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Aug062020
When: 2:00PM - 3:00PM
The Virtual Archives Bazaar will include an online History Keepers exhibit featuring items from member collections. The theme of the exhibit will be based on the ideas of “... Read more
Aug112020
When: 10:00AM - 12:00PM
The August 11th L.A. as Subject General Membership meeting will be held online via Zoom. You have the option to call in by phone or login with a computer or both (a good... Read more

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Last Friday, 41,000 acres of the Angeles National Forest charred by the 2009 Station Firereopened to the public. With summer's return, and with newly accessible trails to explore, Southern Californians will soon flock to the San...
In L.A. Noire, gamers assume the role of an LAPD detective and investigate crime in 1947 Los Angeles. L.A. as Subject's latest post for KCET's SoCal Focus blog looks at how Southern California archives informed the look and content of...
As twilight faded over Pasadena on September 9, 1894, an artificial sun flickered to life for the first time. High above town in the San Gabriel Mountains stood a wonder of the new electric age: a 60-inch General Electric searchlight,...
Today, the Santa Monica (I-10) Freeway is an indelible marker across the Los Angeles landscape, a mini-equator that delineates boundaries between cultural and historical hemispheres of the city. Southern Californians depend on the...
To mark the arrival of "Carmageddon," the weekend-long closure of the 405 freeway through the Sepulveda Pass, L.A. as Subject' latest contribution to KCET's SoCal Focus blog looks a thte construction of five Southern California...
Created in 1967, the CSUF University Archives and Special Collections (UA&SC) section preserves and provides access to sixty-six special collections, including the institutional history of California State University, Fullerton....
Along Highway 101 between Los Angeles and the Bay Area, cast metal bells spaced one or two miles apart mark what is supposedly a historic route through California: El Camino Real. Variously translated as "the royal road," or, more...
Over the years, Catherine Mulholland, who loved libraries and the Oviatt in particular, donated her personal archives and those of her family to the Library, understanding the importance of preserving the past for future generations....
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...
With apologies to Woody Allen, making a right turn on a red light is certainly not Los Angeles’ only cultural advantage. In fact, while it was once a Los Angeles idiosyncrasy, today the maneuver is permitted nationwide, with some local...
What did the L.A. Basin look like before there was a Los Angeles? A common misconception—one that resonates with genuine concerns about the city's aridity and reliance on imported water—is that the city's natural state is desert. But...
L.A. as Subject's latest post contribution to KCET's SoCal Focus blog features photographs and documents from the history of Union Station, the Los Angeles passenger terminal that is sometimes affectionately referred to as the "Last of...
n 1912, Los Angeles considered an audacious plan to reshape its topography. A group calling itself the Bunker Hill Razing and Regrading Association proposed to pump water from the Pacific Ocean, pipe it 20 miles to the city center, and...