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Bikes in the Heart of the City

Sat, 06/04/2016
Content L.A. as Subject's latest contribution to KCET's SoCal Focus blog looks at the long history of bicycles in Southern California, which includes an era when bicycle paths rather than freeways connected the Southland's communities: Earlier this month, advocates of alternative transportation cheered as the City of Los…
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What Rodeo Drive Looked Like in 1925 & More Hidden Treasures of SoCal's Archives

Sat, 06/04/2016
Content For L.A. as Subject's latest contribution to KCET's SoCal Focus blog, we asked member archives to dig through their collections for an item that helps Southern Califorians understand our region's history: An important plank of the L.A. as Subject mission is to preserve and help illuminate the sometimes-hidden stories…
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Stars, Angels, and the History of L.A.'s Baseball Stadiums

Sat, 06/04/2016
Content L.A. as Subject's latest contribution to KCET's SoCal Focus blog looks at the history of Los Angeles baseball stadiums, from the ballparks that hosted the Hollywood Stars and Los Angeles Angels to the controversial creation of Dodger Stadium in Chavez Ravine: Last week, major league baseball returned to Dodger…
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Civil War: How Southern California Tried to Split from Northern California

Sat, 06/04/2016
Content L.A. as Subject's latest contribution to KCET's SoCal Focus blog featured archived photos and other visual artifacts from Civil War-era Southern California: One hundred fifty years ago this week, a dispute over a federal fort located in the seceded state of South Carolina erupted into the Civil War. That war would…
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Earthquakes in the Archives

Sat, 06/04/2016
Content L.A. as Subject's latest contribution to the KCET SoCal Focus blog examines how Southern California archives can help us discover the region's seismic history: This past Monday was the 105th anniversary of a 7.9 magnitude earthquake that left much of San Francisco in ruins. In the age of Twitter and ubiquitous camera…
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LA as Subject partners with Historypin

Sat, 06/04/2016
Content A new collaborative project between Historypin and LA as Subject was announced at the LAAS April 12 General Membership meeting. Please read on to find out more information about this exciting project. What is Historypin? Historypin, from the non-profit organization We Are What We Do, “is about bringing people together…
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California Exhibit at Honnold / Mudd Library

Sat, 06/04/2016
Content California’s History as Documents by Special Collections’ Western Americana and Californiana Collections Special Collections Exhibition Honnold/Mudd Library, 2nd floor, near north entrance The Claremont Colleges, Claremont March 21 – May 15 Using a variety of primary source materials including books, diaries,…
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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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"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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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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