Archives for November 2016

November 17, 2016 - 1 comment.

LAAC + ARLIS/NA SC 2016 Holiday Gathering

Please join the Los Angeles Archivists Collective and ARLIS/NA Southern California Chapter on Saturday, December 17, 2016 from 7-10 pm at the Velaslavasay Panorama for a holiday get together! We will also be joined by members of the Velaslavasay Panorama Enthusiast Society - the more the merrier!

Based at the 1910 Union Theatre in Los Angeles’ historic West Adams district, The Velaslavasay Panorama is an exhibition hall, theatre and garden dedicated to the production and presentation of unusual visual experiences, including works inspired by the great panorama paintings of the 18th and 19th centuries.

Image courtesy of the Velaslavasay Panorama/Sean Teegarden

Image courtesy of the Velaslavasay Panorama/Sean Teegarden

The Velaslavasay Panorama is located at 1122 W 24th St. Los Angeles, CA 90007

Snacks will be provided thanks to the Society of California Archivists’ Member Initiated Events program. Refreshments courtesy of the Velaslavasay Panorama, donations suggested!

Please RSVP by December 8th.

November 3, 2016 - Comments Off on Paramount Pictures Studios Archive Tour

Paramount Pictures Studios Archive Tour

Note: Tour is currently full. Email to place your name on the waiting list. 

The Los Angeles Archivists Collective is thrilled to announce a tour of the Paramount Pictures Studios Archive on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 4:00 pm.


Paramount Pictures is one of the oldest and well known studios in the world, with over a century of history and over 3,000 feature films.  With such a vast output of film, the studio eventually built a facility to house and preserve its library of motion pictures. Today, the Paramount Archive is primarily a film tape archive, although it also includes digital assets, props and costumes, production stills and music related holdings as part of its collection. In 2009, the Paramount Archive took on the task of preserving films digitally. Working with IT software and infrastructure teams, the process of creating a Digital Archive was launched in November 2014.

Only 12 spots available! To attend, please RSVP here.