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Nov292018
When: 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Do you have collection items you would like to digitize, but need help getting started? Are you interested in partnering your digitization efforts with other institutions?... Read more
Dec112018
When: 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Save the Date - more information and directions to be posted soon. Thumbnail image: Edward Weston image from cover of Glendale, California: The Jewel City brochure, Stamats... Read more

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L.A. as Subject's latest contribution to KCET's SoCal Focus blog looks at the history of Los Angeles baseball stadiums, from the ballparks that hosted the Hollywood Stars and Los Angeles Angels to the controversial creation of Dodger...
They literally moved mountains to create Dodger Stadium. Between 1959 and 1962, an army of construction workers shifted eight-million cubic yards of earth and rock in the hills above downtown Los Angeles, refashioning the rugged...
Among the charms of the monthly Downtown Art Walk is strolling through a rare historic L.A. neighborhood spared from the bulldozer. At this month's Art Walk, a new exhibition of photography from the George Mann Archives allows...
The Studio for Southern California History invites you to join us for a special event:   June 18th, 2011 - "A Work of Love and of Protest:" Panel about Leo Politi and Communities at 11AM   The Studio for Southern California...
The Institute for Baseball Studies, the first humanities-based research center of its kind associated with a college or university in the United States, has announced its public hours for the 2015 spring semester at Whittier College. ...
Cynni Murphy has devoted her life to preserving and promoting local history of the Santa Monica Bay area.  During her career at Santa Monica Public Library (1977-2012), she was the prime force in advocating for and developing the...
With Silver Lake's Sunset Junction in the news, L.A. as Subject's latest contribution to the KCET SoCal Focus blog looks at the history of the intersection, from its origins as a node in L.A.'s streetcar network to its pivotal role in...
Early photographs of Los Angeles surprise for many reasons, but often what's most striking is how empty the city looks. Open countryside surrounds familiar landmarks. Busy intersections appear as dusty crossroads. Southern California...
As architecture critic for the Los Angeles Times, Christopher Hawthorne is an authoritative observer of Southern California’s urban environment. Throughout the year on the Times’ Culture Monster blog he has engaged in an ambitious...
Wrigley Field: baseball fans will forever associate the name with the Windy City. But for decades the City of Angels boasted a Wrigley Field of its own—the longtime home of the minor-league Los Angeles Angels. Los Angeles’ Wrigley...
Santa Monica, California – Take a step back in time and meet Henry Gaylord Wilshire, the man for whom Wilshire Boulevard is named, in a presentation by Louis Rosen, author of Henry Gaylord Wilshire: the Millionaire Socialist, on...
The first product of a new collaboration between L.A. as Subject and public television station KCET is now live. L.A. as Subject's first post on KCET's SoCal Focus blog illustrates how the archives of Southern California's cultural...
L.A. as Subject has honored private collector Wally Shidler with its 2013 Avery Clayton Spirit Award. Wally Shilder has been amassing his “Historical Collection of Southern California Ephemera” since he was a teenager.  He is a third...
Now that warm weather has returned to the region, many Southern Californians are rediscovering the botanical joys of spring, from hillsides blooming with wildflowers to strolls through the Huntington's historic and recently re-opened...
L.A. as Subject's latest contribution to KCET's SoCal Focus blog featured archived photos and other visual artifacts from Civil War-era Southern California: One hundred fifty years ago this week, a dispute over a federal fort located...