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It’s doubtful that any prayers were said on Cemetery Ravine’s behalf when earthmovers filled in and paved over the gully to create part of the Dodger Stadium parking lot. Early maps of Los Angeles show Cemetery Ravine as one of...
The Studio for Southern California History is pleased to announce a new community history project: the Pioneer Project: Histories of Artesia. In collaboration with college students working at the Studio over the 2011 summer, this...
Do you know California's official state song? Listen to a 1913 recording and learn about Southern California's recorded sound archives with L.A. as Subject's latest contribution to KCET's SoCal Focus blog: This week collectors,...
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-...
“Touring Yosemite” Now through December 22, come "tour" Yosemite through books, photographs, drawings, ephemera and other, mostly 19th century, primary source materials.  See how visitors traveled to Yosemite. See where they stayed...
In June, a new cultural tourism calendar and website called 7 Days in L.A. was launched, featuring listings for unique tours of the southland available every day of the week. 7 Days in L.A. isn't a tour operator, but a consortium of...
Visit the California State University Channel Islands archives library at the 10th Annual Archives Bazaar. The 1990s saw a small publishing revolution in the form of zines: independently- or self-published magazines that sought to...
Today, shopping malls hang garland, pipe in holiday tunes, and build showy reproductions of St. Nicholas' polar hideout, attracting customers to their privately owned concourses and encouraging the buying spirit. But before malls,...
In 1991, the Los Angeles Public Library and Photo Friends launched the landmark SHADES OF L.A. project where Los Angeles residents were invited to contribute copies of their family photos to the LAPL Photo Collection. The goal was to...
Since 2002, Library Journal has recognized those who are changing libraries and the services they provide, “librarians and others in the library field who are doing extraordinary work to serve their users and to move libraries of all...
The Mayflower may have landed on the opposite coast, but Southern Californians have long marked the fourth Thursday in November with a Thanksgiving feast. As Southern California celebrates Thanksgiving Day 2011, join us for a look...
Although young for a city, Los Angeles possesses an intriguing and diverse history, which over the years has been deposited in archives across Southern California. L.A. as Subject is a research alliance dedicated to preserving and...
Elections and mortality usually ensure turnover among California's representatives in Congress, but one figure has been representing the state since 1931: the bronze statue of Junípero Serra, one of California's two permanent delegates...
L.A. as Subject's latest post on the KCET website features photographs and documents related to Charles Fletcher Lummis, the larger-than-life Angeleno who was one of the Southern California's greatest boosters and one of the most...