News

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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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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