The County of Los Angeles issued a formal proclamation to LA as Subject and special recognition for the Los Angeles Archives Bazaar event. The proclamation reads:
WHEREAS, the research alliance L.A. as Subject has, since 1995, worked to improve the visibility, access, and preservation of archives and collections that document the rich history of the Los Angeles region; and
WHEREAS, L.A. as Subject seeks to articulate the challenges posed by the large and complex subject of “Los Angeles” – with its diverse languages, peoples, neighborhoods, geography, institutions, cultures, and histories – for all scholarly researchers, students, and the public, and
WHEREAS, with an online directory of more than 230 collections, L.A. as Subject ensures that researchers know what materials are available, where they are located, and how to access them; and
WHEREAS, L.A. as Subject provides its members, and the local community, opportunities to observe different preservation methods, share best practices, and network on the major issues affecting the archives and collections in the Los Angeles region; and
WHEREAS, L.A. as Subject provides diverse ways to strengthen the bond between those who preserve historical resources and those who use them:
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, I, SUPERVISOR MARK RIDLEY-THOMAS, SECOND DISTRICT, hereby commend L.A. as Subject on its twentieth anniversary and extend best wishes to its members and their celebration.