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Aug132019
When: 10:00AM - 12:00PM
The LA as Subject annual meetng will be held at the Los Angeles Railroad Heritage Foundation (LARHF) and will start off by welcoming the 2019-2021 Executive Committee (to be... Read more
Oct082019
When: 10:00AM - 12:00PM
This meeting will be the last meeting before the 2019 Los Angeles Archives Bazaar (date TBD). Agenda and parking information to be posted in late September. To reserve... Read more

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Water, Power, and Technology: The Los Angeles Aqueduct, 1913-2013 Exhibit will run from September 9 through December 20, 2013 Honnold/Mudd Library, inside North Entrance (909) 607-3977 In November 1913, the City of Los Angeles...
Although the orange and the palm loom large in Southern California's iconography, another imported tree -- the eucalyptus -- has been almost as prominent a feature of the region's landscape. Eucalypti grace parks and gardens and shade...
California’s History as Documents by Special Collections’ Western Americana and Californiana Collections Special Collections Exhibition Honnold/Mudd Library, 2nd floor, near north entrance The Claremont Colleges, Claremont March 21...
Never mind that Tinseltown was five or even fifty miles away. By the mid-1920s, the Hollywood brand was so strong that communities across Southern California were affixing it to their names. Toluca became North Hollywood. Sherman ...
Perceptions may be changing with the gradual return to Los Angeles of fixed rail transit, but from today's vantage point, the city's freeways almost seem like an inevitable feature of the landscape. As "Saturday Night Live" recently...
Deadline has been extended to Friday, September 2.   L.A. as Subject presents THE 6th ANNUAL LOS ANGELES ARCHIVES BAZAAR USC Doheny Library Saturday, October 22, 2011 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Additional information and exhibitor...
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...
Nearly fifty years since the ringing of trolley bells last echoed off the buildings of Los Angeles' historic core, voters approved of a funding measure that will likely return streetcars to downtown Los Angeles. The campaign has...
Peace Press was a Los Angeles print collective founded by members of The Resistance when no print shops would print their materials opposing the Viet Nam War or the draft. The Peace Press collective printed for many of the leading...
Los Angeles remembers its Red Cars with an almost mythic reverence. Replicas of the Pacific Electric Railway’s red-liveried trolleys now transport tourists through a Disney theme park, while Angelenos swapwistful stories about the...
In Southern California, nostalgia abounds for two funicular railways that, in decades past, transported tourists and locals alike up some of the region's steep escarpments. From 1893 to 1938, the Great Incline portion of the Mount...
Like many of the city's earliest recreational tracts, Los Angeles carved Elysian Park out of municipal lands that defied development. A Jewish cemetery and a rock-quarrying enterprise were among the few early, documented uses of the...
On Saturday February 4 the first joint meeting between LA as Subject (LAAS) and the Los Angeles Heritage Alliance (LAHA) took place at the historic Bolton Hall Museum in Tujunga.  Attendees were welcomed by Sherri Smith, President of...
Helen Agcaoili Summers Brown, founder of the Filipino American Library (FAL) and an icon of the Filipino-American community, died January 25, 2011. She was 95. Brown was born in Manila, Philippines in May 16, 1915 to Trinidad Agcalli...
Earlier this month, the Los Angeles City Historical Society (LACHS) honored LA as Subject with the J. Thomas Owen History Award.  The award was given in recognition of LA as Subject's work in advocating for the region's archival...