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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
Tentative agenda: Virtual Exhibits Lightning Round Archives Bazaar Debrief Discussion Show your Sheets!: A Musical Show and Tell - To keep things festive at our December... Read more

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King of the road? Since 1965, the pedestrian rather than the private automobile has reigned over a three-block stretch of downtown Santa Monica. Today, the Third Street Promenade is one of the Southland's best-known examples of a...
The Department of Archives and Special Collections, William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University, has opened to researchers an extensive collection documenting  Mexican immigrant and Mexican-American history in Los Angeles....
L.A. as Subject's latest contribution to KCET's SoCal Focus blog features archived images of oil wells towering over Southern California beaches, orange groves, and golf courses: Ever since the legendary oil tycoon Edward L. Doheny...
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-...
A spiraling, 1,290-foot tower built of magnesium. A rapid-transit system with hundreds of miles of subways and elevated tracks. A comprehensive network of parks, beaches, and open spaces linked by greenbelts and parkways. These are...
History comes alive once again on Saturday, October 22, 2011, as dozens of Southern California’s rare and archival materials come together at the 6th-annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar. The daylong event is hosted by the USC Libraries...
Call it 19th-century L.A.’s idea of a thrill ride. Leaving the safety of the granite slopes, trolley cars raced out onto a creaking, cantilevered wooden trestle, soaring over a 1000-foot sheer drop—with no reassuring seat belts or...
Underground passageways hold the power to excite--especially when they're hidden underneath a busy city soaked in sunshine. News reports have explored the miles of pedestrian tunnels still buried beneath the civic center. Action films...