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University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA 90089-0012)
Susan Luftschein (Project Director: July 2017 to May 2022)
Rachel Mandell (Co Project Director: February 2019 to October 2019)
Deborah Ann Holmes-Wong (Co Project Director: October 2019 to May 2022)
L.A. as Subject Community Histories Digitization Project

Digitization of around 17,000 items including paper materials, historic photographs, video recordings, and cultural objects from collections held by six community archives in the L.A. as Subject research alliance.

The L.A. as Subject Community Histories Digitization Project will make publicly accessible via the USC Digital Library and Digital Public Library of America collections held by 6 community archives from the L.A. as Subject research alliance: the Filipino American Library, the First AME Church of Los Angeles, the Go for Broke National Education Center, the Pasadena Museum of History, the Southern California Library, and the Workman and Temple Family Homestead Museum. The 6 collections document the experiences of post-WWII Filipino immigrants; videos of 400 sermons by Rev. Dr. Cecil "Chip" Murray at a socially engaged African-American church in South Los Angeles; firsthand perspectives of Japanese-American WWII veterans in 1,100 video oral history interviews; the daily lives of late 19th and early 20th century African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities; and Jewish women's groups. The project will publish 2,950 hours of video and 15,000 photos and pages of paper materials.

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Project fields:
American Studies; Ethnic Studies; Urban History

Humanities Collections and Reference Resources

Preservation and Access

$270,000 (approved)
$262,901 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2018 – 6/30/2021