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L.A. as Subject

The Los Angeles Breakfast Club
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Please officially RSVP by emailing LABC1925@gmail.com by Tuesday, March 20 at 3pm. $15 cash at the door for non-members. No late entry after 7:15am. Business casual attire.

Join us to hear Mallory Furnier, executive committee chair of L.A. as Subject, speak about the story of our city through the lense of our archives.

L.A. as Subject is a research alliance dedicated to preserving and improving access to the archival material of Los Angeles history. Much of the city’s history is preserved in libraries, museums, and other cultural institutions. Other valuable and unique collections – those that reveal the stories of neighborhoods, families, and influential Angelenos – are scattered across Southern California, curated by smaller institutions and individual enthusiasts. With an online directory of more than 230 separate collections, L.A. as Subject ensures that researchers know what materials are available, where they are located, and how to access them.

Mallory Furnier, Executive Committee Chair, 2017-2019
Mallory Furnier is the Archivist for the Urban Archives and Old China Hands Archives at California State University, Northridge. The Urban Archives document urban development in Los Angeles County from the late nineteenth century to the present, while the Old China Hands Archives document the experiences of foreigners living in China in the early 20th century. She has an MLIS, an MA in History with a focus in American History and Archival Administration, and is a Certified Archivist.

Prior to joining the team at CSUN, Mallory spent seven years working with archival collections at the Library and Archives of the Autry Museum. There she worked on everything from small collections related to arts and cultures of the American West, to large collections documenting productions that created the imaginary West through television shows like Bonanza and the films of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans. She also has experience working with large photographic collections, conducting oral histories, and moving two research libraries to a newly renovated research facility.