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Nadel (Leonard) Photographs and other material relating to housing and urban redevelopment in Los Angeles
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Projects related to housing and urban redevelopment, Series I./repositories/3/archival_objects/110325 1947-1998, undated

Physical Description: 3 Linear Feet(6 boxes)

Arrangement

Arranged in three subseries: Series I.A. Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles, 1948-1997; Series I.B. Community Redevelopment Agency, 1948-1998; Series I.C. Various subjects, undated.

Scope and Contents

The series consists primarily of negatives, contact prints, and notes that Nadel produced while working for the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) in the 1940s and 1950s. In addition to documentation of HACLA's public housing projects, there are also photographic surveys of the city's slums and historic areas targeted by the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) for demolition and revitalization. Additionally, there are photographs of the planning meetings of city officials and architects, tours, hearings, and conferences. See Series II for Nadel's extensive documentation of the Pueblo del Rio and Aliso Village projects.
File titles are loosley derived from Nadel's notes jotted on the manilla or glassine envelopes containing the negatives and contact prints. Consequently, some titles may include language now considered to be outdated or biased.
 

Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles, Series I.A./repositories/3/archival_objects/110326 1948-1997, undated

Leonard Nadel photographs for the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles, 1948-1997

Physical Description: 1.5 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents

The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) was established in 1938 by City of Los Angeles Resolution No. 1241. HACLA is one of the oldest public housing authorities in the United States, and currently one of the largest. Agencies such as HACLA grew out of the federal Housing Act of 1937 (P.L. 75-412). Under the terms of the act, public housing was to be built and owned by state-chartered and locally governed public housing authorities (PHAs). While public housing was built with federal funding, it was meant to be sustained by tenant rents, which meant that tenant income levels had to be high enough to cover the rents charged. However, there was a cap on tenant income to keep public housing from competing with the private market. Nevertheless, the populations of early public housing developments were frequently made up of white working-class or middle-class families. The Housing Act also stipulated that an unsafe or unsanitary housing unit had to be eliminated for each new unit built. This provision gave rise to the practice that became known as "slum clearance."
In 1940, the Lanham Act stopped the building of low-rent of public housing in order to create housing for defense workers, and also gave such workers priority for existing public housing units. The Housing Act of 1949 (P.L. 81-171) resumed the low-rent public housing program. While the resultant federal policy goal was to provide "a decent home and suitable living environment for every American family," it also authorized the Urban Renewal program which codified the slum clearance policy of the 1937 Federal Housing act. It also stipulated that communities were required to give preference for public housing units to families displaced by urban renewal. These changes – a lower income threshold and the need to those displaced by slum clearance - meant that the populations of housing projects began to shift from white families to families of color. Nadel's photographic documentation begins at this early post-war moment when the demographics of Los Angeles public housing was beginning to shift.
The bulk of the subseries comprises negatives, contact prints, annotated envelopes, and notes produced by Nadel as a documentary photographer for HACLA. From aerial and panoramic views to close-range shots, Nadel documented not only the physical environment and buildings, but also their inhabitants. A good portion of the material focuses on individual families or tenants, affording a very personal portrait of slum and project life in post-war Los Angeles. In addition to documentation of public housing projects such as Avalon Gardens, Ramona Gardens, Basilone Homes, and the unrealized Elysian Park Heights project, the subseries also contains extensive documentation of Los Angeles slum areas, particularly those near downtown.
Among the other HACLA-related material is a copy of There's Nothing Sentimental About Your Cash Register, which consolidates HACLA's 8th, 9th, and 10th annual reports with accompanying photographs, and a copy of And Ten Thousand More , the 1949 University of Southern California student film produced for HACLA. Also included is a small amount of material related to Frank Wilkinson, the assistant director of HACLA; planning meetings of city officials and architects, including Richard Neutra, Robert Alexander, and Lloyd Wright; tours; hearings; and conferences. See Series II for Nadel's extensive documentation of the Pueblo del Rio and Aliso Village projects.

Arrangement

Arrangement is chronological by project or topic, with obviously related material, mostly undated, occasionally included in a grouping. Nadel's original grouping of material within each envelope is retained. The envelopes often contain a mixture of subjects and projects, and each group is therefore classified according to the preponderance of the visual materials contained within it. However, the notes on these envelopes and the accompanying note cards do not always reflect the subject matter of the negatives and prints contained in them.
box 13, folder 1

The 8th, 9th, and 10th consolidated annual report of the Housing Authority of Los Angeles, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110327 1948

Physical Description: 1 reports

Scope and Contents

Spiral-bound annual report titled There's Nothing Sentimental about your Cash Register. Research by Los Angeles City Planning Commission and Los Angeles City Health Department. Photographs by Leonard Nadel, Thomas Barnett, Helen Brush, Los Angeles Daily News, Gene Daniels, Tyler Redd, Julius Shulman, Spence Air Photos, and Louis Clyde Stoumen.
box 14, folder 1

And Ten Thousand More, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110328 1949

And Ten Thousand More

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Contents

The title of the film And Ten Thousand More refers to the number of new housing units that were needed in Los Angeles when the film was made in 1951. It was produced by HACLA as an argument for the financing of low-income public housing. The storyline records a newspaper reporter's visits to the slums in central Los Angeles and contrasts the conditions he finds there with those of the city's pre–World War II era housing projects. Directors/Producers: Algernon G. Walker, Gene Petersen. Narrator: Chet Huntley. Cast: Harold C. Hillhouse.
The original [?] film was reformatted as a vidoecassette in 1997. Videocassette labeled: University of Southern California Student Film And Ten Thousand More (1949) First Amendment Foundation. Narrated by Chet Huntley. Edited by Edward Lybeck and Frank Wilkinson.
 

Slums, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110329 1948-1952, undated

Scope and Contents

Includes extensive documentation of slum areas in and near downtown Los Angeles, often by specific street address. Note cards include information regarding names of occupants, family composition, wages earned, rents paid, and living conditions.
box 1, folder 1

Mixed use areas (industrial and housing), /repositories/3/archival_objects/110330 1948 August

Physical Description: 31 items(30 negatives, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Views of housing in downtown Los Angeles, housing situated in close proximity to construction zones and industrial areas, and possibly scenes in Chávez Ravine. On envelope: Chávez Ravine / Industrial congestion / (Housing report).
box 1, folder 2

Tent living on Rose Hill, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110331 1948 October 14

Physical Description: 13 items(11 negatives, 1 envelope, 1 note card)

Scope and Contents

Documents the homes of the Perea (2701 Amethyst St.), and Allman (4000 Amethyst St.) families. On envelope: Slums - tents (Rose Hill).
box 1, folder 3

219 N. Olive St., /repositories/3/archival_objects/110332 1948 October 21

Physical Description: 6 items(5 negatives, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Exterior, interior, bedroom, kitchen, and inhabitants.
box 1, folder 4

Burned out housing, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110333 circa 1948

Physical Description: 5 items(4 negatives, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Includes one interior scene with a woman and girl washing. On envelope: Fire (housing).
box 1, folder 5

Chaney family, Hewitt St., /repositories/3/archival_objects/110334 1950 April 21

Physical Description: 2 items(1 negative, 1 envelope)
box 1, folder 6

Fickett Hollow slums, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110335 1950 July 22

Physical Description: 7 items(3 negatives, 3 contact prints, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Fickett Hollow area of Boyle Heights. Also includes a view of tenements behind City Hall.
 

Aliso St., /repositories/3/archival_objects/110336 1952

box 1, folder 7

Demolition progress, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110337 1952 June 2

Physical Description: 5 items(2 negatives, 2 contact prints, 1 envelope)
box 1, folder 8

Children, Aliso Alley, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110338 1952 July 15

Physical Description: 3 items(1 print, 1 negative, 1 envelope)
box 1, folder 9

Fire, Aliso, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110339 1952 September 12

Physical Description: 6 items(3 negatives, 2 prints, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Firefighters putting out a fire.
box 1, folder 10

205 N. Flower, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110340 1952 June 9

Physical Description: 3 items(1 negative, 1 contact print, 1 envelope)
box 1, folder 11

Ord St. near City Hall, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110341 1952 June 12

Physical Description: 3 items(1 negative, 1 contact print, 1 envelope)
 

Mission Road /repositories/3/archival_objects/110342 1952

box 1, folder 12

Mission Rd., /repositories/3/archival_objects/110343 1952 July 23

Physical Description: 3 items(1 negative, 1 contact print, 1 envelope)
box 1, folder 13

319 N. Mission Rd., /repositories/3/archival_objects/110344 1952 August 22

Physical Description: 3 items(1 negative, 1 contact print, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Rehabilitating housing.
box 1, folder 14

Seventh and Mateo streets, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110345 1952 August 22

Physical Description: 3 items(1 negative, 1 contact print, 1 envelope)
box 1, folder 15

Seventh and Mateo and W. Third and San Pedro streets, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110346 1952 July 17

Physical Description: 10 items(5 negatives, 2 contact prints, 3 envelopes)

Scope and Contents

Includes views of Chávez Ravine. On envelope: Chávez (old ones).
box 1, folder 16

730 W. Third St., /repositories/3/archival_objects/110347 1952 July 17

Physical Description: 4 items(1 negative, 1 contact print, 2 envelopes)

Scope and Contents

View of tenement with outhouses.
box 1, folder 17

Bauchet St., /repositories/3/archival_objects/110348 1952 August 22

Physical Description: 5 items(2 negatives, 2 contact prints, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Rear patio with boy standing under laundry lines.
box 1, folder 18

Shacks and outhouse, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110349 undated

Physical Description: 8 items(4 negatives, 2 contact prints, 1 envelope, 1 note card)

Scope and Contents

Shows one- and -two-story housing, an outhouse, and housing demolition. On envelope: Slums.
box 1, folder 19

Slum house, Bowery, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110350 undated

Physical Description: 5 items(4 negatives, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Includes views of Jack's Place liquor store and Morning Star Mission storefronts.
box 1, folder 20

Slums (location unidentifed), /repositories/3/archival_objects/110351 undated

Physical Description: 20 items(19 negatives, 1 envelope)
 

Public housing projects, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110352 1949, undated

Scope and Contents

Includes photographs of Ramona Gardens, Avalon Gardens, and Basilone Homes for Veterans.
Ramona Gardens is an historically Hispanic public housing development in Boyle Heights. It was designed by Housing Architects Associated (Ralph Flewelling, George J. Adams, Lloyd Wright, Lewis Eugene Wilson, and Eugene Weston Jr.). Building began in early 1940 and its first tenants moved in in January, 1941.
Rose Hill Courts, located at 4446 Florizel St. in Monteceto Heights was originally built as housing for World War II defense workers and was completed in 1942. After the war it became public housing.
Avalon Gardens is located in the Green Medows area of South Los Angeles. Built in 1941 for military families and veterans, it was opened to low income residents in 1947, although units did not become available until the 1950s due to the ongoing housing shortage.
Barracks for the US Army Corp of Engineers who were building Hansen Dam in 1940 occupied the site that became the racially integrated Basilone Homes for Veterans public housing project in Pacoima, which opened in 1947.
box 1, folder 21

Photo exhibition at Ramona Gardens, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110353 1949 March 7

Physical Description: 7 items(6 negatives, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

The images depict residents viewing an exhibition of Nadel's (?) work depicting community life and activities in Ramona Gardens.
Ramona Gardens is an historically Latino public housing development in Boyle Heights. It was designed by Housing Architects Associated (Ralph Flewelling, George J. Adams, Lloyd Wright, Lewis Eugene Wilson, and Eugene Weston Jr.). Building began in early 1940 and its first tenants moved in in January, 1941.
box 1, folder 22

Rose Hill Courts, Avalon Gardens, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110354 undated

Physical Description: 13 items(6 negatives, 5 contact prints, 1 envelope, 1 note card)

Scope and Contents

Primarily views of mixed groups of children playing outdoors.
Rose Hill Courts, located at 4446 Florizel St. in Monteceto Heights was originally built as housing for World War II defense workers and was completed in 1942. After the war it became public housing.
box 1, folder 23

Avalon Gardens, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110355 undated

Physical Description: 10 items(9 negatives, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Depicts an outdoor carnival. Also included is a portrait of Georgia Ferris, a white girl.
Avalon Gardens is located in the Green Medows area of South Los Angeles. Built in 1941 for military families and veterans, it was opened to low income residents in 1947, although units did not become available until the 1950s due to the ongoing housing shortage.
 

Veterans housing, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110356 1949, undated

box 1, folder 24

Inter-council conference, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110357 undated

Physical Description: 3 items(2 contact prints, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Materials displayed on the walls relate to veterans housing.
box 1, folder 25

Basilone homes, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110358 1949 January 12

Physical Description: 18 items(9 negatives, 8 contact prints, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Homes for veterans sign. People playing in the snow. Children making snowman.
Barracks for the US Army Corp of Engineers who were building Hansen Dam in 1940 occupied the site that became the racially integrated Basilone Homes for Veterans public housing project in Pacoima, which opened in 1947.
 

Civic Center area, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110359 1950-1951, undated

Scope and Contents

Includes views of downtown Los Angeles's civic buildings and the slums in their immediate vicinity.
box 1, folder 26

View of City Hall and Federal Building, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110360 1950 May 1

Physical Description: 3 items(1 negative, 1 contact print, 1 envelope)
box 1, folder 27

Civic Center views, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110361 1951 January 10

Physical Description: 21 items(10 negatives, 10 contact prints, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Views of Los Angeles taken from a tower; views of City Hall; and views of the Los Angeles River.
box 1, folder 28

Demolition, Civic Center, First Street, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110362 1951 July 13

Physical Description: 32 items(16 negatives, 14 contact prints, 2 envelopes)
box 1, folder 29

Tenements near City Hall, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110363 undated

Physical Description: 4 items(2 negatives, 1 contact print, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Exterior views. Includes a view of the Los Angeles River.
 

San Pedro, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110364 1950-1952

box 1, folder 30

Channel Heights, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110365 1950 June 16

Physical Description: 5 items(2 negatives, 2 contact prints, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

View of housing with children playing on lawn.
The Channel Heights Housing Project was built for defense workers at the port of San Pedro. It was designed by Richard Neutra in 1942.
box 1, folder 31

Rancho San Pedro grading, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110366 1952 July 24

Physical Description: 11 items(5 negatives, 5 contact prints, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

S. Mesa to Centre and W. First to Second St. area.
Rancho San Pedro was constructed in 1942 for defense workers and was converted to public housing in 1952.
 

Elysian Park Heights project, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110367 1950-1997, undated 1950-1962

Scope and Contents

Elysian Park Heights was HACLA's proposed public housing project meant to replace the semi-rural, predominantly Mexican-American neighborhoods of La Loma, Palo Verde, and Bishop and the surrounding hillside grazing lands in Chávez Ravine. In the nineteenth-century, Chávez Ravine was owned by Julian Chávez, a rancher, landowner, and local official. A pest house for smallpox sufferers, a Jewish cemetery, and brick factories were also located in the ravine.
By 1951, the area was home to over 1,800 families, many of whom owned their own homes. Yet the ravine's proximity to downtown Los Angeles made it highly desirable real estate, and a narrative of a poor, "blighted" community was spun by HACLA and other players who wished to see the area redeveloped. HACLA began acquiring the land in 1951 through both voluntary sales and the process of eminent domain, and most of the existing properties were razed between 1952 and 1953.
The planned public housing development, which would have converted the ravine's housing from single-family homes to high- and –low-rise apartments and doubled the number of families living in the area, was designed by Richard Neutra and Robert Alexander. Yet, with the ravine vacated of most of its residents and original housing, the tide turned in 1953 when Norris Poulson, an opponent of public housing, was elected mayor of Los Angeles. Under the claim that public housing was "un-American," the Elysian Park Heights project was halted before building began. After an extended struggle over ownership the land was eventually purchased by the city of Los Angeles under the condition that it be used for a "public purpose." More years of wrangling over the land's development ensued until finally the definition of "public purpose" was stretched to include the building of a baseball stadium. Walter O'Malley, who was looking for a new home for the Brooklyn Dodgers, purchased Chávez Ravine from the city in 1958, with the land consequently reverting to private ownership.
box 1, folder 32

Chávez views, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110368 1950 April-1950 June

Physical Description: 54 items(27 negatives, 22 contact prints, 4 envelopes, 1 note card)

Scope and Contents

Views of Chávez Ravine depict the rural nature of the area with animals grazing on its open hillsides and unpaved roads leading to dense clusters of houses. Includes views of Bishop Rd. and Effie St., Chávez Ravine Rd. and Lilac Terrace, and Chávez Ravine Rd. Shot on 23 April, 1 May, and 6 June. Also includes views of the city from the ravine. For the joined panorama (12-123 a-c) see Box 13, Folder 1.
box 13, folder 3

Panoramas, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110369 1950-1997, undated

Physical Description: 13 items(11 photographic prints, 2 items)

Scope and Contents

Two two-part panoramic photographs, and a third, single view, and eight small joined panoramas (comprising two, three, or five photographs). The panoramas depict the area before and during land grading. Also includes notes by Nadel on Chávez Ravine and print-outs of Los Angeles Times articles.
box 1, folder 33

Panoramic view of downtown Los Angeles from Elysian Park, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110370 circa 1950

Physical Description: 10 items(4 negatives, 4 contact prints, 1 envelope, 1 note card)

Scope and Contents

Looking towards City Hall.
box 2, folder 1

View of City Hall, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110371 circa 1950

Physical Description: 3 items(1 negative, 1 contact print, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

City Hall seen through palm trees in Chávez Ravine.
box 2, folder 2

Dirt roads, Chávez, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110372 1950 April 21

Physical Description: 27 items(12 negatives, 12 contact prints, 1 envelope, 2 note cards)

Scope and Contents

Boys and girls outside and playing street baseball. Includes views of streets (Effie St. and Brooks Ave., Davis and Curtis streets, Spruce and Effie streets); houses; and a view of the hill looking towards the city.
box 2, folder 3

Street scenes, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110373 1950 April 23

Physical Description: 5 items(2 negatives, 2 contact prints, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Children on dirt roads, one image includes a milk truck parked on the side of the road. On envelope: Chávez Ravine: play areas, children, old man, landscapes, bad streets.
box 2, folder 4

Sheep grazing, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110374 1950 April 29 and 1950 May 1

Physical Description: 20 items(14 negatives, 3 contact prints, 1 envelope, 2 note cards)

Scope and Contents

Views of the hillsides and slopes of Chávez ravine; a shepherd and his sheep; and two women talking in front of a quonset hut house. Includes negatives for the seven joined panoramas of the ravine housed in Box 13, Folder 1. On envelope: Views of Chávez Ravine.
box 2, folder 5

Yolo Dr. and Pine St., /repositories/3/archival_objects/110375 circa 1950

Physical Description: 5 items(2 negatives, 2 contact prints, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Children playing in streets; two girls sitting on the rear bumper of a car.
box 2, folder 6

Robert Alexander with two kids, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110376 1950 August 31

Physical Description: 3 items(1 negative, 1 contact print, 1 envelope)
 

Architects' conference on Elysian Park, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110377 1950

box 2, folder 7

Architects' conference, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110378 1950 October 2

Physical Description: 46 items(11 negatives, 33 prints, 1 envelope, 1 note card)

Scope and Contents

Architects depicted include Richard Neutra, Robert Alexander, Patterson, and Mr. Cimino from the Development Division.
box 2, folder 8

Chávez architects' conference, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110379 1950

Physical Description: 13 items(12 negatives, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Participants include: Charles Waldman of HACLA; Reynald Jackson; Mr. Mayer, Managment Director; Mr. Sweeting, Chief Project Planner; and Mr. Cimino, Development Division.
box 2, folder 9

Architects, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110380 1950

Physical Description: 5 items(4 negatives, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Includes Richard Neutra, Robert Alexander, and Cimino. On envelope: Chávez architect's conference: Neutra, Alex., Cimino.
box 2, folder 10

Drafting department and development division, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110381 1950 October 2

Physical Description: 25 items(12 negatives, 12 contact prints, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Occupational portraits of Pete Perez, Lou Clerging [?], Jack Thass [?], and Sam Beckett.
box 2, folder 11

Personnel, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110382 circa 1950

Physical Description: 9 items(8 negatives, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Portraits of Sid Grun [?], Clinton Arnold, Vicki Alonzo, Gracie, Botsy, Manny, and Ignacio Lopez.
box 2, folder 12

Portraits, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110383 circa 1950

Physical Description: 5 items(3 negatives, 1 contact print, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Identified on envelope: Rosen, F. W. [Frank Wilkinson], Nadel, Cimino. Also includes an unidentified woman.
box 2, folder 13

Panorama of Lookout Mt. area, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110384 1951 December 5

Physical Description: 5 items(3 negatives, 1 contact print, 1 envelope)
box 2, folder 14

Views and meetings, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110385 1952, undated

Physical Description: 32 items( 21 negatives, 10 contact prints, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Views of the ravine; images from a conference or hearing including speakers, presenters, an installation shot of a wall display labeled "Growing Pains: Problems of the Industrial City," and portraits of participants, including a portrait of Tash Koshida (dated 21 May 1952). Also includes an image of a tenement near City Hall. No manilla envelope.
 

Demolition, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110386 1952

box 2, folder 15

Chávez demolition work, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110387 1952 June 12 and 1952 July 8

Physical Description: 7 items(3 negatives, 3 contact prints,1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Curtis St. near Paducah and La Loma streets.
box 2, folder 16

Demolition, fires, and house moving, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110388 1952 June 24

Physical Description: 15 items(7 negatives, 7 contact prints, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Includes homes and buildings being demolished, burned, or moved to new sites.
box 2, folder 17

Broad views of demolition, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110389 1952 July 8

Physical Description: 11 items(4 negatives, 4 contact prints, 3 envelopes)

Scope and Contents

Chávez Ravine, view from Curtis St.
box 2, folder 18

Demolition in the ravine, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110390 circa 1952

Physical Description: 14 items(13 negatives, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Includes views of slopes with houses, children playing, and a ranchito. On envelope: Chávez (old ones).
box 2, folder 19

Mailboxes, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110391 1952 July 8

Physical Description: 3 items(1 negative, 1 contact print, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Mabrina [?] and Effie streets.
box 2, folder 20

Elysian Park Heights trial, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110392 1952 September 3

Physical Description: 17 items(6 negatives, 5 contact prints, 5 envelopes, 1 note card)

Scope and Contents

On envelope: Elysian Garden Trail. Identified on envelope are: Carleton Williams ( Los Angeles Times), Magnus [?] White ( Los Angeles Examiner), Welton Weber (Assistant City District Attorney), and Clara McDonald. Possibly one of the eviction trails for residents who refused to leave the ravine.
box 2, folder 21

Mexican dance group at Palo Verde School, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110393 undated

Physical Description: 34 items(10 negatives, 22 contact prints, 1 envelope, 1 note card)
box 2, folder 22

Portrait of an older Black man, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110394 undated

Physical Description: 5 items(2 negatives, 2 contact prints, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

On envelope: Chávez.
 

Frank Wilkinson, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110395 1950-1997, undated

Scope and Contents

In 1952, Frank Wilkinson, the assistant director of HACLA, was accused by real estate interests of being a Communist due to his championship of the proposed Elysian Park Heights housing project. He refused to state his political affiliations when under oath during hearings related to the matter and was fired from HACLA in 1953. He was a life-long civil liberties activist and a leading opponent of the House Committee on Un-American Activities.
box 13, folder 2

Correspondence and articles, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110396 1950-1997

Physical Description: 10 items

Scope and Contents

Letter from Nadel to Edward Roybal. Letter from Clarence R. Johnson to Wilkinson. Letter from Wilkinson to Evelyn Nadel. Articles by Wilkinson and about Wilkinson.
box 2, folder 23

Wilkinson housing tour, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110397 undated

Physical Description: 18 items(10 negatives, 7 contact prints, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Annotations on envelope: NYC housing tour; Wilkinson housing tour. Many images show Wilkinson surveying and climbing among demolition rubble.
 

Hearings, publicity, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110398 1951-1953

box 2, folder 24

Citizens Against Socialist Housing (CASH) and Mayor's hearings, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110399 circa 1951-1953

Physical Description: 27 items(13 negatives, 13 contact prints, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

CASH was led by Frederick Dockweiler, a lawyer active in Los Angeles and California political issues, especially as an opponent of public housing initiatives.
On envelope: CASH and Mayor's hearings.
box 2, folder 25

Housing Authority campaign (television), /repositories/3/archival_objects/110400 1952 June 2

Physical Description: 7 items(3 negatives, 3 contact prints, 1 envelope)
box 2, folder 26

Protesters picketing public housing, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110401 1952 June 28

Physical Description: 5 items(2 negatives, 2 contact prints, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Protesters, primarily women, carrying signs opposing public housing and Mayor Bowron's policies. On envelope: Protest picketing. Margaret Hess is identified on the envelope (as one of the protesters?).
 

Community Redevelopment Agency, Series I.B./repositories/3/archival_objects/110402 1948-1998, undated

Leonard Nadel photographs of Community Redevelopment Agency projects, 1948-1998

Physical Description: 1 Linear Feet

Arrangement

Materials are arranged primarily by geographical area. Nadel's original grouping of material within each envelope is retained. The envelopes often contain a mixture of subjects and projects, and each group is therefore classified according to the preponderance of the visual materials contained within it. However, the notes on these envelopes and the accompanying note cards do not always reflect the subject matter of the negatives and prints contained in them.

Scope and Contents

Created in 1948, the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles (CRA) was dedicated to revitalizing, refurbishing, and renewing economically depressed areas of the city. Its formation was a direct result of the California Redevelopment Law of 1945, which was supported by a coalition of two groups with opposing desires - advocates seeking downtown housing for low-income residents and business and real estate interests promoting downtown commercial rejuvenation. Although Los Angeles business community for the most part opposed the bill - the impact of urban decay on commerce and industry, rather than the living conditions of the poor was their main concern - the law did pass, and its required Planning Department study confirmed the need for a redevelopment agency in Los Angeles. One of the CRA's first activities was then to turn around and lobby for a change in the Community Redevelopment Law that would separate redevelopment from public housing programs. In 1950, the passage of an amendment to the law did just that, enabling the CRA to focus on business redevelopment rather than public housing for downtown "blighted" and slum areas. AThe CRA existed s an independent agency until 2011.
The subseries contains Nadel's photographic documentation of several areas of Los Angeles that the CRA targeted for commercial revitalization in the 1940s and 1950s, such as Bunker Hill; the Temple Street area; Ann Street; and the Alameda Street area. Nadel made meticulous photographic surveys, sometimes block by block, of the slums and historic areas targeted for demolition and redevelopment. Documentation of the Bunker Hill Renewal Project is particularly extensive. Also included is documentation of an Urban Redevelopment Commission tour. In addition to black-and-white negatives and contact prints, materials also include Nadel's original, annotated negative envelopes and handwritten notes.
 

Urban Redevelopment Commission, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110403 1949-1955

box 2, folder 27

Tour, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110404 1949 April 26,

Physical Description: 59 items(28 negatives, 29 contact prints, 2 envelopes)

Scope and Contents

Participants included Brock, Sasesman [?], Rhea, and Holtzendorf. Also includes a view of the Cole Hotel.
box 2, folder 28

Santa Fe area, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110405 1950 December 28

Physical Description: 50 items(23 negatives, 23 contact prints, 3 note cards, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Houses, backyards, and rooftop views of Damon, Mateo, E. Eighth, Santa Fe, Enterprise, and Hunter streets.
box 3, folder 1

Olympic area, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110406 1950 December 29

Physical Description: 46 items(21 negatives, 21 contact prints, 3 note cards, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Houses and alleyways in Wilston, Elwood, Lawrence, and Channing streets.
box 3, folder 2

Parking lots and the Fourth St. ramp, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110407 1955 August 9

Physical Description: 24 items(11 negatives, 12 envelopes, 1 note card)
 

Bunker Hill Renewal Project, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110408 1951-1956

Scope and Contents

The 133-acre Bunker Hill Urban Renewal Project, conceived as a project to raze the once-stately Victorian neighborhood in downtown Los Angeles and to reinvent it as a business district, was begun by the CRA in 1955. Currently bounded by First St. on the north, Hill St. on the east, Fifth St. on the south, and the Harbor Freeway on the west, Bunker Hill was developed as an upscale residential area beginning in 1867. The steep streets of the hill were initially accessed by horse-drawn carriage service. In 1901, Angels Flight, a two-block funicular railway that ran up and down a two block stretch of the hill, was opened for service.
The Bunker Hill community thrived into the 1920s and 30s when the trolley lines of the Pacific Electric Railway Company increasing began to lure its residents out to the new "street car suburbs" such as Angelino Heights, Highland Park, and West Hollywood. Movement out of the area was furthered by the development of Los Angeles's freeway system which created easy access to the city from Beverly Hills, Pasadena, and other new upscale areas. As the hill's wealthier residents departed, the Queen Anne and Eastlake-style mansions they left behind were subdivided into housing for pensioners and lower income workers arriving from the American Midwest, Europe, and Mexico. With the building of new rooming houses and residence hotels the area became ever more densely crowded. Landlords profited, but did little to maintain their lodgings, and the hillside area further slide into decline as the property owners turned a blind eye to the criminal element among their tenents.
By 1955, in an effort to remove crime and poverty from a neighborhood that had already been long-used as a setting for crime novels and film noir movies, the CRA determined to clear Bunker Hill by ridding the area of the dilapidated buildings that housed its 9,000 residents. For the hill's residents it was a slippery slope. They were displaced without relocation assistance and the land was sold for private and public civic development.
Nadel documented conditions on Bunker Hill for the CRA between 1951 and 1956, capturing its streets, traffic, residents, and interior and exterior housing conditions. In so doing his photographs provided the CRA with the evidence it needed to support the hill's redevelopment. The Bunker Hill Urban Renewal Project was adopted by the city on March 31, 1959. It is the longest redevelopment project in Los Angeles history.
Notecards and annotations on the original envelopes contain information on housing conditions, rents charged, and occupancy. There are also frequent observations on the occupants including names, ages, occupations, length of tenancy, and other family matters. Other general topics noted are land use, alleyways, traffic, and street conditions.
box 3, folder 3

Bunker Hill scale model (Babcock report), /repositories/3/archival_objects/110409 1951 January 17

Physical Description: 12 items(3 negatives, 6 contact prints, 2 note cards, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Prints and negatives do not match.
box 3, folder 4

First to Fifth streets, Flower to Hill streets, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110410 1951 March 1

Physical Description: 71 items(24 negatives, 23 contact prints, 22 envelopes, 2 note cards)

Scope and Contents

For CRA study.
box 3, folder 5

First and Olive to Second and Hill streets area, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110411 1952 April 14

Physical Description: 21 items(10 negatives, 10 contact prints, 1 envelope)
box 3, folder 6

Bunker Hill, First, Second, Olive, and Hill streets area, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110412 1952 June 5

Physical Description: 7 items(3 negatives, 3 contact prints, 1 envelope)
box 3, folder 7

Aerials, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110413 1955 November 15

Physical Description: 19 items(18 negatives, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Includes six negatives of an older white couple on a porch and one negative of an older white man leaning on a porch rail.
box 3, folder 8

Fremont Ave., Figueroa St., /repositories/3/archival_objects/110414 1955 September 16

Physical Description: 41 items(19 negatives, 20 envelopes, 2 note cards)

Scope and Contents

Also includes First, S. Olive, and Hill streets. Group numbered Bunker Hill 2, 1-17.
box 3, folder 9

W. Second and Hope streets, 100 S. Olive St., /repositories/3/archival_objects/110415 1955 September 21

Physical Description: 6 items(2 negatives, 1 note card, 3 envelopes)

Scope and Contents

Group numbered Bunker Hill 2, 22-23.
box 3, folder 10

122 S. Olive St., /repositories/3/archival_objects/110416 1955 September 20

Physical Description: 10 items(4 negatives, 5 envelopes, 1 note card)

Scope and Contents

Group numbered Bunker Hill 2, 18-21. Interior images with a woman and two little girls.
box 3, folder 11

W. Second St. area, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110417 1955 September 21-1955 September 22

Physical Description: 55 items(26 negatives, 27 envelopes, 2 note cards)

Scope and Contents

Also includes views of First, Third, Olive, Figueroa, Flower, and other streets. Group numbered Bunker Hill 2, 24-44. Images include views of a school and playground at Second and Hope streets; people sitting on park benches in an empty lot; street conditions; and tenements.
box 3, folder 12

134 Fremont Ave., /repositories/3/archival_objects/110418 1955 September 21-1955 September 22

Physical Description: 35 items(17 negatives, 18 envelopes)

Scope and Contents

Also includes First and Figueroa streets, 131 S. Olive Ct., 719 W. Second St., and 255 S. Bunker Hill. Group numbered Bunker Hill 2, 45a-53. Images of residents, including children playing in areas behind housing and in empty lots.
box 3, folder 13

Clay St., /repositories/3/archival_objects/110419 1955 September 27

Physical Description: 16 items(7 negatives, 1 note card, 8 envelopes)

Scope and Contents

Also includes Fourth, Olive, Hill, Second, and Third streets. Group numbered Bunker Hill 2, 54-60. Images of housing, streets, parking lots, and Angels Flight.
box 3, folder 14

Figueroa St., /repositories/3/archival_objects/110420 1955 September 29

Physical Description: 13 items(6 negatives, 7 envelopes)

Scope and Contents

Includes 334 S. Figueroa, 350 S. Figueroa, W. Third and S. Figueroa, and 448 S. Bunker Hill. Group numbered Bunker Hill 2, 61-66.
box 3, folder 15

209 S. Olive St., /repositories/3/archival_objects/110421 1955 September 29

Physical Description: 25 items(11 negatives, 12 envelopes, 2 note cards)

Scope and Contents

Also includes 345 S. Clay St. and 133 S. Hope St. Group numbered Bunker Hill 2, 67-77. Interior shots and living conditions, some including the residents.
box 3, folder 16

Slums, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110422 1955 September 30

Physical Description: 22 items(10 negatives, 11 envelopes, 1 note card)

Scope and Contents

Addresses and streets include 308 S. Flower; 217 S. Grand; 334 S. Figueroa; 135 S. Grand; 820 W. First; 355 S. Bunker Hill; and Clay St. Group numbered Bunker Hill 2, 78-87a. Mostly interior shots, many with residents.
box 3, folder 17

Substandard housing, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110423 1955 October 5

Physical Description: 24 items(11 negatives, 12 envelopes, 1 note card)

Scope and Contents

Addresses include 245 S. Bunker Hill; 224 S. Olive; 209 S. Bunker Hill; 316 S. Clay; 416 S. Grand; 218 S. Olive; 416 S. Grand; and 237 S. Flower. Group numbered Bunker Hill 2, 88-98. Images include residents depicted in their interiors; details of substandard conditions and decay.
box 3, folder 18

Substandard and poor housing, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110424 1955 October 6

Physical Description: 17 items(7 negatives, 8 envelopes, 2 note cards)

Scope and Contents

Addresses include 433 S. Hope; 119 S. Grand; 724 W. First; 314 S. Olive; and 237 S. Bunker Hill. Group numbered Bunker Hill 2, 99-105. Primarily interior views.
box 3, folder 19

Slums, stores, alleys, and street conditions, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110425 1955 October 8-1955 October 10

Physical Description: 36 items(16 negatives, 17 envelopes, 2 note cards, 1 note)

Scope and Contents

Addresses and streets include W. First; 135 S. Olive; 120 S. Grand; 520-530 W. First; 120 S. Bunker Hill; 125 S. Olive; 334 S. Figueroa (Sack Alley); alley at Clay and W. Fourth; 332 S. Figueroa; 125 S. Olive; 119 S. Olive; 638 W. First; 315 S. Bunker Hill; and First and Olive. Includes street conditions viewed from 101 N. Bunker Hill. Group numbered Bunker Hill 2, 106-121. File name is a compilation of keywords written on the numerous envelopes.
box 4, folder 1

Playgrounds, substandard, poor, and acceptable housing, traffic, and general views, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110426 1955 October 18

Physical Description: 45 items(21 negatives, 2 note cards, 22 envelopes)

Scope and Contents

Addresses include 334 S. Figueroa; 502 W. First; 638 W. First; 330 S. Grand; 251 S. Olive; 515 W. Second; 447 S. Hope; 315 S. Olive ;350 S. Figueroa; 245 S. Flower. Includes views of Sack Alley; traffic at Fourth and Hillside; S. Flower; W. First and Third streets. Group numbered Bunker Hill 2, 122-139. File name is a compilation of keywords written on the numerous envelopes.
box 4, folder 2

General views, traffic, playgrounds, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110427 1955 October 19

Physical Description: 29 items(14 negatives, 15 envelopes)

Scope and Contents

View from W. Fifth and S. Figueroa looking northeast; traffic on S. Figueroa from Fourth St. ramp looking north; ramp at Fourth; Fourth and S. Flower hillside; playground at rear of 119 S. Olive; playground next to 334 S. Figueroa. Group numbered Bunker Hill 2, 140-148. Views include parking lots and children sliding down small dirt slopes on cardboard. File name is a compilation of keywords written on the numerous envelopes.
box 4, folder 3

Traffic, land use, housing (poor, substandard, slums) and street conditions, shopping, and recreation, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110428 1955 October 26

Physical Description: 52 items(25 negatives, 26 envelopes, 1 note card)

Scope and Contents

Views of traffic include W. Third from the Third St. tunnel and the intersection of S. Figueroa and W. First. Housing addresses include 107 S. Bunker Hill; 700 W. First; 255 S. Bunker Hill; 237 S. Flower; rear of 224 S. Olive; 316 S. Clay; 218 S. Olive; 314 S. Olive, 218 S. Bunker Hill, 133 S. Hope, 245 S. Flower, and 209 S. Olive. Images documenting land use include 638 W. First from the rear; Clay St. looking northwest from 328 Clay; and W. Second and S. Hill looking north. Also included are street conditions at W. Third St. and S. Hope; the alleyway at Olive Court; and views of shop fronts, children playing, and adults sitting along a ledge in Pershing Square.
Group numbered Bunker Hill 2, 149-174. File name is a compilation of keywords written on the numerous envelopes.
box 4, folder 4

Traffic and general views, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110429 1955 October 26

Physical Description: 14 items(6 negatives, 7 envelopes, 1 note card)

Scope and Contents

Views of traffic at W. First and S. Olive, and S. Olive, Fourth, and fifth streets. General views taken from the Edison building looking north and from the 1100 block of Huntley Dr. Group numbered Bunker Hill 2, 175-179.
box 4, folder 5

Housing (acceptable, poor, substandard) and street conditions, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110430 1955 October 31

Physical Description: 30 items(13 negatives, 14 envelopes, 3 note cards)

Scope and Contents

Housing addresses include 330 S. Grand; 416 S. Grand; 251 S. Olive; 248 S. Olive; 210 S. Flower; 337 S. Hope; 210 S. Grand; 237-9 S. Bunker Hill; 333 S. Clay; and 317 S. Olive. Street conditions are shown from 327 S. Hope looking north and at W. Third St. and S. Olive looking west from Angels Flight. Also includes traffic at the northeast corner of W. Second and S. Hope. Group numbered Bunker Hill 2, 180-192. File name is a compilation of keywords written on the numerous envelopes.
box 4, folder 6

Shopping, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110431 1955 November 29

Physical Description: 26 items(12 negatives, 13 envelopes, 1 note card)

Scope and Contents

Shopping areas in and around Bunker Hill. Also includes views of Pershing Square; Angels Flight; a general view from Bay and W. First looking sothwest; and street conditions near the Second Street tunnel. Group numbered Bunker Hill 2, 193-204.
box 4, folder 7

People, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110432 1955 November 9

Physical Description: 15 items(7 negatives, 8 envelopes)

Scope and Contents

People on Third St.; Grand St.; W. Fourth St.; and S. Clay St. People are depicted outdoors; walking; shopping; sitting on park benches in an empty lot; and reading. Group numbered Bunker Hill 2, 205-211.
box 4, folder 8

County garage, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110433 1956 January 12

Physical Description: 6 items(1 negative, 1 envelope, 4 note cards)

Scope and Contents

Located at W. Second and S. Hill streets. Group numbered Bunker Hill 2, 217a.
 

Temple area, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110434 1948-1957, undated

Scope and Contents

Includes interior and exterior residential views of the 180-acre Temple Street area on the northwest border of Bunker Hill which was a fashionable residential neighborhood in the late-nineteenth century.
box 4, folder 9

Mr. and Mrs. Wilcox, 717 Temple, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110435 1948 August 23

Physical Description: 1 item(1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Empty envelope numbered A-532.
box 4, folder 10

1138 Colton and 146 N Beaudry, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110436 1956 August

Physical Description: 16 items(6 negatives, 7 envelopes, 3 note cards)

Scope and Contents

Group numbered Temple 2a-7b. Includes views of a kitchen with several small children.
box 4, folder 11

General views, land use and streets, and public and residential buildings, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110437 1956 August 14-1957 November 16

Physical Description: 37 items(18 negatives, 19 envelopes)

Scope and Contents

General views from 110 Boylston; Glendale Blvd. and Colton; Flower and Court; Huntley Dr. and W. Second; and from Huntley Dr. Streets and terrain at Temple St. from the Harbor Freeway; W. First and Douglas; Toluca, and the Second St. Bridge from Beverly Blvd. and Lucas. Land use at W. First and Fremont; from Court and Douglas to Glendale Blvd.; and W. Second to Huntley Dr. near Beaudry. Public buildings include the Echo Park library at Glendale Blvd. and Temple, and the Board of Education Employment Office on N. Temple. Residential addresses include 1142 Mignonette; 1138 Colton; and 1145 Court. Also included are a recreation area at 912 Diamond; shopping on the corner of Temple and Fremont; and apartment interiors. Group numbered Temple 31-48.
box 4, folder 12

Residential, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110438 1956 August 14-1957 November 18

Physical Description: 17 items(8 negatives, 9 envelopes)

Scope and Contents

Residential interiors and exteriors at 133 1/2 and 146 N. Beaudry; 1551 Court; 1350 Temple; 301 N. Figueroa; 811 Temple; and 1134 Angelina. Images show interior housing conditions, the Raymond Inn hotel and annex, and housing exteriors. Land use at Court and Toluca. Group numbered Temple 49-56.
 

Interiors, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110439 1957

box 4, folder 13

Slums (interiors), /repositories/3/archival_objects/110440 1957 July 25

Physical Description: 3 items(1 envelope, 2 note cards)
box 4, folder 14

Residential interiors, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110441 1957 November 25

Physical Description: 25 items(12 negatives, 13 envelopes)

Scope and Contents

Residential buildings on Angelina, Diamond, Fremont, and Colton streets. Mostly unpeopled interiors, with two views of little children sitting along a driveway or alley between two buildings. Group numbered Temple 106-111b.
box 4, folder 15

Streets, public and residential buildings, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110442 1957 November 14

Physical Description: 23 items(11 negatives, 12 envelopes)

Scope and Contents

General views of streets include the Colton and Court streets area, and the northeast corner of Diamond and N. Figueroa. Residential exteriors at 327 N. Fremont; 911 (Rex Apartments), 912 and 916 Diamond; 212, 218, and 255 N. Fremont. Public buildings include the County Health Building, N. Figueroa, and Municipal Power and Light, 110 S. Boylston. Recreation includes the church playground behind 200 N. Beaudry. Group numbered Temple 1-11a.
box 4, folder 16

Streets and alleys, land use and terrain, public and residential buildings, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110443 1957 November 15

Physical Description: 39 items(19 negatives, 20 envelopes)

Scope and Contents

Streets include the intersections of Colton and Douglas and Boylston and Colton, and Glendale Blvd. Alleys between Colton and First and Douglas and Edgeware; Court and Colton; and Toluca and Douglas. Land use and terrain conditions at Court and Douglas; between Edgeware and Toluca; between Colton and Court; Douglas; Council and Glendale Blvd.; and 1139 W. Second. Commercial buildings at N. Beaudry and W. First. Public buildings include the Los Angeles Deptartment of Water and Power, 1216 W. First, and the Cortez Street School at 1321 Cortez. Housing at 383, 387, and 391 Douglas; 1020 Colton; and 1420 Temple. Public recreation area at Glendale Blvd. and Temple. Group numbered Temple, 12a-30a.
box 4, folder 17

Land use, shopping, residential, and recreation, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110444 1957 November 21

Physical Description: 49 items(24 negatives, 25 envelopes)

Scope and Contents

Includes Temple Beaudry, Court, Fremont, Colton, Rockwood, Figueroa, Patton, and W. Second streets; and Glendale Blvd. Also includes Boylston market and a general view of the Temple Street area. Group numbered Temple 57-80.
box 5, folder 1

Residential and commercial buildings, shopping, land use, recreational, streets and alleys, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110445 1957 November 21

Physical Description: 43 items(21 negatives, 22 envelopes)

Scope and Contents

Group numbered Temple 81-104. Missing negatives 102, 103, and 104. Images of people include little kids sitting on a backyard fence; apartment residents; a street cobbler; neighbors talking in the street.
box 12, folder 1

Views and housing, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110446 undated

Physical Description: 22 items(21 slides, 1 slide box)

Scope and Contents

35mm color slides. Images include oil derricks in residential areas; exterior housing conditioons; housing interiors with and without residents; debris and trash; and street views.
 

Ann Street, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110447 1952-1956

Scope and Contents

The 33-acre Ann Street Redevelopment Project, approved by Los Angeles Mayor Norris C. Poulson in 1954, was the first redevelopment plan in the state of California, and the CRA's first project. Located approximately one mile northeast of City Hall, the 33 acre area encompassing an eight block radius and comprising residential and other types of buildings was cleared to create new industrial spaces and expand existing businesses. Ann Street runs perpendicular to Spring Street and Main Street, from the Cornfields (now Los Angeles State Historic Park) to William Mead Homes. The area is bounded by North Spring, Mesnager, North Main, Llewellyn, and Rondout Streets.
box 5, folder 2

Houses, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110448 1952 June 18

Physical Description: 53 items(17 negatives, 17 contact prints, 1 note card, 18 envelopes)

Scope and Contents

Primarily front and rear views of housing.
box 5, folder 3

Demolition ceremony, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110449 1956 January 11

Physical Description: 23 items(22 negatives, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Demolition ceremony in 1956 including Mayor Norris C. Paulson and Councilman Ernest E. Debs watching the first stages of demolition. Also includes views of workers engaged in the various processes of demolition.
 

Alameda area, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110450 1952

box 5, folder 4

Houses and commercial buildings, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110451 1952 June 12

Physical Description: 64 items(21 negatives, 21 contact prints, 22 envelopes)

Scope and Contents

Includes the following streets in the Alameda area: Alameda; Commercial; Hewitt; Garey; Vignes; Jackson; and DuCom[___]. Exterior views of housing and mixed use areas.
box 5, folder 5

Gas tank, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110452 1952 November 18

Physical Description: 6 items(5 negatives, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Also includes the area around Second and Hill streets, and City Hall and a rendering of the propsed redeveloment of the area.
box 13, folder 4

Correspondence and notes, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110453 1951-1998, undated

Physical Description: 3 items

Scope and Contents

Includes a letter from Percival G. Hart, executive director, CRA Los Angeles to Howard Holtzendorff, executive director, HACLA, and a note on the verso of an advertising card regarding negatives related to the CRA.
 

Various subjects, Series I.C./repositories/3/archival_objects/110454 undated

Leonard Nadel photographs of various subjects, undated

Physical Description: 0.5 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents

This subseries encompasses a variety of topics and subject matter related to public housing. The photographs were most likely made by Nadel during the period when he worked for HACLA and documented CRA projects, but specific projects have not been identified.

Arrangement

Materials are arranged thematically, by subject, or by the names of known individuals.
box 5, folder 6

Monsignor O'Dwyer, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110455 undated

Physical Description: 4 items(1 negative, 2 envelopes, 1 print)

Scope and Contents

Monsignor Thomas J. O'Dwyer, an ardent supporter of public housing, was the Director of Health and Hospitals for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles for 40 years. He was also the chairman of the Citizens' Housing Council and member of the Governor's Advisory Commission on Housing Problems.
box 5, folder 7

Discrimination, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110456 undated

Physical Description: 2 items(1 negative, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Sign on fire escape landing rail of apartment building reads: Nice rooms and apartments for white [sic] only.
box 5, folder 8

First African Methodist Episcopal Church (1st AME) congregation, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110457 undated

Physical Description: 4 items(3 negatives, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Three views of the congregation during a service. Note on envelope: Not used.
box 5, folder 9

Ed Davenport, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110458 undated

Container Summary: (4 negatives, 4 contact prints, 1 envelope)
box 5, folder 10

Richard Lewis, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110459 undated

Physical Description: 5 items(4 negatives, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Richard Lewis, a Black musician who was blind, performing at Sixteenth and Central streets.
box 5, folder 11

Blind female folk singer, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110460 undated

Physical Description: 11 items(7 negatives, 3 contact prints, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Two occupational portraits of a Black female folk singer who is blind. The writing around her hatband reads: Israel must repent. Also included are views of a family in their home, interiors showing living conditions, housing behind City Hall, and burned out buildings.
box 5, folder 12

People, powerlines, and views, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110461 undated

Physical Description: 19 items(19 negatives and two envelopes)

Scope and Contents

Unidentified subjects and locations. Images include women and men sitting outside; boys playing in the street; a boy and a dog playing on a dirt hill with oil rigs on it; a man sitting on a balcony; two little girls on the steps of an apartment house; a street cobbler; people talking on the sidewalk; views of oil rigs and power lines; housing exteriors; rear views of housing and trash; and street views taken from above.
box 5, folder 13

Storefronts and people on streets, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110462 undated

Physical Description: 10 items(8 negatives, 2 envelopes)

Scope and Contents

Images include a corner street view with the Angels Flight Cafe; pedestrians crossing the street near the Angel's Flight kiosk and passengers exiting the Angels Flight railway; scenes outside the Penny Stores; and people talking on the street or sitting outside. One envelope reads: Comm. Redev. Agency.
box 13, folder 18

Watts, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110463 1990, undated

Physical Description: 7 pamphlet(s)

Scope and Contents

Seven copies of the pamphlet Watts '65 commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Watts rebellion. One 4x5 negative of a Black boy crying.
 

Unpublished books, Series II./repositories/3/archival_objects/110464 1947-1994, undated 1947-1949

Physical Description: 5.25 Linear Feet(7 boxes)

Scope and Contents

The series contains Nadel's unpublished books and related material on the two HACLA projects that he documented most extensively, Pueblo del Rio and Aliso Village. Nadel began documenting Pueblo del Rio while a student at the Art Center College of Design. In the late 1940s, he showed some of the photographs to Frank Wilkinson, who encouraged him to continue his documentation, suggesting that he also photograph Aliso Village. Shortly thereafter Wilkinson hired Nadel as a photographer for HACLA. The books Nadel compiled from his material are titled, "Pueblo del Rio: The Study of a Planned Community" and "Aliso Village, USA."

Arrangement

Arranged in two subseries: Series II.A. Pueblo del Rio, 1947-1948; Series II.B. Aliso Village, 1948-1994.
 

Pueblo del Rio, Series II.A./repositories/3/archival_objects/110465 1947-1948

Leonard Nadel photographs of Pueblo del Rio, 1947-1948

Physical Description: 2 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents

The subseries comprises Nadel's unpublished book, "Pueblo del Rio: The Study of a Planned Community," and additional photographic material related to the project. Nadel began documenting Pueblo del Rio while a student at the Art Center College of Design. In the late 1940s, he showed some of the photographs to Frank Wilkinson, who encouraged him to continue his documentation, and later hired him as a photographer for HACLA.
Originally built between 1941 and 1942 to house Black defense industry workers and enlisted military personel and their families during a nationwide housing shortage, Pueblo del Rio is located at 52nd Street and Long Beach Avenue in South Central Los Angeles in one of the city's older residential areas. Existing substandard housing on the 17.5 acre site was razed to build the garden city-style complex of 57 two-story apartment buildings (400 apartments) and a single-story administration building. Some of Nadel's views of the complex are taken from the vantage point of the deteriorated doorways of the older housing still exant across the street from the site. Due to wartime restrictions and material shortages, Pueblo del Rio was built soley out of brick masonry and reinforced concrete.
The mid-century modernist project was designed by the Southeast Housing Architects, which included Richard Neutra, Gordon Kaufman, Adrian Wilson, and the firm of Wurdeman & Becket. The chief architect on the project was Paul R. Williams, the first Black architect certified west of the Mississippi, who was known as the "architect to the stars" for the numerous private residences he designed for the Hollywood elite.
Some of the families currently living in Pueblo Del Rio have been there more than three generations. In 1954, 270 additional apartments were built on an adjoining 16.6 acre site. For three decades the complexes flourished, yet, when the nearby factories shut down in the 1970s many of Pueblo del Rio's residents spiralled into poverty and the project's demographics began to shift. In the 1990s, Latinos began moving into the housing complex. Today, Pueblo Del Rio is a mixed community comprising Black, Latino, and Cambodian families.
File titles are loosley derived from Nadel's notes jotted on the manilla or glassine envelopes containing the negatives and contact prints. Consequently, some titles may include language now considered to be outdated or biased.

Arrangement

Materials are arranged thematically, and include views of the project, and of community life such as activities and organizations within the project, schools, and named residents in a variety of activities and settings. The last part of the subseries comprises the book matter, including selected images, text, and the maquette.
 

Views, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110466 1947-circa 1948

box 5, folder 14

Aerial view, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110467 circa 1948

Physical Description: 2 items(1 negative, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Note reads: Not used [in book?].
box 5, folder 15

Maps and views, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110468 circa 1948

Physical Description: 19 items(18 negatives, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Images of two maps titled "Map showing public housing developments under the managment of the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angles" and "Unit and housing numbering map." Also inclued are views of the project; residents; scenes of daily life (areas for hanging laundry, baseball, mail delivery); and of a sign bearing the legend: 1200 children living here please drive carefully. On envelope: Housing project.
box 5, folder 16

Unit and house numbering map, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110469 circa 1948

Physical Description: 3 items(2 negatives, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

On envelope: Unit map.
box 5, folder 17

View from across the railroad tracks, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110470 circa 1948

Physical Description: 7 items(5 negatives, 1 envelope, 1 note card)

Scope and Contents

Also includes images of nearby (?) housing after a fire. On envelope: Pueblo and fired shack. RR & children sign.
box 5, folder 18

Exterior views of Pueblo del Rio, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110471 circa 1948

Physical Description: 6 items(3 negatives, 1 envelopes, 2 note cards)

Scope and Contents

Also includes one image of a Black man in a office doing accounts. On envelope: Pueblo del Rio - (good sky and clouds).
box 5, folder 19

Negro housing, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110472 circa 1948

Physical Description: 5 items(3 negatives, 1 envelope, 1 note card)

Scope and Contents

Also includes an image of the porch of an old house with a rocking chair and flowers in a tin can.
 

Various subjects, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110473 circa 1948

box 5, folder 20

Staff and office, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110474 circa 1948

Physical Description: 8 items(7 negatives, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Note reads: Not used [in book?].
box 5, folder 21

Maintenance staff, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110475 circa 1948

Physical Description: 5 items(4 negatives, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Maintenance staff standing in front of Pueblo del Rio administration building. Note reads: Not used [in book?].
box 5, folder 22

1200 children sign, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110476 circa 1948

Physical Description: 4 items(3 negatives, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Images of signs bearing the legend: 1200 children living here. Please drive carefully. Note reads: Not used [in book?].
box 5, folder 23

Negro clinic, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110477 circa 1948

Physical Description: 10 items(9 negatives, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

People at clinic. Note reads: Not used [in book?].
box 5, folder 24

Negros outside church, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110478 circa 1948

Physical Description: 4 items(3 negatives, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Includes a little girl dressed in her "Sunday best."
box 5, folder 25

Negro interiors, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110479 circa 1948

Physical Description: 10 items(7 negatives, 1 envelope, 2 note cards)

Scope and Contents

Some images include inhabitants engaged in various activities.
box 5, folder 26

Interior of bedroom, kitchen, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110480 circa 1948

Physical Description: 7 items(3 negatives, 4 envelopes)

Scope and Contents

Kitchen, dining room, bedroom, and bathroom.
box 5, folder 27

Resident Council, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110481 circa 1948

Physical Description: 3 items(2 negatives, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Resident Council meeting.
box 5, folder 28

Ballet, ping pong, Murray's girl, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110482 circa 1948

Physical Description: 4 items(3 negatives, 1 envelope)
box 5, folder 29

Jamis, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110483 circa 1948

Physical Description: 2 items(1 negative, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Environmental portrait of a young Black girl with her face leaning on her hand.
box 5, folder 30

Talent nite, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110484 circa 1948

Physical Description: 10 items(9 negatives, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Performers and audience.
box 5, folder 31

Nursery, portrait of Mrs. Terry, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110485 circa 1948

Physical Description: 13 items(11 negatives, 1 envelope, 2 note cards)

Scope and Contents

Children in nursery classroom and playing or grouped outside. Includes an exterior view of the Pueblo del Rio administration building, and an environmetal portrait of Mrs. Terry, a Black woman (teacher?).
box 6, folder 1

Negro nursery children, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110486 circa 1948

Physical Description: 12 items(11 negatives, 1 envelope)
box 6, folder 2

Negro nursery, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110487 circa 1948

Physical Description: 7 items(6 negatives, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Children sitting on exterior steps; in playground; exteriors of buildings; sprinklers going near playground.
box 6, folder 3

Mrs. Terry, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110488 circa 1948

Physical Description: 18 items(17 negatives, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Portraits of Mrs. Terry in her office and environmental portraits, including with a young girl (student?).
 

Samuel family, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110489 circa 1948

Scope and Contents

Thomas and Bessie Samuels, a Black couple with three girls and two boys.
box 6, folder 4

Bessie Samuel's kitchen and family, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110490 circa 1948

Physical Description: 2 items(1 negative, 1 envelope)
box 6, folder 5

Happy family, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110491 circa 1948

Physical Description: 9 items(8 negatives, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Samuels family in their living room; a baseball game; children with police officer. Note reads: Not used [in book?].
 

Book matter, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110492 circa 1948

 

Images, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110493 circa 1948

box 6, folder 6

Group 1, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110494 circa 1948

Physical Description: 51 items(25 negatives, 26 envelopes)

Scope and Contents

Group labeled "1" on maniala envelope. Aerial views of downtown Los Angeles; views of downtown substandard housing; views of Pueblo del Rio; 2203 Hunter Street.
box 6, folder 7

Group 2, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110495 circa 1948

Physical Description: 63 items(31 negatives, 32 envelopes)

Scope and Contents

Group labeled "2" on manila envelope. Views of Pueblo del Rio; office workers; grounds workers; interiors of apartment; Samuels family around table; nursery school; resident meetings; health clinic.
box 6, folder 8

Group 3, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110496 circa 1948

Physical Description: 25 items(12 negatives, 13 envelopes)

Scope and Contents

Group labeled "3" on manila envelope. Health clinic; congregation in church; meetings; recreation.
box 6, folder 9

Text, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110497 circa 1948

Physical Description: 42 items(41 negatives, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Photographs of pages of texts, captions, and page numbers for the book.
box 11, folder 1

"Pueblo del Rio: The Study of a Planned Community", /repositories/3/archival_objects/110498 circa 1948

Physical Description: 1 volume

Scope and Contents

Bound volume of 100 pages containing a photographic essay on the Pueblo del Rio housing project, illustrated with 76 gelatin silver photographs.
 

Aliso Village, Series II.B./repositories/3/archival_objects/110499 1948-1994, undated 1948-1949

Leonard Nadel photographs of Aliso Village, 1948-1994, bulk 1948-1949

Physical Description: 3.25 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents

The subseries comprises Nadel's unpublished book, "Aliso Village, USA," and additional material related to the housing project.
Designed in 1942 by the Housing Group Architects lead by Ralph Flewelling and including Lloyd Wright, the garden city-style Aliso Village was one of the first racially integrated public housing projects in the United States. It was built in the Boyle Heights area known as "The Flats," which in the 1930s was one of the most impoverished areas of Los Angeles. Aliso Village was demolished in 1999 and replaced by Pueblo del Sol, a new housing project.
Nadel documented Aliso Village from 1948 to 1949. The book he assembled is a photographic study of four families - Asian American, Black, Caucasian, and Latino - living in the new community. Between 1949 and 1951, Nadel made a concerted effort to find a publisher for the book. In 1949, he made a trip to Washington, D.C. and New York City to meet with supporters and potential publishers. In addition to meeting with representatives from organizations such as the American Civil Liberties Union and the American Council on Race Relations, he also met with former Farm Security Administration (FSA) photographers Roy Stryker and Edward Steichen, who assessed his photographs. The related correspondence and Nadel's meeting notes are included in this subseries. Although varous parties expressed interest in the project at the time, the book was never published.
File titles are loosley derived from Nadel's notes jotted on the manilla or glassine envelopes containing the negatives and contact prints. Consequently, some titles may include language now considered to be outdated or biased.

Arrangement

Materials are arranged thematically, and include views of the project, and of community life such as activities and organizations within the project, and its schools. This is followed by a section on each of the four families Nadal documented in-depth, as well as notes pertaining to Aliso Village in general, and the families in particular. The last part of the subseries consists of the book matter, including slides of the selected images, the introductory text, the maquette, and correspondence and notes regarding the book and Nadel's efforts to publish it.
 

Views of Aliso Village, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110500 1948-1949

box 6, folder 10

Aerial view in winter, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110501 1948 January 12

Physical Description: 3 items(2 negatives, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Taken after a snowfall.
box 6, folder 11

Aerial views of Aliso Village from Lookout Mountain, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110502 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 4 items(3 negatives, 1 envelope)
box 6, folder 12

View of Aliso Village through slum, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110503 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 4 items(3 negatives, 1 envelope)
box 6, folder 13

Slums near Aliso Village, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110504 1948 October 28

Physical Description: 3 items(2 negatives, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Includes two girls playing ball in a back courtyard.
 

Exterior views, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110505 circa 1948-1949

box 6, folder 14

Group A, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110506 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 34 items(33 negatives, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Group labeled "A" on envelope.
box 6, folder 15

Group B, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110507 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 9 items(7 negatives, 1 envelope, 1 note card)

Scope and Contents

Group labeled "B" on envelope.
box 6, folder 16

Exteriors with people, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110508 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 19 items(17 prints, 1 envelope, 1 note card)

Scope and Contents

Includes a view of Aliso Village from the freeway.
box 6, folder 17

Administration building, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110509 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 3 items(2 negatives, 1 envelope)
box 6, folder 18

Maintenance, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110510 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 4 items(3 negatives, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Tree spraying and exterior painting.
box 6, folder 19

Infrastructure, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110511 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 7 items(6 negatives, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Includes the reception office, maintenance shop, and community bulletin boards.
box 6, folder 20

1500 children sign, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110512 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 0 items (2 negatives, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Sign bearing the legend: 1500 children live here. Please drive carefully.
box 6, folder 21

Outdoor laundry lines, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110513 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 3 items(1 negative, 2 envelopes)

Scope and Contents

132 N. Clarence St.
box 6, folder 22

Laundry scenes, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110514 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 3 items(2 negatives, 1 envelope)
 

Resident Council, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110515 circa 1948-1949

box 7, folder 1

November 1948 meeting, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110516 1948 November 1

Physical Description: 25 items(24 negatives, 1 envelope)
box 7, folder 2

Resident Council II meeting, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110517 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 6 items(5 negatives, 1 envelope)
box 7, folder 3

Resident Council II, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110518 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 2 items(1 contact print, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Black couple at a Resident Council meeting.
box 7, folder 4

Management and Resident Council meeting, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110519 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 3 items(2 negatives, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Meeting of residents and staff around desk of Miss Hedges.
box 7, folder 5

Management and Inter-council meeting, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110520 1948 November 8

Physical Description: 10 items(9 negatives, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Includes one image of children on a stage manipulating marionettes.
 

Clinic, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110521 circa 1948-1949

Scope and Contents

Primarily images of baby examinations.
box 7, folder 6

Negatives, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110522 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 17 items(14 negatives, 1 envelope, 2 note cards)
box 7, folder 7

Prints, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110523 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 4 items(3 contact prints, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Mothers and babies.
box 7, folder 8

Immunization at Utah St. school, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110524 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 7 items(6 negatives, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

One of the children being immunized is Arthur Ramirez, Jr.
 

Movie night, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110525 circa 1948-1949

box 7, folder 9

Negatives, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110526 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 9 items(8 negatives, 1 envelope)
box 7, folder 10

Print, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110527 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 2 items(1 contact print, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Children watching movie.
 

Boys fighting, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110528 circa 1948-1949

Scope and Contents

Images include two shots of two boys - Black and Latino (?) - fighting, with other children onlookers; a Latino toddler kneeling; and two shots of a Latino dad and kids working on a digging project.
box 7, folder 11

Negatives, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110529 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 4 items(3 negatives, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Boys fighting, little girl on her knees.
box 7, folder 12

Prints, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110530 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 2 items(1 contact print, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Boys fighting.
 

Children and children's activities, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110531 1948-1949

box 7, folder 13

Children in area (mixed), /repositories/3/archival_objects/110532 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 9 items(8 negatives, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Images are primarily of preschool children.
box 7, folder 14

Kids at Aliso Village, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110533 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 12 items(11 negatives,1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Children playing on the catwalk, playing football, in kindergarten, at story time, and portraits of children. Primarily outdoor shots of younger children.
box 7, folder 15

Little children, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110534 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 6 items(5 contact prints, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Children looking out of windows, sitting on stoop, playing. On envelope: Odds & ends.
box 7, folder 16

Recreation at school, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110535 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 12 items(11 negatives, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Playing marbles, tetherball, basketball, on playground equipment, and other games.
box 7, folder 17

Marionette show, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110536 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 9 items(8 negatives, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

On envelope: Puppet.
box 7, folder 18

Puppets, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110537 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 1 items(1 envelope)
 

Folk dancing, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110538 circa 1948-1949

Scope and Contents

Images of a teen dance.
box 7, folder 19

Negatives, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110539 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 5 items(4 negatives, 1 envelope)
box 7, folder 20

Prints, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110540 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 2 items(1 contact print, 1 envelope)
 

Ping pong, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110541 circa 1948-1949

Scope and Contents

Junior games and craft (community hall).
box 7, folder 21

Negatives, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110542 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 3 items(2 negatives, 1 envelope)
box 7, folder 22

Prints, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110543 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 2 items(1 contact print, 1 envelope)
 

Sports, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110544 1948-1949

box 7, folder 23

School sports, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110545 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 13 items(11 negatives, 2 envelopes)

Scope and Contents

Teen sports including football, basketball, volleyball, gymnastics (pole rings), and spectators.
box 7, folder 24

Boys playing football, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110546 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 4 items(3 contact prints, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

On envelope: Sports / (Basketball) / (Football).
box 7, folder 25

Young people at play, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110547 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 4 items(3 contact prints, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Boys playing marbles; girls and boys sitting along a schoolyard fence.
 

Halloween, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110548 1948

box 7, folder 26

School Halloween party, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110549 1948

Physical Description: 2 items(1 negative, 1 contact print)

Scope and Contents

Bobbing for apples.
box 7, folder 27

Extended day care Halloween party, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110550 1948 October 29

Physical Description: 4 items(3 negatives, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Extended day care at Utah St. school. Miss Sanderson (head teacher) with children at long tables.
 

Christmas, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110551 1948

box 7, folder 28

Christmas party in the auditorium, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110552 1948

Physical Description: 8 items(7 negatives, 1 envelope)
box 7, folder 29

Christmas party program, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110553 1948

Physical Description: 4 items(3 contact prints, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Children talking to Santa (Mr. Taggart) and children watching program.
box 7, folder 30

Jr. Santa Claus, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110554 1948

Physical Description: 2 items(1 negative, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Child dressed as Santa Claus.
box 7, folder 31

Looking thru Xmas window, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110555 1948

Physical Description: 6 items(5 negatives, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Includes children looking out of a window decorated with a snowman and Santa scene; images of a boy looking out of window with a Christmas tree; and of another boy looking out of a window.
 

Parent Teacher Association (PTA), /repositories/3/archival_objects/110556 circa 1948-1949

box 7, folder 32

PTA November 1948 meeting, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110557 1948 November 8

Physical Description: 8 items(7 negatives, 1 envelope)
box 7, folder 33

Women at PTA meeting, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110558 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 4 items(3 contact prints, 1 envelope)
box 7, folder 34

Audience and speakers, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110559 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 11 items(11 negatives, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

The audience comprises mothers, some with small children. On envelope: PTA meeting I.
 

Playgroup, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110560 circa 1948-1949

box 7, folder 35

Playgroup benefit (Xmas), /repositories/3/archival_objects/110561 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 2 items(1 contact print, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Depicts women preparing and serving food at the benefit.
box 7, folder 36

Benefit for playgroup, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110562 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 4 items(3 negatives, 1 envelope)
box 7, folder 37

Playgroup, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110563 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 4 items((3 contact prints, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Story hour, pumpking carving, and a party.
box 7, folder 38

Playgroup meeting, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110564 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 9 items(8 contact prints, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Ruth Wong, Patsy Ramirez, and others.
box 7, folder 39

Playgroup loop, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110565 1948 November 1

Physical Description: 28 items(27 negatives, 1 envelope)
 

Nursery school, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110566 circa 1948-1949

box 7, folder 40

Nursery entrance, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110567 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 2 items(1 negative, 1 envelope)
box 7, folder 41

Nursery school (outside), /repositories/3/archival_objects/110568 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 2 items(1 contact print, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Two children standing against fence.
box 7, folder 42

Nursery outdoors, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110569 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 23 items(22 negatives, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Children and teachers participating in outdoor activities; with one view of the cot room.
box 7, folder 43

Nursery (Eating), /repositories/3/archival_objects/110570 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 3 items(2 contact prints, 1 envelope)
box 7, folder 44

Nursery School (Sleeping), /repositories/3/archival_objects/110571 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 3 items(2 contact prints, 1 envelope)
box 7, folder 45

Nursery children sleeping, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110572 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 4 items(3 negatives, 1 envelope)
box 7, folder 46

Nursery (Lunch), /repositories/3/archival_objects/110573 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 11 items(10 negatives, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Includes children on playground equipment.
box 7, folder 47

Jungle gym, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110574 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 6 items(5 negatives, 1 envelope)
 

Kindergarten, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110575 1948

box 8, folder 1

Kindergarten (Thanksgiving play), /repositories/3/archival_objects/110576 1948

Physical Description: 4 items(3 negatives, 1 envelope)
box 8, folder 2

Kindergarten (Thanksgiving party), /repositories/3/archival_objects/110577 1948

Physical Description: 4 items(3 contact prints, 1 envelope)
 

Boy Scouts, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110578 circa 1948-1949

box 8, folder 3

Boy Scout troop, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110579 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 6 items(5 negatives, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

First aid (William Taggert), presentation of colors (William Taggert and Charles Wilson), drills.
box 8, folder 4

Presentation of colors, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110580 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 2 items(1 contact print, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Troop includes Charles Wilson and William Taggart, Jr.
box 8, folder 5

Young craft group in community hall, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110581 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 3 items(2 negatives, 1 envelope)
 

Food shopping truck, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110582 circa 1948-1949

box 8, folder 6

Negatives, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110583 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 2 items(1 negative, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Original envelope contained two glassine sleeves. Negative for Aliso building through slum door is missing.
box 8, folder 7

Prints, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110584 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 3 items(2 contact prints, 1 envelope)
 

Contact prints of various actvities, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110585 circa 1948-1949

Scope and Contents

Many of the contact prints are represented in other Aliso Village groupings, as negatives and/or prints.
box 8, folder 8

General and community activities, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110586 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 136 items(1 negative, 135 prints, 1 envelope)
box 8, folder 9

Community activities, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110587 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 184 items(1 negative, 183 contact prints, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Contact prints.
 

Four families, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110588 circa 1948-1949

Scope and Contents

Photographs of the Wong, Rmirez, Wilson, and Taggert families who lived in Aliso Village.
box 8, folder 10

Four families group shot, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110589 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 10 items(9 negatives, 1 envelope)
box 8, folder 11

Four families standing around, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110590 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 4 items(3 negatives, 1 envelope)
 

Wong family, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110591 circa 1948-1949

Scope and Contents

Ruth and George Wong were a Chinese American couple with a young son, Richie (Richey), who three years old at the time Nadel photographed them.
box 8, folder 12

Family portrait, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110592 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 2 items(1 contact print, 1 envelope)
box 8, folder 13

Wongs shopping, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110593 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 4 items(2 contact prints, 1 envelope, 1 notecard)
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George Wong at school, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110594 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 3 items(2 contact prints, 1 envelope)
box 8, folder 15

Richie Wong at playgroup, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110595 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 3 items
box 8, folder 16

Richie Wong's third birthday party, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110596 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 2 items
box 8, folder 17

The Wongs at lunch (at home), /repositories/3/archival_objects/110597 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 3 items(2 contact prints, 1 envelope)
box 8, folder 18

Wongs at supper, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110598 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 6 items(5 contact prints, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Includes George Wong with Richie.
box 8, folder 19

Mrs. Wong at ceramics class, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110599 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 3 items(2 contact prints, 1 envelope)
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Mrs. Wong at clinic, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110600 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 2 items(1 contact print, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Richie getting a check-up.
box 8, folder 21

Wongs at Zoo, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110601 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 13 items(12 contact prints, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Griffith Park Zoo.
box 8, folder 22

Trimming the Christmas tree, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110602 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 2 items(1 contact print, 1 envelope)
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George Wong at work, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110603 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 8 items(7 contact prints, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Lettering on door reads: County Auditor, Budget and Report Division, Property Section.
 

Ramirez family, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110604 circa 1948-1949

Scope and Contents

Arthur J. and Pascuala (Patsy) Ramirez were a Mexican American family with five boys: Arthur, Jr. (8 1/2); David (6); Thomas (4); Jimmy (3); and Steven (1).
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Ramirez getting bath, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110605 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 15 items(13 contact prints, 1 envelope, 1 note card)
box 8, folder 25

Boys playing at home, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110606 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 3 items(2 contact prints, 1 envelope)
box 8, folder 26

Pillow fight, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110607 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 3 items(2 contact prints, 1 envelope)
box 8, folder 27

Ramirez teaching, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110608 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 7 items(6 contact prints, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Arthur Ramirez teaching a class.
box 8, folder 28

Ramirez boys at playgroup, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110609 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 2 items(1 contact print, 1 envelope)
box 8, folder 29

Ramirez fixing the car, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110610 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 2 items(1 contact print, 1 envelope)
box 8, folder 30

Mr. Ramirez at Catholic Youth Organization (CYO), /repositories/3/archival_objects/110611 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 2 items(1 contact print, 1 envelope)
box 8, folder 31

Ramirez at home, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110612 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 6 items(5 contact prints, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Patsy Ramirez ironing.
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Ramirez Christmas tree, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110613 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 4 items(3 contact prints, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Arthur and Patsy Ramirez decorating their Christmas tree; Ramirez family portrait; Patsy Ramirez playing tennis.
box 8, folder 33

Ramirez studying in library, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110614 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 2 items(1 contact print, 1 envelope)
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Ramirez at supper, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110615 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 8 items(7 contact prints, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Ramirez family eating; Arthur Ramirez playing with baby; boys reading.
box 8, folder 35

Ramirez on Sunday stroll, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110616 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 3 items(2 contact prints, 1 envelope)
box 8, folder 36

Ramirez - referee in game, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110617 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 2 items(1 contact print, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Arthur Ramirez as basketball referee.
 

Wilson family, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110618 circa 1948-1949

Scope and Contents

Lee Roy and Jessie Mae Wilson were a Black couple with two boys, Carles and Saul, and a toddler (?).
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Charles Wilson in cafeteria, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110619 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 3 items(1 contact print, 1 envelope, 1 note card)
box 8, folder 38

Wilsons at supper, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110620 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 6 items(5 contact prints, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Includes Mr. Wilson working at table, Mrs. Wilson doing laundry, boys washing dishes.
box 8, folder 39

Wilson boys in Sunday school, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110621 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 4 items(3 contact prints, 1 envelope)
box 8, folder 40

Sewing class (Mrs. Wilson), /repositories/3/archival_objects/110622 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 3 items(2 contact prints, 1 envelope)
box 8, folder 41

Saul Wilson at Tenderfoot ceremony, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110623 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 3 items(2 contact prints, 1 envelope)
box 8, folder 42

Social tea, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110624 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 3 items(2 contact prints, 1 envelope)
box 8, folder 43

Wilsons relaxing, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110625 circa 1948-1949

Container Summary: (1 contact print, 1 envelope)
 

Taggart family, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110626 circa 1948-1949

Scope and Contents

William Taggert and his wife were a white couple with three sons: William, Jr. (13); Richard James (8); and James William (2).
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Taggert portrait, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110627 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 6 items(5 contact prints, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Family portraits. Also included are images of a large group of children and adults from the community gathered in the Taggert's [?] living room.
box 8, folder 45

Bluegirls, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110628 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 3 items(1 contact print, 1 envelope, 1 notecard)

Scope and Contents

Mrs. Taggert and the Bluegirl troop making a cake.
box 8, folder 46

Mr. Taggart and baby, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110629 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 2 items(1 contact print, 1 envelope)
box 8, folder 47

Taggert family at supper, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110630 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 5 items(4 contact prints, 1 envelope
box 8, folder 48

Taggarts and home counselor, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110631 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 6 items(5 contact prints, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Discussing budget, teaching canning.
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Christmas, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110632 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 3 items(2 contact prints, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Bringing in Christmas tree, dressing up as Santa.
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Boy sick in bed, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110633 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 3 items(2 contact prints, 1 envelope)
box 8, folder 51

Taggert doing washing, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110634 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 4 items(3 contact prints, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

William Taggart doing laundry in kitchen using a wringer washing machine.
box 8, folder 52

Taggert printing press, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110635 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 2 items(1 contact print, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

William Taggart working a printing press.
box 8, folder 53

Richard Taggart in class, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110636 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 5 items(4 contact prints, 1 envelope)
box 8, folder 54

Taggart boys washing dishes, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110637 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 4 items(3 contact prints, 1 envelope)
box 8, folder 55

Taggert boy getting haircut, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110638 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 2 items(1 contact print, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

Mrs. Taggart giving son a haircut.
box 9, folder 1

Notes on Aliso Village, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110639 circa 1948-1949

Physical Description: 36 items(1 envelope, 35 note cards)

Scope and Contents

On envelope: Notations by photographer Leonard Nadel while working on the Aliso Village project - (quotes that inspired him, among them: Nature has no favorite nation, color, creed or occupation any place you point your finger to, there's someone with the same blood as you.)
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Slides, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110640 undated

Physical Description: 18 items(17 slides, 1 envelope)

Scope and Contents

35 mm. black-and-white slides of inhabitants, activities, and exteriors.
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Permissions to photograph families, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110641 1949-1950

Physical Description: 22 items

Scope and Contents

Signed consents from families (full and exclusive permission to copyright, use, and publish photographs).
box 13, folder 6

Charts of family and inter-resident interactions, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110642 circa 1949

Physical Description: 5 Sheets
 

Book matter, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110643 1949-1994

 

Texts for "Aliso Village, U.S.A.," /repositories/3/archival_objects/110644 1949

box 9, folder 2

Aliso text, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110645 1949

Physical Description: 23 items(22 negatives, 1 envelope)
box 9, folder 3

Aliso text type, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110646 1949

Physical Description: 44 items(43 negatives, 1 envelope)
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Introduction to book, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110647 circa 1949

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Contents

Typescript introduction to the book by Loren Miller.
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Copy slides of images used in book, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110648 negatives 1949, slides 1994

Physical Description: 65 Photographic Slides
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"Aliso Village, U.S.A.," /repositories/3/archival_objects/110649 circa 1949

Physical Description: 1 volume

Scope and Contents

Bound unpublished volume of 122 pages with 136 gelatin silver photographs.
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Nadel's writings regarding the book, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110650 circa 1949

Physical Description: 4 items

Scope and Contents

Contains the following typescript documents by Nadel about the book: Exhibit on Aliso Village study; Aliso Village; The concept; and Aliso Village, U.S.A.
 

Correspondence and meeting notes, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110651 1949-1951, undated

Scope and Contents

Correspondence regarding atttempts to find a publisher for the book. Also includes hand-written and typescript notes from meetings with supporters and potential publishers.
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/repositories/3/archival_objects/110652 May 10 - May 24, 1949

Physical Description: 7 items

Scope and Contents

Letter from Floyd C. Covington executive director of the Los Angeles Urban League, to Lester B. Granger, executive director of the National Urban League, introducing and recommending Nadel and his Aliso Village project. Letter from Carey McWilliams to Nadel. Letter from Jack J. Spitzer to Rabbi S. Andhil Fineberg, director of the Community Service Department, American Jewish Committee, asking for support to publish Nadel's work. Letter from Floyd C. Covington to Leslie W. Ganyard, secretary of the Rosenberg Foundation.
box 13, folder 10

/repositories/3/archival_objects/110653 June 1949

Physical Description: 6 items

Scope and Contents

Letter from Kenneth Hahn, chairman, Los Angeles County Conference on Community Relations, to Nadel. Letter from A. A. Heist, director, American Civil Liberties Union, to Morris Ernst. Letter from Jack J. Spitzer, assistant executive director, Community Relations Committee of the Los Angeles Jewish Community Council, to Nadel. Letter from Herschell Chanin, Jewish Labor Committee, to Irving Salert.
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/repositories/3/archival_objects/110654 July 20 - July 29, 1949

Physical Description: 6 items

Scope and Contents

Summaries of meetings with Louis Hosch, executive secretary of the American Council on Race Relations; Roland Hemans; assistant director of the University of Chicago Press; W. T. Couch, director of the University of Chicago Press; Coleman Woddbury, director of Urban Redevelopment Study; Mrs. Dorothy Gazzolo, editor of Journal of Housing; and James Brown III, trustee of the Marshall Field Foundation. Letter from Nadel to Dr. Louis Wirth, American Council on Race Relations.
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/repositories/3/archival_objects/110655 August 1949

Physical Description: 11 items

Scope and Contents

Summary of meetings with Clarence Johnson, east coast regional race relations advisor for the Federal Housing Agency; Thomas Creighton, Progressive Architecture; Dr. Louis Wirth, director of the American Council on Race Relations; Dr. Gerald Breese, director of the Social Science Research Council; and Franklin Thorne and Dr. McGraw, Race Relations, Federal Housing Authority; Charles Abrams, publisher; Phillip Vaudrin, editor of the Oxford Press; Leo Johnson, director of the National Public Housing Conference. Letter from Victor Kayfetz (Victor Kayfetz Productions) to Nadel.
box 13, folder 13

/repositories/3/archival_objects/110656 September 1949

Physical Description: 9 items

Scope and Contents

Notes on meetings with the following persons: Edward Steichen; Miss Rose Terlin, editor of YWCA publications; Dr. Robt Weaver, New York University sociology department; Dr. Robert Merton, Columbia University, sociology editor for Harcourt Brace & Co.; Mrs. Dorothy Nathan, Community Service Department, American Jewish Committee; and Dr. Nadhil Fineberg, American Jewish Committee. Correspondence with John Morris, picture editor, The Ladies Home Journal.
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/repositories/3/archival_objects/110657 October 1949

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Contents

Notes on meeting with Roy Stryker.
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/repositories/3/archival_objects/110658 1950 - 1951

Physical Description: 21 items

Scope and Contents

Summaries of meetings with Francis Brennan, picture editor, Life History of WWII; Lee Jones, picture editor, This Week; Mrs. Anna Wolfe; children's editor, Woman's Home Companion; Ted Gorkinm picture editor, Parade; Holmer Cable, picture editor, Look; William White, picture editor, Daily News; Mr. Borstadt, picture editor, Saturday Evening Post , Philadelphia. Correspondence with John Morris; picture editor, Ladies Home Journal. Letter from Victor Kayfetz.
box 13, folder 16

Exhibitions, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110659 1951

Physical Description: 4 items
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Filmstrip copyright agreement, /repositories/3/archival_objects/110660 undated

Physical Description: 2 items

Scope and Contents

Agreement between Leonard Nadel and Robert Friedman and Donald Weiss, producers and writers, pertaining to production and distribution of two film strips on Aliso Village. The agreement is signed by Nadel and Friedman.