October is American Archives Month. It's an opportunity for archives and archivists around the country to raise public awareness about the value of historical records and collections. For the past few years, we have celebrated American Archives Month by participating in the Los Angeles Archives Bazaar.
This year's bazaar, presented by L.A. as Subject and USC Libraries, was held last Saturday, and LMU's Department of Archives & Special Collections was one of over 70 archives with a booth. We connected with history buffs, researchers, students, and other colleagues in the field and highlighted our collecting strengths. Many attendees were drawn to our table by images from our Werner von Boltenstern Postcard Collection, Vengeas Family Papers, and Fritz Burns Papers.
If you are interested in learning more about the archival collections we have at LMU, I recommend searching through our guides available at the Online Archive of California or sending an inquiry to Special.Collections@lmu.edu. Yes, October is nearly over, but we're open all year-round and ready to celebrate (answer your questions) anytime!