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Santa Monica, California – Take a step back in time and meet Henry Gaylord Wilshire, the man for whom Wilshire Boulevard is named, in a presentation by Louis Rosen, author of Henry Gaylord Wilshire: the Millionaire Socialist, on...
The first product of a new collaboration between L.A. as Subject and public television station KCET is now live. L.A. as Subject's first post on KCET's SoCal Focus blog illustrates how the archives of Southern California's cultural...
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...
The Autry National Center Libraries and Archives, the California State University, Northridge (CSUN) Libraries, and the USC Libraries will each host and mentor a Resident Archivist for an initial three-month supervised archival project...
The new 2013 LTHS calendar, "Little Tokyo: The 1930's Golden Years" is now on sale for $10 through. Visit online at www.littletokyohs.org or in person at these Little Tokyo locations: Little Tokyo Service Center, Bunka-do, Rafu Bussan...
L.A. as Subject's latest contribution to KCET.org features images related to the 1781 founding of El Pueblo de la Reina de Los Angeles, an event shrouded in myth and local lore: September 4 marks the traditional anniversary of the...
J. Michael Walker, give an illustrated talk on my map, this Thursday, February 28, at 6:45pm, at the Los Feliz Public Library, as part of its tenth annual "Architecture & Beyond" series. J. Michael created a large-scale  (23' wide...
Most of us associate archives with the two-dimensional primary source documents of history: manuscripts, photographs, films, and their digital counterparts. Occasionally, three-dimensional objects find their way into archives; often...
Angels Flight: a downtown Los Angeles landmark. Its orange, beaux-arts archways and simple, Edwardian technology stand in contrast to the modern skyscrapers of the financial district. This cherished historical monument is a remnant of...
Ethnic enclaves have long staked out the area immediately north of Los Angeles' historic plaza, one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city. Now known as Chinatown, the district has attracted successive waves of immigrants, many of...