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Coming attraction -- Archives Bazaar

October 3, 2008 |  7:00 am


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USC is hosting the third annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar Oct. 25, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free.

La_as_subject Anyone who has researched Los Angeles history knows that the material is spread all over the city and not always in the most logical spot. For example, items from the early history of USC's medical school are housed at UCLA. The archives bazaar, sponsored by L.A. as Subject, is an annual gathering to show off Los Angeles history and provide a clearinghouse for researchers, whether they are working on a scholarly project or family genealogy.

The list of exhibitors shows the amazing diversity of the city's many archives and libraries. Of course, the better-known collections, like the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Autry National Center, Los Angeles City Archives, Los Angeles Public Library, and UCLA Special Collections, will be represented.

But that's only the beginning. Consider these groups, which will also be taking part:

Boyle Heights Historical Society; Chinese Historical Society of Southern California; Filipino-American Library; Japanese American National Museum; LA84 Foundation--Sports Library; Mayme A. Clayton Library and Museum; One National Gay and Lesbian Archives; Orange Empire Railway Museum; Society of California Archivists and the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Library and Archive.

The bazaar will also include screenings of films, presentations on genealogy, teaching sessions and  book signings by William Estrada, "The Los Angeles Plaza"; Jonathan Gold, "Counter Intelligence"; Carina Monica Montoya, "Filipinos in Hollywood"; Icy Smith, "Mei Ling in China City"; Jervey Tervalon, "Lita: All the Trouble You Need Understand This"; and J. Michael Walker, "All the Saints of the City of Angels." 

The Los Angeles Archives Bazaar will be held at USC Davidson Conference Center, 3415 S. Figueroa (at Jefferson Boulevard). Free. Parking at USC Parking Structure D is $8. Visitors can get free or discounted admissions to museums in Exposition Park.

 
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