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Los Angeles Watts Riot Collection

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Abstract

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Day-to-Day News Coverage

Riot Aftermath

Riot-Related Issues

Riot-Related Racial Issues



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Los Angeles Watts Riot Collection, 1963-1970 | Special Collections & Archives

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Collection Overview

Title: Los Angeles Watts Riot Collection, 1963-1970Save to your list.

ID: URB/LAWR

Primary Creator: Sheldon, Farley

Extent: 2.42 Linear Feet

Arrangement:

Series I: Day-to-Day News Coverage, 1965 August 13-19

Series II: Riot Aftermath, 1965-1970

Series III: Riot-Related Issues, 1963-1969

Series IV: Riot-Related Racial Issues, 1965-1969

Date Acquired: 00/00/1984

Subjects: Riots - California - Los Angeles, Watts Riot, Los Angeles, Calif., 1965

Forms of Material: Paper records

Languages: English

Abstract

The Los Angeles Watts Riot took place in August, 1965. The collection is comprised predominantly of newspaper clippings from the Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Herald-Examiner, Los Angeles Herald-Dispatch, Los Angeles Sentinel and several smaller local papers. The Los Angeles Watts Riots Collection also includes magazine articles, studies, reports and newspaper clippings covering the aftermath of riot and related civil disorders and racial issues of the period.

Biographical Note

Dr. Farley Sheldon was a professor of Sociology at California State University, Northridge.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Los Angeles Watts Riot Collection is comprised predominantly of newspaper clippings from the Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Herald-Examiner, Los Angeles Herald-Dispatch, Los Angeles Sentinel and several smaller local papers. The clippings date from the first day of the riots. The collection also contains magazine articles, studies, reports and newspaper clippings covering the aftermath of riot and related civil disorders and racial issues of the period. The collection has been divided into four series: Day-to-Day News Coverage (1965 August 13-19), Riot Aftermath (1965-1970), Riot-Related Issues (1963-1969), and Riot-Related Racial Issues (1965-1969).

Series I, Day-to-Day News Coverage, includes newspaper clippings from major local and city papers documenting the riots as they broke out and continued to swell. The newspaper clippings are arranged in chronological order.

Series II, Riot Aftermath, includes newspaper clippings and magazine articles documenting the events, studies and personalities that came to the forefront to find the causes of the riots. The files are arranged in alphabetical order by subject.

Series III, Riot-Related Issues, consists of newspaper clippings, magazine articles and a participant study documenting the causes and events that surrounded the riots. The files are arranged in alphabetical order by subject.

Series IV, Riot-Related Racial Issues, consists of newspaper clippings, magazine articles, pamphlets and reports documenting the history of race relations, causes of racial violence and related issues at both the national and local level. Of importance to the study of civil disorder is the report, "Status Inconsistency, Relative Deprivation and the Detroit Riot," written by members of the faculty at the University of Western Ontario, September 1969. The files are arranged in alphabetical order by subject.

Subject/Index Terms

Riots - California - Los Angeles
Watts Riot, Los Angeles, Calif., 1965

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections & Archives

Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions: Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Acquisition Source: Mrs. Farley Sheldon

Related Materials: League of Women Voters of Los Angeles Collection

Preferred Citation: For information about citing items in this collection consult the appropriate style manual, or see the Citing Archival Materials guide.

Processing Information: Robert G. Marshall, Cathy Sluter; 1987

Finding Aid Revision History:

Kimberlee M. Lico, 2005

Special Collections and Archives staff, 2012


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series I: Day-to-Day News Coverage, 1965 August 13-19]
[Series II: Riot Aftermath, 1965-1970]
[Series III: Riot-Related Issues, 1963-1969]
[Series IV: Riot-Related Racial Issues, 1965-1969]
[All]

Series I: Day-to-Day News Coverage, 1965 August 13-19Save to your list.
Box 1Save to your list.
Folder 1: Newspaper Clippings, 1965 August 13Save to your list.
Folder 2: Newspaper Clippings, 1965 August 14Save to your list.
Folder 3: Newspaper Clippings, 1965 August 15Save to your list.
Folder 4: Newspaper Clippings, 1965 August 16Save to your list.
Folder 5: Newspaper Clippings, 1965 August 17Save to your list.
Folder 6: Newspaper Clippings, 1965 August 18Save to your list.
Folder 7: Newspaper Clippings, 1965 August 19Save to your list.
Flat File Cabinet 3Save to your list.
Folder 1: Oversized Newspaper Clippings, August 1965Save to your list.
Series II: Riot Aftermath, 1965-1970Save to your list.
Box 1Save to your list.
Folder 8: Aftermath: Newspaper Clipping Photographs, 1965 August 20-November 19: "Race Riot Study", 1965Save to your list.
Folder 9: Brown, (Gov.) Pat: Newspaper Clippings, 1965 August 20Save to your list.
Folder 10: City Council: Riot Probe Newspaper Clippings, September 1965Save to your list.
Folder 11: Federal Funds: Newspaper Clippings, September 1965-January 1966Save to your list.
Folder 12: Government Task Force: Newspaper Clippings, August 1965Save to your list.
Folder 13: Johnson, (Pres.) Lyndon B.: Newspaper Clippings, 1965 August 21-November 18Save to your list.
Folder 14: King, Martin Luther, Jr.: Newspaper Clippings, 1965 August 21Save to your list.
Folder 15: Magazine Coverage: Time; Newsweek; Anarchy LA, August 1965Save to your list.
Folder 16: McCone Commission: Newspaper Clippings on, 1965 August 20-December 23Save to your list.
Folder 17: National Guard: Newspaper Clippings, 1965 August 20-November 19Save to your list.
Folder 18: Parker, (LA Police Chief) William: Newspaper Clippings, 1965 August 22Save to your list.
Folder 19: Police: Newspaper Clippings, 1965 August 22Save to your list.
Folder 20: Police Brutality: Newspaper Clippings, 1965 August 25Save to your list.
Folder 21: Riot Court Cases: Newspaper Clippings, 1965 August 20Save to your list.
Folder 22: Riot Damage: Newspaper Clippings, 1965 August 22Save to your list.
Folder 23: Riot Prisoners: Newspaper Clippings, 1965 August 22Save to your list.
Folder 24: Yorty, (Mayor) Sam: Newspaper Clippings, 1965 August 20Save to your list.
Box 3Save to your list.
Folder 1: Three Issues of Life Magazine Focusing on the Riots, 1965-1967Save to your list.
Folder 2: Two Issues of Look Magazine with Articles on the Riots, 1965, 1967Save to your list.
Flat File Cabinet 3Save to your list.
Folder 2: Oversized Newspaper Clippings on Aftermath, 1965-1966Save to your list.
Folder 3Save to your list.
Item 1: The Black Panther Black Community News Service, Vol. III No. 2, 1969 December 13Save to your list.
Item 2: The Black Panther Black Community News Service, Vol. IV No. 21, 1970 April 25Save to your list.
Item 3: Muhammad Speaks, Vol. 4 No. 41, 1965 September 3Save to your list.
Item 4: Muhammad Speaks, Vol. 9 No. 22, 1970 April 24Save to your list.
Series III: Riot-Related Issues, 1963-1969Save to your list.
Box 2Save to your list.
Folder 1: Bickering: Newspaper Clippings, December 1964Save to your list.
Folder 2: Black Employment: Newspaper Clippings, 1965 September 5-November 24Save to your list.
Folder 3: Black Poverty: Newspaper Clippings, 1965 August 21-November 17Save to your list.
Folder 4: Churches: Newspaper Clippings, 1965 August 20Save to your list.
Folder 5: Insurance: Newspaper Clippings, 1965 August 31-1966 March 22Save to your list.
Folder 6: Los Angeles County Involvement: Newspaper Clippings, 1965 August 24Save to your list.
Folder 7: Muslims: Newspaper Clippings, 1965 September 2-November 23; Life Magazine Article, 1963 May 31Save to your list.
Folder 8: Rebuilding: Newspaper Clippings, 1965 August 22-November 18Save to your list.
Folder 9: Riot Juveniles: Newspaper Clippings, 1965 August 25-November 23Save to your list.
Folder 10: Riot Legal Air: Newspaper Clippings, 1965 SeptemberSave to your list.
Folder 11: Riot Participant Study: Los Angeles County Probation Department, November 1965Save to your list.
Flat File Cabinet 3Save to your list.
Folder 4: Life Magazine Article on Harvard Student Protests, 1969 April 25Save to your list.
Series IV: Riot-Related Racial Issues, 1965-1969Save to your list.
Box 2Save to your list.
Folder 12: Assorted Riots: Newspaper Clippings, 1965 August 20Save to your list.
Folder 13: Community Relations Conference: Report, August-September 1965Save to your list.
Folder 14: Detroit Riots: "Status Inconsistency, Relative Deprivation and The Detroit Riot," James A. Geschwender, et al., The University of Western Ontario, September 1969Save to your list.
Folder 15: Post-Riot Assessment - Race Relations: Magazine ArticlesSave to your list.
Folder 16: Prejudice; Magazine ArticlesSave to your list.
Folder 17: Residential Segregation: Magazine ArticlesSave to your list.
Folder 18: Schools: Magazine Articles, 1965 August 27-November 11Save to your list.
Folder 19: "Troubled Cities," Time Magazine, 1967 July 28-1970 April 6Save to your list.
Folder 20: Watts: Newspaper Clippings; Time Editorial, 1965 August 27, October 10-November 24Save to your list.
Folder 21: Watts: Pamphlet; Bibliography, 1965, 1967Save to your list.
Folder 22: Watts Festival: Newspaper Clippings, 1966 August 13-July 27Save to your list.
Folder 23: Watts Riot - March 1966: Newspaper Clippings, 1966 March 16-July 27Save to your list.

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[Series I: Day-to-Day News Coverage, 1965 August 13-19]
[Series II: Riot Aftermath, 1965-1970]
[Series III: Riot-Related Issues, 1963-1969]
[Series IV: Riot-Related Racial Issues, 1965-1969]
[All]


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