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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.
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

They Moved Mountains to Build Dodger Stadium

They Moved Mountains to Build Dodger Stadium

From Wool Ranch to the Wiltern: A Brief History of Wilshire & Western

From Wool Ranch to the Wiltern: A Brief History of Wilshire & Western

Hooray for...Colegrove? Remembering Hollywood's Forgotten Neighbor

Hooray for...Colegrove? Remembering Hollywood's Forgotten Neighbor

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)

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