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L.A. As Subject

In 2000, L.A. as Subject was transfered to the University of Southern California, which continues to suport the original goals of the project, including the publishing and growing of the L.A. as Subject online directory of less-visible archives and collections on Los Angeles.

Archives, collections, monuments, and cultural practices are all vehicles through which diverse communities and individuals from the past and present speak to us. L.A. as Subject was a four-year research project designed to facilitate the critical recovery of historical narratives about Los Angeles. Its goal was to illuminate diverse and unique archives and collections and examine their role in the transmission of cultural values through lectures, symposia, exhibitions, and public forums, and the creation of new resources, both print and electronic.

Explore the pages of the Web site to learn more about the activities and accomplishments of the L.A. as Subject project during its tenure at the Getty Research Institute from 1995 to 1999.

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