114th Annual Conference - Pasadena, California
Friday, November 11 - Sunday, November 13, 2016

Archival Los Angeles, a Roundtable: Research Pathways at the Huntington, the Getty, the Clark, and USC Special Collections

Presiding Officer: 
Kent Dickson, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Los Angeles is home to world-class libraries, archives and special collections. In keeping with the conference theme of “Archives, Libraries, Properties,” PAMLA presents a roundtable on literary research at four marquee institutions: the Huntington Library, the Getty Research Institute, the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, and USC Special Collections. These are institutions that collectively hold a vast volume of material in multiple languages, covering many periods and regions. Knowledgeable experts from each institution will detail the collections with an eye specifically to literary research, highlighting manuscripts, authors’ papers, incunabula and early printed books, as well as tie-ins with historical materials and the visual arts. Panelists will devote special attention to collecting areas, recent acquisitions, trends in scholarly research, and research initiatives at their respective institutions. They will also address practical matters of support and access such as grants and fellowships. The roundtable format will allow for a rich dialogue on the possibilities for archival literary research in Southern California.

Closed (not accepting submissions)
Topic Type: 
Special Session