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Monday, October 08, 2007

LA Archives Bazaar - September 29th

The Second Annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar was held Saturday, September 29, 2007 from 10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Huntington Library, Arts Collection and Botanical Gardens in San Marino. Among the exhibitors was the FILIPINO AMERICAN LIBRARY!!! Jonathan Lorenzo, Library Administrator, and Florante Peter Ibanez, FAL Webmaster both answered questions and talked about the Fil-AM Library to over 1000 participants who gathered to the L.A. as Subject event.

Hosted by the USC Libraries, L.A. as Subject is an alliance of research archives, libraries, and collections dedicated to preserving the rich history of the Los Angeles region. L.A. as Subject is working to increase the visibility of local archives and improve access to them for students, researchers, K-12 educators, and everyone else with a stake in Southern California history. L.A. as Subject promotes tools and mentoring to help its members with everything from preserving and cataloging materials in their collections to fundraising and public outreach.

Jonathan and Florante spoke to many curious archivists, collectors and community folks about the FAL and it's goal and present collection state. Other small archives and libraries are interested in doing collobrative events and exhibits with the FAL.

Also on a sad note, Sam Balucas, local LA Chapter President of the Filipino American National Historical Society quietly passed away Oct. 7 in his family home. "Uncle Sam" as he was affectionatly known in the community, will be missed.


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