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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.
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]

How Dana Cove Became Dana Point Harbor

How Dana Cove Became Dana Point Harbor

The Great Los Angeles Lion Hunt of 1892

The Great Los Angeles Lion Hunt of 1892

Photos: When the Red Car Rolled Through Orange County

Photos: When the Red Car Rolled Through Orange County

This Was L.A. Baseball in the 1880s

This Was L.A. Baseball in the 1880s

How the 15th Amendment Came to Los Angeles

How the 15th Amendment Came to Los Angeles

Elysian Park's Incredible Moving Mountain of 1937

Elysian Park's Incredible Moving Mountain of 1937

At First and Beverly, A Freeway Bridge Out of Nowhere

At First and Beverly, A Freeway Bridge Out of Nowhere

How Santa Monica's Third Street Became a Promenade

How Santa Monica's Third Street Became a Promenade

How Los Angeles Got a

How Los Angeles Got a "Downtown"

The View from Dodger Stadium in 1877

The View from Dodger Stadium in 1877

Bellevue Terrace and Beaudry Park: L.A.'s Two Lost Hilltop Gardens

Bellevue Terrace and Beaudry Park: L.A.'s Two Lost Hilltop Gardens

A Diner Shaped Like an Oil Can? It Happened in Montebello

A Diner Shaped Like an Oil Can? It Happened in Montebello

How L.A. Celebrated Sunset Boulevard's Opening in 1904

How L.A. Celebrated Sunset Boulevard's Opening in 1904

When Anaheim's Flying-Saucer Arena Touched Down Near Disneyland

When Anaheim's Flying-Saucer Arena Touched Down Near Disneyland

Was Western Avenue Once L.A.'s Western Boundary?

Was Western Avenue Once L.A.'s Western Boundary?

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