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Oct082019
When: 10:00AM - 12:00PM
This meeting will be the last meeting before the 2019 Los Angeles Archives Bazaar . Agenda and parking information to be posted in late September. The meeting will be held at... Read more
Dec102019
When: 10:00AM - 12:00PM
We are currently finalizing the location for the December meeting. LA as Subject General Membershp meetings in December are usually "un-meetings" that include a year in... Read more

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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...
From CicLAvia to a new comprehensive bike plan, Los Angeles has been imagining new ways to get around the city on two wheels. But perhaps nothing today matches the ambition behind a Pasadena millionaire’s turn-of-the-20th-century...
Exposition Park is known today for football games, dinosaur exhibits, and its sunken rose garden. But as its original name—Agricultural Park—suggests, the park's history reveals a time when farming in Los Angeles was not limited to ...
One of the ironies of Los Angeles history is that a city synonymous with freeway and automobile traffic once transported its residents over the largest regional rail transit system in the world. Today, Los Angeles is redefining itself...
Mount Washington: a hill more than a mountain, the landform in northeast Los Angeles is home today to leafy streets and artists' bungalows. But just a century ago, Mount Washington remained carpeted in chaparral, its hilltop land...
Usually, when historic landmarks fall to the wrecking ball, they are lost forever, preserved only in our memory—and in our region's archives. But soon memory will once again take physical form when several historic landmarks from L.A.'...
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,...
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...