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Finding aid for the Collection of Southern California housing reports and photographs 0436
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  • Title: Collection of Southern California housing reports and photographs
    Collection number: 0436
    Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.21 linear ft. 1 box
    Date (inclusive): 1937-1972
    Abstract: The Collection of Southern California housing reports and photographs 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.

    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], Collection of Southern California housing reports and photographs, Collection no. 0436, California Social Welfare Archives, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

    Scope and Content

    The Collection of Southern California housing reports and photographs 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.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Claremont Colleges. Program in Public Policy Studies. -- Archives
    Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles, California. -- Archives
    Los Angeles (Calif.). Dept. of City Planning. -- Archives
    Los Angeles County Coordinating Councils. Executive Board. -- Archives
    Aliso Village (Los Angeles, Calif.)--Photographs
    Estrada Courts (Los Angeles, Calif.)--Photographs
    Los Angeles (Calif.)--Photographs
    Los Angeles (Calif.)--Social conditions--20th century--Archival resources
    Photographs
    Public housing--California, Southern--20th century--Archival resources
    Pueblo del Rio (Long Beach, Calif.)--Photographs
    Ramona Gardens (Los Angeles, Calif.)--Photographs
    Reports
    Rose Hill Courts (Los Angeles, Calif.)--Photographs
    Slums--California, Southern--20th century--Archival resources