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Coming Attractions – Fourth Annual Archives Bazaar

October 6, 2009 | 11:00 am


William Dotson of USC sends along a reminder of the fourth annual Archives Bazaar, which will be held Oct. 17 from 10 a.m. to 5  p.m. at USC’s Davidson Conference Center. Admission is free.

The bazaar, presented by L.A. as Subject, is an essential introduction for anyone planning to research Los Angeles because the city is a vast subject and historical materials have been preserved in astonishing places. Many times, the location of an item has nothing to do with its origin. To cite one of my favorite examples: Material on the early history of USC’s Medical School is at UCLA Medical School’s Special Collections. In the same way, material from the Los Angeles Times can be found at UCLA Special Collections (photos) and the Huntington Library (documents).

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The list of representatives attending the bazaar gives an idea of how many resources there are in Los Angeles:

Academy Film Archive
All the Saints of the City of the Angels
Autry Library and Braun Research Library, Autry National Center of the American West
Beverly Hills Public Library Historical Collection
Robert S. Birchard Collection
California African American Museum
California Council for the Humanities
California State University Dominguez Hills
California State University Fullerton, Center for Oral and Public History
California State University Northridge, Geography Map Library
California State University Northridge, Special Collections & Archives
Chinese American Museum
Chinese Historical Society Of Southern California
Classic American Photos Inc.
County of Los Angeles Public Library Resource Centers
Culver City Historical Society
El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument
Filipino American Library
Gazin Contemporary Cultural Archive
Getty Research Institute
Glendale Public Library Special Collections
Historical Society of Centinela Valley
Historical Society of Long Beach
History Day L.A.
Japanese American Historical Mapping Project
Japanese American National Museum
La84 Foundation Sports Library
La Señora Research Institute In Collaboration
With Adamson House and Santa Monica Conservancy
Los Angeles City Archives
Los Angeles City Historical Society
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Unified School District Art & Artifact Collection/Archives
Loyola Marymount University Archives And Special Collections
Mayme Clayton Library and Museum
Occidental College Library
One National Gay & Lesbian Archives
The Orange and the Myth of California
Orange County Archives
Orange Empire Railway Museum
Pacific Palisades Historical Society
Pasadena Museum Of History
St. Vincent Medical Center Historical Conservancy
Santa Monica Public Library Image Archives
Seaver Center For Western History Research, Natural History Museum Of Los Angeles County
Shotgun Freeway: Drives Thru Lost L.A.
Society Of California Archivists
Southern California Genealogical Society
The Studio For Southern California History
UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
UCLA Department Of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive
UCLA Film & Television Archive
UCLA Library’s Center For Oral History Research
USC Libraries Special Collections
USC Warner Bros. Archives
Wally G. Shidler Historical Collection of Southern California Ephemera
Workman & Temple Homestead Museum

The bazaar will also include appearances by authors:

Alex Moreno Areyan
Mexican Americans in Redondo Beach and Hermosa Beach

David G. Brown
Watts Towers: A Tale of a Vision
The Historical West Adams District: Street of Dreams

Stan Chambers
KTLA’s News at Ten: 60 Years with Stan Chambers

Jenny Cho
Los Angeles Chinatown

Judith Freeman
The Long Embrace: Raymond Chandler and the Woman He Loved

Florante and Rose Ibanez
Filipinos in Carson and the South Bay

Errol Wayne Stevens
Radical L.A.

And there will be seminars:

Robert S. Birchard
One Hundred Years of Film in Los Angeles

Avery Clayton, Steve Ross, and Sue Tyson
Illuminating History through Archives: The Role of Primary Sources in Historical Discovery

Colleen Fitzpatrick
Photo Forensics: What You Can Learn from Old Photos

Michelle Light
Preservation 101: Basic Tips for the Household Archivist

Two documentaries will also be shown during the event:

“On These Shoulders We Stand” and “Inventing L.A.: The Chandlers and Their Times.”