28 August 2007

Los Angeles: Archives event in September

L.A. as Subject is a research collective hosted by the University of Southern California Libraries. It will present the second annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar from 10.30 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, September 29, at the Huntington Library in San Marino.

The organization is an alliance of research archives, libraries and collections dedicated to preserving Los Angeles regional history, while working to increase visibility of local archives and improve access for students, researchers, educators, historians and others.

It publishes an online directory of 288 local archives - organized by topic - guiding students, researchers and the public to resources. When I searched keyword "Jewish," 45 sources were listed.

The bazaar - at which 41 archives will exhibit - will provide students, teachers, genealogists, family historians and local history enthusiasts with resources related to the Los Angeles area. It will spotlight archives and collections throughout Los Angeles County. The Southern California Genealogical Society will offer free digital resource lookups.

Attendees will be able to browse collections, plan research visits and consult with experts. Presentations by area experts and archivists will include:

"What is LA As Subject?"
"DNA - The Archive of Your Ancestry"
"Get Involved-National History Day"
"You Can't Take it With You: What to do With Your Collection When Your Kids Don't Want It"
"There's No Time Like the Present to Explore Your Family's Past"
"Going Digital - Research Collections in the Electronic Age"
"Everybody's a Star: Preserving Your Home Movies"
"Researching in Your Jammies: An Introduction to Accessing Archives from Home"
"Preservation 101-- Basic tips for the 'Household Archivist'"

To learn more, click here. Admission, parking and lunch are free.

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