Southern California housing reports and photographs collection Edit

Summary

Identifier
0436
Finding Aid Author
Jane Adler, Clay Stalls
Finding Aid Date
2000 January 27
Description Rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Dates

  • 1937 – 1972 (Creation)

Extents

  • 0.21 Linear Feet (Whole)
    1 box

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Notes

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Advance notice required for access.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    The use of archival materials for on-site research does not constitute permission from the California Social Welfare Archives to publish them. Copyright may not have been assigned to the California Social Welfare Archives, and the researcher is instructed to obtain permission to quote from or publish manuscripts in the CSWA's collections from the copyright holder.

  • Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder# or item name], Southern California housing reports and photographs collection, Collection no. 0436, California Social Welfare Archives, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

  • Scope and Content

    The Southern California housing reports and photographs collection consists of reports, photographs, studies, housing authority materials, and a speech, 1937-1972, related to the problem of affordable housing in Los Angeles. Their authors include the Los Angeles City Housing Authority, the Los Angeles City Planning Commission, and the Claremont Colleges. Of particular interest are the WPA reports undertaken by such Los Angeles City agencies as the Housing Authority regarding the state of housing for the poor in Los Angeles at the end of the Depression Era.

    Also of value are the photographs, for they provide visual evidence of slum housing in Los Angeles in the 1940s, although their photographers are not identified. Those in folder 8 all bear the date "1941," as well as captions describing their subject, on the scrapbook page on which they are mounted. The photographs in folder 7 most probably date from this time as well and are labeled on their back.

  • Abstract

    The Southern California housing reports and photographs collection consists of reports, photographs, studies, housing authority materials, and a speech, 1937-1972, related to the problem of affordable housing in Los Angeles. The reports were authored by the Los Angeles City Housing Authority, the Los Angeles City Planning Commission, and the Claremont Colleges. The photographs provide visual evidence of slum housing in Los Angeles in the 1940s.

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