Minutes - 4-12-17 General Meeting


General meeting – 4-12-17

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Margaret Herrick Library – Beverly Hillsd

Tour of library preceding meeting; archivists in the graphics, photo, special collections and technical services departments spoke, and shared selected items from their areas.

Minutes of 2-14-17 meeting were approved.

Archives Bazaar

  • 2017 Archives Bazaar: Saturday, October 21
  • First Planning Committee meeting was held 3/20/17 (minutes available online). Next meeting to be announced soon…
  • Exhibitor Registration open! Limited space so visit LAAS website and register soon!
  • STILL LOOKING FOR CHAIRPERSON. Duties include producing monthly mtg. agendas, running meetings, coordination with the “wranglers” of each program. Chair position is not a large time commitment. Please consider volunteering! Contact Liza Posas
  • Initial Programing Ideas:
    • National History Day – Wrangler: Gwen Granados: Will build on the success of last year’s program.
      • Needs logo, etc. early for promotion to schools
    • Day of Preservation – Wrangler: Joanne Lammers, Kate Dollenmayer
    • Lighting Rounds- Getty LA/LA exhibit – Wrangler : Liza Posas
    • KCET/”Lost L.A.”
    • La La Land: L.A. Portrayal in Popular Culture
      • Have radio personality who covers LA moderate, like Kevin Roderick/L.A. Observed
    • Historians, Authors and Publishers: How Archives Shape the Future
      • Moderated by David Ulin or David Kipen
    • Please CONTACT DAVE or LIZA with any/all ideas for program!
  • August 8 (LAAS General Meeting – Will distribute promotional materials (posters, programs, save-the-date cards)

History Keepers Exhibit

  • Planning for third year has begun.
  • Opens 8/6/17 and runs through 9/27/17 – twice as long as previous exhibits
  • Have applied for a Cal Humanities grant to fund a video component.
    • Will allow hiring of videographer to visit up to three institutions/collectors and record the archivists about why the object is important, and expound on how it helps define southern California/Los Angeles.
    • Expect to hear if grant approved in May.
  • Call for entries to be issued in next few weeks.

LAAS Digitization Survey

  • Will be distributed soon.

Home Movie Day

  • Falls on same day as Archives Bazaar. Looking into having a “mini” version at the AB
  • Event instructs on how to care for home movies, has archivists available to inspect films brought in, and ends with a showing of movies
  • Kate Dollenmayer will be sending out more details soon on the list.serv. For more info contact her at: kdollenmayer@wendemuseum.org

NEH Preservation Assistance Grants

  • To get details about applying, contact Liza Posas (posas@usc.edu)


  • Tuesday, JUNE 13, 2017 – 10-12:00
  • Norwalk County Clerk’s Office
    • 12400 Imperial Highway, Norwalk (full details on the LAAS site under “Meetings & Events”)
  • PLEASE CONTACT LIZA POSAS if your organization can host a future LAAS meeting! 30-40 people, parking, refreshments. Thank you!

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