AV Archives Night: Loft Party Edition

By Josh Ranger

AVPreserve is pleased to present the 2nd First Annual AV Archives Night: Loft Party Edition during SAA 2015. AV Archives Night is a screening and celebratory get together to promote the work that archivists do to preserve our audiovisual heritage. Archives from states nearby the conference location submitted video and audio clips to showcase their collections and the history and culture of their region. Organizations this year include Oberlin College, Wayne State University, the Louisville Underground Music Archives, the Cleveland Museum of Art, and more.

Courtesy of Josh Ranger.
Courtesy of Josh Ranger.

The celebration will take place Wednesday, August 19th at 189 / 211 High Avenue, between E 2nd Street and E 4th Street, just blocks away from the conference center and hotels. Doors open at 8:00pm, and the screening will start around 9:00 and go until late. This event is free, and you do not need to be registered for the conference to attend. Free refreshments will be provided. Though we are not an official SAA program, AV Archives Night will adhere to the SAA Code of Conduct; therefore, the organizers will address any issues that may occur and support moving such issues through official SAA channels. Please contact Joshua Ranger with any questions. Hope to see you there!


Leon Bibb’s “My Ohio”

By Janet Carleton, Host Committee cochair

Leon Bibb is an award-winning broadcast journalist and a Cleveland institution. Bibb has a long-time series of short segments “My Ohio” on WEWS-TV.



Follow the links to watch some of these charming videos.

Americans have long had a ‘love affair’ with their automobiles

Cleveland was once the automotive capital of the world

Cleveland’s Old Stone Church celebrates 160 years as oldest building on city’s Public Square

Lighting giant chandelier in Cleveland’s Playhouse Square prompts thoughts on the theater district

Museum of Divine Statues

Oberlin was a key stop on the Underground Railroad which was an escape route for slaves in the 1800s

Superman wasn’t born on Krypton; Cleveland’s Glenville area is Man of Steel’s birthplace

All Leon Bibb videos on NewsNet5