13th-annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar

Archives Bazaar

13th-annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar

Saturday, October 20, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Doheny Memorial Library
USC University Park Campus

EXHIBITOR REGITRATION IS NOW CLOSED. Please email Liza Posas at posas@usc.edu to be put on the waiting list.



All Day. All in one Place.

Come and celebrate the diversity of stories that make Southern California such a place of discovery. At the Los Angeles Archives Bazaar, presented by L.A. as Subject and the USC Libraries, anyone with an interest in the region’s history will find something of value. A broad array of institutions and archives will have experts on hand to show off their collections and answer questions.

In addition to the wealth of information on display from exhibitors, day-long programming will feature preservation workshops and enlightening presenatations.

The USC Libraries serve as the host institution for L.A. as Subject, an alliance of libraries, museums, and other archival and cultural organizations. The relationship complements the USC libraries’ strong regional history collection and is a natural outgrowth of the libraries’ efforts to preserve and expand access to the primary sources of L.A. history.

USC is minutes from downtown Los Angeles and is easily accessible by major freeways and the Metro Expo line. Doheny Library is located in the center of campus, adjacent to Alumni Park and across from Bovard Auditorium, on Trousdale Avenue. For information regarding parking on campus, visit the Parking Services Website.

Visit https://laassubject.org/archives-bazaar for additional details.

Orange County Archives in Action

Please share the Orange County Archives in Action Flyer PDF with your community.  You can register to exhibit your organization at https://goo.gl/FetrmB. If you have any questions, please contact the OC Archives in Action Planning Committee at ocarchivesbazaar@gmail.com. We hope to see you there!

MEDIA RELEASE Orange County Archives in Action PDF

The University of Nevada Oral History Archive

The University of Nevada Oral History Archive is a database containing the transcripts of several hundred oral histories documenting Nevada’s communities, events, and people. The interviews, which date from the mid-1960s to the present, contain firsthand recollections of topics including mining, ranching, casino gaming, university history, politics and government, Great Basin Indians, and the experiences of various ethnic groups in the settlement and development of the West. The collection also features numerous biographical volumes of individuals whose lives illuminate important themes in the history of the state and region.

Many of these interviews were conducted by the University of Nevada Oral History Program, which was founded in 1964. Others were sponsored by or produced in partnership with local, regional, and national organizations including the Center for Basque Studies, Nevada Humanities, the Ninth Judicial Circuit Historical Society, the Regional Transportation of Washoe County (RTC Washoe), and the Library of Congress.

Many of the oral histories included here are connected to other manuscript and photograph collections found in Special Collections and University Archives.

Audio Recordings

In many cases, the audio recordings from which these transcripts are derived are available to researchers upon request. However, because the verbatim transcripts often were reviewed and corrected by the persons interviewed, the edited transcripts are generally recognized as the account of record and may depart from the original recordings in sequencing and content.


The oral histories contained in this archive may be freely downloaded and/or printed for personal reference and educational use. Requests for permission to use transcripts or recordings for other purposes should be directed to the Special Collections Department, University of Nevada, Reno Libraries, (775) 682-5665, specoll@unr.edu.

Visit http://contentdm.library.unr.edu/explore/UNOHPExplore/UNOHP-home.html for more information.

Oral History Diagram

Oral history diagram was provided by the Fairfield Foundation. The Main Street Oral History Project preserves and presents the  history of Gloucester’s Main Street community through living memory of Gloucester Courthouse’s thriving business district. Visit www.fairfieldfoundation.org/oral-history project for more details.

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New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum

Oral History Program

As part of the Museum’s mission to collect and preserve the agricultural heritage of New Mexico, the Museum implemented an Oral History Program in the mid-1990s. This systematic collection of living people’s recollections of their experiences with farming, ranching, and rural life is a major component in researching and interpreting these subjects for our visitors. Curators incorporate audio tracks and quotes into most of our exhibits—wouldn’t you rather hear about history from the people that were actually there?

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

The Oral History Research Center (OHRC) at the UNLV University Libraries records eye-witness accounts from members of the Las Vegas community to document the history of Las Vegas and Southern Nevada. These oral histories present in a very immediate and engaging way a piece of history through the actual voices of those who were there.

The OHRC conducts, collects and makes available audio and video interviews. Narrators are selected for their ability to provide reliable first-hand accounts of the history of Las Vegas and Southern Nevada. Each year the OHRC defines one or more new projects that center around a particular historical subject or them. These projects result in a series of interrelated histories. The Boyer Early Las Vegas History Project is ongoing.

The OHRC is located in the UNLV Libraries Special Collections. Interviews conducted by the OHRC as well as interviews recorded by several earlier projects may be found and used in Special Collections. Interviews are also increasingly available online.

Check the Special Collections blog for updates on the activities of the Oral History Research Center.