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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.
The Santa Monica Cycle Path: L.A.'s First Bike Lane

The Santa Monica Cycle Path: L.A.'s First Bike Lane

When Pepper Trees Shaded the 'Sunny Southland'

When Pepper Trees Shaded the 'Sunny Southland'

Photos: From Prospect & Weyse to Hollywood & Vine

Photos: From Prospect & Weyse to Hollywood & Vine

Incline L.A.: Catalina's Island Mountain Railway (Episode 3)

Incline L.A.: Catalina's Island Mountain Railway (Episode 3)

How Orange County Seceded from Los Angeles

How Orange County Seceded from Los Angeles

A Brief History of Bears in the Los Angeles Area

A Brief History of Bears in the Los Angeles Area

The Watson Family's L.A.: A Century of Photography in the City of Angels

The Watson Family's L.A.: A Century of Photography in the City of Angels

Swimming Pools at the Beach? When L.A. Took the Plunge

Swimming Pools at the Beach? When L.A. Took the Plunge

Incline L.A.: The Lost Residential Railway of Mt. Washington (Episode 2)

Incline L.A.: The Lost Residential Railway of Mt. Washington (Episode 2)

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