First Year of Lanterman House's Virtual History Internship Program a Major Success

Mon, 08/03/2020
Content A group of 11 local high school students have become the first graduates of the Lanterman Historical Museum Foundation’s Virtual History Internship Program. The program, which was conducted remotely, trained interns to conduct and record oral history interviews with La Cañada Flintridge residents. The recorded…
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LAAS Archives Members Collecting COVID

Fri, 06/19/2020
Content The day-to-day scenery of Los Angeles has changed dramatically since March 19 when the statewide safe at home order was issued to combat the spread of COVID-19. Many of us began to navigate working from home, figuring out at-home schooling for students of all ages, and wondering what would happen next. With these…
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Wed, 06/10/2020
Content Everyone’s everyday life has been touched or disrupted since the first appearance of the current pandemic, COVID-19. The adjustments we make, the emotions we feel, and the actions we take will one day be the source of reflection, inspiration, and study.  In an effort to capture the lived experiences by members of the…
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COVID-19 Resources Page Now Up!

Mon, 06/01/2020
Content A list of COVID-19 community and professional resources has been published on the LA as Subject Website. The list may be found on the "About" page and is located at this URL: The list is compiled by the Archives At Risk Committee and Liza Posas. If you have a resource or…
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The Lanterman House Archives: Documenting COVID-19 in the Crescenta-Cañada Valley

Fri, 05/01/2020
Content The Lanterman House Archives, which preserves the history of the Crescenta/Cañada Valley, is inviting local residents to share their experiences living through the current COVID-19 pandemic in a new digital archival collection titled: Documenting COVID-19 in the Crescenta/Cañada Valley.   Residents can submit their…
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CSUDH Gerth Archives and Special Collections Documenting COVID-19

Thu, 04/23/2020
Content The Gerth Archives and Special Collections is inviting Southern Los Angeles County and Toro Nation community members to contribute materials that document their experience during the COVID-19 pandemic. The submissions will then be made available in a digital collection that will be accessible through the Gerth Archives…
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Executive Committee- NOW accepting nominations!

Tue, 04/21/2020
Content Nominations for the L.A. as Subject (LAAS) Executive Committee are now being accepted. There are 4 seats that need to be filled for the incoming 2020-2022 Executive Committee term. Please send your nominations for Executive Committee members directly to Kelsey Knox ( or Julie Yamashita…
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Small and Diverse Archival Organizations NHPRC Survey

Thu, 03/12/2020
Content Please see below for information on a small and diverse archival organizations survey that LYRASIS is conducting for the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC). Many LA as Subject members likely fit their small archives description, and are encouraged to participate to help inform future…
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Remembering Josef Lesser, CEO of LARHF

Fri, 03/06/2020
Content Sad news this morning. One of our fellow members, Josef Lesser, passed away last Friday. Joe was an enthusiastic and wonderful member of the LA as Subject Community and will be greatly missed. Our condolences go out to his wife, Jo Ann, and to the entire LARHF community.  Jared Nigro, LARHF Director of Operations, sent…
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What's your #LAarchivesstory?

Mon, 02/17/2020
Content As part of LA as Subject's 25th anniversary year, we're using social media to share personal perspectives on the ways Los Angeles archives are vital elements in shaping how we see ourselves, our communities, and our history. We’re launching #LAarchivesstory as a way to highlight the important stories told by archival…
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Directory Portal Webinar Link

Tue, 10/08/2019
Content In late September, a training session for LA as Subject Archive Members and Directory profile authors was streamed online. The stream was saved and is now available to all who wish to view it.  The video starts with an overview of the new features included in the Directory Portal and is followed by an overview on how…
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14th Annual Archives Bazaar program is here!!

Fri, 10/04/2019
Content Basement Tapes, Home Movie Day, preservation and metadata workshops plus programs about the Women’s March, the history of alternative religions in Los Angeles, LA Noir, and much more. To see the list of day long programming for the 14th Annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar, visit the Archives Bazaar webpage here.
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L.A. as Subject Residency Program – Call for Additional Proposals

Thu, 09/26/2019
Content Do you have collections that you would like to digitize? Submit a proposal to LA as Subject Residency Program! The LAAS Residency Program was started earlier this year as a means of strengthening ties between larger and smaller institutions in the LAAS research alliance. The aim is to cultivate self-sustaining…
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