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Aug132019
When: 10:00AM - 12:00PM
The LA as Subject August meetng will be held at the Los Angeles Railroad Heritage Foundation (LARHF) and will start off by welcoming the 2019-2021 Executive Committee (to be... Read more
Oct082019
When: 10:00AM - 12:00PM
This meeting will be the last meeting before the 2019 Los Angeles Archives Bazaar (date TBD). Agenda and parking information to be posted in late September. To reserve... Read more

News

L.A. as Subject recently contributed its second post to KCET's new SoCal Focus blog, featuring visual artifacts from member archives related to Jerry Brown's first tenure as governor, which lasted from 1975 to 1983. An excerpt: On...
Orange County was more farmland than suburb—a landscape of orange groves and cow pastures rather than tract houses and fairytale castles—when Walter Knott opened his first roadside produce stand in 1923. The dusty highway passing...
In 1921, the stretch of Wilshire Boulevard now known as the Miracle Mile was a 20-foot-wide dirt road, flanked by oil wells and barley fields. Today, the strip is a busy thoroughfare, home tomuseums, the La Brea Tar Pits, and a...
L.A. as Subject's latest contribution to the KCET SoCal Focus blog examines how Southern California archives can help us discover the region's seismic history: This past Monday was the 105th anniversary of a 7.9 magnitude earthquake...
The Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded the USC Libraries and the L.A. as Subject research alliance a grant to develop a residency program that will support archival education. The grant is part of the IMLS...
As Southern Californians tune into the infamously delayed coverage of London's 2012 Olympic games, many will inevitably think back to the Los Angeles games of 1984, and a few may even remember the games' first appearance here in 1932...
The final ballots for the 2011-2013 Executive Committee election were submitted at yesterday’s meeting.   As announced after all the votes were counted, the new elected Chair and Members are:   Executive Committee Chair: Kenn...
L.A. as Subject's latest contribution to KCET's SoCal Focus blog looks at the early history of Pasadena, which this month celebrates the 125th anniversary of its incorporation as a city: This month, the city of Pasadena turns 125...
The 2015-2017 Executive Committee members were voted in and announced to those who attended the general membership meeting last June.  The incoming Executive Committee members will start at the August 11 General Membershp meeting and...
On the banks of the Santa Ana River -- at nearly 100 miles, the longest in Southern California -- the interplay between nature and culture becomes visible. Since the first humans arrived in Southern California several millennia ago,...
  The map created by J. Michael Walker will be on exhibit through October 6 at the Libros Schmibros Hammer Museum site.  "City in Mind" is an epic, 23-foot long hand-drawn and hand-lettered map of Los Angeles, using the words and...
This installation highlights the work of local and award winning photographer Shelley Gazin and is featured in the "Light and Shadows: The Story of Iranian Jews" exhibit at the Fowler Museum. "Becoming Persian: Photographs & Text...
Over the years, Catherine Mulholland, who loved libraries and the Oviatt in particular, donated her personal archives and those of her family to the Library, understanding the importance of preserving the past for future generations....
It was a spectacle no Angeleno had witnessed before: a caravan of fourteen Arabian camels ambling through the streets of Los Angeles. Arriving in town January 8, 1858, the humped and hoofed animals represented an ambitious U.S....
Los Angeles is a city with its vision so firmly pointed toward the future that traces of the past often escape its sight. Headlines proclaim new mega-developments downtown and transportation projects on the Westside. Even historical...