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Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles Photograph Collection

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Creator:Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles
Title:Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles Photograph Collection
Date:1940-1959
Description:

The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles Photograph Collection is comprised of 225 black and white photographs, which were produced by the Los Angeles Housing Authority during the 1940s and 1950s. These photographs depict images of public housing projects such as Elysian Park Heights (Chavez Ravine), Rose Hill Courts, Pueblo del Rio, Aliso Village, Hacienda Village, William Mead Homes, Estrada Courts, Ramona Gardens, Basilone Homes and Rodger Young Village. Also included in the collection are photographs of public housing officials Frank Wilkinson and Howard Holtzendorff, housing advocate Monsignor Thomas O'Dwyer, and municipal officials including Los Angeles Mayors Fletcher Bowron and Norris Poulson. Additionally represented here are powerful images of Los Angeles slum conditions during the 1940s.

The civil rights material in the collection includes a photograph of a home with a note on the photograph referring to the restrictive housing covenants in place in Los Angeles at the time the photograph was taken.

The Civil Rights Digital Library received support from a National Leadership Grant for Libraries awarded to the University of Georgia by the Institute of Museum and Library Services for the aggregation and enhancement of partner metadata.

Types:Image
Subjects:Wilkinson, Frank, 1914-2006 | Holtzendorff, Howard | Bowron, Fletcher, 1887-1968 | Poulson, Norris, 1895-1982 | Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles | Pacoima (Los Angeles, Calif.) | San Pedro (Los Angeles, Calif.) | Watts (Los Angeles, Calif.) | Neighborhood--California--Los Angeles | Housing--California--Los Angeles | Discrimination in housing--California--Los Angeles | Housing developments--California--Los Angeles | City planning--California--Los Angeles | Community centers--California--Los Angeles | Municipal services--California--Los Angeles | Quonset huts | Veterans--California--Los Angeles | Soldiers' homes--California--Los Angeles | African Americans--Housing--California--Los Angeles | Los Angeles (Calif.) | Los Angeles County (Calif.)
Institution:Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research
Contributors:Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research
Online Publisher:[Oakland, Calif.] : Online Archive of California
Original Material:

Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles Photograph Collection

Rights and Usage:

Copyright has not been assigned to the Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research. Researchers may make single copies of any portion of the collection, but publication from the collection will be allowed only with the express written permission of the Library's director. It is not necessary to obtain written permission to quote from a collection. When the Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research gives permission for publication, it is as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

Persistent Link to Item:http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/kt7c602472