Living New Deal Project and the Huntington-USC Institute for the Study of California and the West are launching a project called "Making the New Deal Visible in Los Angeles" and could use your help.  The project has two parts, the first of which is intensive research into what the New Deal built around the LA…
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Congregation Kol Ami’s “Noah’s Ark” float at CSW Pride 2002.

ONE Archives & L.A. as Subject recieve CSL grant

Thu, 10/06/2022
Content The California State Library recently awarded a grant to ONE Archives at the USC Libraries and L.A. as Subject to increase the visibility of archives and historical collections highlighting a diversity of LGBTQ+ experiences and human rights activism in California. As part of a two-year project, ONE Archives will…
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Home Movie Movie Day Celebrates 20 Years at the Archives Bazaar

Thu, 10/06/2022
Content Celebrate twenty years of HOME MOVIE DAY with an in-person open screening of amateur, regional and family filmmaking at the 2022 Archives Bazaar!   Saturday, October 22nd 1:00pm - 4:00pm Doheny Memorial Library USC University Park Campus Friends Lecture Hall FREE! Film drop-off and inspection begins at noon and we…
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Community Events Celebrate the Los Angeles River

Wed, 09/28/2022
Content Angelenos have three new opportunities to celebrate the Los Angeles River in the next month, thanks to an innovative collaboration between Pomona College, The Claremont Colleges Library and LA River X. “Thanks to a generous grant from California Humanities, we’re elevating LA River X out of the digital space and into…
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Talk Shop Suggestion Box

Tue, 04/12/2022
Content Some exciting news: Talk Shops are making a comeback!  We are excited to get the conversation started again! What do you want to talk about? I am asking you all for suggestions on what topics, skillsets, and discussions you'd like to see as part of this series.  The Talk Shops will take place on a…
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LAAS Newsletter, Beyond the Bazaar, 2021 issue now available.

Tue, 12/14/2021
Content The 2021 LAAS newsletter, Beyond the Bazaar, volume 4 is now available. Access it here!
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Create a Virtual Exhibitor Showcase for the 2021 Archives Bazaar

Thu, 09/02/2021
Content The 16th annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar will be a hybrid event happening on Saturday, October 23, 2021 from 9am-5pm. Exhibitors have an option to participate virtually with a prerecorded video that will be linked to the Archives Bazaar webpage. The goal of these short videos is to showcase the archives that document…
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How to Participate in the 2021 Archives Bazaar Virtual Exhibit

Tue, 08/10/2021
Content In 2020, LA as Subject’s virtual Archives Bazaar included an online History Keepers exhibit, When I Think of Home: Images from L.A. Archives that featured items from nearly fifty LA As Subject member collections. This year, we are planning another collaborative exhibit that will be unveiled at the Archives Bazaar…
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