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October 18, 2017 - Comments Off on LAAC Book Club No. 15

LAAC Book Club No. 15

Join the LAAC Book Club for a meeting on Wednesday, November 29 from 6:30-8 pm on the back patio at Stories Books and Cafe in Echo Park (1716 Sunset Blvd, 90026). Participants to the Book Club will be capped at 12. Please email hello@laacollective.org to reserve a spot. 

 

We will be getting into the development of modern historiography by reading Dust: The Archive and Cultural History by British historian Carolyn Steedman, setting a backdrop for discussion of more recent efforts guiding inclusive historical interpretation and community archive practices with some postmodern theory and semiotics thrown in. Hope to see you there!

 

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August 8, 2017 - Comments Off on LAAC Book Club No. 14

LAAC Book Club No. 14

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, Sept. 13, from 6:30-8 pm at The Faculty (707 N. Heliotrope Dr). Participants to the Book Club will be capped at 12. Please email hello@laacollective.org 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 and "Revolutionizing the Archival Record through Rap," by T-Kay Sangwand, Through the Archival Looking Glass: A Reader on Diversity and Inclusion, 2014.

Image: [Patron listening to a record in the Music Department at the Main Library], [n.d.], San Francisco Historical Photograph Collection, San Francisco Public Library. Source: Calisphere.

You can access the “A Labour of Love” here and we will coordinate “Revolutionizing the Archival Record through Rap” after you RSVP.

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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 hello@laacollective.org 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!

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 hello@laacollective.org 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.

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January 5, 2017 - Comments Off on LAAC Book Club No. 11

LAAC Book Club No. 11

Join us for our eleventh 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 Tuesday, February 7, 2017, from 6:30-8 pm at Taix (1911 W Sunset Blvd, Echo Park, in the bar room). Participants to the Book Club will be capped at 12. Please email hello@laacollective.org to reserve a spot.

We’re changing it up a bit by reading an article! Our next selection is Public In/Formation by Shannon Mattern. Places Journal, November 2016

Librarians in formation: Joan Spencer, Mildred Handy, Mollie Huston Lee, Beatrice Hamlin, and Maude Young, at the Richard B. Harrison Library, Raleigh, North Carolina, 1968. Lee founded the library, which was the first in Raleigh to serve African Americans. [Wake County Public Libraries]

You can access the article here.

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