Peterson Automotive Museum Tour 4/26/13

SAA@UCLA is hosting a tour of the Peterson Automotive Museum. The visit will include a talk hosted by museum professionals about their archives and collection policies and a tour of the vault (which has a lot of amazing old cars, motorcycles, etc.).

More information about the Peterson here.peterson

Who: SAA@UCLA, IS students and faculty
What: Tour of Peterson Museum and vault, FREE of charge.
When: Friday, April 26 @ 11 am
Where: The Peterson Automotive Museum – 6060 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles 90036
(at Fairfax, across for LACMA)

Since there will be spacial limitations, we are limiting the tour to the first 15 folks who  email saying they can commit to the tour.

Send RSVPs to with the subject line “Peterson Tour RSVP.” Please note if you can provide a vehicle for carpooling, if you need a ride, or if you can meet us on site.


Los Angeles City Hall/GIS Tour 3/07/13

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SAA@UCLA, in collaboration with ASIS&T, is hosting a tour of the Geographic Information Services (GIS) office at Los Angeles City Hall in Downtown.

What is GIS? As the name suggests it’s a field which intersects between geography and information technology. In the case of LA City, cartographic software and hardware is especially used for functions such as zoning, planning, and historic preservation of architectural sites. GIS usually does not grant tours, but by special request they’ve graciously allowed us to visit. So this is a very exclusive and unique tour!

Also, Annie Tang–a former City Hall intern–will lead the group on a short informal tour of the beautiful 1920’s art deco building. Optional activities afterward include lunch in one of the nearby neighborhoods such as Olvera Street or Little Tokyo, as well as a walking tour of Old Los Angeles.

Who: SAA@UCLA, ASIS&T, MLIS and PhD students, IS faculty and staff
What: Tour of Los Angeles City GIS Department, followed by waling tour of city hall
When: Thursday, March 7 @ 10:00 am
Where: Los Angeles Civic Center (more details will follow for those interested in this event)

Please RSVP to Annie Tang –
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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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Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Tour 2/07/13 Recap & Photos

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library is located about 45 minutes north of UCLA. This past Thursday, a group of UCLA MLIS students and IS professionals visited the Library and also had the opportunity to see the “Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives” exhibit currently on display. Michael Duggan, Supervisory Archivist at the Reagan Library, led our group through a tour of the archives. Unfortunately, no photos are allowed behind-the-scenes, but here are a few from the museum exhibits:

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ONE Archives Tour 2/1/13 Recap & Photos

A group of SAA@UCLA members visited the ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives today for a tour led by Project Archivist, Kyle Morgan. Founded in 1952, ONE is the oldest active LGBTQ organization in the United States. It is part of the University of Southern California Library system.


The building itself once housed a fraternity and now holds the largest repository of LGBTQ materials, including periodicals, film, books, video and audio recordings, photographs, art works, organization records, and personal papers. Walking in the front entrance, patrons are greeted at reference desk and are able to tour the open stacks, reading room, and a small gallery. ONE is stocked full of rich cultural and historical materials. We encourage one and all to pay them a visit. Internships are regularly available for MLIS students!!! 

More photos…

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William Andrews Clark Memorial Library Tour 2/19/13

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SLA @ UCLA and SAA @ UCLA are hosting a tour of the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library. The Clark Library is one of UCLA’s major libraries for rare books and manuscripts, with particular strengths in English literature and history (1641-1800), Oscar Wilde, and fine printing. It’s a beautiful place worth visiting especially if you have interest in rare books, archives and special collections!

Who: SLA @ UCLA SAA @ UCLA, MLIS and PhD students, and faculty
What: William Andrews Clark Memorial Library Tour
When: Tuesday, February 19th @ 2 p.m.
Where: Clark Library – 2520 Cimarron St, Los Angeles, CA 90018

The library is located in the West Adams district and so carpooling will be ideal!

Please RSVP ( and mention if you will be needing a ride, can provide a ride to others, or will just meet us there.

Visit the link below for location and further information about the Clark!

ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives Tour 2/1/13

We are pleased to announce that SAA @ UCLA is hosting a tour of the ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives on Friday, February 1st at 3 pm.

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Crowd holds hands at the Los Angeles Christopher Street West pride parade. 1971.

The ONE Archives are recognized as the largest collection of LGBTQ materials in the world. In 2010, the ONE Archives became part of the University of Southern California Libraries, and last year the organization celebrated its 60th anniversary. For more information, please visit ONE online. Our tour will be followed by happy hour at La Barca for mingling and margaritas!

Who: SAA @ UCLA, MLIS and PhD students, faculty, staff, and information professionals.
What: ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives Tour and $3 margaritas!
When: Friday, February 1st @ 3 p.m.
Where: ONE Archives – 909 West Adams Blvd — La Barca – 2414 S Vermont Ave

Please RSVP to with the subject line “ONE Tour RSVP.” Indicate if you would like to provide a ride from campus, need a ride from campus, or can meet us on site.