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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 the Los Angeles Angels Flew to Anaheim

When the Los Angeles Angels Flew to Anaheim

Mercantile Place: The Tiny, Lost Shopping Street of Downtown L.A.

Mercantile Place: The Tiny, Lost Shopping Street of Downtown L.A.

Photos: Many L.A. Boulevards Began as Streetcar Lines

Photos: Many L.A. Boulevards Began as Streetcar Lines

Monte Mar Vista: Luxury Homes With a View (of an Oil Derrick)

Monte Mar Vista: Luxury Homes With a View (of an Oil Derrick)

Photos: When Orange County Was Rural (And Oranges Actually Grew There)

Photos: When Orange County Was Rural (And Oranges Actually Grew There)

Temple Square: The Lost Heart of Commercial Los Angeles

Temple Square: The Lost Heart of Commercial Los Angeles

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

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