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ABOUT
 
 
 
 
   A Few Of Our Favorite Projects  
     
WHY DO YOU LOVE LA?
A compilation of answers
from some friends.
 
     
Chinatown Then & Now CHINATOWN, THEN & NOW
This banner features an illustrated map and was created to thank the Hop Li Restaurant in Chinatown and on display in its lobby.
 
     
East of Alameda Map & Timeline

EAST OF ALAMEDA
Map made for 2011 Bloomfest. This illustrated map shows how the contemporary "Arts District" east of Alameda's history.

 

 

   

WHAT'S IN A NAME?
Excerpts from some of our oral Histories

 

   
   
Remember to Remember - Altar to Karen Boccalero

REMEMBER TO REMEMBER: ALTAR TO KAREN BOCCALERO
Created in 2008 as an homage to Sistern Karen Boccalero and Day of the Dead using a discarded filing cabinet and first exhibited at The Hive Gallery and Studios.

   
Self Help Graphics History Project

SELF HELP GRAPHICS & KAREN BOCCALERO HISTORY PROJECT
This project was conducted over 2010 with students from Dr. Angela Vergara's HIST 110 and HIST 390 courses at CSULA.

   
LA Cat Tales

LA CAT TALES: AN A-MEOWZING HISTORY
This online exhibit to cats was created by the Studio for Southern California History for NKLA: No Kill Los Angeles, a coalition of concerned animal advocates.

   

THE ALMANAC OF CONTEMPORARY HANDSHAKES

 
   
Common Ground: the former Ambassador Hotel and Beyond

COMMON GROUND: HISTORIES OF THE AMBASSADOR HOTEL & ITS NEIGHBORHOOD
This research project was done with educators and students across Los Angeles in order to show the vast change over time around the Ambassador Hotel.

   
LA Ladies Community Quilt

COMMUNITY QUILT FOR LOS ANGELES WOMEN: A RECORD OF EXPERIENCE
From 2006, this installation invited quilters to donate a quilt block highlighting a local woman; the result is a tableaux of many ladies from many different voices.

   
An Homage to Womanhouse

AN HOMAGE TO WOMANHOUSE ON ITS 25TH BIRTHDAY
This art installation was created as part of the the exhibit "Los Angeles Women: A Record of Experience." The original installation was organized by Judy Chicago and MIriam Schapiro.

     
LA LOVES LEO LIMON
2011 exhibit dedicated to the city's most beloved street artist.

 
     
Durango by Max Benavidez

DURANGO
"Durango" is a poem by Max Benavidez, originally published by the UCLA's Jacaranda Press. The poem tracks family history through film, memories and language.

   
Evergreen Cemetery

EVERGREEN IN THE CITY OF ANGELS
This site profiles people and monuments that represent some of the cemetery's lesser-known and famous residents including activists, actors, city builders and soldiers, among many others.

     
Holiday Bowl History Project

THE HOLIDAY BOWL HISTORY PROJECT
Launched in the Spring of 2004, this project began as a series of conversations about Los Angeles history, bowling, preservation, and the Holiday Bowl on Crenshaw Boulevard.

   
Bridges THE BRIDGES OF LA COUNTY
Based on the calendar of the same name, this project highlights some of the more visible bridges in Los Angeles.
   
LA Exchange

LA EXCHANGE
A photography exhibit curated by Jermy Hight and Lisa Hight in 2012 and hosted by the Best Western Dragon's Gate in Chinatown.

     
     
LA Ladies

LA WOMEN: A RECORD OF EXPERIENCE TIMELINE
A timeline featuring women across Los Angeles history, from artists to activists.

     
Los Angeles Water Works

LOS ANGELES WATER WORKS
2013 book with photographs, poetry, art and significant history information related to Southern California's water systems.

 

   
Law & Disorder LAW & DISORDER TIMELINE
Timeline dedicated to issues of law, disorder, retributive justice and change over time in Southern California.
     
Lesson Plans LESSON PLANS
     
Love Is Living LARGE in Los Angeles

LOVE IS LIVING LARGE IN LOS ANGELES
An illustrated map and profiles of several Los Angeles lovers.

     
Manual Arts History Project

THE MANUAL ARTS HIGH SCHOOL HISTORY PROJECT
Research project done in tandem with instructor at Manual Arts High School.

     
My Neighborhood Photo Essays

MY NEIGHBORHOOD PHOTO ESSAYS
A collection of photo essays that explain their home from residents across Southern California.

     
Navigating LA NAVIGATING LA
The culmination of one semester in the Cultural Studies course "Welcome to LA" at the Claremont Graduate School Cultural Studies Program.
     
Pioneer Project - Histories of Artesia THE PIONEER PROJECT
A history project from 2011 which explored the district known as "Little India" in Artesia, California and how different institutions related to the place.
     
Raitt Street Chronicles THE RAITT STREET CHRONICLES: A SURVIVOR'S HISTORY
A history project that resulted in soundscapes exploring the Raitt/Townsend nieghborhood of Santa Ana, California.
     
A Valentine to the Real Ladies of LA THE REAL LADIES OF LA: WOMEN OF STRENGTH & INTEGRITY
An epic poem for the real ladies of LA written in the spirit of Corky Gonzalez's masterpiece "Yo Soy Joaquin." This poem is a valentine and shout out of love.
     
Timeline of the San Fernando Valley

THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY: TIMELINE
This timeline was created for the Museum of the San Fernando Valley to support this organization's burgeoning efforts to document the history of this vital place.

     
LA Book Stores LA BOOK STORES
Made for Libros Schmibros, a lending library in Boyle Heights.
     

GUIDE TO A CHEMICAL AND NUCLEAR CLEAN UP FROM A-Z
OF THE SANTA SUSANA FIELD LABORATORY
A guide created for CleanupRocketdyne.org in order to highlight the ongoing issues related to the legacy of our aerospace industry.

     
Strawberry Flag STRAWBERRY FLAG: A HISTORY OF THE WEST LOS ANGELES VETERANS HOME
This project includes histories gathered from newspapers, published sources, and interviews. In addition to this timeline and essay there are other projects affiliated with this project.
     
A Few of Our Favorite Trees A FEW OF OUR FAVORITE TREES
A chronological history of trees across the region, from Christmas Tree Lane to the South Central Farm.
     
Linda Vallejo and her Electrics LINDA VALLEJO'S ELECTRICS
Interview with Linda Vallejo on her "Electric Series.'
     
Western Conservancy of Nursing History

A LEGACY OF CARE
A timeline of nursing in Southern California completed for the Western Conservancy of Nursing History in 2009 and on display in the lobby of the School of Nursing at Azusa Pacific University.

     
Timeline of Watts for the Watts Gang Task Force

A BRIEF HISTORY OF WATTS
A timeline created for the Watts Gang Task Force to honor the great place known as Watts and this organization.

     
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