KCETLink and USC Libraries Launch Los Angeles Archival History Video Series | KCET
KCETLink and USC Libraries Launch Los Angeles Archival History Video Series
L.A. as Subject Collections Connect Angelenos with the
Past and Create Context for its Future
Calif. - May 31, 2013 - KCETLink and The USC
Libraries have partnered to create a series of online videos drawing upon the
collections of libraries, museums, and private archives that make up the L.A.
as Subject research group. The inaugural episodes, titled Incline L.AHYPERLINK
"http://www.kcet.org/socalfocus"., reveal the history
of Angels Flight and other incline railways that once fulfilled an essential
transportation function throughout Los Angeles.
The first installment covers the Angels Flight and
Court Flight railways, or funiculars, in downtown Los Angeles. Future episodes
tell the stories of Mt. Washington, Catalina Island and Echo Mountain railways.
"The resources found in USC's and L.A. as
Subject's archives have played a vital role in understanding the region's past
and sense of place," said Zach Behrens, editor-in-chief of blogs for KCETLink.
"They have an important place in storytelling and contextualizing today's
"USC supports the global community of scholars who
study Los Angeles and Southern California," said Catherine Quinlan, dean of the
USC Libraries. "This series with KCET will showcase to a wide audience the role
of the USC Libraries--as well as that of L.A. as Subject--as vital resources for
understanding Los Angeles' past, present and future as a Pacific Rim
Collections from the USC Libraries, the Los Angeles
Public Library, and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Library and
Archive appear in the debut episode of Incline L.A.
Subsequent installments will include collections from several other L.A. as
Subject member archives.
Masters of the USC Libraries writes and directs the Incline L.A. series, working with a production team from
KCETLink. The USC Libraries are the host institution for the L.A. as Subject
organization, which has collaborated with KCET for more than two years on their
Southern California-themed SoCal Focus
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