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Oct092018
When: 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Room information and agenda TBA. Thumbnail image : Students studying in the Reading Room in Doheny Memorial Library, ca.1950s. USC Libraries Special Collections. Retrieved... Read more
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 -
10:00 to 12:00

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With his stalwart dam of concrete and steel in place, William Mulholland began flooding the meadowlands of Ivanhoe Canyon in November 1907. The waters rose, sedges drowned, and red-winged blackbirds fluttered away in search of...
On July 4, 1847, roughly 700 U.S. troops congregated on a hill overlooking the recently captured ciudad to celebrate the Los Angeles' first American Independence Day. Californio forces under Andres Pico had surrendered just months...
L.A. as Subject's latest contribution to the KCET SoCal Focus blog looks at the history of paddleboarding, a sport derived from surfing that was a popular pastime off Southern California shores from the 1930s through the 1950s: This...
Before 1948, there was something funny about the Southland's electricity. Plug in a clock from New York and it would lose 10 minutes every hour. Spin a record on a turntable from San Francisco and it would sound deep and drowsy. Some...
Hotels have long served as temporary abodes for those visiting Southern California. Luxury hotels like the Raymond and the Green made Pasadena a coveted resort destination among East Coast elites in the 1880s. The Hotel Arcadia helped...
Balloons, dirigibles, and their many variations have long traversed SoCal's skies. L.A. as Subject's latest contribution to KCET's SoCal Focus blog features archived photos from Southern California's ballooning past: August 17th...
In just one month's time, over 70 exhibitors will fill the halls of the USC Doheny Library to celebrate and showcase the artifacts, images, and primary sources that tell the history of Los Angeles. Click here to learn more about the...
Imagine the Los Angeles River before its metamorphosis into a concrete flood control channel, and Mark Twain’s quip about falling into a California river and coming out “all dusty” might come to mind. But the historical record,...
LALO GUERRERO was born in Tucson, Arizona on a cold Christmas Eve in 1916. An early love for music would take him far, learning to play the guitar when he was just nine years old. His mother was his first and only music teacher....
On Thursday, May 30, a new web video series showcasing L.A. as Subject member collections and the archivists, librarians, and experts who care for them debuts on KCET.org. Through photographs, maps, films, and other resources from L.A...
Today, the seaside community of Santa Monica could hardly be more different from the sprawling harbor district adjacent to San Pedro. An industrial landscape dominates the Harbor Area--the beaches of the former San Pedro Bay have been...
The USC Libraries are pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Liza Posas as L.A. as Subject Coordinator. Liza has served as interim L.A. as Subject coordinator for the last 18 months and has been instrumental in managing many L.A....
Los Angeles history comes alive at the 8th-annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar. Organized by L.A. as Subject and presented by the USC Libraries, the annual event celebrates the diversity of Southern California’s history. For scholarly...
One hundred years ago last Friday, a town named Owensmouth was born on the barley fields of the San Fernando Valley. "Like an eaglet bursting asunder the egg which nourished its embryonic life," the Los Angeles Times gushed in its...
L.A. as Subject's latest contribution to KCET's SoCal Focus blog looks at the history of Los Angeles baseball stadiums, from the ballparks that hosted the Hollywood Stars and Los Angeles Angels to the controversial creation of Dodger...