A journalist, adventurer, Indian rights activist, presidential advisor, and amateur anthropologist, Charles Fletcher Lummis cuts a unique figure among those who populate the ranks of larger-than-life Angelenos.
It's as true about archivists and archives as it is about activists--their influence often exceeds their fame. Southern California activists have profoundly shaped regional--and national--history through their advocacy.
On January 3, Edmund G. "Jerry" Brown, Jr. was sworn in as California's 39th governor, returning to the office he left 28 years ago. The archives of Southern California's cultural institutions and private collectors, many of whom are members...
In 2002, the city of Los Angeles placed a moratorium banning murals on private property. As a result of the ban, murals became illegal in Los Angeles. Many up and coming artists were forced to take down their murals, or have their artwork painted over.
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