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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.
Christmas Tree Lane: The Origins of a Southern California Tradition

Christmas Tree Lane: The Origins of a Southern California Tradition

Broadway Place: Downtown L.A.'s Lost, Quirky Street

Broadway Place: Downtown L.A.'s Lost, Quirky Street

Bizarre Vintage Photos of People Threatening Turkeys

Bizarre Vintage Photos of People Threatening Turkeys

Colorado Street Bridge at 100: The Birth of a Pasadena Landmark

Colorado Street Bridge at 100: The Birth of a Pasadena Landmark

Photos: When Long Beach Built a Rainbow-Shaped Pier

Photos: When Long Beach Built a Rainbow-Shaped Pier

Ann Dvorak: Researching a Rebellious Film Star That Hollywood Tried to Forget

Ann Dvorak: Researching a Rebellious Film Star That Hollywood Tried to Forget

Photos: When the Metro Orange Line Was Rail

Photos: When the Metro Orange Line Was Rail

Urban Surgery: How Wilshire Was Extended Into Downtown L.A.

Urban Surgery: How Wilshire Was Extended Into Downtown L.A.

Photos: When L.A.'s Most Famous Streets Were Dirt Roads

Photos: When L.A.'s Most Famous Streets Were Dirt Roads

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