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Finding aid for the Collection of Southern California housing reports and photographs

Finding aid prepared by Jane Adler, Clay Stalls, 2000 January 27

Summary Information

Repository
USC Libraries Special Collections
Title
Collection of Southern California housing reports and photographs
Collection no.
0436
Date [inclusive]
1937-1972
Extent
0.21 linear ft., 1 box
Language
English
Abstract
The Collection of Southern California housing reports and photographs consists of reports, photographs, studies, housing authority materials, and a speech, 1937-1972, related to the problem of affordable housing in Los Angeles. The reports were authored by the Los Angeles City Housing Authority, the Los Angeles City Planning Commission, and the Claremont Colleges. The photographs provide visual evidence of slum housing in Los Angeles in the 1940s.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder# or item name], Collection of Southern California housing reports and photographs, Collection no. 0436, California Social Welfare Archives, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

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Scope and Content

The Collection of Southern California housing reports and photographs consists of reports, photographs, studies, housing authority materials, and a speech, 1937-1972, related to the problem of affordable housing in Los Angeles. Their authors include the Los Angeles City Housing Authority, the Los Angeles City Planning Commission, and the Claremont Colleges. Of particular interest are the WPA reports undertaken by such Los Angeles City agencies as the Housing Authority regarding the state of housing for the poor in Los Angeles at the end of the Depression Era.

Also of value are the photographs, for they provide visual evidence of slum housing in Los Angeles in the 1940s, although their photographers are not identified. Those in folder 8 all bear the date "1941," as well as captions describing their subject, on the scrapbook page on which they are mounted. The photographs in folder 7 most probably date from this time as well and are labeled on their back.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

USC Libraries Special Collections
2000 January 27
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, California, 90089-0189
213-740-5900
specol@usc.edu

Revision Description

 Finding aid edited, updated, and encoded by Sue Lutschein, 2011 February

Conditions Governing Access

Advance notice required for access.

Conditions Governing Use

The use of archival materials for on-site research does not constitute permission from the California Social Welfare Archives to publish them. Copyright may not have been assigned to the California Social Welfare Archives, and the researcher is instructed to obtain permission to quote from or publish manuscripts in the CSWA's collections from the copyright holder.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Claremont Colleges. Program in Public Policy Studies. -- Archives
  • Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles, California. -- Archives
  • Los Angeles (Calif.). Dept. of City Planning. -- Archives
  • Los Angeles County Coordinating Councils. Executive Board. -- Archives

Genre(s)

  • Photographs
  • Reports

Geographic Name(s)

  • Aliso Village (Los Angeles, Calif.)--Photographs
  • Estrada Courts (Los Angeles, Calif.)--Photographs
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)--Photographs
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)--Social conditions--20th century--Archival resources
  • Pueblo del Rio (Long Beach, Calif.)--Photographs
  • Ramona Gardens (Los Angeles, Calif.)--Photographs
  • Rose Hill Courts (Los Angeles, Calif.)--Photographs

Subject(s)

  • Public housing--California, Southern--20th century--Archival resources
  • Slums--California, Southern--20th century--Archival resources

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

 Housing Survey Covering Portions of the City of Los Angeles California. Constructed under the Supervision of the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles, California and Published by Them as a Report of Work Projects Administration Project No. 65-1-07-70. Vol. 1. April 1940. With statement dated 6 June 1939 from Housing Authority on goals of survey 1939-1940 

1 1

 Juvenile Delinquency and Poor Housing in the Los Angeles Metropolitan Area. Prepared under the Direction of the Executive Board, Los Angeles County Coordinating Councils. WPA Delinquency Prevention Project 9304 Information Division 1937 December 

1 2

 1) Los Angeles City Housing Authority undated question and answer sheet re "The Public Slum Clearance and Low-Rent Housing Program in Los Angeles." 2) Los Angeles City Housing Authority program and statement re Hacienda Village and groundbreaking ceremony for Village in 1941 1941, undated 

1 3

 Bob Beckman et al. Low-Income Housing: A Policy Study of Pomona, California. Program in Public Policy Studies of the Claremont Colleges 1972 June 

1 4

 1) "The San Fernando Valley and Low-Income Housing. A Community Self Study." (n.d.). 2) "Comparison of Blighted and Good Areas in Los Angeles. Study by the Planning Commission of the City of Los Angeles. 1945." 2 appendices 1945, undated 

1 5

 "Statement on Discrimination." Speech by Robert K. Johnson, Vice-Chairman of the Fair Housing Congress of Southern California, before the Fair Employment Practices Commission, Los Angeles 1971 February 17 

1 6

 Photographs of Aliso Village, Rose Hill Courts, and Estrada Courts circa 1940 

1 7

 Photographs of housing at various Los Angeles area locations: Pueblo del Río, Ramona Gardens, Rose Hill Courts 1941, undated 

1 8

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