In this 1835 decree, the Mexican government announced that the pueblo (town) of Los Angeles would thenceforth be a ciudad (city).
The decree is the oldest document preserved at the USC Libraries’ Boeckmann Center for Iberian & Latin American Studies. To see more of the oldest objects in Southern California’s archives, check out L.A. as Subject’s latest KCET contribution.

In this 1835 decree, the Mexican government announced that the pueblo (town) of Los Angeles would thenceforth be a ciudad (city).

The decree is the oldest document preserved at the USC Libraries’ Boeckmann Center for Iberian & Latin American Studies. To see more of the oldest objects in Southern California’s archives, check out L.A. as Subject’s latest KCET contribution.

USC Annenberg Professor Félix Gutiérrez and librarian Barbara Robinson of the USC Libraries’ Boeckmann Center for Iberian and Latin American Studies look through the Rubén Salazar archives

USC Annenberg Professor Félix Gutiérrez and librarian Barbara Robinson of the USC Libraries’ Boeckmann Center for Iberian and Latin American Studies look through the Rubén Salazar archives