Las Vegas Trip 2/15/13 Recap & Photos

A group of 13 UCLA MLIS students, faculty, and friends traveled to Las Vegas on the weekend of February 15 for a weekend of archives, museums, tours, and a little debauchery. Friday afternoon started with a tour of University of Las Vegas Nevada Special Collections. Su Kim Chung, the Manuscripts Librarian, greeted and presented us with some collection highlights, including historic maps of Las Vegas, books on gaming, showgirl costume sketches, photographs of the Rat Pack, and much more. The highlight for us aspiring archivists was going behind-the-scenes and checking out the awesome UNLV Library Preservation/Conservation Unit.

Su Kim invited our group to a reception for a “Vegas Style” exhibit at the Nevada State Museum. We couldn’t say no to hors d’oeuvre and drinks! The museum is located on the Las Vegas Springs Preserve, making for a lovely reception site.

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Picnic Lunch with SAA @ UCLA at the Archives Bazaar Saturday 10/22

Join UCLA’s Society of American Archivists Student Chapter for a picnic lunch this Saturday at the LA as Subject Archives Bazaar on the USC campus!

We will be meeting at 1pm on the grass in front of Doheny Memorial Library where the Archives Bazaar is being held.

We’ll be providing a groovy picnic blanket, drinks and/or dessert, so just bring your lunch and come hang out, eat and chat about all things archival!

Non- IS students welcome. The more members of the archival community the better so feel free to forward to other friends and colleagues you know who might be attending!

We look forward to seeing you Saturday.

Opening Weekend for Pacific Standard Time

Pacific Standard Time is a region-wide collaboration of cultural heritage institutions across Southern California celebrating the birth of the L.A. art scene through exhibitions and events showcasing every major L.A. art movement from 1945 to 1980.

This six month long experience opens this weekend –¬†October 1 & 2nd, 2011 where shuttles will be taking museum visitors on pre-determined routes between the exhibitions.

You may take part in these events by becoming a volunteer.
From the “Call for Volunteers”:

The Pacific Standard Time Volunteer Program is looking for volunteers to be a part of this exciting program. We are recruiting volunteer ambassadors who will add to the guest experience of Pacific Standard Time. These volunteers will promote this collaboration at various public locations as well as many of the partner museums. The main goal of the volunteer ambassadors is to encourage visitors to explore the Pacific Standard Time exhibitions and programs at as many of the partner locations as possible.

Volunteers will work a minimum of one(1) 4-hour shift; will be invited to take part in a volunteer orientation session; and will receive a Pacific Standard Time customized T-Shirt. There are many shifts to choose from starting in September 2011 and running through March 2012.

Sign up today!

To register and for more information, please visit:

http://pacificstandardtimevolunteers.theregistrationsystem.com/

For more information, please contact:

Volunteer Headquarters 

website: http://pacificstandardtimevolunteers.theregistrationsystem.com/

telephone: 310.962.4941

e-mail: pacificstandardtimevolunteer@zynger.com

See you there!

October has been deemed Archives Month in California

SCA, NARA, CHRAB, and the California State Archives, Office of the Secretary of State are all sponsors of this year’s California Archives Month during which cultural heritage institutions and associations are encouraged to host and participate in engagements that celebrate the value of California’s records and artifacts.

This year’s theme is “Celebrating a Century of Women’s Suffrage”.

“This year, we mark the centennial of women’s suffrage in California, which was the result of a special election held on October 9, 1911. Additional measures on that special election ballot created the initiative, referendum and recall process that gave Californians the ability to enact laws, amend the State Constitution, reverse actions of the Legislature, and remove elected officials from office.”
– Brad Bauer – President, Society of California Archivists.

Please visit the California Archives Month website and come back soon for more news about SAA at UCLA’s participation in Archives Month 2011.