Archives for May 2017

May 31, 2017 - Comments Off on LAAC Book Club No. 13

LAAC Book Club No. 13

Join us for our next 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, June 28, from 6:30-8 pm at The Faculty (707 N. Heliotrope Dr). Participants to the Book Club will be capped at 12. Please email to reserve a spot.

We will continue our articles streak with A Labour of Love: The Affective Archives of Popular Music Culture, by Paul Long, Sarah Baker, Lauren Istvandity & Jez Collins, Archives and Records, 38:1, Spring 2017.


You can access the article here.

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

May 11, 2017 - Comments Off on The Wende Museum’s Exhibitions and Archives Tour & Screening

The Wende Museum’s Exhibitions and Archives Tour & Screening

Republican House of Health Education of Latvian SSR, Carefully Wash Fruits and Vegetables Before Eating, 1950s-1960s, Soviet Union. Courtesy of the Wende Museum.

Join us on June 10th for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Wende Museum's exhibitions and archives. Associate Curator Amanda Roth will introduce the current exhibition Dinner Party Politics, which examines the role of food in the political, cultural, and private lives of the Eastern Bloc. We'll explore the vaults that house The Wende Museum's extensive collection of art and artifacts from Cold War-era Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union, and conclude with a short selection of vintage educational films and home movies screened on 16mm and Super 8mm by Audiovisual Archivist Kate Dollenmayer.

The Wende Museum was founded in 2002 in Culver City. Its mission is to preserve unique historical artifacts of the Cold War and make them available for innovative research and art projects that connect the past with the present. In late 2017 it will move to it its new location in the former Culver City National Guard Armory.

Note: The tour will require going up and down stairs. There is no functioning elevator in the building and the entrance to the museum is up a flight of stairs. The Wende apologizes to those who will be prevented from attending for this reason. The museum plans to move to a new facility that will be accessible on ground level. Please contact us at if you are unable to attend for this reason or with any further questions.

Saturday, June 10, 2017
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
The Wende Museum, Culver City

30 spots available
Please RSVP here
Confirmation, directions, and parking information will be emailed prior to the tour.

May 8, 2017 - Comments Off on LAAC Bylaws

LAAC Bylaws

Call for feedback on our draft bylaws!

LAAC Community, we've developed some bylaws and would love your feedback. Please comment directly on the document or send an email to New positions outlined would take effect next calendar year.

May 4, 2017 - Comments Off on LAAC Early Summer Meet-Up

LAAC Early Summer Meet-Up

Join us for socializing on a Saturday! Bring your kids or your pup! Ride your bike on the LA River path to get there! Let’s enjoy some sun and local beer together!

Saturday, June 3, 2-5 pm at the Pub at Golden Road Brewing

5410 W San Fernando Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90039

There is a small parking lot, but as always we encourage ride-sharing or public transportation. Golden Road is a few blocks from Metro Bus 94 and 183 stops.

Please RSVP here -


May 3, 2017 - Comments Off on Society of California Archivists AGM Wrap-up

Society of California Archivists AGM Wrap-up

Did you..

  • Attend an awesome lightning talk?
  • Pick up some helpful new info about DAM strategies?
  • Really wish you had been there for that soft money discussion?

Share your conference experiences and favorite session moments at this informal meet-up!

Wednesday, May 10
Alcove Cafe
1929 Hillhurst Ave.

RSVP for the event via Facebook.