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How SoCal archives helped recreate the city's dark side for 'L.A. Noire'

Sat, 06/04/2016
Content 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 the game:  Earlier this week, video game enthusiasts and fans of L.A. history…
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Promote your archives this June

Sat, 06/04/2016
Content Volunteers needed for upcoming June events! LAAS will have exhibitor booths in two fun and "archive-loving" events. It's a great way to promote LAAS along with your own collections or institution, meet potential researchers, and be surrounded by fellow lovers of history. The Annual Old Spanish Trail Association…
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New Mexico to Southern California: the Old Spanish Trail, Explained

Sat, 06/04/2016
Content With the 2011 Old Spanish Trail Association annual conference coming to Pomona this June 2-5, L.A. as Subject's latest contribution to KCET's SoCal Focus blog looks at the trail's historical significance to Southern California: Although Southern California today is a region teeming with millions, for much of its…
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Caltrans Exhibit Features Archived Images from L.A.'s Bicycling Past

Sat, 06/04/2016
Content A new exhibit inside the District 7 headquarters of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) features images—many contributed by L.A. as Subject member archives—of Southern California's bicycling past. Everyday Bicycling: Gearing up for Transportation, on display through June 20, highlights the bicycle…
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Photos: A Historical Look at SoCal's Beaches

Sat, 06/04/2016
Content What did Southern California's beaches look like 100 years ago? Find out in L.A. as Subject's latest contribution to KCET's SoCal Focus blog, which features 27 historical images from L.A. as Subject member institutions: Now that Memorial Day has (unofficially) ushered in the summer season, join us for a look through…
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LAAS Executive Committee Elections - last day to vote online!

Sat, 06/04/2016
Content Electronic voting ends today Monday, June 10 at 11:59pm. Click here to cast your vote.
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Paddleboarding: Southern California's Lost Sport

Sat, 06/04/2016
Content L.A. as Subject's latest contribution to the KCET SoCal Focus blog looks at the history of paddleboarding, a sport derived from surfing that was a popular pastime off Southern California shores from the 1930s through the 1950s: This Saturday, a sport with deep Southern California roots returns to the Southland with…
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"A Work of Love and of Protest:" A Panel about Leo Politi and Communities - June 18, 2011

Sat, 06/04/2016
Content The Studio for Southern California History invites you to join us for a special event:   June 18th, 2011 - "A Work of Love and of Protest:" Panel about Leo Politi and Communities at 11AM   The Studio for Southern California History (Studio) announces the panel and discussion “Remembering Leo Politi” which will…
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LAAS General Membership Meeting @ LA City Archives - today

Sat, 06/04/2016
Content Last chance to vote for incoming Executive Committee members and Chair. Tour the LA City Archives Get the latest Archives Bazaar 2011 developments More details can be found here: http://www.laassubject.org/index.php/meetings_events/detail/488
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Meet your new Executive Committee

Sat, 06/04/2016
Content The final ballots for the 2011-2013 Executive Committee election were submitted at yesterday’s meeting.   As announced after all the votes were counted, the new elected Chair and Members are:   Executive Committee Chair: Kenn Bicknell Digital Resources Librarian, Dorothy Peyton Gray Transportation Library and…
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Pasadena at 125: An Early History of the Crown City

Sat, 06/04/2016
Content L.A. as Subject's latest contribution to KCET's SoCal Focus blog looks at the early history of Pasadena, which this month celebrates the 125th anniversary of its incorporation as a city: This month, the city of Pasadena turns 125 years old. Set ten miles northeast of central Los Angeles at the foot of the San Gabriel…
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Exhibitors: Register for 2011 Archives Bazaar

Sat, 06/04/2016
Content Deadline has been extended to Friday, September 2.   L.A. as Subject presents THE 6th ANNUAL LOS ANGELES ARCHIVES BAZAAR USC Doheny Library Saturday, October 22, 2011 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Additional information and exhibitor guidelines will be sent once your registration is confirmed. Registration forms are due…
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From Daisy Dell to the Hollywood Bowl, a Little Musical History for Summer

Sat, 06/04/2016
Content L.A. as Subject's latest contribution to KCET's SoCal Focus blog looks at the 90-year history of the Hollywood Bowl, the famed outdoor ampitheater nestled in the Hollywood Hills. The post features images from the Hollywood Bowl Museum and other members of the L.A. as Subject research collective. Every summer, Southern…
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Photos: SoCal Fourth of July Celebrations of the Past

Sat, 06/04/2016
Content L.A. as Subject's latest contribution to KCET's SoCal Focus blog features photos from selected regional archives of Southern California's past Fourth of July celebrations: From parades to barbecues to fireworks on the beach, greater Los Angeles has long joined the rest of the nation in celebrating Independence Day. As…
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