Records include development and background files for the L.A. as Subject program and directory created by Karen Stokes, the
project manager for the organization at the Getty Research Institute, dating from 1989-2000 (bulk 1995-2000). Records document
the development of
Cultural Inheritance/L.A.: A Directory of Less-Visible Archives and Collections in the Los Angeles Region (Getty Research
Institute, 1999) and the companion online database, the meetings of the L.A. as Subject Advisory Forum, the program's participation
in public programming and on committees, and general management of the program through administrative files.
L.A. as Subject was originally convened in 1996/1997 by the Getty Research Institute as the L.A. as Subject Advisory Forum.
The Advisory Forum produced the print publication
Cultural Inheritance/L.A.: A Directory of Less-Visible Archives and Collections in the Los Angeles Region (Getty Research Institute, 1999) and a companion online database. The companion online database was transferred to the University
of Southern California's Archival Research Center in 2000 and is now updated and published online. The Advisory Forum changed
in name in 2004 to the L.A. as Subject Archives Forum. Today, L.A. as Subject continues as "a research alliance dedicated
to preserving and improving access to the archival material of Los Angeles history" and the online database has grown to include
over 230 collections in Southern California. Since 2006, L.A. as Subject has organized the Los Angeles Archives Bazaar, an
annual event that brings collections, scholars, archivists, researchers, librarians, and students together in one place.
3.9 linear ft.
Library Rights and Reproductions at the Getty Research Institute for copyright information and permission to publish.
With the exception of materials that have been marked restricted or confidential, the records described in accession 2011.IA.28
are available for use by qualified researchers.
Please note: selected restricted materials must be removed from boxes prior to access by researcher.