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Jun022020
When: 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Come and join Stella Castillo for office hours! She is the LA as Subject Community Archives Specialist and is here and available to help you with updating and adding content... Read more
Jun082020
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Jun122020
When: 9:30AM - 9:30AM
This year LARHF will be taking a 5 day virtual field trip to keep you entertained and safe for only $100! Starting on Monday, June 8th, 2020, LARHF will send you a daily... Read more

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It was nearly seventy years ago that a Japanese submarine shelled the Santa Barbara coast—the last recorded attack on a Southern California land target. In 1955, the U.S. Army installed a ring of Nike anti-aircraft missiles to defend...
The USC Libraries announced on Thursday, October 7 that they are now home to the ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives research collection. The collection is the largest in the world on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history...
The year was 1892, and Catalina Island was in foreclosure. Its owner, George Shatto, had envisioned a resort town on the island but had built few tourist amenities apart from the three-story Hotel Metropole. When the island finally...
Maps are rarely straightforward representations of the world. Since Edward O.C. Ord drew Los Angeles' first official map in 1849, mapmakers have projected their visions for the city onto their creations, shaping L.A.'s image and self-...
L.A. as Subject's latest contribution to KCET's SoCal Focus blog features over a dozen archival photographs and documents related to Southern California's smoggy past: Char Miller recently wrote of Southern California's historical...
Cloaked in mystery and until modern times available only to the elite, the orange has been known as the fruit of the gods, the food of emperors, a token of gratitude, and the symbol of health, wealth, and love. The dream of California...
Santa Monica’s 10th Annual Citywide Reads in 2012 chose a quintessential Los Angeles author – Raymond Chandler.  Chandler’s  Noir detective stories, starring Philip Marlowe as the hard-boiled sleuth,  frequently use distinctive L.A....
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...