Notes and Comments / Nouvelles brèves - Driving In and Moving Out: - Auto Mobility in Postwar America

Notes and Comments / Nouvelles brèves

Driving In and Moving Out:

Auto Mobility in Postwar America

1 The Society for Commercial Archeology announces a conference "Driving In and Moving Out: Auto Mobility in Postwar America" to be held at the University of Southern California, August 6 to 8,1992, in Los Angeles.

2 The conference will examine the transformation of the American cultural landscape and built environment after World War II, emphasizing the roles played by the automobile and the highway. An enthusiastic reliance on the automobile, the promise of a limitless future, and a fascination with science and "modern" living all combined to impart a unique look and feel to structures, neighbourhoods, and cities. The Los Angeles site is a living museum of the drive-in, freeway, and suburban culture.

3 The Society for Commercial Archeology (SCA) is a national organization concerned with documentation, preservation, and interpretation of the twentieth-Century automobile-related built environment, highways, and landscapes. The conference welcomes everyone with an interest in these fields of study. For more information on the conference, or the SCA, please contact H. Lee David, 4901 Murietta Ave., Sherman Oaks, CA 91423, U.S.A., or call 818 788-3533.