Register of the Mark Keats Photograph Collection, 1940s-1980

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Register of the Mark Keats Photograph Collection, 1940s-1980

Collection number: PH 003

Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research

Los Angeles, California

Contact Information:

  • Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research
  • 6120 S. Vermont Avenue
  • Los Angeles, California 90044
  • Phone: (323) 759-6063
  • Fax: (323) 759-2252
  • Email: archives@socallib.org
  • URL: http://www.socallib.org
Processed by:
Mary Tyler
© 2000 Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Mark Keats Photograph Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1940s-1980
Collection number: PH 002
Creator: Keats, Mark
Extent: 1 1/3 cubic feet
Repository: Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research.
Los Angeles, California
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

The collection is available for research only at the Library's facility in Los Angeles.  The Library is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Researchers are encouraged to call or email the Library indicating the nature of their research query prior to making a visit.

Publication Rights

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 item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Mark Keats Photograph Collection, Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research, Los Angeles.

Description

The Mark Keats Photograph Collection consist of one and one-third cubic feet. Mark Keats, an amateur photographer and a long-time progressive took pictures of demonstrations, cultural, and social events in which progressives participated. The collection dates from the late 1940s to 1980. However, the bulk of the collection date from the 1960s. Keats active in the anti-war movement of the 1960s took pictures of some of the first anti-war demonstrations in Los Angeles (Artists of Los Angeles Organize Peace Tower on Sunset Strip. February 23, 1966. Also, see Pershing Square Peace Rally, March 23, 1966, Wilshire Blvd Peace March and City Hall Rally, April 6, 1968/April 6, 1969). Keats was on hand to take photographs of the first major peace march held in Washington, D.C. on November 27, 1965. Other photos taken in that era include photographs of the first Watts Festival (August 13, 1966), an historic event. The Watts Festival was started a year after the Watts Rebellion of 1965. It was an attempt by the City of Los Angeles to bring something meaningful to Watts after years of neglect.
Interested in Jewish affairs, Mark Keats took photographs of certain aspects of Jewish life. There are photographs of the City Terrace Cultural Center (1948), Holocaust Memorial Simon Wiesenthal Center Opening (April 23, 1979), and protests against Soviet Anti-semitism.
There are two files on Labor. The photographs are probably not taken by Mark Keats, but were found with his collection. Most of the photos are of conventions and meetings. There are a few photos of strikes.

Container List

Box 1

Angry Artists Programs in Granda Hills. July, 1967.

Box 1

Ann Street School Graduation. June 6, 1973.

Box 1

Anti-Ian Smith Demostration at Biltmore Hotel. October 28?/November, 1978.

Box 1

Artists of Los Angeles. Organize Peace Tower in Sunset Strip. February 23, 1966.

Box 1

Tom Bradley Election Night Rally at The Paladium. June, 1969.

Box 1

Chicano Moritorium. 1970.

Box 1

Photographs and Caption/Comments of China. 1958.

Box 1

Negatives. Cinco De Mayo and Sculptured Tree. Nds.

Box 1

City Terrace Cultural Center. 1948.

Box 1

Fresno Playground. [1977?].

Box 1

General Photographs. (Three files). Nds.

Box 1

Woodie Guthrie Celebration. Sing-Out at Tujunga Canyon. September 3, 1967.

Box 1

Hanoi. July, 1964.

Box 1

Hiroshima Demostration. August 6, 1966.

Box 1

Holocaust Memorial Simon Wiesenthal Center Opening. April 23, 1979.

Box 1

Immaculate Heart College Drama. This is The Charlie Allen Show. Saturday, May 31, 1969.

Box 1

Labor. (Two Files). Nds.

Box 1

Long Beach Civil Rights Congress. Nd.

Box 1

First Love-In South Park. July 6, 1967.

Box 1

Love-In. Griffith Park. Fall, 1968.

Box 1

Male & Female Artists Against War. Beverly Hills. September 9, 1967. Angry Artists Against War. July 6, 1967.

Box 1

March on Wilshire. Nd.

Box 1

Mexican-American Antii-War and Status of MAs. October 15, 1967.

Box 1

George Morris Testimonial. Nd.

Box 1

New Politics Conference at East Los Angeles. September, 1966.

Box 1

Picketing President Nixon. Beverly Hilton. April 7, 1973.

Box 1

No War Toys. August 13, 1966.

Box 1

First Major Peace March and Demostration. Washington, D.C. November 27, 1965.

Box 1

Pershing Square Peace Rally. March 23, 1966.

Box 1

Peace March. Negatives. April 15, 1967.

Box 1

Wilshire Blvd Peace March and City Hall Rally. April 6, 1968/April 6, 1969.

Box 1

Poor People's Food and Clothing Drive at Colesium Park. May, 1968.

Box 1

Portraits. Nds.

Box 1

Poster Exhibit Los Angeles City College. 1978.

Box 1

Protest Demostration Jewish Federation USSR & Jews. May, 1973.

Box 1

Protesting Israeli Award to Ronald Reagan. September, 1971.

Box 1

Protesting Soviet Anti-Semitism at Fairfax High School. October, 1969.

Box 1

Renaissance Fair. 1969.

Box 2

Russian Jewish Immigrants Unloading. 1980.

Box 2

Russian Visitors at CASA. Soviet Cultural Delegation. October, 1974.

Box 2

San Francisco March at Kezar Stadium. May, 1967.

Box 2

Seabees Built Model Relocation Camp at Century City. [1964?].

Box 2

Seabees Set-Up a model protest at Vietnam Village in Century City. Est. 1966.

Box 2

Senior Adult Symphonette. December, 1967.

Box 2

Snow Scenes. 1960s.

Box 2

Benjamin Spock Rally at Sports Arena. February 2, 1968.

Box 2

Joe Swartz. 1976, Nds.

Box 2

Vietnam. 1967-1969.

Box 2

Vietnam. Anniversary Geneva Agreement, Anti-War Flyers from The NFL. Nds.

Box 2

Vietnam War and Some Photographs of China. Nds.

Box 2

Watts Art Festival. Jordan High School. February, 1967.

Box 2

Watts Festival. August 13, 1966.

Box 2

Watts Festival. August, 1967.

Box 2

James West. Nd.

Box 2

West Beverly Democratic Club. 1965.

Box 2

World Youth Festival in Prague. 1950.