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Aug132019
When: 10:00AM - 12:00PM
The LA as Subject August meetng will be held at the Los Angeles Railroad Heritage Foundation (LARHF) and will start off by welcoming the 2019-2021 Executive Committee (to be... Read more
Oct082019
When: 10:00AM - 12:00PM
This meeting will be the last meeting before the 2019 Los Angeles Archives Bazaar (date TBD). Agenda and parking information to be posted in late September. To reserve... Read more

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Since October 1, hundreds of protesters have occupied the lawn in front of Los Angeles City Hall. Capturing the attention of the public and the news media, these protesters have joined a long, yet sometimes seemingly hidden, tradition...
Congratulations to Kenn Bicknell, David Boulé, Denise Mc Iver, Joy Novak, and Dale Stieber for being elected as the 2013-2015 LAAS Executive Committee. Their term will start at the LAAS August 20 General Membership meeting. Kenn...
Modern Los Angeles is a city without a center. Nodes of power, prestige, and commerce dot the landscape, even if the skyscrapers of Bunker Hill mischievously invite the viewer to locate the city's center there. In its early years,...
It was easy to be alarmed by the U.S. Geological Survey's recent prediction that a catastrophic winter storm—statistically improbable yet inevitable—would pummel the Golden State with a month of hurricane-force winds and up to 10 feet...
Water, Power, and Technology: The Los Angeles Aqueduct, 1913-2013 Exhibit will run from September 9 through December 20, 2013 Honnold/Mudd Library, inside North Entrance (909) 607-3977 In November 1913, the City of Los Angeles...
Although the orange and the palm loom large in Southern California's iconography, another imported tree -- the eucalyptus -- has been almost as prominent a feature of the region's landscape. Eucalypti grace parks and gardens and shade...
California’s History as Documents by Special Collections’ Western Americana and Californiana Collections Special Collections Exhibition Honnold/Mudd Library, 2nd floor, near north entrance The Claremont Colleges, Claremont March 21...
Never mind that Tinseltown was five or even fifty miles away. By the mid-1920s, the Hollywood brand was so strong that communities across Southern California were affixing it to their names. Toluca became North Hollywood. Sherman ...
Perceptions may be changing with the gradual return to Los Angeles of fixed rail transit, but from today's vantage point, the city's freeways almost seem like an inevitable feature of the landscape. As "Saturday Night Live" recently...
Deadline has been extended to Friday, September 2.   L.A. as Subject presents THE 6th ANNUAL LOS ANGELES ARCHIVES BAZAAR USC Doheny Library Saturday, October 22, 2011 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Additional information and exhibitor...
In just one month's time, over 70 exhibitors will fill the halls of the USC Doheny Library to celebrate and showcase the artifacts, images, and primary sources that tell the history of Los Angeles. Click here to learn more about the...
Nearly fifty years since the ringing of trolley bells last echoed off the buildings of Los Angeles' historic core, voters approved of a funding measure that will likely return streetcars to downtown Los Angeles. The campaign has...
“LA230” Runs September 2011 – August 2012, Throughout Southern California With a history spanning 230 years, Los Angeles will have no trouble finding ways to celebrate its rich heritage over the next 12 months. The LA Heritage...
Widely considered the earliest photograph of Los Angeles, the origin story of this image remains something of a mystery. Who took the photo, and when? Though the image and the historical record offer clues, they provide no definitive...
In Southern California, nostalgia abounds for two funicular railways that, in decades past, transported tourists and locals alike up some of the region's steep escarpments. From 1893 to 1938, the Great Incline portion of the Mount...