For someone who loves L.A. and Southern California history, The 6th-Annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar, sponsored by LA as Subject, was the perfect way to spend a Saturday afternoon.
The free event took place at USC's Doheny Library. I brought along the Blogger Toddler 2.0, and lucked out: He fell asleep on the drive to USC, and snoozed in the stroller as I looked at the various booths.
Some details on this year's event:
The Archives Bazaar draws its strength from the breadth and variety of its participants’ collections. Large institutions such as the Autry National Center of the American West and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County will be represented at the bazaar along with smaller organizations and private collections whose materials fill the gaps left in the city’s official history. Other participating organizations include the ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives, the California African American Museum, El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument, and the Japanese American National Museum. In all, more than 80 archives are represented.Some pics: