Sunday, August 24, 2008

A view of the future Hannon library from Marina del Rey

Hannon can be seen rising from the bluffs overlooking the marina.

Ballona Creek

Along the way across Ballona Creek to nearby Marina del Rey, we found a patch of wild watermelon and from the Coffee Bean in the village a view back at the Hannon.

A rare sighting of librarians outdoors!

The Von der Ahe staff in the Alumni Mall and Sunken Garden.

Hannon from the Marina

On the way to the creek to find some off-campus views of the Hannon future library, the archivist wandered through Parents Day and student worker recruitment on the Alumni Mall. After first hearing the Fab Faculty doing oldies we marvelled with a rare sighting of librarians toiling in the sun!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

A new path to the library

While the Hannon building is underway, new landscape plantings around the library complexity is going in anew. Here we have a new pathway being carved into the small hill near the parking lot.

The Hannon box

From this view the "stack of discs" look disappears and instead the library appears to just be a square box.

Hannon undercoating

Well the school bus has been replaced with a taco truck, the lichen on the wall has turned darker green and they're almost ready to "skin" the Hannon!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Archives Live! 3rd Annual LA As Subject Forum's Archive Bazaar

Exhibitor registration has closed for the LA As Subject Forum's 3rd annual Archives Bazaar set for October 25 at the Davidson Center at USC. The Huntington Library had generously played host for the initial bazaars but now with over fifty exhibitors we are moving to this much larger venue.

Featuring materials from local historical collections, museums, and archives, attendees will browse collections, schedule research visits, and consult with experts from the:

Acadamy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Archives
Autry Museum
All the Saints of the City
Altadena Historical Society
Beverly Hills Public Library
Bison Archives
Boyle Heights Historical Society
Braun Research Library
California African American Museum
California Council for the Humanities
California State Universities
Center for the Study of Political Graphics
Centinela Valley Historical Society
Chinese Historical Society of Southern California
County of Los Angeles Resource Centers
Dorothy Peyton Gray Transportation Library
Eighth & Wall Inc.
Fairchild Photos
Filipino American Library
GAZIN Photo Archive
Getty Center
Huntington Library
Historical Society of Long Beach
Los Angeles Public Library History Department
Japanese American National Museum
La Senora Research Institute
LA84 Foundation
Libraries of the Claremont Colleges
Los Angeles City Archives
LAUSD Historical Collection & Archives
Los Angeles Philharmonic Hollywood Bowl Museum
Loyola Marymount University
Mayme A. Clayton Library
Occidental College
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives
Orange Empire Railway Museum
Pacific Palisades Historical Society
Pasadena Museum of History
Pico Rivera Heritage Society
Santa Monica Public Library
Seaver Center and Natural History Museum
Shildler Collection of Southern California Ephemera
Society of California Archivists
Southern California Genealogical Society
Southern California Library for Social Research
St. Vincent's Medical Center
UCLA Archives
USC Special Collections and
Workman and Temple Homestead Museum

Educational programmed presentations will explore the latest issues in the world of Los Angeles archives and collections.

Mike Engh named next president of Santa Clara!

Los Angeles historian, Rev. Michael Engh, SJ, Dean of Bellarmine College and great friend of University Archives is going to Santa Clara University to succeed President Paul Locatelli, SJ effective January 2009. Father Engh ('72) will be the second alum to head a major university. Rev Hugh M. Duce, SJ ('15) held the presidency of Loyola University in Los Angeles from 1932-1937.