The Los Angeles Archives Bazaar returns to USC's Doheny Memorial Library on Saturday, October 22.
Experts from some seventy archives will be on hand from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to show off rare artifacts and bring to light stories from local communities.
The annual event, now in its seventeenth year, is presented by the LA as Subject research consortium, an alliance of archives and collections dedicated to preserving, archiving, and sharing the history and culture of the Los Angeles region. The region’s diversity is reflected in the list of Archives Bazaar exhibitors. Community groups such as the Chinese Historical Society of Southern California are represented. So are arts organizations (Visual Communications); private collections (Bison Archives); government repositories (Los Angeles City Archives); and research libraries (SCI-Arc’s Kappe Library).
Complementing the main exhibition hall is a full day of informative programming, including workshops, moderated conversations, and sessions from Basement Tapes Day and Home Movie Day. And in conjunction with USC's celebration of Pilipino American History Month, a panel will discuss the legacy of "Auntie Helen" Brown and her Filipino American Library, the first library in the United States dedicated to the Filipino American experience.
The Archives Bazaar is free and open to the public.