October 18, 2017 - No Comments!

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!


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

October 14, 2017 - No Comments!

Preserving Pico: A Community Workshop on the Preservation of Photographs

The Los Angeles Archivists Collective, in collaboration with the 18th Street Arts Center, presents a workshop for the Pico community on how to preserve physical photographic collections.

Preserving our photographic histories is essential to understanding our families and our communities. Topics covered will include best practices for handling, caring for and storing your photographs. Community members are invited to bring a limited number of photographs to be digitized and contributed to the Culture Mapping 90404 Project, a community produced map highlighting the history and cultural assets of the Pico neighborhood of Santa Monica.




Date: Saturday, November 18th
Time: 2-5 PM
Place: Santa Monica Public Library, Pico Branch
Event Address: 2201 Pico Boulevard Santa Monica, CA 90405
Contact us at: hello@laacollective.org




HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE IN PRESERVING PICO? Space for this event is limited. An RSVP is highly recommended. RSVP at goo.gl/F5jSjL

WHAT TYPES OF ITEMS CAN I BRING? You can bring up to 5 personal negatives or loose and unframed photographic prints. Photographs should be 8.5” x 11” and smaller. Photographs of long-term residents, historical and cultural events, community leaders, artists, artworks and community groups of the Pico neighborhood of Santa Monica are particularly encouraged.

WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO MY PHOTOGRAPHS ONCE THEY ARE SCANNED? Upon scanning, the originals will be returned to you. In addition, the digital files will be provided to you on a thumb drive. You will also have the option to contribute your photographs to Culture Mapping 90404. For more info on the project, visit http://culturemapping90404.org/

HOW CAN I PREPARE TO ADD MY PHOTOGRAPH(S) TO THE CULTURAL ASSET MAP? If available, please be prepared with background information about your photograph such as date, location and description. Also be prepared to offer a brief explanation of why you believe the photograph should be included on the cultural asset map.

September 7, 2017 - Comments Off on LAAC Fall Meet-Up

LAAC Fall Meet-Up

Find out what everyone’s been up to over the summer! Join us for drinks, food, and conversation at our fall meet-up!

He's the cat's meow, 1963, Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection, Los Angeles Public Library.


Wednesday, October 4, 5:30-8:30pm
The Cat & Fiddle
742 N Highland Ave

**Cat & Fiddle is in a NEW location! Let’s take advantage of their happy hour featuring $5 drinks & $6 appetizers (5-7pm)

RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/285098745327751

See you there!

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.

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


July 18, 2017 - Comments Off on LAAC Midsummer Meetup at LACMA

LAAC Midsummer Meetup at LACMA

Join LAAC for a midsummer informal meetup at this free concert with Los Angeles trombonist, composer, and bandleader Jacques Voyemant!

Voyemant is founder and director of Jacques Voyemant SEPTET and the recently formed 22-piece jazz ensemble the Watermark Jazz Orchestra. Food and drinks will be for sale at the venue but no outside alcohol or glass bottles are permitted.

Photo courtesy lacma.org

Jacques Voyemant at LACMA

Fri, August 4, 2017




We will meet near the Levitated Mass exhibit 20 minutes or so before the concert starts.

For more info on the Jazz at LACMA series plus directions, transit options, and parking information, see http://www.lacma.org/plan-your-visit