Saturday, October 4, 2008

Los Angeles Archives Bazaar

American Archives Month is upon us. I'm always impressed with the diverse ways that we as a profession commemorate this month, and I'm particularly taken with the approach adopted by a group of Los Angeles archives: on October 25, the University of Southern California will host the Third Annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar, which will enable anyone doing archival research--whether genealogical or scholarly--to discuss their projects with staff from approximately fifteen area repositories.

Repositories that will be represented at the Archives Bazaar include:
The Archives Bazaar is sponsored by L.A. as Subject, an alliance of Los Angeles-area repositories led by the University of Southern California Libraries, and will also feature displays of archival material, film screenings, genealogy presentations, teaching sessions, and book signings. The Archives Bazaar is getting some media attention, and I hope that it gets even more notice as the 25th approaches.

What a great idea! I would love to see a Capital District Archives Bazaar next year.

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