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2014 Flashback: Archives


From a massive bank of images in the Los Angels Public Library's Shades of L.A. photo archive to an exhaustive collection of works by Oscar Wilde housed at the Clark Library, archives are preserving the heritage of our society for future generations. Today, we look back at five of 2014's featured articles about archives. On New Year's Day at 1 PM PST on KCET-TV, we will be airing a three-hour Artbound Marathon which will feature a mash up of our episodes from this year. We hope you enjoy catching up on all the artistic discussions and activities that pervaded arts and culture in 2014.

Animation Resources' Mission to Build a Digital Archive of Cartoon Art


Animation Resources is a digital archive of animation art, ephemera and other related materials that are accessible to animation artists around the world.

The Works of Lewis Carroll Live On at USC's Special Collections


The Lewis Carroll Collection in the Special Collections department of USC Libraries houses an exhaustive archive of the famed author's works and their adaptations.

Inside the Clark Library's Immense Oscar Wilde Collection

An exhaustive archive of literary hero and icon of LGBT rights Oscar Wilde is growing at UCLA's William Andrews Clark Memorial Library.

Shades of L.A.: 20 Years of Illuminating Diversity Through Photography


The L.A. Library's Shades of L.A. photo archive contains more than 10,000 photographs drawn from family albums from communities across Greater Los Angeles.

Binding Desire: Unfolding Artists Books


"Binding Desire: Unfolding Artists Books" is a group exhibition featuring the works of Otis students, faculty, and known figures in the art world.

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Pacific Division Officer Hoskins tries to pry open the door of a truck involved in a accident that left the driver and passenger locked in the overturned vehicle. | Joseph Rodriguez

'90s Photos of LAPD Reveal a City in Pain

Joseph Rodriguez’s photographs of the LAPD in 1994 is a deeply personal, political act that still resonates in today’s political climate.
Carla Jay Harris "Sphinx," 2019. Archival pigment print. Two panels, 40 x 30 in. each. The work features a beautiful Black woman wearing a dark blue dress kneeling down in a golden meadow under a starry sky and bright orange sun. | Courtesy the artist

Now More Than Ever: The Need for Alternative Cultural Spaces

Learn more about the spaces filling the holes left behind by the historically white-centric L.A. art world.
Aerial view of Watts Towers Arts Center | Still from "Watts Towers Arts Center" ab s11

Stretching Out into the Community: Five Key Watts Artists Who Helped Shape American Art

Meet the core artists who were the vanguards of the West Coast edition of the Black Arts Movement: Betye Saar, Noah Purifoy, John Outterbridge and Jayne Cortez.