The Austin Archives Bazaar (AAB) is a biennial, multi-institutional, community outreach event organized by the Archivists of Central Texas (ACT), an all-volunteer group of archivists in Austin, Texas. It is designed to be free, fun, and appealing to the general public, including folks who may not even know exactly what an archives is. This paper looks at the planning and execution of the 2016 Bazaar and reflects back on how it built on lessons learned in 2014 with a focus on issues of governance, fundraising, publicity, logistics, and the participating repository perspective. This case study of a creative, multi-institutional outreach event can provide valuable lessons and ideas for outreach events at the regional, city, or repository level.
Alonzo, Daniel; Rushing, Amy; and Sorensen, Kristy,
"The Austin Archives Bazaar: A collaborative outreach event,"
Provenance, Journal of the Society of Georgia Archivists
Available at: https://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/provenance/vol35/iss1/2