One of the greatest resources for students doing research at St. Edward’s University is Austin itself—its community, environment, and history. This coming Sunday twenty Central Texas archives will be showing off their amazing collections in one big room. These archives are perfect sources for students looking to research local history or issues. Such archives provide opportunities for students to do their own authentic research rather than just reading about the research of others. So if you are looking for ideas for future student research projects, check out the Austin Archives Bazaar, Sunday, October 19th from 2-6 p.m. at the Spiderhouse Ballroom near 29th Street and Guadalupe in Central Austin. The event is free and features
- Archival Film Screening – see archival film footage of Austin dating back to the 1910s!
- Oral History Storytelling Booth – Have an Austin story to tell? Come to the booth and record it for posterity!
- Photo Studio – dress up in old-timey costumes and make your own cabinet card photograph.
- Preservation Station – cherished photographs stuck together? Trying to salvage your grandparent’s old love letters from WWII? Bring your special materials and get advice from professional archivists on how to preserve them long-term.
- Lightning Talks – curious who uses local archives? Come hear local writers, historians and other talk about why archives are vital to their work.
- Archival Cocktails – get your historical drink on!
- Door prizes!
- Live screen printing!
- Beer sponsored by Thirsty Planet
Find out more at the Austin Archive Bazaar Website: http://www.austinarchivesbazaar.org/