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Charles Brittin papers, 1914-2009 (bulk 1950-1979)

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Brittin (Charles) Papers
Series II. Political movements and protests, 1926-2004 (bulk 1960-1979) 33 Linear Feet (35 boxes, 5 flatfile folders, 1 roll)
This series contains mostly black-and-white prints, contact sheets, negatives, transparencies, and slides of civil rights, Vietnam War, and political protests documented by Brittin during the 1950s-1970s. Some files also contain photographs taken by Brittin's wife, Barbara, and other photographers. Along with these photos are various related posters, publications, clippings, ephemera, and other papers. Unidentified photographs of political movements and protests are filed at the end of the series.
Arrangement
The series is arranged in four subseries: Series II.A.: Civil rights; Series II.B. Feminism and labor protests; Series II.C. Vietnam war protests; Series II.D. Politics.
Series II.A. Civil rights, 1926-1997 (bulk 1960-1975) 12 Linear Feet (13 boxes, 1 flatfile folder)
Series II.A. primarily contain black and white photographs, contact sheets, negatives and color slides of civil rights protests during the 1950s-1970s. CORE protests form the bulk of this section. Some files also contain photographs taken by Brittin's wife, Barbara, and other photographers. Along with these photographs are related papers, clippings, ephemera and posters.
Arrangement
CORE records are followed by other assorted civil rights material.
box
39-42, 53, 55-57, 75*-77*, 96, 98, 129, 133, 134* CORE, between 1963-1970, 1991, 1997
box
39, 53 Papers, between 1963-1970
box folder
39 1-3 Various, circa 1963-1966
box folder
53 2-3 Posters and clippings, 1966
Related to Brittin's visit to Bogalusa, Louisiana.
box
39-42, 55-57, 75*-77* Photographs, between 1963-1970, 1997
box
39-41 Prints, contact sheets, between 1963-1970
Some folders contain related papers.
box folder
39 4-17 CORE personalities and events, between 1963-1970
39 18-21 Police brutality protests, 1965-1968
box
40-41 Housing and other protests, circa 1963-1965
Includes Board of Education sit-in, job discrimination pickets, marches for Alabama and Brittin's documentation of protests in Bogalusa, Louisiana. Also contains Barbara Brittin's court trial and unidentified CORE photographs. Some folders include related papers.
box
55-57 Negatives, color slides, between 1963-1970, 1997
box
42 11 x 14 inch prints, between 1963-1966
Folder 8: "CORE Action in Torrance" (1964) also contains "NO on 14" protest sign.
box
75*-77* 16 x 20 inch prints, circa 1964-1965
Box 76*: "CORE Action in Torrance" (1964) also contains one protest sign.
box
96, 98, 129, 133, 134* Items added later, between 1963-1970, 1991
Brittin materials integrated into the archive in 2012.
box folder
96 1 Papers, between 1963-1970
box folder
133 4 Oversize clipping, 1991
The clipping includes a Brittin photograph of police brutality.
box
96, 98, 129, 134* Photographs, between 1963-1970
box folder
96 2-3 Prints
box
98 Polaroid prints and one negative
box folder
129 3 11 x 14 inch prints
box folder
134* 2 16 x 20 inch prints
box
43, 53 Papers, 1926-1991 (bulk 1963-1975)
Includes various ephemera and publications.
box folder
43 1-4 General, 1926-1970 (bulk 1964-1970)
box folder
53 1 Clippings, 1965-1967, 1991
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43, 52, 57 Photographs, 1960-1975
Includes school board protests and demonstrations by the Non-Violent Action Committee (N-VAC). Also contains photographs taken by Barbara Brittin and others.
box folder
43 5-24 Prints, contacts sheets, 1963-1975
box folder
52 1-2 11 x 14 inch prints, 1960s
box
57 Negatives, 1963-1975
box
49, 60, 78*, 96-97 Political graphics, circa 1960s, 1971
Various papers, photographs, negatives, transparencies and maquettes of protest ephemera and posters designed by Brittin.
box
49, 78* Papers, photographs, posters
box folder
49 1-3 Various
box folder
78* 1 Oversize
box
60 Negatives, transparencies
box
96-97 Items added later, circa 1960s, 1971
Brittin materials integrated into the archive in 2012.
box folder
96 5-6 Papers and photographs, circa 1960s, 1971
box
97 Negative, circa 1960s
box folder
80* 1 Posters, circa 1950-1971
Also in flatfile folder 4**.
80* 1 Oversize
flatfile
4** Flatfile
Series II.B. Feminism and labor protests, circa 1946-1979 (bulk 1970s), undated 3.5 Linear Feet (5 boxes)
Series II.B. consist primarily of photographs (black and white prints, contact sheets, negatives and color slides), papers, ephemera and publications related to feminist and labor protests in Los Angeles during the 1970s.
Arrangement
Arranged by topic.
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44, 57, 96 Feminism, 1969-1975
box folder
44 1-2 Pamphlets, publications, circa 1969-1970
box
44, 57, 96 Photographs, 1970-1975
box folder
44 3-4 Prints, contact sheets, 1970-1975
box
57 Negatives, 1971-1975
box folder
96 7 Prints added later, 1970-1975
Brittin materials integrated into the archive in 2012.
96 8 Political graphics, between 1970-1975
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44, 49, 52-53, 57, 60, 78*-80*, 96, 98, 133, 134* Labor protests, circa 1946-1979 (bulk 1970s), undated
The files contain material on Chicano protests, labor committees and film industry protests.
box folder
44 9-14 Papers, 1946-1947, 1970-1976
box folder
53 4 Prints, circa 1970s
53 5-6 Publications, 1975-1976
Seven issues of El Obrero del Sur de California newspaper.
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44, 52, 57, 79* Photographs, 1968-1975
Chicano/Labor protest photographs.
box folder
44 5-8 Prints, contact sheets, 1970-1975
box
57 Negatives, color slides, 1968-1975
box folder
52 3 11 x 14 inch prints, between 1970-1975
box folder
79* 1 16 x 20 inch prints, between 1970-1975
box
49, 60, 78* Political graphics, 1970s
Various papers, photographs, negatives, transparencies and maquettes of protest ephemera and posters designed by Brittin.
box
49, 78* Papers and photographs
box folder
49 4-5 Various
box folder
78* 2 Oversize
box
60 Negatives and transparencies
box folder
80* 2 Poster, undated
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union protest sign.
box
96, 98, 133, 134* Items added later, between 1969-1979, undated
Brittin materials integrated into the archive in 2012.
box
96, 133 Papers, 1969-1972, undated
box folder
96 9 General, 1969-1972
box folder
133 5 Oversize, undated
box
96, 98, 134* Photographs, 1973-1975
box folder
96 10 Prints and contact sheets
box
98 Negatives
box folder
134* 3 16 x 20 inch print
box
96, 98 Political graphics, 1970s
box folder
96 11 Prints and cutouts
box
98 Negatives and color slides
Series II.C. Vietnam war protests, circa 1960-1975, undated 5.25 Linear Feet (7 boxes, 1 flatfile folder, .5 roll)
This subseries primarily contain black-and-white photographs, contact sheets, negatives and color photographs and slides of Vietnam War protests during the 1960s-1970s. Some files also contain photographs taken by Brittin's wife, Barbara. Along with these photographs are related papers, clippings, ephemera and posters. See also Series I.A. for The Artists' Tower of Protest (Peace Tower) files.
Arrangement
Arranged by medium.
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45, 53 Papers, 1960s
box folder
45 1-2 General, circa 1964-1969
Contains flyers, pamphlets, correspondence, clippings, etc. Also includes a 44 rpm record of Matt Jones's songs, "Hell No! I Ain't Gonna Go" and "Supersam."
box folder
53 7 Clippings, 1961 November 12
53 8-9 Bumper stickers, circa 1960s
Bumper sticker in folder 9 is fragile and has a sticky, adhesive material on the surface.
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28, 45, 47, 52, 58-60, 79* Photographs, 1965-1975
Includes photographs of the remains of anti-war protestor Florence Beaumont, who died from self-immolation at the LA Federal Building in 1967. The photographs were taken at the aftermath of the incident where some of her remains were found.
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45, 47 Prints, contact sheets, 1965-1975
Some folders contain related papers. Also includes photographs taken by Barbara Brittin.
box folder
45 3-31 1965-1968
box folder
47 1-7 1969-1975
box folder
28 7 Color print, 1967
One color photograph from "Century City Anti-War Demonstration, June 23, 1967"
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58-60 Color slides, negatives, between 1965-1975
box folder
52 4-9 11 x 14 inch prints, 1966-1967
box folder
79* 2-4 16 x 20 inch prints, 1966-1969
Some folders contain photocopies of prints.
box
28, 49, 60, 78* Political graphics, circa 1960s
Also in flatfile folder 3**. Various papers, photographs, negatives, transparencies and maquettes of protest ephemera and posters designed by Brittin.
box
49, 78* Papers, photographs, and posters
Also in flatfile folder 3**.
box folder
49 6-9 Various
box folder
78* 3-5 Oversize
flatfile
3** Flatfile
box
60 Negatives and transparencies
box folder
28 8 Color transparency
roll
1** Poster, undated
"Primary Uses of Basic Ground Weapons"
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97-98, 129, 133, 134* Items added later, circa 1960-1975
Brittin materials integrated into the archive in 2012.
box folder
97 1-2 Papers, circa 1960s
box
97-98, 129, 134* Photographs, 1965-1975
box
97, 129, 134* Black-and-white prints, 1965-1975
box folder
97 3 Prints
Also contains photographs by Nadine Etkes.
box folder
129 4 11 x 14 inch prints
box folder
134* 4 16 x 20 inch prints
box
98 Color slides, 1967
box
97, 129, 133, 134* Political graphics, circa 1960s
box folder
97 4 Papers
box
97, 129, 134* Photographs
box folder
97 5 Prints
box folder
129 5 11 x 14 inch prints
box folder
134* 5 16 x 20 inch print
box folder
133 6 Poster layout
Series II.D. Politics, 1940-2004 (bulk 1960s-1970s) 12.25 Linear Feet (10 boxes, 3 flatfile folders, .5 roll)
The files consist of photographs, papers, clippings, publications and posters on various political and politicized organizations, namely the Black Panther Party, Communism, National Rifle Association (NRA) and political films. Photographic files comprises black and white prints, contact sheets and negatives of political figures, parties, protests and events during the 1960s-1970s. Unidentified photographs of political movements and protests are filed at the end of this subseries.
Arrangement
Files are arranged by topic: the Black Panther Party, communism, National Rifle Association (NRA) and political films, followed by other assorted political material.
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48-49, 52, 54, 60-61, 78*-80*, 97-98, 129, 133 Black Panther Party, circa 1966-1971, 1996, 1999, undated
Also in flatfile folder 5**.
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48, 54 Papers, circa 1966-1970
box folder
48 1-5 General, circa 1966-1970
box folder
54 1 Publications and clippings, 1968
box
48, 52, 61, 79* Photographs, 1968-1971
See also Peace and Freedom Party (PFP) in box 47.
box folder
48 6-16 Prints, contact sheets, 1968-1971
box
61 Negatives, 1968-1971
box folder
52 11-13 11 x 14 inch prints, 1969-1970
box folder
79* 5-6 16 x 20 inch prints, 1969
box
49, 60, 78* Political graphics, circa 1968-1971
Various papers, photographs, negatives, transparencies and maquettes of protest ephemera and posters designed by Brittin.
box
49, 78* Papers, photographs, and posters
box folder
49 11 Various
box folder
78* 7 Oversize
box
60 Negatives and transparencies
box folder
80* 3 Posters, between 1968-1970, undated
Also in flatfile folder 5**.
80* 3 Oversize, between 1968-1970, undated
flatfile
5** Flatfile, 1968
Presidential campaign poster for Dick Gregory.
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97-98, 129, 133 Items added later, circa 1968-1971, 1996, 1999, undated
Brittin materials integrated into the archive in 2012.
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97, 133 Papers, 1999, undated
box folder
97 6 General, 1999
box folder
133 7 Large envelope, undated
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97-98, 129 Photographs, 1968-1971, 1996
box folder
97 7-8 Prints, 1968-1971
box folder
129 6 11 x 14 inch print, 1969
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98 Black-and-white prints and color slides, 1968, 1996
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97, 129, 133 Political graphics, circa 1968-1971
box folder
97 9 Papers
box
97, 129 Photographs
box folder
97 10 Prints
box folder
129 7 11 x 14 inch prints
box folder
133 8 Poster layouts
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49-50, 54, 80*-81*, 97, 133 Communism, 1942-2004
Also in flatfile folder 6-7** and roll 1**.
box folder
49 12 Papers, circa 1947-1980
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49-50, 54 Publications, 1953-2004
box folder
50 1-3 Various, 1953-2001
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49, 54 Revolutionary Worker, 1999-2004
box folder
49 13-14 No.1220-1224; 1228-1230 November 2003- February 2004
box folder
54 7-8 No.1004-1012 May 1999-June 1999
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80*-81* Posters, circa 1950s-1990s
Also in flatfile folder 6-7** and roll 1**.
box folder
80* 8-10 Oversize, circa 1950s-1990s
box
81* Manifesti della Rivoluzione russa 1917-1929, circa 1950s-1960s
33 poster reproductions of Russian avant-garde posters.
flatfile
6-7** Flatfiles, circa 1950s-1990s
roll
1** Poster of Lenin, circa 1950s-1990s
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97, 133 Items added later, 1963-1978, 2002-2004, undated
Brittin materials integrated into the archive in 2012.
box folder
97 11-14 Papers, 1963-1978, 2002-2004
box folder
133 9 Poster, undated
box
50, 97 National Rifle Association (NRA), circa 1969-1971, undated
box folder
50 4-6 Papers, circa 1969-1971
box folder
97 15 Ephemera added later, undated
Brittin materials integrated into the archive in 2012.
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51 Political films, 1968-1971
Los Angeles Power and Light Film Series; newsreel.
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47, 54, 80*, 97, 133 Papers, 1940-2000 (bulk 1960-1979)
box folder
47 24-29 General, 1940-1972 (bulk 1970-1972)
box folder
54 2-2A Bumper stickers, circa 1960s-1970s
Campaign stickers for political candidates. Bumper sticker in folder 2A is fragile and has a sticky, adhesive material on the surface.
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54, 80* Publications and clippings, circa 1957-1975
box folder
54 3-6 Various, 1964-1975
box folder
80* 4 Oversize, circa 1957, 1968
box
97, 133 Papers added later, 1942, 1975-1983, 2000, undated
Brittin materials integrated into the archive in 2012.
box folder
97 16-18 General, 1975-1983, undated
box folder
133 10 Large clippings, 1942, 2000
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47, 52, 60, 79*, 97-98 Photographs, 1964-1977
Contains photographs of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), Peace and Freedom Party (PFP), political figures and events.
box folder
47 9-22 Prints, contact sheets, 1964-1977
Some folders also contain related papers.
box
60 Negatives, color slides, 1964-1977
box folder
52 10 11 x 14 inch prints, circa 1965-1971
Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) photographs.
box folder
79* 7 16 x 20 inch prints, 1967
Photographs of Cuban Pavilion.
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97-98 Photographs added later, between 1964-1977
Brittin materials integrated into the archive in 2012.
box folder
97 19 Black-and-white prints, between 1964-1977
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98 Color prints, circa 1967
box folder
80* 5-7 Posters, 1960s, 1980s, undated
Also in flatfile folder 5**.
80* 5-7 Oversize, 1960s, 1980s, undated
flatfile
5** Flatfile, circa 1968, 1987
box
49, 60, 78*, 97, 129 Political graphics, circa 1960s-1970s
Various papers, photographs, negatives, transparencies and maquettes of protest ephemera and posters designed by Brittin.
box
49, 78* Papers, photographs, posters
box folder
49 10 Various
box folder
78* 8 Oversize
box
60 Negatives, transparencies
box
97, 129 Items added later
Brittin materials integrated into the archive in 2012.
box folder
97 20 Prints
box folder
129 8 11 x 14 inch prints
box folder
47 23 Unidentified photographs, circa 1950s-1970s


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