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June 16, 2017 - Comments Off on Tour of UCLA Library Preservation Studios

Tour of UCLA Library Preservation Studios

Join LAAC for a tour of the newly relocated UCLA Library Preservation Studios! 

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 2 pm; 20 Powell Library (ground floor)

Located on the ground floor of Powell Library, the studios provide expert services including disaster preparedness, environmental monitoring, reformatting printed materials, and includes a book bindery, paper conservation center, and A/V preservation stations. We will talk with the preservation professionals who perform incredible conservation interventions on the world-class collections at UCLA and other institutions. RSVP at


Check out the Preservation Studios blog at for posts about recent projects, including lacquer disc preservation in Cuba by the Head of the Audiovisual Preservation Studio Yasmin Dessem!

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.

February 28, 2017 - Comments Off on Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection – Behind the Scenes Tour

Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection – Behind the Scenes Tour

Join Senior Librarian Christina Rice for a guided tour of the Los Angeles Public Library's archive of more than 3 million historic photos. Rice will give an overview of the collection, including its history, what collections comprise the archive, and the challenges of overseeing an archival collection in a public library setting.  

Saturday, April 1
LAPL downtown branch

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

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.

September 2, 2016 - Comments Off on Go For Broke National Education Center Tour

Go For Broke National Education Center Tour

Please join the Los Angeles Archivists Collective for a tour of the Go For Broke National Education Center on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 1:00 pm.


Japanese-American troops of 100th Infantry Battalion of US 442nd Regimental Combat Team leaving for regimental reserve after 16 days of fighting, Castellina Sector, near Livorno, Italy, 15 Jul 1944 Source Hawaii War Records Depository

The Go For Broke National Educational Center is a national non-profit organization with a mission to preserve the story and legacy of American veterans of Japanese ancestry, who served in the United States military during World War II.

Located in Little Tokyo’s historic district, the GFBNEC’s new The Defining Courage Experience exhibit offers visitors real-life examples of heroism and sacrifice by incorporating photographs and footage from a vast library of more than 1,150 oral history interviews of Japanese-American World War II veterans. Many of the veterans interviewed were born and raised in Los Angeles and its surrounding areas and their videotaped interviews provide visitors with stories about the neighborhoods in which they lived and worked, as well as the larger Japanese-American Community in and around Los Angeles. What’s more visitors will hear the veterans’ unique viewpoints as minorities of a pre-war and post-war Los Angeles, as well as their experiences during the period of forced removal and incarceration of Japanese-Americans. Today, The GRBNEC focuses on providing a place and means by which all people can share their stories and recognize how the legacy of these veterans contributes to the history of Los Angeles and the American ideals of freedom and equal opportunity for all.

To attend, please RSVP here. Parking instructions will be provided to those who RSVP.