Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Los Angeles Archives Bazaar, Saturday, October 22, 2011

Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2011 03:26:27 +0100 (BST)
Subject: [calix] Los Angeles Archives Bazaar, Saturday, October 22, 2011

The 6th-Annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar http://www.laassubject.org/index.php/archives_bazaar

Saturday, October 22, 2011
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Doheny Memorial Library
USC University Park Campus

Los Angeles history comes alive at the 6th-annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar. Organized by L.A. as Subject and presented by the USC Libraries, the annual event celebrates the diversity of Southern California’s history. For scholarly researchers, journalists, history buffs, and those simply interested in exploring the stories of Los Angeles, discovery awaits everyone at the Archives Bazaar. This event is free and open to the public.

The Archives Bazaar draws its
strength from the breadth and variety of its participants’ collections.
Large institutions such as the Autry National Center of the American West and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County will be represented at the bazaar along with smaller organizations and private collections whose materials fill the gaps left in the city’s official history. Other participating organizations include the ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives, the California African American Museum, El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument, and the Japanese American National Museum. In all, more than 80 archives are represented.



Ever wondered how to get started with your Los Angeles research—or research in general? This presentation will provide a detailed overview of how and where to start, including basic research tips useful for anyone working with primary and secondary source material. Topics will include researching from home, visiting archives, the ins and outs of reading rooms, and more.

This workshop—presented by Natalie M. Fousekis, Director of the Center for Oral and Public History at Cal State Fullerton—will introduce attendees to the process of conducting oral history interviews. Subjects to be covered include preparing for interviews, proper recording equipment, transcription, and the kind of paperwork needed for depositing the results in an archive.

HISTORYPIN: PULLING PHOTOGRAPHY INTO THE FOURTH DIMENSION Launched in 2010, Historypin is an online database of more than 30,000 historical photographs from museums, historical societies, newspapers, and individuals. Founder Nick Stanhope will introduce the website and show how combining digital tools like Google Street View with vintage photos results in a four-dimensional mosaic, where historic scenes and user-submitted anecdotes overlay contemporary streetscapes.


Using exclusive interviews with former Black Panther Party members along with archival footage, 41st & Central follows the Southern California Chapter of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense from its Black Power beginnings through to its controversial end. The film explores the Black Panther ethos, its conflict with the LAPD, and the events that shaped the complicated and often contradictory legacy of the L.A. chapter.

in production, Man in the Middle recounts the life and mysterious death of RubĂ©n Salazar, a prominent twentieth-century Mexican-American journalist. Director Phillip Rodriguez will present a twenty-minute trailer from this work-in-progress and discuss the process of bringing to screen the story of Salazar’s transformation from a mainstream, middle-of-the-road reporter to a supporter and primary chronicler of the radical Chicano movement.


READY FOR ITS CLOSE-UP: L.A. IN THE MOVIES As the epicenter of the filmmaking industry, Southern California has been the backdrop for countless movies and television shows. Film historian John Bengston and documentarian Jon Wilkman will discuss how decades of filming have shaped popular perceptions of the city and turned parts of Los Angeles—even those that no longer exist—into iconic landmarks recognized around the world.

LALO GUERRERO: THE FATHER OF CHICANO MUSIC Born in 1916, Lalo Guerrero developed an early love for music, learning at age nine to play the guitar—an instrument that rarely left his side over the next eight decades. In performing everywhere from concert halls to classrooms, neighbors’ homes to the White House, Guerrero became internationally recognized as the “Father of Chicano Music.” His son Dan will share stories and clips of Lalo singing about the struggles and triumphs of his Mexican-American heroes.

WEST COAST/WEST WING: THE NIXON AND REAGAN PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARIES While the seat of American political power is 3,000 miles away in Washington, D.C., one only has to navigate our local freeways to visit the libraries of two prominent twentieth-century U.S. presidents. Supervisory Archivists Gregory Cumming (Nixon Library) and Mike Duggan (Reagan Library) will discuss some of the unique materials that link their collections to Southern California.
Reposted from CALIX post by Michael Palmer, MLIS Claremont, California

1 comment:

Kendall said...

This event sounds really interesting and I’m sorry I missed it. The web site Historypin sounds like it could be a really great resource and I intend to look into it further. I was a little surprised to hear the speaker from Cal State Fullerton’s History department wasn’t someone I recognized or took a class from; she must be new since I got my history degree there a few years ago.