"The understanding of a culture comes from hearing the language, tasting the food, seeing personal interactions, experiencing the traditions, and so much more when it is in context."
— Elizabeth Laval & Candice Pendergrass, Sikh Youth Public History Project
LOS ANGELES—Join staff from the Autry’s Libraries & Archives as they share highlights from archival materials related to Gay Rodeo and provide guidance on how to care for your personal archives.
Autry staff will cover the DIY preservation of photographs, scrapbooks, letters, media, and more, along with case studies and answers to some of your most pressing questions. The workshop will be followed by a walkthrough of the newly opened Imagined Wests gallery, exploring how personal collections can preserve oft-neglected stories and bring them to life for current and future generations.
The Autry’s Gay Rodeo Archive is comprised of the institutional archives of the International Gay Rodeo Association (IGRA) and the Golden State Gay Rodeo Association (GSGRA), as well as the Gay Rodeo Oral History Project and items from the exhibition Blake Little: Photographs from the Gay Rodeo.
Thursday, November 2, 2023, 4:00pm
Autry Museum of the American West
4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Located northeast of downtown, across from the Los Angeles Zoo.
Free parking for Autry visitors.
For more information and to register, please go to the Autry Museum of the American West website. Admission: $5. Reservations are required. Space is limited.
Continue your day with a live performance of That Damn Horse: The Stories of Gay Rodeo, drawn from the Gay Rodeo Oral History Project.
This project is supported by a Humanities for All Quick Grant.