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The Annenberg Foundation supports the Studio's LA History Archive

March 24, 2008
For Immediate Release:

The Studio for Southern California History is proud to announce a grant awarded by the Annenberg Foundation towards the building and introduction of the LA History Archive, a multimedia resource for exploring regional history.

Established in 1989 by Walter H. Annenberg, the Annenberg Foundation provides funding and support to nonprofit organizations in the United States and globally through its headquarters in Radnor, Pennsylvania and offices in Los Angeles, California. Its major program areas are education and youth development; arts, culture and humanities; civic and community; health and human services; and animal services and the environment. In addition, the Foundation operates a number of initiatives which expand and complement these program areas. The Annenberg Foundation exists to advance the public well-being through improved communication. As the principal means of achieving this goal, the Foundation encourages the development of more effective ways to share ideas and knowledge. For more information on the Annenberg Foundation, please visit its website at

Support from the Annenberg Foundation will go towards the building and introduction of the LA History Archive. Part multimedia database and part community log, the Archive will extend the Studio’s participatory approach to broader audiences both in gathering and disseminating information on Southern California History using all the resources gathered and developed. The online accessibility of Archive materials to all educators and all residents in the region makes the LA History Archive a unique and necessary model of accessing and contributing to the writing of public history.

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