At the beginning of fall quarter 2018, University Librarian Steven Mandeville-Gamble invited delegates from various local cultural heritage institutions to Orbach Library to discuss the Inland Empire Memories project.
More than 20 groups attended the event, including representatives from the Riverside African American Historical Society, Sherman Indian High School Museum, Riverside Metropolitan Museum, San Bernardino County Museum, San Bernardino County Historical Archives, March Field Air Museum, and more.
At this meeting, it was determined that the next step would be the formation of a small working group to develop a recommendation for the structure and funding of the group. The working group is comprised of representatives from academic institution libraries, museums, archives and galleries, who would help the UCR Library propel Inland Empire Memories forward into its next phase.
That group has since been formed and will meet again in January 2019 to develop the framework for building a sustainable network and structure to govern the Inland Empire Memories project moving forward.
Those interested in the Inland Empire Memories project should contact the UCR Library’s Assistant University Librarian for Content and Discovery, Tiffany Moxham for information.