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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.
When Oxnard Beach Became 'Hollywood-by-the-Sea'

When Oxnard Beach Became 'Hollywood-by-the-Sea'

When PCH Blasted Through Point Mugu

When PCH Blasted Through Point Mugu

What Flattened the Top of Mt. Lee (of Hollywood Sign Fame)?

What Flattened the Top of Mt. Lee (of Hollywood Sign Fame)?

Before the 110 Freeway, Figueroa Street Ran Through These Tunnels

Before the 110 Freeway, Figueroa Street Ran Through These Tunnels

Photos: When Trolley Tracks Ran Through Southland Beaches

Photos: When Trolley Tracks Ran Through Southland Beaches

Hollywood's Baseball Team Wore Shorts For 4 Seasons

Hollywood's Baseball Team Wore Shorts For 4 Seasons

When North Hollywood Was a Town Named Toluca, or Lankershim

When North Hollywood Was a Town Named Toluca, or Lankershim

The Lost City of Tropico, California

The Lost City of Tropico, California

The Lost Towns of Los Angeles County

The Lost Towns of Los Angeles County

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