- America's Suburb
- based on a book by Kevin Roderick, this web site provides historical background, timelines and images of the San Fernando Valley. Be sure to check out the Photo Gallery
- Angels Flight
- History of Angels Flight, as well as information about riding the present day railway.
- Boyle Heights: Neighborhood Sites and Insights
- Boyle Heights: Neighborhood Sites and Insights is a multifaceted collaborative exhibition and partnership initiative
that explores the history and transformation of a significant Los Angeles neighborhood. The partnership with the
International Institute of Los Angeles, the Jewish Historical Society of Southern California, Self-Help Graphics,
Theodore Roosevelt Senior High School, and an advisory group of scholars and community experts will produce
community-based, interdisciplinary research, an exhibition, and public programs.
- California Mission Studies Association
- The California Mission Studies Assn., a multi-disciplinary non-profit
group, works to advance scholarship and historic preservation of the 21
California missions, the presidios and pueblos. Includes information on all
of the California missions, biographical information on figures prominent in
the building of the missions and more.
- Discovery and Settlement of Los Angeles
- Find out how LA came to be, and who the earliest Angelenos were.
- Disneyland Beginnings
- Using images from USC's Regional History Collection, this site takes a look back to the 1950s, and the construction, opening and early years of Disneyland in pictures.
- El Pueblo de los Angeles Historical Monument
- El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument is the oldest section of Los Angeles. This site, hosted by the City of
Los Angeles, provides historical info, pictures, and special event calendars.
- Historic Cemeteries of Los Angeles
- LA has been home to a lot of famous people over the years, so it's also home to a lot of famous gravesites.
- Historic Images of L.A. from the Regional History Collection
- USC's Regional History Collection is home to several marvelous photo archives. This page provides a sample.
- Historic Personalities of Los Angeles
- A short list of who was who in LA history.
- Historic Sites in Los Angeles
- A look at some of the places that made (and make) LA LA.
- Important Organizations in the Study of L.A.
- Need more information? Check here for other possibilities.
- L.A. Gangs
- A look at the history of Black gangs in L.A. Created by a former gang member (and USC grad). Includes links to other gang-related web sites.
- Los Angeles in the Jazz Age (1927)
- During the Twenties, L. A.'s population climbed from half a million to more than 1.2 million. Hardly anybody was a native Ñ to be 'born here' was a badge of distinction. In number of people, it came just behind New York, Chicago, Philadelphia and Detroit...
- Murders, Scandals, and Other Crimes in Los Angeles History
- Like it or not, scandals are a part of LA history, and we've had some juicy ones over the years!
- Parkinson Archives
- The Parkinson Archives embodies over 100 years of architectural and interior design from one of the most historically important design practices in Southern California. The enormous collection of drawings includes such internationally-known landmarks as the 1928 Los Angeles City Hall, the 1923 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the original campus for USC, Bullocks-Wilshire Department Store, Los Angeles Union Station.
- Photograph collections in southern California
- Guide to the various photo archives in southern California.
- Plugged In: The History of Power in Los Angeles
- We're talking electricity here, not brute force.
- Red Cars of Los Angeles
- Once upon a time, they were the way to get around LA. Before cars, before freeways, there were the red cars. Find out more about them here.
- Venice History
- That's Venice, California, in case you were wondering. One of the big tourist stops in L.A., Venice really was built to resemble Venice, Italy, right
down to the canals, gondolas and its archtiecture.
- A Visit to Old Los Angeles
- A pictorial survey of downtown Los Angeles, and certain other areas, focusing on the years 1900 to 1915, though occasionally making use of images from other times.
- Well, At Least We Tried: The History of the Seaport of Redondo Beach from 1888 to 1912
- "Redondo Beach, California, was incorporated as a city in the County of Los Angeles on April 18, 1892. At the time of its incorporation, the city was known as a seaport of Los Angeles. "