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Blanton (Charles) Collection
SPC.2019.046  
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  • Contributing Institution: California State University Dominguez Hills, Gerth Archives and Special Collections
    Title: Charles Blanton Collection
    Creator: Blanton, Charles
    Identifier/Call Number: SPC.2019.046
    Physical Description: 17 boxes
    Physical Description: 84.04 Linear Feet
    Date (inclusive): 1950-2016; undated
    Abstract: This collection contains material belonging to Charles Blanton, a former resident of Compton, CA. A majority of this collection is comprised of material from his time as a member of Black Sheep Harley Davidsons for Christ Motorcycle Ministry (Black Sheep HDFC); stereograph cards; and Centennial High School yearbooks and memory books from reunions.
    Language of Material: Collection material is in English.

    Conditions Governing Access

    There are no access restrictions on this collection.

    Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Archives and Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical materials and not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    [title of item] Charles Blanton Collection, Courtesy of the Gerth Archives and Special Collections. University Library. California State University, Dominguez Hills

    Biographical / Historical

    Charles Blanton attended Centennial High School in Compton, CA (class of 1966). He was also a resident of Ponoma, CA and was part of the planning commission from 1987-1991; the Futures Committee; the Fire Deparment Affirmative Action Plan; as well as other committees and received mulitple Goddess statuettes from the City Council in recognition of his service.
    Blanton was also faculty at California State University, Fullerton and retired during the 1989-1990 academic year; and was employed at Compton Unified School District where he retired in 1984. Blanton was also a member of American Legion Riders and the Black Sheep Harley Davidsons for Christ Motorcycle Ministry (Black Sheep HDFC); and was a photographer.
    Source: "Correspondence to Charles Blanton from various offices affiliated with the city of Pomona" and other various material located in the Charles Blanton Collection. SPC.2019.046

    Scope and Contents

    The Charles Blanton Collection (1950-2016; undated) contains 17 boxes of material belonging to Charles Blanton, a former resident of Compton, CA and includes: a retirement scrapbook; photographs taken by Blanton; material related to his time as a member of Black Sheep Harley Davidsons for Christ Motorcycle Ministry (Black Sheep HDFC) including Harley-Davidson memorabilia, patches, pins, hats, poker chips, and other material; material related to the "Run for the Wall" event founded by Vietnam Veterans; and material related to Centennial High School reunions such as memory books and programs. Also included are stereograph cards; yearbooks; children's toys belonging to Blanton's father; awards; letters from the City of Ponoma regarding his voluntary service to the city; and other material.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Collection was donated with the cooperation of the Compton 125 Historical Society, 2018.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Compton (Calif.)
    Public schools--California--Compton
    Pomona (Calif.)
    Harley-Davidson Motor Company