Welcome to the Los Angeles and Southern California Subject Guide!
Materials related to the study of Los Angeles and Southern California are as diverse and widespread as the geographical area they document. At USC the primary resource is the Regional History Collection in Special Collections, Doheny Memorial Library.
The Regional History Collection documents approximately one hundred years of political, social, cultural, and urban history of Southern California, and includes books, photographic images, manuscripts, film, ephemera and other archival items. Visit the USC Collections tab to view a selected list of collections.
The materials are non-circulating and are available for research under supervised conditions in the Special Collections Library, Monday – Friday 9:00-5:00 and on selected Saturdays. Although no appointments are necessary to view most of our books, appointments are recommended for consulting our archival collections as many are housed off-site and require extra time to retrieve.