Last week, we launched the Visual Communications Archives blog, called “From The VC Vault,” online! Our first post is a fun and interesting topic concerning the latest hairstyle: bangs! Helen, the Preservation Manager, came up with the idea of bangs because we have tons of photos from the 60’s featuring people with interesting fringes. Plus, everyone on the red carpet has been posing with bangs. I poured over through our collection and found some awesome photos of various bangs throughout the decades. It was also my responsibility to write the blog post and set it up online, so check it out here!
The launch has been really exciting because one of our major goals is to spread the word that Visual Communications does have an Archive, filled with great media resources for Asian Americans. This includes photographs ranging from historical photos of Japanese Internment Camps to pictures of everyday Asian American life in the 60’s. We also have a media library that includes films made and/or collaborated with VC and the winning films in every annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival.
The Archives at Visual Communications has been so little known over the course of the organization’s history that implementing an online presence was crucial in advertising our resources to the public community. Creating a blog was a great idea because it not only allowed for us to have a “location” online where everybody can visit us, but it also gave us the perfect opportunity to prominently showcase our photographic collection! Every week, we’ll be putting a new blog post filled with interesting photos to help promote a intercultural understanding of Asian Americans.
Here’s a little peek: