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Chicano/Latino Family Photograph Albums

Identifier: SPC-2021-011

Scope and Contents

This collection contains seven photograph albums comprised of 856 mostly black-and-white photographs belonging to a Southern California Chicano/Latino family. A majority of the photographs were taken in the 1950s and depict the family and their friends posing with dogs; in front of yards; in homes; at the beach; at the beach and Pike amusement park in Long Beach, CA.; camping trips; during holidays; and possibly during family vacations. Other photographs include: school portraits; cars; images taken at a school; photographs taken prior to a prom or formal dance; men in military uniforms; photographs taken at the Griffith Park Zoo and Observatory; and others.


  • 1939-1958; undated

Conditions Governing Access

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Archives and Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical materials and not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.


1 box ( 1 linear foot; 856 photographs in seven albums)

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Processing Information

Photographs were removed from all seven albums and placed into archival sleeves for preservation purposes.

Inventory of the Chicano/Latino Family Photograph Albums
Karen Clemons
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Repository Details

Part of the California State University Dominguez Hills, Gerth Archives and Special Collections Repository

University Library South -5039 (Fifth Floor)
1000 E. Victoria St.
Carson CA 90747