The Oklahoma Archivists Association invites you to participate in the 2021 Archives Bazaar. The goal of this event is to inform the public about archives in Oklahoma. This year the Bazaar will be entirely online. Participating archives are invited to share information on recent or notable collections as well as general details about their organization. Submissions can range from blog posts, project summaries, video tours or other creative ways to highlight your work! Creation of new content is not required, you are welcome to participate by sharing links to existing web pages or materials you are hosting online already. Each participant will also complete an organizational profile to share basic information to the public about how to visit the museum or research the collections.
Please submit your intent to participate and we will contact you to finalize your submission. https://forms.gle/nu7sTyZpkbGfrJqd8 The sign up list is open through August 13, 2021 and submissions will be finalized by September 13, 2021.
The 2021 Archives Bazaar theme is “Archives in Popular Culture”. The filming of Killers of the Flower Moon is taking place this year, and many Oklahoma archives were utilized by author David Grann to write the book that inspired the movie. Are there materials at your institution that have been cited in works of popular culture? Books, articles, movies or television? Adherence to the theme is not a requirement for participation, but we would love to show the public how historians and other content creators draw inspiration from archives in Oklahoma.
The 2021 Bazaar will be presented via an Omeka digital exhibit and will launch on October 2, 2021. All participants of the 2021 OAA Bazaar are also invited to participate in the Oklahoma Historical Society’s Folklife Festival October 16, 2021 at the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City. At the festival you can host a table showcasing your institution and collections, just like a traditional archives bazaar. https://www.okhistory.org/historycenter/folklifesignup
OAA 2021 Events Committee
Kera Newby, Chair