Imperial Courts Collection (Coll2012.130) Photographs and negatives, flyers, organizational correspondence, court lists, polling sheets, clippings, notes, manuscripts, annual reports, ephemera, and other material documenting activities of Imperial Courts, primarily in Southern California and San Francisco, 1973-1994. The Imperial Courts originated in San Francisco in 1965 as gay community social and fundraising events with a camp Imperial theme; the annual main event featured the coronation of elected monarchs (a king and queen) who in turn selected a royal court.
Imperial Valley photograph album (7012) "Photographs of the Imperial Valley, San Diego County, California" consists of 105 photographs depicting the Imperial Valley and its farmlands and towns, circa 1904. The album was a gift from the Emerson Realty Company of Los Angeles to G.A. Parkyns, Freight and Pass Agent of the Southern Pacific Railroad.
Independent Commission records (0229) The city of Los Angeles became the epicenter of a public relations scandal on March 3, 1991, when an amateur cameraman captured on video four uniformed LAPD officers beating motorist Rodney G. King. In addition to generating public outrage, the incident cast a dark shadow over the LAPD and called into question the integrity of the nation's third largest municipal police force. Subsequently, the ten member Independent Commission on the Los Angeles Police Department was formed to conduct a full and fair evaluation of all aspects of the LAPD's structure and operations related to the use of force when making arrests. Included in this collection are the documents that were collected and analyzed by the Commission over the course of its study.
International Police, Ltd. Records (0112) Scrapbook, share certificates, and other documents relating to the founding of International Police, Ltd., by Captain Walter Wanderwell in 1932, to monitor world disarmament and provide educational opportunities overseas.
Issler (Anne Roller) papers (0068) This collection contains typescripts for Anne Roller Issler’s work on Robert Louis Stevenson’s time spent in San Francisco between December 1879 and May 1880. The work, Happier for His Presence: San Francisco and Robert Louis Stevenson, was published by Stanford University Press in 1949.
Itkin (Mikhail) Papers (Coll2011.055) Correspondence, flyers, newsletters, clippings, memoranda, notes, meeting notes, depositions, photographs, receipts, articles, essays, broadsides, legal papers, medical certificates and other material from activist and gay religious leader, Mikhail (Michael) Itkin, 1956-1989. A leader in a group known by various names including the Evangelical Catholic Communion or Community of the Love of Christ, Itkin was also a gay rights and political activist.
Ivy Theatre records (Coll2013.059) Press material, theater production files, contracts, correspondence, clippings, financial records, photographs, a promotional videocassette (VHS) and other material, 1996-2006, from the Ivy Theatre, a lesbian theatre founded in 1998 in Los Angeles and named in honor of lesbian feminist activist, Ivy Bottini. Marian Jones served as artistic director.