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.
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.
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.