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Image of rippling, blue waves with a purple triangular foreground with white text that reads, “Western Water Symposium, Friday, March 5, 2021, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., On Zoom”]
Mar052021
When: 9:00AM - 12:30PM
The Western Water Symposium is sponsored by The Claremont Colleges Library as part of programming associated with a Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR)... Read more
Mar182021
When: 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Please join us for webinar presentation with Kelly C. Wallace, Los Angeles Public Library History & Genealogy Department. Kelly will introduce us to the California Index... Read more

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The Avery Clayton Spirit Award was established by the Executive Committee of LA as Subject in 2010 to honor the character and spirit of Avery Clayton (1947-2009), founder of the Mayme A. Clayton Library and a long time active member of...
Final Archives Bazaar pre-program. Game Changers: Twelve Elections that Transformed California book launch and signing.
Petroleum provided the raw materials for the gasoline that powered Angelenos’ automobiles as well as the asphalt on which they drove, so in one sense the middle of La Cienega Boulevard was a fitting place for an oil derrick. But many...
L.A. as Subject's most recent contribution to KCET.org looks at the 58-year history of the Four Level interchange, the junction of the 101 and 110 freeways near downtown Los Angeles: Fifty-eight years ago today, the Four Level...
It lacks the native charm of the sycamore or oak. It wants for the palm's exotic appearance. It doesn't have the pepper tree's romantic associations with California's mission past. It never enjoyed, unlike the eucalyptus, the...
On Tuesday, the City of West Hollywood celebrated its 27th anniversary as an independent city. Although the municipality is one of the youngest in Los Angeles County, the town from which the city sprang—originally a settlement for...
Los Angeles history comes alive on October 23 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the 5th-annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar. More than 70 collections related to Los Angeles history assemble in one place, offering a glimpse into the history of...
With apologies to Woody Allen, making a right turn on a red light is certainly not Los Angeles’ only cultural advantage. In fact, while it was once a Los Angeles idiosyncrasy, today the maneuver is permitted nationwide, with some local...
What did the L.A. Basin look like before there was a Los Angeles? A common misconception—one that resonates with genuine concerns about the city's aridity and reliance on imported water—is that the city's natural state is desert. But...
L.A. as Subject's latest contribution to KCET's SoCal Focus website looks at the historical routes that have connected Los Angeles to the rest of the North American continent:  Rugged mountains to the north, the vast Pacific Ocean to...
Commemoration of the 130th Anniversary of Little Tokyo, 1884-2014 Throughout 2014, the Little Tokyo Historical Society (LTHS) will observe a year-long celebration of the 130th anniversary of Little Tokyo, which had its origin in 1884...
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 asked L.A. as Subject members to search their archives for the...
With the 2011 Old Spanish Trail Association annual conference coming to Pomona this June 2-5, L.A. as Subject's latest contribution to KCET's SoCal Focus blog looks at the trail's historical significance to Southern California:...
What happens when collecting becomes more than a hobby? File cabinets conquer living rooms. Boxes scrape the ceilings of garages. A trip to a paper ephemera show becomes a grail quest. Even dumpsters offer the promise of a new...
As a city that hosted such masters of the novel as Faulkner and Fitzgerald, provided sanctuary to European titans like Mann and Brecht, and produced its own homegrown stars like Raymond Chandler and Bret Easton Ellis, Los Angeles is no...