Monday, August 23, 2010

Call for Exhibitors & Save the Date: 5th Annual Archives Bazaar

From LA as Subject Forum...


OCTOBER 23, 2010 10:00 A.M. TO 5:00PM

The LA as Subject Forum’s



Join old colleagues and new friends
at the LA As Subject Forum's 5th Annual Archives Bazaar returning again to USC and now moving into the Doheny Memorial Library Los Angeles Times Reading Room and adjoining Periodicals Reading Room. Presentations, panels, and film screenings will also be given in the Friends of the USC Libraries Lecture Hall and the adjoining Intellectual Commons.

To celebrate and publicize the 5th anniversary of the Archives Bazaar, and the 15th anniversary of the founding of LA As Subject, there will be a prominent Featured Speaker, to speak briefly on the role archives, libraries, and private collectors play in preserving and making accessible the wide variety of materials that document LA's rich historical and cultural heritage.

If your organization is participating be sure to get your registration forms in early this year. We do expect to fill all eighty tables.

Tentative programming

Blogging LA; David Siqueiros and "America Tropical" ; LA Newspapers; LA Takes Flight; Private Passions, Public Resources; Researching LA 101; “If the Hollywood Sign said 'Tom Bradley'" (film); "The Legend of Pancho Barnes" (film)

If you haven't yet attended the Los Angeles As Subject Forum's archives bazaar we heartily invite you to join us. We continue our gathering of artists, film writers, hipsters and students in a treasure trove of Los Angeles history browsing with archivists, curators, and librarians the many collections of Los Angeles. Just a few of our previous exhibitors have included the Autry, Beverly Hills Library, the CSU’s, Chinese Historical Society, Filipino American Library, Getty Center, Huntington Library, Workman and Temple Homestead Museum, Japanese American National Museum, La Senora, LA84, Claremont Colleges, LMU, Mayme Clayton Library, Occidental College, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, Santa Monica Library, Seaver Center, Shildler Ephemera, Southern California Library for Social Research, St. Vincent's Medical Center, UCLA and USC.

Hope to see you at the Bazaar!

Admission is still FREE!

For more information visit or Neil Bethke 310-338-7478

Friday, August 20, 2010

Archive of Non-Profit Articles

As a way to take advantage of the best practices for running a heritage organization, check out the article library over at GuideStar. There are scores of articles on a a range of topics; topics your organization faces from volunteer recruitment to fundraising to board development.

Check it out online here.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Training for Executive Directors!

From the

Executive Service Corps of Southern California...

Gain a fresh perspective among peers. Ground your leadership in your mission. Learn new skills. Connect to your community. Be reinvigorated with passion for your cause.

“I've been doing this about 30 years now as a nonprofit executive. I can tell you there was nothing at all boilerplate about it...[EDLI brings] a perspective that deals with the practicality, the reality, and the day-to-day things that we need to do.”

- Hillary Selvin, Executive Director

National Council of Jewish Women, Los Angeles

As an experienced Executive Director, you know how much your organization depends on you to be an ever-stronger manager, strategic thinker, and inspirational leader. The Wells Fargo Executive Directors Leadership Institute (EDLI) is a unique program that provides practical teachings, customized executive coaching, and support of colleagues so that you are even better able to guide your organization toward success and sustainability.

The dynamic year-long program begins October 21, 2010, but the deadline to apply is September 10. Click here to view the 2010 brochure and application.

If you're not a nonprofit executive director yourself, don't let a friend or colleague miss out on this incredible opportunity, and help ESC spread the word!

Call for Volunteers!

From the Museum of the San Fernando Valley & the Studio City Neighborhood Council...


75TH Anniversary of Republic Pictures

The Cultural Affairs Committee of the Studio City Neighborhood Council and the Museum of the San Fernando Valley (a 501 (c ) 3) are presenting to the public, free of charge, a 75th anniversary celebration of Republic Pictures from 11 am. – 5 pm at the former Republic Studios lot, CBS Studio Center, 4204 Radford Avenue, Studio City, CA 91604. Stars such as Adrian Booth, Anne Jeffreys, Ben Cooper, and Peggy Stewart are slated to attend. Leonard Malton, the famed film critic, will moderate one of the star panels.

Volunteers are needed...

Friday, September 24th
after 4 pm -- approx 9 pm to set up.

Saturday, September 25
-8:30 am – 10:30 am to set up
-10:45 am to 5:00 pm (2 hr 15 min shifts throughout the day to distribute programs and provide visitor assistance.)
5 pm to approx. 7 pm to break down and clean up

Sunday, September 26
8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. to break down and clean up

All volunteers will be asked to attend an orientation September 18th. Everyone who attends the orientation will be given a private tour of CBS Studio Center. Please contact if you are interested.

On the day of the event, all volunteers will be identified by a 75th anniversary button. They will also be provided a meal ticket as well as water (stationed at the volunteer green room). Dress: Respectable attire: no ripped garments/shoes, no off-color emblems or slogans on garments, etc.

Festivities include screenings of Republic films, serials and trailers, live performances of swing and western music, entertainment by gun spinners, rope twirlers, trick horses, and cowboy poets, and a diverse collection of memorabilia and merchants. In addition, a speaker’s forum with prominent industry experts and Republic celebrities will discuss a range of topics from creating sci-fi special effects to tales of working at Republic Pictures. A special Republic Pictures stamp cancellation ceremony of the U.S. Postal Service’s Cowboys of the Silver Screen postage stamps will take place and be available for sale.