New Directory Portal: A Preview!

Wed, 07/17/2019
Content Through grant funding from a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Pitch-An-Idea grant from the California State Library, L.A. as Subject will launch an online portal for discovery of California Community histories. Built by USC Libraries, the platform will be accessible via the L.A. as Subject website, providing…
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Mellon Foundation Grant for Community Archives

Mon, 04/22/2019
Content The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation invites community-based archives in the United States and its territories to submit proposals to fund one of the following areas of need: Operational support for the organization, including general support for staff, space, and utilities. Collections care, including storage, cataloging,…
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First Annual Beyond the Bazaar Newsletter revised version now online

Fri, 03/15/2019
Content This newsletter was created by the L.A. as Subject Executive Committee to showcase and celebrate LAAS accomplishments throughout the year. The first annual Beyond the Bazaar newsletter was published in October 2018 and distributed at the 13th Annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar. A revised version created in March 2019…
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L.A. as Subject and USC Awarded Three Major Grants

Tue, 11/20/2018
Content L.A. as Subject is pleased to announce the following grant-funded projects in partnership with the University of Southern California: L.A. as Subject Digital Residency and Training Program (2018-2021) USC, in partnership with the Gerth Archives and Special Collections at California State University, Dominguez Hills and…
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Notable Citrus Collection takes root at The Claremont Colleges Library

Fri, 09/21/2018
Content The Claremont Colleges Library Special Collections announces the opening of The David Boulé California Orange Collection. Ranging from colorful citrus advertisements to photographs of the farmworkers who harvested the crops, this vital collection covers both the dream and the reality of California through its citrus…
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The Claremont Colleges Library Receives National Grant to Digitize California Water Resources

Fri, 08/31/2018
Content In conjunction with the launch of The Claremont Colleges Library’s new website, I would like to share with you the Digitizing Southern California Water Resources project web page!  The Digitizing Southern California Water Resources project, also known as the CLIRWater project, is a 3-year collaborative preservation and…
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NEH Supports Los Angeles Community Histories Digitization Project

Tue, 08/21/2018
Content Thanks to generous support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the USC Libraries will collaborate with six Southern California archives, the L.A. as Subject research alliance, and the Center for Religion and Civic Culture and Cecil Murray Center for Community Engagement at USC Dornsife College to digitize a…
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2018 Executive Committee Nominations now Open

Tue, 04/17/2018
Content Nominations for the L.A. as Subject (LAAS) Executive Committee members are now being accepted. There are 4 seats that need to be filled for the incoming 2018-2020 Executive Committee term. Each member will take on one of the following roles: Secretary - Takes notes at every general membership and Executive Committee…
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Minutes - 5-10-17 LAAS Executive Comm. Mtg.

Thu, 05/18/2017
Content FINAL LA AS SUBJECT Executive Committee meeting – 5-10-17 Attendees: L. Posas, S. Luftschein, H. Teltoe, K. Richardson, A. Diaz, D. Boulé General discussion on the organization, participation, vision and stakeholders of L.A. as Subject. Explored make-up and responsibilities of Executive Committee Discussed way to use…
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Minutes - 4-12-17 General Meeting

Fri, 04/14/2017
Content LA AS SUBJECT General meeting – 4-12-17 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Margaret Herrick Library – Beverly Hillsd Tour of library preceding meeting; archivists in the graphics, photo, special collections and technical services departments spoke, and shared selected items from their areas. Minutes of 2-14-17…
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LA as Subject General Meeting Minutes - 2-14-17

Mon, 03/13/2017
Content LA AS SUBJECT General meeting – 2-14-17 Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden - Arcadia Attendees: Wally Shidler, Florante Ibanez, Katie Richardson, Holli Teltoe, Lauren Zuchowski Longwell, Deborah Homes-Wong, Sue Luftschein, Mallory Furnier, Giao Luong Baker, Michele Welsing, Becky Fenning Marschall, Edward…
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Los Angeles maps from California Historical Society collections now online

Mon, 01/09/2017
Content The California Historical Society is pleased to announce the addition of fifty-four nineteenth and early twentieth century maps to their Digital Library. The maps represent a sampling of unique and rare titles held in the archives of the California Historical Society. Particular highlights include two maps printed by…
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Survey Says...

Thu, 01/05/2017
Content In June 2016, a social media survey was shared on the LA as Subject listserv as part of a Capstone Project by the LAAS Resident Archivists. 50 responses were received from all over Los Angeles and included academic special collections, museums, historical societies, high schools, and individual research members. The…
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LA as Subject General Meeting Minutes

Tue, 12/20/2016
Content LA AS SUBJECT General meeting – 12-20-16 Lummis Home & Garden, Los Angeles Attendees: Sue Luftschein, Angel Diaz, Katie Richardson, Mallory Furnier, Becky Fenning, Stella Castillo, Claude Zachary, Patricia LaMarr, Natalya Pashkova, Azatuhi Babayan, Daile Stieber, David Dellinger, Eric Warren, Becky Marschall,…
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