1964-1980

Shelley Gazin

Cross-section of Urban population and events including portraits of Creative Professional, Entrepreneurs, Scientists, Political & Religious Leaders, Persian-Americans

LA84 Foundation - Sports Library

The Sports Library houses one of the world's most comprehensive collections on sports information. The collection highlights include more than 8,000 volumes archiving the Olympic Games; photograph and slide collection of 90,000 images; 5,500 instructional and historical sport videos; current subscriptions to over 500 periodical titles covering all areas of sport. The AAF Sports Library acquired both the National Track and Field Research Collection and The Ralph Miller Golf Library. The library administers a growing digital archive of Olympic Games Official Reports, scholarly sport journals and popular magazines. LA84 Foundation Sports Library's Los Angeles material: -The library's special collection on the Olympic Games includes an extensive archive documenting the 1932 and 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games. Documents include the Official Reports, programs, photographic images and video recordings. -High school sports awards including the Helms Athletic Foundation's Los Angeles City and Southern Section award selections. -Coliseum Relays programs and video footage (1941-1965). -Oral histories of Southern California Olympians. -Programs, photographs and video recordings of other Los Angeles and Southern California sports events, meets and competitions. -Printed materials and videorecordings of the 1994 World Cup and 1999 Women’s World Cup.

Los Angeles City Archives

In the Los Angeles City Archives are the official municipal government records of the City of Los Angeles, including city council files, city ordinances, and city council minutes. The archives also contain the records of cities that have consolidated with Los Angeles and are now considered communities.

Skirball Cultural Center

The Skirball Cultural Center explores the linkage between American Jewish life and American democratic values through cultural programs and museum exhibitions for all ages and backgrounds. Designed by internationally renowned architect Moshe Safdie, the Skirball comprises a museum, a discovery center, an educational resource center, classrooms and various meeting and social facilities. On permanent exhibition at the museum is “Visions and Values: Jewish Life from Antiquity to America,” which chronicles 4,000 years of the Jewish experience in the Old and New worlds. The visitor is guided from antiquity to arrival in the United States and integration into American life. Large-scale reproductions of an archaeological site at an ancient synagogue in Israel and the Statue of Liberty’s arm and torch are on display, along with historical and political objects and documents about Jews in American dating from colonial times to the present. The Skirball’s permanent collections, which hold more than 25,000 artifacts, include one of the five largest collections of Judaica in the world and the Project Americana Collection. The latter contains family and institutional memorabilia, and family photographs reflecting the experience of the Jewish community in the United States. Some of the material in the Project Americana Collection documents Jewish migration to Los Angeles from other parts of the country and abroad. The Skirball’s outstanding archaeological collection is housed in the Teri Bell Ziffren Discovery Center, which offers an insider’s tour of the archaeology world to explorers ages 5 and up - a tour that includes the opportunity to excavate the simulated remains of an ancient Israelite at the Outdoor Archaeology Dig.

Tom & Ethel Bradley Center, Oviatt Library, CSU Northridge

The Tom & Ethel Bradley Center (formerly known as the Institute for Arts & Media) archives contain over one million images from Los Angeles based freelance and independent photographers between the 1930s to the present. Approximately 80% of the collection is comprised of African American photographers in and near Los Angeles. The Bradley Center is the only repository for photographs before 1993 from the Los Angeles Sentinel. Oral histories, manuscripts, and other ephemeral materials support the photographic collection. Additionally, the archives contain over six dozen oral histories from African American photographers, Civil Rights leaders and organizers, individuals involved with the history of Los Angeles, Journalism, Mexicans in Exile, and the United Farmworkers. Audio and video comprise the collection along with the personal papers of many individuals and organizations. The manuscript collections contains the papers of many Los Angeles civic leaders, the AFL-CIO, AFT, CA Federation of Teachers, Community Relations Committee of the Jewish-Federation Council of L.A., CPPA, League of Women Voters of L.A., and the United Way of L.A. Other collections include the archives of Journalist Michael Emery and the United Farmworkers Organization. The archives represent one of the largest collections of African American photographers west of the Mississippi and the most extensive collection in Southern California. Represented in the African American collection is the Civil Rights Movement and its leaders as well as local churches, politicians, musicians (many from the jazz era), singers, entertainers, athletes and social organizations. Coverage includes Dr. King, Tom Bradley, Sam Yorty, Rev. H.H. Brookins, Thurgood Marshall, Malcolm X, Earl Warren, Louis Armstrong, Dwight Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, Muhammad Ali, Errol Garner, Dinah Washington, James Baldwin, and many other luminaries. There is documentation of political campaigns, voter registrations and thousands of images of daily life and public occasions such as marches and protests, celebrations and parades. Photographers include Harry Adams, Charles Williams, Guy Crowder, Jack Davis, James Jeffrey, Roland Charles, Maxie Floyd, Calvin Hicks, Black Photographers of California, Bob Douglas, and Gordon “Specs” Powell. Outside of Los Angeles is coverage of the wars in El Salvador and Honduras, the Afro-Columbian community Palenque de San Basilio near Cartagena, Cuba, the Masai and the Maya refugee camps in Mexico. There is extensive documentation of the United Farmworkers organization and César Chávez, Dolores Huerta, Gibert Padilla, Luis Valdez and other leaders of the union and its members. The Bradley Center's Border Studies Collection contains oral histories, video, and photographs documenting border issues and economic violence in Mexico. Also included in the archives are images of the San Fernando Valley including high school and college events. Additionally, IAM houses the Plaza Methodist Church (Los Angeles United Methodist Museum of Social Justice) archives of the beginnings of the church, documenting early Los Angeles and the immigrant communities between the 1890s to the 1960s. Photographers include Richard Cross, Emmon Clarke, Herb Carleton, and Julián Cardona. For additional information please visit the website http://www.csun.edu/bradley-center

Arcadia Public Library, Arcadia History Collection

The Arcadia History Collection is a repository of photographs, scrapbooks, city directories, newspapers on microfilm, and ephemera documenting the history of the City of Arcadia. Its archival holdings include a bound volume, with photographs, of the issues published in 1918 and 1919 of the Arcadian Observer, the official newspaper of the United States Army Balloon School in Arcadia; issues (on microfilm) of the Santa Anita Pacemaker, a newspaper written and published by Japanese Americans while interned at the Santa Anita Assembly Center for the Japanese in 1942, along with a collection of photographs taken at the assembly center by the War Relocation Authority in 1942; photographs and materials about the Santa Anita Racetrack which date from 1934 to the present; and a scrapbook and photographs about the William Parker Lyon Pony Express Museum in Arcadia, which flourished in the 1940s and early 1950s.

University of Southern California, Doheny Memorial Library, Regional History Collection

The materials of the Regional History Collection document 100 years of Southern California history in various formats. The collection was founded in the mid-1970s as a repository for the papers of Southern Californian political figures, among them Governor Jerry Brown Jr., Congresswoman Yvonne Brathwaite Burke; and Congressmen Alphonso Bell, Chet Holifield, Craig Hosmer, and Gordon McDonough. The scope of the collection was expanded with the acquisition of collections such as the Century Freeway project, the Webster and Christopher commissions, the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, the Bunker Hill Redevelopment Project; the Los Angeles Examiner newspaper photographs and clippings morgue; the California Historical Society photographic collection; and the “Dick” Whittington photographic collection. The photographs of the California Historical Society and the negatives of the Los Angeles Examiner are accessible on the USC Digital Library: http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/

Catalina Island Museum

The archaeological site material in the museum’s collections dates from approximately 8,000 thousand years ago to the early 1800s. This material includes artifacts from the  indigenous people known as the Tongva who were living on Catalina Island - which they called Pimu - when the Spanish arrived in 1542. Also in the collections are approximately two thousand items dating from the 1880s to the present which pertain to Catalina Island’s maritime history and local industries and to sport fishing, recreation, and tourism. Items include boat models, boat motors, fish mounts, fishing rods and reels, early paddleboards, swimsuits, postcards, and Catalina pottery and tiles. A small number of paintings and prints of historical interest are in the collections as well. The museum’s archives contain more than one hundred audiotaped oral history interviews with local residents, including many with members of the island’s Mexican American population, as well as several maps, various city and school records, a substantial ephemera collection documenting social and political activities on Catalina Island, and a very large number of photographs. Most of these holdings date to between the 1880s and the present.

University of Southern California, Feuchtwanger Memorial Library

The Feuchtwanger Memorial Library and Archive was donated to the University of Southern California by Marta Feuchtwanger, the widow of the German Jewish émigré writer Lion Feuchtwanger (1884–1958). Lion Feuchtwanger fled Europe during World War II and lived in Los Angeles from 1941 until his death. He began his literary career as a theater critic and a playwright but is best known as the author of Jud Süss (1925) and other historical novels. The voluminous archival material collected by Feuchtwanger includes his personal and business correspondence, multiple versions of his writings, reviews of his work, photographs, and other personal artifacts. The Feuchtwanger Archive also contains the correspondence of Marta Feuchtwanger, who survived her husband by almost thirty years and remained an important figure in the exile community, and correspondence and manuscript material from composer Hanns Eisler, writer Heinrich Mann, and literary scholar Ludwig Marcuse. Among the nearly thirty thousand books in the Feuchtwanger Memorial Library are noteworthy collections of Greek and Latin classics, German literature, and German exile literature, as well as many primary and secondary sources on subjects such as the historian Flavius Josephus, the Enlightenment, and the French Revolution. About eight thousand of the rarest volumes are housed on the university’s campus, while the rest remain on long-term loan at the Feuchtwanger’s former residence, Villa Aurora, in Pacific Palisades.

Japanese American National Museum

The Japanese American National Museum holds a wide variety of materials documenting the Japanese American experience from a Japanese American perspective. Built around broad historical eras and themes of Japanese American experience, the holdings are used to fulfill the museum’s mission "to promote understanding and appreciation of America's ethnic and cultural diversity by sharing the Japanese American experience." The National Museum's general collection includes bibliographic materials, three-dimensional objects, fine art, photographs, oral history recordings, and moving images. The museum also maintains a public research library and archival collections.