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Find an archive by searching the L.A. as Subject Directory Portal-- a centralized dynamic space where over 250 L.A. as Subject members promote, share, and bring awareness to the archives that document L.A. and Southern California history. The Directory Portal also connects the public to the individuals and organizations caring for these collections in order to preserve the diverse stories and cultural heritage of Los Angeles through primary source material.

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Relive the 2020 Archives Bazaar

ALL DAY. ALL IN ONE PLACE. ALL VIRTUAL

The 15th Annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar was held on October 17, 2020. For the first time in its 10-year history, it was done completely virtual.
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Yosemite National Park Archive

The Yosemite Archives contain historical records and manuscripts related to Yosemite's history, including the donated papers of ethnographers and scientists, resource management records, historic park administrative records, and slide, photo, and film collections. Word searchable Finding Aids for the Yosemite Archives' Collections may be found through the Online Archive of California....
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Glendale Library, Arts & Culture

The Glendale History Room at the Downtown Central Glendale Library, Arts & Culture Library contains monographs about the City of Glendale and its history, clippings from newspapers published in the Glendale area, historical photographs, and ephemera related to community events and organizations. Materials about neighboring cities and Los Angeles County-adjacent counties.  Materials...

San Gabriel Mission Playhouse

We are a creating an archive of costumes, photos, newspaper articles, letters, and other ephemera to document the history of the Mission Play from 1911 to present, and the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse from 1927 - present. The archive will serve an important role in early California/Los Angeles history.

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