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Oct082019
When: 10:00AM - 12:00PM
This meeting will be the last meeting before the 2019 Los Angeles Archives Bazaar . Agenda and parking information to be posted in late September. The meeting will be held at... Read more
Dec102019
When: 10:00AM - 12:00PM
We are currently finalizing the location for the December meeting. LA as Subject General Membershp meetings in December are usually "un-meetings" that include a year in... Read more

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Earlier this year, LA as Subject was announced as one of the 17 recipients of the Cal Humanities Community Stories grant. Community Stories (formerly the California Story Fund) gives expression to the extraordinary variety of histories...
Southern California's archives bridge the old and the new, offering invaluable historical context that isn't always immediately apparent in the contemporary landscape. We recently asked L.A. as Subject members to search their archives...
What did Southern California's beaches look like 100 years ago? Find out in L.A. as Subject's latest contribution to KCET's SoCal Focus blog, which features 27 historical images from L.A. as Subject member institutions: Now that...
In this land of newcomers and transplants, Ernest Marquez can trace his California lineage back further than most. Born in 1924 on land that the Mexican government granted to his great-grandparents in 1839, Marquez has devoted much of...
The Studio for Southern California History publication Evergreen in the City of Angels is now available on amazon.com!
L.A. as Subject's latest contribution to KCET's SoCal Focus blog revisted three classic tourist attractions from Southern California history: Marineland of the Pacific, Knott's Berry Farm, and the California Alligator Farm. Recently,...
Over 80 exhibitors, a day of preservation and programming, and 1200+ visitors!  Stay tuned to the LA as Subject website for up to date information about Archives Bazaar 2016. 2015 Los Angeles Archives Bazaar exhibitors: Academy of...
Established in 1856, St. Vincent Medical Center is the oldest medical institution in Los Angeles and celebrated operating for 157 years on January 6, 2013. The hospital’s sisters have collected more than a century of hospital photos,...
With budget cuts threatening the closure of Whittier's Pio Pico State Historic Park, L.A. as Subject's latest contribution to KCET.org shares the story of Don Pio Pico, the last governor of Mexican California: On June 30, Governor...
Surfers. Palatial estates. Soul-crushing traffic. Pacific Coast Highway treats motorists to many iconic Southern California views and experiences. But two distinctively shaped rocks have been missing from the Pacific Palisades...
Evicted from City Hall lawns and other public spaces, protestors from across the country plan to "occupy" this Monday's Rose Parade by staging their own procession that will follow the final flower-encrusted float. Though the focus of...
Established in 1919, the Los Angeles Philharmonic has become one of the world’s top orchestras. Now, with wunderkind Gustavo Dudamel beginning his second year at the orchestra’s podium, interest in both the future and legacy of L.A.’s...
Exhibits from nearly eighty local archives and collections related to Los Angeles history were on display at the 5th-annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar on Saturday, October 23. The annual event, which made its first appearance this...
It’s likely that no public works project in Los Angeles’ history has inspired as much controversy as the Owens Valley aqueduct—controversy that has often overshadowed the engineering wizardry behind the project. Diverting the flow of...
Is Southern California a paradise? According to classical thought, what distinguishes a paradise from a wild wasteland is a proper balancing of the four elements: earth, water, air, and fire. A desert suffers from a plethora of fire...