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Inventory of L.A. as Subject records, 1989-2000 (bulk 1995-2000)
IA40019  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Background note
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: L.A. as Subject records
    Date (inclusive): 1989-2000 (bulk 1995-2000)
    Number: IA40019
    Creator/Collector: Getty Research Institute. Contemporary Programs and Research
    Physical Description: 3.9 linear ft. (6 boxes)
    Repository:
    The Getty Research Institute
    Institutional Records and Archives
    1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
    Los Angeles, California, 90049-1688
    (310) 440-7390
    archives@getty.edu
    Abstract: 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.
    Request Materials: Request access to the physical materials described in this inventory through the catalog record at library catalog record  for this collection and click "Request an Item." Click here for general library access policy . See the Administrative Information section of this finding aid for access restrictions specific to the records described below. Please note, some of the records may be stored off site; advanced notice is required for access to these materials.
    Language: Collection material is in English

    Background note

    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.

    Administrative Information

    Access Restrictions

    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.
    The following types of records are permanently closed: records containing personal information, records that compromise security or operations, legal communications, legal work product, and records related to donors. The J. Paul Getty Trust reserves the right to restrict access to any records held by the Institutional Archives.

    Publication Rights

    Contact Library Rights and Reproductions  at the Getty Research Institute for copyright information and permission to publish.

    Preferred Citation

    [Cite the item and series (as appropriate)], L.A. as Subject records, 1989-2000 (bulk 1995-2000), The Getty Research Institute. Institutional Archives, Research Library, Getty Research Institute, Finding aid no. IA40019.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition note

    Records in this collection originated in accession 2011.IA.28.

    Processing Information note

    This collection was rehoused, arranged and described by Katie Duvall in 2013.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    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). Series I documents the development of 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 the companion online database from 1995-2000. This includes files on the development and management of a Los Angeles archives and collections survey, the results of which were used to create the print publication and database. Series II comprises meeting files for the L.A. as Subject Advisory Forum from 1996-1999. Series III includes files documenting the participation of L.A. as Subject in lectures, symposia, conferences and committees from 1989-1999 (bulk 1995-1999). Series IV comprises administrative files detailing general management of L.A. as Subject, from 1994-2000, including working and research files, correspondence, budget files and financial reports, mailing lists, program summaries, meeting notes, and rosters.

    Arrangement note

    Materials are arranged in four series:
    Series I: Database and directory documentation, 1995-2000, undated ;
    Series II: L.A. as Subject Advisory Forum meeting files, 1996-1999;
    Series III: Public programming and committee participation, 1989-1999, undated;
    Series IV: Administrative files, 1994-2000, undated.

    Indexing Terms

    Subjects - Corporate Bodies

    Getty Research Institute
    L.A. as Subject (Project)

    Subjects - Topics

    Archives--Cultural programs--20th century.

    Subjects - Places

    Los Angeles (Calif.)--Archival resources.