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Meet Us at the 6th Annual Archives Bazaar

Do you love L.A.? Yes? You’re in for a treat!

We’re gearing up to help celebrate the diverse history of Los Angeles at L.A. as Subject’s 6th Annual Archives Bazaar next Saturday, October 22. It runs from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at USC’s Doheny Memorial Library.

The event is free and open to all!

6th annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar - October 22, 2011

Over 80 local libraries, museums, universities, and community organizations will host tables to showcase their archival collections related to the history of our city. You can learn more about collections from a wide variety of institutions, including the Autry National Center of the American West, ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives, the California African American Museum, El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument, the Japanese American National Museum, and many more!

We at the Getty Research Institute look forward to sharing information about our Los Angeles collections, using the Research Library, and events and projects at the Getty Research Institute, as well as the Getty’s role in Pacific Standard Time.

In addition to the exhibitor tables, the day includes talks, panels, and film screenings full of how-tos and behind-the-scenes stories. Special guest speaker is Christopher Hawthorne, Los Angeles Times architecture critic and author of the “Reading L.A.” online column, on optimistic and apocalyptic visions of L.A.

The Archives Bazaar event page has full details, including the complete program and directions and parking info. (Download the two-page flyer here.) And you can join the conversation, ask questions, and get updates on the Archives Bazaar Facebook page.

We had a great time last year and met hundreds of people at the Research Institute table. We hope to see you next Saturday!

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      The Queen Who Wasn’t

      Louis XIV clandestinely wed his mistress, Madame de Maintenon, at Versailles on October 9 or 10, 1683. The marriage was much gossiped about but never openly acknowledged. She was never queen.

      Madame de Maintenon had been the {judgy} governess to Louis XIV’s children by his previous mistress, Madame de Montespan. Louis gave these children moneyed titles—such as the comte de Toulouse, who ordered the tapestries shown here for his residence outside Paris.

      Louis’s secret marriage ushered in a period of religious fervor, in sharp contrast to the light-hearted character of his early reign. Madame de Maintenon was known for her Catholic piety, and founded a school for the education of impoverished noble girls at Saint-Cyr in 1686 that stayed in operation until 1793. This engraving of the Virgin and Child was dedicated to her by the king.

      Virgin and Child, late 1600s, Jean-Louis Roullet after Pierre Mignard; Johann Ulrich Stapf, engraver. The Getty Research Institute. Tapestries from the Emperor of China series. The J. Paul Getty Museum


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