For more than 20 years, the L.A. as Subject consortium has brought to life the diverse, often hidden stories that make Southern California such a fascinating place of discovery. In 2005, we inaugurated the Los Angeles Archives Bazaar to give anyone with an interest in the region’s history a one-stop opportunity to interact with dozens of archives, from large institutions to private collectors. In all, more than 70 archives are represented at his event, which is free and open to the public.
In addition to the wealth of helpful information on display from archives and institutions set up in the exhibitors hall, the bazaar will feature workshops and demonstrations on audiovisual preservation; a program on how to research historical information about Los Angeles; a screening of a new episode of the third season of the Emmy Award-winning TV series Lost L.A. followed by a Q & A with the creative team behind it, and much more.
The USC Libraries serve as the host institution for L.A. as Subject, an alliance of libraries, museums, and other archival and cultural organizations. The relationship complements the USC libraries’ strong regional history collection and is a natural outgrowth of the libraries’ efforts to preserve and expand access to the primary sources of L.A. history.
For up-to-date information on featured programming at the Bazaar, go to laassubject.org/archives-bazaar. If you would like to be an exhibitor at the event, contact Liza Posas at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit laassubject.org.