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The Wally G. Shidler Historical Collection is a collection of pamphlets, folders, maps, books, and electric railway time tables from the Los Angeles City, County and adjacent areas. The collection is heavy in Pacific Electric and Los...
The County of Los Angeles issued a formal proclamation to LA as Subject and special recognition for the Los Angeles Archives Bazaar event. The proclamation reads: WHEREAS, the research alliance L.A. as Subject has, since 1995, worked...
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...
It was announced on Saturday, July 26 that 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-...
As any hike through the mountains will confirm, different geographies govern wild and urban areas. In the wild, peaks, ridges, and watercourses help us navigate, and as we move through the landscape it's difficult to miss how geologic...
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...
Woodbury ranch superintendent Thomas Hoag had no idea the three-foot seedlings he was planting would someday become a major Yuletide attraction. It was 1885, and Hoag and his Chinese American ranch hands were building a driveway that...