Governor Brown, Then and Now

L.A. as Subject recently contributed its second post to KCET's new SoCal Focus blog, featuring visual artifacts from member archives related to Jerry Brown's first tenure as governor, which lasted from 1975 to 1983. An excerpt:

On January 3, Edmund G. "Jerry" Brown, Jr. was sworn in as California's 39th governor, returning to the office he left 28 years ago.

The archives of Southern California's cultural institutions and private collectors, many of whom are members of L.A. as Subject, contain a wealth of materials related to the governor's political past. With Brown's resumption of the state's highest office, materials from an era that may seem like history to many now take on renewed importance, informing the story of Brown's first stint as governor and providing insight into Brown's personal and political nature.

To keep reading, please see the full post on the KCET website.

Note: The photo appearing on the L.A. as Subject homepage of Jerry Brown campaigning for California governor in 1974 is courtesy of the Los Angeles Times Photographic Archive, Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA. Used under a Creative Commons license.