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20th Century Organizational Files, 1912-1980s
MSS 077  
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An assembled collection of 20th century papers and ephemera from nearly 800 social action organizations, primarily based and/or active in Los Angeles and Southern California.
The materials in the collection were assembled by Library founder Emil Freed. He gathered the papers and ephemera of organizations dedicated to human rights, social justice, peace and working people to preserve a record of 20th century social activism.
49 legal archival document boxes; 16 linear feet
Copyright has not been assigned to the Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research. Researchers may make single copies of any portion of the collection, but publication from the collection will be allowed only with the express written permission of the Library's director. It is not necessary to obtain written permission to quote from a collection. When the Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research gives permission for publication, it is as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
The collection is available for research only at the Library's facility in Los Angeles. The Library is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Researchers are encouraged to call or email the Library indicating the nature of their research query prior to making a visit.