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Dec052020
When: 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Please join us for a webinar with three of our 2020 LACHS Scholarship recipients. Students will present their essays followed by a Q&A session. The webinar will also be... Read more
Dec082020
When: 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Agenda: California Historical Society Re-Opening Plans Virtual Exhibits Lightning Round Archives Bazaar Debrief Discussion Show your Sheets!: A Musical Show and Tell - To... Read more

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L.A. as Subject's latest post on KCET's website features several archival photographs and maps that illuminate how Southern California's patchwork of local government bodies came to be: As Governor Jerry Brown begins to tackle the state...
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....
A new exhibit inside the District 7 headquarters of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) features images—many contributed by L.A. as Subject member archives—of Southern California's bicycling past. Everyday Bicycling...
Had one of Tomorrowland's flying saucers gone missing? When the Anaheim Convention Center's arena opened in the summer of 1967, it looked as if a spacecraft from another world had touched down directly opposite Katella Avenue from...
Dormant since spring, the Santa Ana winds howled back to life this week throughout the L.A. area. Triggering allergies, fraying nerves, and alarming fire-prone communities, the winds have long been a fact of life in Southern...
The recent wave of craft breweries opening across Southern California has tapped into a long-dormant tradition of L.A. beer making. L.A. as Subject's latest contribution to KCET's SoCal Focus blog looks at the history of L.A. beer,...
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...
Nominations for the L.A. as Subject (LAAS) Executive Committee members are now being accepted. There are 5 seats that need to be filled for the incoming 2013-2015 Executive Committee term, including the Executive Committee Chairperson...
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-...