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The UCLA Charles E. Young Research Library Department of Special Collections has selected and digitized 5,746 of the more than three million images contained in the Los Angeles Times and Los Angeles Daily News photographic archives. The photographs chronicle the history and growth of Los Angeles from the 1920s to 1990.
This collection of digitized images is made available online by the UCLA Digital Library to assist a wide variety of researchers, including scholars, educators, students, writers, filmmakers, urban planners, community activists, librarians, and members of the general public.
The selected photographs depict historically and socially significant people, places, and events, as well as preserve glimpses of everyday life in Los Angeles. The images fall into broad categories that document politics, urban and economic development, arts and culture, the entertainment industry, crime and law enforcement, religion, sports, gender issues, and popular culture and trends.
To inquire about obtaining copies of images, permission to use images in publications (including film and video), or to learn more about the contents of the Los Angeles Times and Daily News collections, contact Simon Elliott; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; phone: (310) 206-0580.