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Jul092020
When: 2:00PM - 3:00PM
“Digital Sustenance: A Mini Manual for Community Archivists” is a sustainability guide for implementing routine digital preservation actions in community-based archival... Read more
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Jul142020
When: 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Bring your coffee or tea and come and chat about current events, LA as Subject, your collections - or whatever you'd like! This is an open discussion hour without specific... Read more

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L.A. as Subject's latest contribution to KCET's SoCal Focus blog features photos from selected regional archives of Southern California's past Fourth of July celebrations: From parades to barbecues to fireworks on the beach, greater...
Visit the UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive at the 10th Annual Archives Bazaar. Established in 1961, the UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive is a world-renowned research archive dedicated to the study of musical traditions from around the globe...
  This month, Manhattan Beach celebrates its centennial. Known for its lively seaside promenade, the Strand, and for its associations with surf culture, the city has its origins as a coastal resort built atop shifting sand dunes of...
L.A. as Subject's latest contribution to KCET's SoCal Focus blog features historical images of German-speaking exiles and émigrés who escaped war and persecution in Europe for the safety of Southern California: In the 1930s and 1940s...
“Decade of Dissent, Democracy in Action, 1965-1975″ opened with a lovely reception on Sunday, February 23rd at The Santa Monica Art Studios’ Arena 1 Gallery. Curated by Carol A. Wells, executive director and founder of The Center for...
A new exhibit at the Los Angeles Central Library features 34 historical maps from the Los Angeles Public Library's 100-year-old map collection. As the City Grew: Historical Maps of Los Angeles is on display through November 4, 2012 in...
Like Los Angeles’ oldest palm tree, what might have been the city’s first palm tree—already a mature specimen when the Exposition Park palm arrived—was a wanderer. Descended from the date palms of Morocco’s celebrated Tafilalt oases,...
“My five-year tenure in the majors was one of satisfaction and gratification at having conquered the biggest challenge in my life and in some measure opening the door for black umpires.  I feel proud having been an umpire in the big...
Monday, January 31, was the final day of Los Angeles Arts Month, an annual campaign that every January reminds Southern Californians of the region's flourishing art community. Arts Month - as well as popular events like the Downtown...
It would be more Scrooge than Santa to dwell on the fact that these candy-cane streetcars were designed to bolster two ailing business models, the downtown department store and the fixed-rail streetcar. After all, Angelenos loved the...
  With L.A.'s night sky shrouded in a veil of smog and light pollution, Southern California might seem an unlikely place for star-gazing scientists to congregate. But before population growth and industrialization transformed the...
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (“Metro”) won an Emmy in the public programming category for the Metro Motion show on Union Station’s 75th Anniversary.  The 30-minute episode aired just prior to the Union...
“Touring Yosemite” Now through December 22, come "tour" Yosemite through books, photographs, drawings, ephemera and other, mostly 19th century, primary source materials.  See how visitors traveled to Yosemite. See where they stayed...
One hundred years ago this July 8, Burbank formally incorporated as a city. L.A. as Subject's latest contribution to KCET's SoCal Focus blog looks at Burbank's origins as a sheep ranch, its 1887 founding as a town, and its subsequent...