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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

News

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...
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....
Glance at an old map of the Hollywood area like the one above and two things stand out. First,the land is remarkably empty. There are few roads and even fewer structures. Second, two separate towns appear where we would expect one:...
When the long-awaited Expo Line opens on April 28, riders will be retracing a historic route through the city. Although its tracks, signals, and power lines are all new, much of the light rail line's right-of-way dates to 1875, when...
For L.A. as Subject's latest contribution to KCET's SoCal Focus blog, we asked member archives to dig through their collections for an item that helps Southern Califorians understand our region's history: An important plank of the L.A...
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...