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Leonard Nadel photographs and other material relating to housing and urban redevelopment in Los Angeles, 1947-1998 (bulk 1947-1957)

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Nadel (Leonard) Photographs and other material relating to housing and urban redevelopment in Los Angeles
Series I. Projects related to housing and urban redevelopment, 1947-1998, undated 3 Linear Feet (6 boxes)
Series I.C. Various subjects, undated 0.5 Linear Feet
Leonard Nadel photographs of various subjects, undated

This subseries encompasses a variety of topics and subject matter related to public housing. The photographs were most likely made by Nadel during the period when he worked for HACLA and documented CRA projects, but specific projects have not been identified.
Arrangement
Materials are arranged thematically, by subject, or by the names of known individuals.
box folder
5 6 Monsignor O'Dwyer, undated 4 items (1 negative, 2 envelopes, 1 print)
Monsignor Thomas J. O'Dwyer, an ardent supporter of public housing, was the Director of Health and Hospitals for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles for 40 years. He was also the chairman of the Citizens' Housing Council and member of the Governor's Advisory Commission on Housing Problems.
5 7 Discrimination, undated 2 items (1 negative, 1 envelope)
Sign on fire escape landing rail of apartment building reads: Nice rooms and apartments for white [sic] only.
5 8 First African Methodist Episcopal Church (1st AME) congregation, undated 4 items (3 negatives, 1 envelope)
Three views of the congregation during a service. Note on envelope: Not used.
5 9 Ed Davenport, undated (4 negatives, 4 contact prints, 1 envelope)
Ed J. Davenport was the controversial council member for the Los Angeles City Council District 12 seat, when the district included Bunker Hill and northwest downtown, with its east and north boundaries at Glendale Boulevard and at Sunset Boulevard. He was "an ardent foe of public housing and of Communism."
5 10 Richard Lewis, undated 5 items (4 negatives, 1 envelope)
Richard Lewis, a Black musician who was blind, performing at Sixteenth and Central streets.
5 11 Blind female folk singer, undated 11 items (7 negatives, 3 contact prints, 1 envelope)
Two occupational portraits of a Black female folk singer who is blind. The writing around her hatband reads: Israel must repent. Also included are views of a family in their home, interiors showing living conditions, housing behind City Hall, and burned out buildings.
5 12 People, powerlines, and views, undated 19 items (19 negatives and two envelopes)
Unidentified subjects and locations. Images include women and men sitting outside; boys playing in the street; a boy and a dog playing on a dirt hill with oil rigs on it; a man sitting on a balcony; two little girls on the steps of an apartment house; a street cobbler; people talking on the sidewalk; views of oil rigs and power lines; housing exteriors; rear views of housing and trash; and street views taken from above.
5 13 Storefronts and people on streets, undated 10 items (8 negatives, 2 envelopes)
Images include a corner street view with the Angels Flight Cafe; pedestrians crossing the street near the Angel's Flight kiosk and passengers exiting the Angels Flight railway; scenes outside the Penny Stores; and people talking on the street or sitting outside. One envelope reads: Comm. Redev. Agency.
13 18 Watts, 1990, undated 7 pamphlet(s)
Seven copies of the pamphlet Watts '65 commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Watts rebellion. One 4x5 negative of a Black boy crying.


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