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Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities digital recordings
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Description
The Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities (LAIH) was founded in 1998 to stimulate a cross-disciplinary exchange of ideas through events both on the USC campus and off-campus for Institute Fellows and their guests. LAIH hosts bimonthly lunches for fellows accompanied by lectures from guests representing a variety of disciplines. Steve Wasserman and Steve Ross served as the initial co-directors of the Institute. Ross initiated the practice of recording the talks given at the luncheons on an inexpensive cassette recorder. Claude Zachary, University Archivist, took over recording on better equipment beginning in late 2004. Zachary has continued to record the talks, moving to a digital recorder starting circa 2010. During the COVID-19 epidemic, the lunches were held via Zoom and the LAIH preserved the MP4 video from each meeting. The Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities digital recordings hold audio and video recordings from the Institute's lunches and is an ongoing collection. The collection also contains event fliers saved as PDF files, digital images, and speaker presentation files documenting LAIH luncheons.
Extent
24.1 Gigabytes 264 computer files
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
Availability
The materials described in this finding aid are digital computer files. The files are saved in the USC Digital Repository and are not publicly accessible online. Researchers wishing to request access should email specol@usc.edu.