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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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The 10th Annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar will feature exhibits, workshops, author discussions, and conversations with State Librarian George Lucas. PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS First-floor Treasure Room 12:00–12:50 p.m. L.A.T.B.D. Join...
  Before the Jet Age brought safe and comfortable air travel to the masses, most newcomers in Los Angeles arrived by rail. Train depots thus provided tourists' and emigrants' first introduction to Los Angeles, helping shape their...
L.A. as Subject's latest contribution to KCET.org looks at Southern California's presidential history, from the two U.S. presidents with Southern California roots to a relatively unknown presidential contender who once called Los...
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...
The Institute for Arts & Media, Department of Journalism at California State University, Northridge has received a $290,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for the creation of a digital database of the...
In December, the city's Bureau of Street Services announced that it would remove the railroad tracks running down Alameda Street's center lane between First and Seventh streets. Lying dormant for years, the rails--tormentors of...
Chinatown and China City in Los Angeles by Jenny Cho and Chinese Historical Society of Southern California (CHSSC) This book chronicles the representations of Chinatown and China City in Los Angeles in historic postcards. In the...
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,...