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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.
When Lincoln Park Was Eastlake

When Lincoln Park Was Eastlake

Westlake (MacArthur) Park: How a Neighborhood Dump Became a Civic Treasure

Westlake (MacArthur) Park: How a Neighborhood Dump Became a Civic Treasure

When L.A.'s Oldest Parks Were Young

When L.A.'s Oldest Parks Were Young

Arch and Castle Rocks: Lost Landmarks of PCH

Arch and Castle Rocks: Lost Landmarks of PCH

The Los Angeles Pigeon Ranch: 'Winged Rats' as a Tourist Attraction

The Los Angeles Pigeon Ranch: 'Winged Rats' as a Tourist Attraction

Where the Wildflowers Were: When L.A. Blossomed Each Spring

Where the Wildflowers Were: When L.A. Blossomed Each Spring

Majestic Mammoths: A Brief History of L.A.'s Moreton Bay Fig Trees

Majestic Mammoths: A Brief History of L.A.'s Moreton Bay Fig Trees

The Lost Canals of Venice of America

The Lost Canals of Venice of America

Why Did a 1542 Spanish Voyage Refer to San Pedro Bay as the 'Bay of the Smoke'?

Why Did a 1542 Spanish Voyage Refer to San Pedro Bay as the 'Bay of the Smoke'?

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