When I Think of Home: Images from L.A. Archives celebrates the 25th anniversary of L.A. as Subject, a research alliance dedicated to preserving and improving access to the archival material of Los Angeles history. A collaborative effort of the L.A. as Subject community, the exhibit gathers together archival materials from almost fifty L.A. as Subject members, all relating to ideas of “home”.
LA as Subject: 25 years of Highlighting Southern California Archives was developed through a collaboration between USC Libraries and L.A. as Subject with support from the Ahmanson Lab and authored primarily by Alexandra Hontalas-Adams. Through rare visual materials and interviews with key participants, a new digital exhibit honors LA as Subject's twenty-five-year history of preserving, archiving, and sharing the culture and history of the Los Angeles region.
A Case of Hysteria was developed in collaboration with Anne-Marie Maxwell and Tyson Gaskill of USC Libraries and brings together cross-disciplinary collections from the California Social Welfare Archives, Lila Berman papers, the Norris Medical Library. The exhibit explores women’s mental healthcare in California and beyond.
Mirrors and Mass: Wayne Thom’s Southern California is an online exhibition created by students in the USC School of Architecture’s course The History of Modern Architecture in Southern California taught by Emily Bills (spring 2018). The exhibition was designed and implemented with support from the Ahmanson Lab using materials from the USC Digital Library's Wayne Thom Photography Collection.
Unpinning History: Japanese Posters in the Age of Commercialism, Imperialism, and Modernism was developed by Rebecca Corbett, Anne-Marie Maxwell, Tyson Gaskill, and Ahmanson Lab staff in collaboration with with USC Dornsife's Rika Hiro and her Art History students. Hiro and students in her Later Japanese Art course (Spring 2020) curated the materials from EAL collections, focusing on the Taishō (1912-1926) and Shōwa (1926-1989) periods.
USC Digital Voltaire is a multimodal critical edition of Voltaire's select correspondence held at USC Special Collections and available in the USC Digital Library. The digital edition was designed and implemented by USC library faculty and staff at the Ahmanson Lab. Read more about the project in “USC Digital Voltaire: Centering Digital Humanities in the Traditions of Library and Archival Science,” portal: Libraries and the Academy, Vol. 19, No. 1 (2019), pp. 7–17.
The Space Age Hits The Road: Visionary Car Designs in America originated as an exhibition of the same name, held in Doheny Memorial Library in spring 2010 and curated by Tyson Gaskill and Andrew Wulf. This digital edition of the exhibition was created by Anne-Marie Maxwell and Ahmanson Lab staff.
Welcome to Venice West: Audio Recordings from the Lawrence Lipton Papers is a digital exhibit created in conjunction with USC Libraries’ Special Collections. This exhibit highlights portions of the 147 audio clips from the Lawrence Lipton Papers digitized under the Council on Library and Information Resources' (CLIR) Recordings at Risk grant program.
Japanese Book History: A View from USC Libraries was designed and developed by Rebecca Corbett, the Japanese Studies Librarian at USC Libraries with support from Ahmanson Lab staff.