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California. Governor's Commission on the Los Angeles Riots. Photographs collected by the Governor's Commission on the Los Angeles Riots [graphic].
BANC MSS 74/115 c box 1; BANC MSS 74/115 c box 2; BANC MSS 74/115 c
Collection Overview

Title:

Photographs collected by the Governor's Commission on the Los Angeles Riots

Creator/Contributor:

California, Governor's Commission on the Los Angeles Riots., creator

Abstract:

Chiefly photographs of buildings, cars, store merchandise, and other property damaged during the Watts Riot. Most views include sequentially numbered placards placed in foreground of scene, apparently as part of systematic documentation of damage. Approximately 40 photographs, presumably taken by police photographers, document police activity, fire fighting, and arrests during the riots.

Date:

1965 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca
Riots -- California -- Los Angeles -- Photographs
Watts Riot, Los Angeles, Calif., 1965 -- Photographs
African Americans -- California -- Los Angeles -- Photographs

Note:

Photographers unknown.
Forms part of the Records of the Governor's Commission of the Los Angeles Riots.
COLLECTION STORED OFF SITE: Advance notice required for use.
The commission was appointed by Governor Edmund G. Brown to prepare "an accurate chronology and description of the riots and attempt to draw any lessons which may be learned from a retrospective study of these events."

Type:

graphic
Photographs.

Physical Description:

graphic
photoprint
2 boxes (ca. 590 photographic prints) : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS 74/115 c box 1
BANC MSS 74/115 c box 2
BANC MSS 74/115 c

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

COLLECTION STORED OFF SITE: Advance notice required for use.

Related Item:

Records of the Governor's Commission of the Los Angeles Riots : California. : Governor's Commission on the Los Angeles Riots.