Long Beach Community Studies Conference

Thank you to everyone who attended and delivered a paper — the conference was a terrific success this year.
We will keep you posted regarding a potential LBCS III at some future date!


The Second Long Beach Community Studies Conference

Commemorations:  Looking Back, Moving Forward

Saturday, February 11, 2012
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Historical Society of Long Beach
4260 Atlantic Avenue
Long Beach, California 90807
(Check-in and luncheon will be at HSLB.
Sessions will be held across the street at Expo Center.)

$40  General Public
$35  HSLB Members
$10  Students (other than LBCC) with I.D.
FREE for Long Beach City College Students with I.D.
(Optional – Add $10 for Lunch)

You can send the mail/e-mail registration form (PDF) with pre-payment or register now with Google Checkout. Registrations will also be accepted at the door.

(Please note that “Shipping Address” in Google Checkout will not be used to mail registration materials. Online registrants will be listed as pre-paid at Check-In.)

About the Conference
In this era of local centennials – Women’s Suffrage in California, the Long Beach Day Nursery, the Port of Long Beach, the Long Beach Symphony, the First Transcontinental Flight, the Long Beach Water Department, and others – we convene the Community Studies Conference with the title Commemorations: Looking Back, Moving Forward. The overwhelming success of the first conference, which brought together over 150 scholars, researchers, archivists, librarians, and students, gave us great hope of attracting another exciting group for LBCS II, and this year’s assemblage of talent has been no disappointment. We are thrilled to present this wide range of scholarship, a truly diverse exploration of Long Beach in so many of its extraordinary dimensions: Historians, geographers, political scientists, anthropologists, sociologists, economists, architects, journalists, and demographers will join scholars in the fields of American Studies, California Studies, women’s studies, ethnic studies, environmental studies, health science, Pacific Rim studies, and regional development to share their research and projects. The deadline for paper submissions was December 1, 2011, but to see the guidelines (as we hope to host future LBCS conferences) click here to view the Call for Papers (PDF).

This Year’s Panels
● Long Beach and the Military
● The Great Depression in Long Beach
● Teaching Long Beach Students Using Diverse Strategies
● Pursuits of Autonomy and Local Control: The Pike and the Harbor
● Archival Research Sources: National Archives, CSUDH, Balboa Studios
● A Tale of Two Cities: Rich & Poor and Development & Public Space
● Peace Comes in Pieces: Reflection on the Transition from War to Peace 1945 to 1950
● Healing the Past, Giving to the City: Tales from the Cambodian Seniors Nutrition Program
● Engaging the Community: Long Beach City College Faculty and Community Activism Today

Click here to see the full 2012 LBCS Conference Program (PDF).

~ Sponsors ~

Special thanks to the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association (BKBIA) for use of Expo Center.

All conference attendees should also consider attending HSLB’s Historical Newspaper Collection Dedication — where we will cut the ribbon on a new collection of 1,400 bound archival volumes of historical newsprint, covering one hundred and ten years, from Long Beach publications including the The Long Beach Sun, The Independent, The Press-Telegram, The Independent Press-Telegram, and Southland Magazine — on the preceding evening, Friday, February 10th.