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Alfred and Bernice Ligon Aquarian Collection

Identifier: SPC-2015-001
Overview This collection contains archival materials and rare books related to Alfred and Bernice Ligon as the proprietors and founders of The Aquarian Book Shop and Aquarian Spiritual Center in Los Angeles, CA; their interests in African American history and culture; and studies and teaching of metaphysics, occultism and black gnostic studies. The archival collection concentrates on the operations and events of the Book Shop, curriculum of the Spiritual Center, and African American culture. The rare...
Dates: Late 1800s - 2014; Bulk 1941-1996

Dadisi Sanyika Collection

Identifier: SPC-2015-002
Overview This collection contains archival material and rare books related to Dadisi Sanyika and his interests in African American history and culture, African drumming and dance, and the study of astrology, metaphysics, occultism, black gnostic studies, and PermaCulture. Included in the collection are published books and periodicals, pamphlets, yearbooks, handwritten notes, study materials, lesson plans, astrology charts, ephemera, newspaper clippings, and VHS tapes.
Dates: 1940s-2005; 1970-2005

Ernest C. Smith Family Collection

Identifier: SPC-2019-019
Overview This collection contains material belonging to Ernest C. Smith and his family. The majority of the collection contains documents regarding Ernest's life as a sheet metal contractor; teacher for the Los Angeles Unified School District; educator; politician; and African American civil rights activist. This collection includes: articles, reports, certificates, correspondence, event programs, photographs, ephemera, and other material. Also included in this collection are items that belonged to two...
Dates: 1930-2011; undated

Watts Rebellion Collection

Identifier: SPC-2019-010
Overview This collection contains material related to the Watts Rebellion, the Watts neighborhood, Los Angeles during 1965, the 1992 Los Angeles riots, and also includes material regarding race, rioting, civil rights, activism, and poverty. A majority of this collection consists of newspaper and magazine articles; and also includes photographs, reports, and other material.
Dates: 1942-2015; undated

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Bailey, Alice, 1880-1949 2
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California Teachers Association 1
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Clymer, R. Swinburne (Reuben Swinburne), 1878-1966 1
Cooper, J. California 1
Curtiss, Harriette Augusta, 1856?-1932 1
DuBois, W.E.B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963 1
Dunbar, Paul Laurence, 1872-1906 1
Eliade, Mircea, 1907-1986 1
Fortune, Dion 1
Gadalla, Moustafa, 1944 1
Gauquelin, Michel, 1928-1991 1
Gayle, Addison, Jr., 1932-1991 1
Ghose, Aurobindo, 1872-1950 1
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Greenfield, Eloise 1
Gregory, Dick 1
Guy, Rosa 1
Haley, Alex 1
Hartmann, Franz, 1838-1912 1
Heline, Corinne, 1882- 1
Herskovits, Melville J. (Melville Jean), 1895-1963 1
Himes, Chester B., 1909-1984 1
Hodson, Geoffrey, 1886-1983 1
Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967 1
Hurston, Zora Neale 1
Jones, Marc Edmund, 1888-1980 1
Jordan, June, 1936-2002 1
Jung, C.G. (Carl Gustav), 1875-1961 1
Kgositsile, Keorapetse 1
Killens, John Oliver, 1916-1987 1
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 1
King, Richard D. 1
Lester, Julius 1
Ligon, Alfred, 1906-2002 1
Ligon, Bernice, 1912-2000 1
Lorde, Audre 1
Los Angeles (Calif.). Police Department 1
Lévi, Éliphas, 1810-1875 1
Marshall, Paule, 1929-2019 1
Massey, Gerald, 1828-1907 1
McElroy, Lynetta A.S. 1
Meeds, Virgil A. 1
Nation of Islam (Chicago, Ill.) 1
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Los Angeles Branch 1
National Education Association 1
Perry, Armagene Hasani 1
Purucker, G. de (Gottfried), 1874-1942 1
Regardie, Israel 1
Rogers, J.A. (Joel Augustus), 1880-1966 1
Rudhyar, Dane, 1895-1985 1
Sakoian , Frances 1
Sanyika, Dadisi 1
Saraydarian, Torkom 1
Schwaller de Lubicz, R.A. 1
Shields, Raymond 1
Smith Vincent, Cheryl 1
Smith, Ernest C. 1
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Thurman, Howard, 1915-1998 1
United Teachers Los Angeles 1
Walker, Alice, 1944- 1
Walker, Margaret, 1915-1998 1
Weatherwax, John M. (John Martin), 1900-1984 1
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