Archives for March 2017

March 13, 2017 - Comments Off on EVENT – A Queer New York: The Dyked Geographies of Greenwich Village

EVENT – A Queer New York: The Dyked Geographies of Greenwich Village

A Queer NY: Dyked Geographies of Greenwich Village from 1983-2008

Following the talk there will be time for a Q/A and discussion period.

Jen Jack Gieseking is an urban cultural geographer, feminist and queer theorist, environmental psychologist, and American Studies scholar. S/he is engaged in research on co-productions of space and identity in digital and material environments. Jack’s work pays special attention to how such productions support or inhibit social, spatial, and economic justice in regards to gender and sexuality. S/he is Assistant Professor of Public Humanities in American Studies at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut.
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Title: A Queer New York: the Dyked Geographies of Greenwich Village, 1983-2008
Date: March 15th, 2017
Time: Noon - 1:30
Place: Charles E. Young Research Library Main Conference Room 11360
Lunch will be provided. This talk is sponsored by the LGBT Resource Center, UCLA Library Diversity Committee, and UCLA Library. Funding generously provided by UCLA Library.

March 6, 2017 - Comments Off on LAAC Spring Community Planning Meeting

LAAC Spring Community Planning Meeting

All are invited to the Los Angeles Archivists Collective Community Planning Meeting on Tuesday, March 28th at 7:00 pm at LACMA's Art + Technology Lab, located in the Balch Art Research Library. Callender's Grill (down the street from LACMA- our host is out sick).

539 Springtime on the Desert in California, 1931. Baja California and the West Postcard Collection, UC San Diego, Library, Special Collections and Archives.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Directions and parking info can be found here. We suggest parking in the Spaulding/Wilshire lot which is free after 7pm.

Since the museum will be closed, we will assemble outside of the staff entrance, located directly across Wilshire from the Spaulding parking lot.

When everyone arrives we will be escorted to the library. Anyone arriving later can check in with the guard at the staff entrance and they will call the library to have someone come get you.

Subcommittees will be reporting on goals for the year and upcoming events. We'll also open up the floor for feedback and brainstorming. Bring a snack or drink to share!

Meeting Minutes will be posted to the LAAC Google Group. Anyone unable to attend is encouraged to email agenda items to

March 2, 2017 - Comments Off on LAAC Book Club No. 12

LAAC Book Club No. 12

Join us for our twelfth reading and meeting of the LAAC Book Club--where LA-area archivists and friends read and discuss publications exploring all matters archives.

The group will meet on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, from 6:30-8 pm at Alcove Cafe (1929 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles 90027). Participants to the Book Club will be capped at 12. Please email to reserve a spot.

We will be reading two articles: “A Critique of Social Justice as an Archival Imperative: What Is It We're Doing That's All That Important?” by Mark Greene (American Archivist, Fall/Winter 2013) and a response by Mario Ramirez, "Being Assumed Not to Be: A Critique of Whiteness as an Archival Imperative" (American Archivist Fall/Winter 2015)

You can access the articles here and here.

Can’t make the meeting, but are still reading the articles? Let us know!