Hello Historico-curious,

*Do you often wonder what historical precedents have contributed to the
current housing crisis? How do World War II-era booms weave into current
displacement trends? What can the housing overcrowding, racism and
displacement of yesterday tell us about today’s realities?*

We’re excited to announce that the Prelinger Library has invited us to join
them at the end of July for an editathon on gentrification in San
Francisco! The *Prelinger Library* <http://www.prelingerlibrary.org/home/>
is a private collection of rare books, maps, zines and other ephemera held
by Rick and Megan Prelinger, both “appropriation-friendly” librarians.
*Rick* <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Prelinger> is well known in the
film archive world for his fascinating collections of American home movies
and for his work with the Internet Archive. *Megan*
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megan_Prelinger> is a cultural historian,
whose research and writing has ranged from artificial intelligence and
information design to city planning and social theory. Megan will be
curating a personalized collection of books and ephemera for us to use in
our research.

Since the library study area is rather small, they have asked that we limit
participant numbers. We’ve been hearing a lot of strong interest in this
editathon, so in order to accommodate as many people as we can, we will be
splitting research times into three groups:

   - Wednesday, July 23rd, 5-8:30 pm (6 spaces)
   - Saturday, July 26th, noon-3pm (12 spaces)
   - Saturday, July 26th, 3-6 pm (12 spaces)

Please RSVP either by emailing me privately or by adding your name to the
wiki event page: <*http://localwiki.net/sf/Gentrification_editathon
<http://localwiki.net/sf/Gentrification_editathon>*>. *Sign up for as many
times as you'd like to attend, but if the slots get filled you may be asked
to go to a less-popular time. Sorry! *:P

301 8th Street (near Folsom Street)
Room 215
San Francisco, CA

*FUN FACT*The library collection is organized in order of proximity,
starting with San Francisco and extending into outer space. :]

*Let me know if you have any questions!*

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