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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.
How Did L.A. Become a City of Palms? And Other Questions About California's Trees

How Did L.A. Become a City of Palms? And Other Questions About California's Trees

Photos: Before Northridge, Other Earthquakes Rattled L.A.

Photos: Before Northridge, Other Earthquakes Rattled L.A.

How N.Y.C.'s Broadway Gave Its Name to an L.A. Street

How N.Y.C.'s Broadway Gave Its Name to an L.A. Street

Year in Review: 2013 in Los Angeles History

Year in Review: 2013 in Los Angeles History

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

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