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LA as Subject
Hosted by the USC Libraries, L.A. as Subject is an association of more than 230 libraries, cultural institutions, official archives, and private collectors dedicated to preserving and telling the sometimes-hidden histories of the Los Angeles region. Our posts here provide a view into the archives of individuals and institutions whose collections inform the great narrative -- in all its complex facets -- of Southern California. Premiering in January 2016, a new history series, Lost LA, a co-production of KCETLink and the USC Libraries, brings Southern California history to life by marrying archival materials from L.A. as Subject with innovative forms of documentary storytelling.
What Happened in the Elysian Hills Before the Dodgers?

What Happened in the Elysian Hills Before the Dodgers?

When L.A. Was a City of Vines: Q&A With 'Tangled Vines' Author Frances Dinkelspiel

When L.A. Was a City of Vines: Q&A With 'Tangled Vines' Author Frances Dinkelspiel

The Beginning of Rancho Cucamonga

The Beginning of Rancho Cucamonga

Wild L.A.: Mountain Lions, Grizzly Bears & the Land that Once Was

Wild L.A.: Mountain Lions, Grizzly Bears & the Land that Once Was

Photos: How Rain and Floodwaters Literally Built the Southland

Photos: How Rain and Floodwaters Literally Built the Southland

The Lost Plan to Honor L.A.'s Mexican and American Past Within its Street Grid

The Lost Plan to Honor L.A.'s Mexican and American Past Within its Street Grid

How Iron & Steel Helped Los Angeles Forge a Modern Metropolis

How Iron & Steel Helped Los Angeles Forge a Modern Metropolis

How Ice First Came to Frost-Free Los Angeles

How Ice First Came to Frost-Free Los Angeles

The 5, the 101, the 405: Why Southern Californians Love Saying 'the' Before Freeway Numbers

The 5, the 101, the 405: Why Southern Californians Love Saying 'the' Before Freeway Numbers

Terraforming the Irvine Ranch and the Construction of UC Irvine

Terraforming the Irvine Ranch and the Construction of UC Irvine

What Does California's State Highway Shield Symbolize?

What Does California's State Highway Shield Symbolize?

The Lost U.S. Highways of Southern California History

The Lost U.S. Highways of Southern California History

When L.A. Was a Horse-Powered Town

When L.A. Was a Horse-Powered Town

When San Bernardino Was a Mormon Colony

When San Bernardino Was a Mormon Colony

When Oil Derricks Ruled the L.A. Landscape [Expanded]

When Oil Derricks Ruled the L.A. Landscape [Expanded]

Maps: When Two States, California and Deseret, Laid Claim to Los Angeles

Maps: When Two States, California and Deseret, Laid Claim to Los Angeles

When Schoolhouses Crawled Across Los Angeles

When Schoolhouses Crawled Across Los Angeles

Last House Standing on Bunker Hill

Last House Standing on Bunker Hill

The Lost Canals of Venice of America [Expanded]

The Lost Canals of Venice of America [Expanded]

The Lost Hills of Downtown Los Angeles [Expanded]

The Lost Hills of Downtown Los Angeles [Expanded]

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